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Migration Matters Newsletters


Date: 2007-09-13

Migration Newsletter


NEWSLETTER HEADLINES
 

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
 

Australia and the United States strike Work and Holiday deal
 

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
 
 
A warm hello to you,

The last few months have seen quite a lot of change in the Australian & New Zealand migration arena.

There have also been a number of changes with Migration Matters, with some old faces leaving and some new faces joining. Stay tuned for further updates on our new team members.

A round up on migration as follows:

Australia

* Changes to General Skilled Migration

* Updated Migration Occupation Demand List

* New English Language requirements for Temporary Business Subclass 457 visa

* A number of Trade occupations for certain countries are now assessed by VETASSESS

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

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

* Australia and the United States strike Work and Holiday deal

New Zealand

* New Active Investor Migrant Category to replace the old Investor Policy

* Seasonal Work Permit policy changes to the list of regions of absolute labour shortage

* Skilled Migrant Residence policy changes

* Temporary Entry policy changes

* New Long Term Skill Shortage List and the Immediate Skill Shortage Lists

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Things sure are never dull in the area of migration, with constant changes and as we saw with the Removal of Skill Pathway D from TRA skills assessments, can sometimes happen with no prior warning and be applied retrospectively. 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.

Best regards,
The Migration Matters Team




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