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Date: 2007-09-13

Australia and the United States strike Work and Holiday deal


Migration Newsletter

Changes to the Australian General Skilled Program

Australia - New English Language requirements for Temporary Business Subclass 457 visa

Australia - A number of trade occupations for certain countries are now assessed by VETASSESS

Australia - Removal of Skill Pathway D from TRA skills assessment (work experience only pathway)

Australia - Updated Migration Occupation Demand List

Australia - Repeal of the Subclass 471 (Trade Skills Training) visa and sponsorships

New Active Investor Migrant Category to replace the old Investor Policy for New Zealand

New Zealand Seasonal Work Permit policy – changes to the list of regions of absolute labour shortage

New Zealand Skilled Migrant Residence policy changes

New Zealand Temporary Entry policy changes

New Zealand updated Long Term Skill Shortage List and the Immediate Skill Shortage Lists
The Minister of Immigration announced on 5 September that Australia has entered into a Work and Holiday visa arrangement with the United States

The visa will allow Australians to stay for 12 months in the United States and is a reciprocal arrangement meaning young people from the United States who meet the criteria can do the same in Australia.’

For Australian passport holders to be eligible for the visa, they must be enrolled in, or have graduated from a post secondary course of study in the last 12 months and be sponsored by a registered organisation.

US passport holders must be aged between 18 and 30 and provide evidence they are enrolled or hold post secondary qualifications, among other standard visa requirements.

A date for when these visas will be available is yet to be released.

For further details see the Minister of Immigration’s media release.

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