July has brought a lot of changes to the Australian immigration laws, especially with General Skilled Migration. The points system has been completely overhauled; with the age limit lifted to 50, a much stronger emphasis on English language and points no longer allocated for occupation.
Changes are also occuring with the New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category, coming into effect later this month.
This month we also welcome Krystal Curley to our team. She has taken on the role of Practise Manager in our busy migration and legal practise.
Migration round up:
Changes to the General Skilled Migration (GSM) scheme
New Skilled Occupation Lists
New Employer Nomination Skilled Occupation List (ENSOL
Owen Harris talks IELTS and the SOL over the past 160 years
Migration Matters in the Press
Things sure are never dull in the area of migration, with constant changes occuring every few months it can be hard for the average person to keep up. Before applying for any type of visa it's always best to consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure your eligibility.
If you are thinking about applying for a visa to Australia or New Zealand and you want to discuss your visa options or are looking for a fixed fee quotation for assistance with your visa application, don't hesitate to get in contact with us.
The Migration Matters Team