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Solutions for failed skills assessment

Skills assessment is a mandatory requirement when applying for Permanent Residency (PR) visas under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) stream and select employer-sponsored visas. The applicant’s ability to satisfy the skills assessment criteria for his/her nominated occupation can affect...

Visa updates for the new financial year

The 2021 financial year has just ended, and we now look ahead to what this new financial year will bring. This article intends to discuss the updates in relation to Australian visa matters. Price increase effective 1 July 2021 Visa fees...

Five attributes of successful visa applications

When applying for a visa, one may ask, what should I do to increase my chance of getting my application granted? Based on my years of experience as a Registered Migration Agent, I recommend the following key attributes that...

Visa tips for mothers

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this May, let us appreciate all the efforts and hard work that our mums have gone through in raising us, do some self-care activities if you are a mum yourself, and spend time with...

Changes to the Migration Program Levels

To our kababayans, there are upcoming immigration changes to be implemented this year which will impact international students and skilled migrants. The most impactful are the changes to the Migration Program Levels. While the quota remains at 160,000 for...

Who has the power to cancel a visa?

This seems to be a simple question to answer as it is only the Department of Home Affairs who has the power to cancel a visa. However, there are circumstances that some visa holders are made to believe that...

Exploited Filipino migrant workers in Australia: a cautionary yet empowering tale

Hitec Welding in Brisbane is under investigation for allegedly underpaying Filipino migrant workers for extra domestic work and providing them with crowded accommodation. While this case has been met with outcries of why's and how could they's from the...

Migration lingo made simple

When applying for visas, applicants encounter words or phrases that they have never seen before or might struggle understanding. This article intends to provide a basic definition of common migration terminologies which are relevant in the visa application process. 1....

Useful strategies in achieving your Australian visa objectives in 2021

The year 2020 was filled with challenges and affected us in different ways.  Some have had to put their Australian dream on hold, but some achieved their visa goals incredibly fast, especially for those who are in the health...

Victoria is now open for skilled migrants

The 2020-21 Skilled visa nomination migration program in Victoria has recommenced on 5 January 2020. The said nomination program is for Visa subclasses 190 and 491. Just like the state’s Interim program, the Skilled visa nomination full program will...
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Solutions for failed skills assessment

Skills assessment is a mandatory requirement when applying for Permanent Residency (PR) visas under the General Skilled Migration (GSM)...
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