12
Jul
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BREXIT increases visa costs for UK immigrants in Australia

Since the referendum where Britain voted to leave the European Union, also known as “BREXIT”, the United Kingdom has been going through financial turmoil as the prices in the stock market plunged and the British Pound had a dramatic fall out overnight. Many banks and real estate firms have been badly affected because of it. The senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, Laith Khalaf …

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4
Jul
Skilled Occupants List 2017

Australian Government Releases Skilled Occupations List for 2017

SCHEDULE 1 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) (Specification of occupations, countries, and assessing authorities for the purposes of paragraphs 3, 4 and 5, specification of occupations and assessing authorities for the purposes of paragraphs 6 and 7 and specification of occupations and their corresponding 6-digit code for the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 8 of this instrument)   Column A Column …

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30
Jun
Visa

Indian Visa Fixer caught on hidden camera footage while offering work visas for $50,000

Jasvinder Sidhu,the head of the Indian community, has recently claimed that some of the alleged visa fixers have been known to create hoax jobs for foreigners. A joint investigation of Fairfax Media and ABC 7.30 was launched a few days ago and Sidhu procured various hidden camera footages which were taken as part of the investigation.  One such video revealed …

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30
Jun
TOEFL

6 ways the ETS ensures impartial marking for the TOEFL iBT® tests

For about 45 years, all the universities of Australia have been accepting TOEFL iBT® scores for admissions and since 2011, the TOEFL iBT® scores has been included as a part of international student visa applications. Meanwhile, about two years ago, the immigration department started to accept TOEFL iBT® scores for permanent and temporary visa applications in order to fulfill the …

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29
Jun
Auvis

Corruption and fraudulent visa scams disrupt the immigration programs in Australia

For the past few years, the immigration department in Australia has failed to deal with the regional crimes that occur within the visa system of Australia which includes smugglers and other different criminal organisations involved in the work and student visa system. Joseph Petyanszki, who was head of the investigation department from 2007 to 2013, has overlooked more than thousands …

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29
Jun
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International student convicted of cultivating narcotic crops evades visa denial

On 21st of May, 2013, a 26-year- old Vietnamese woman, Thi Hong Tran, who is an international student in Australia was convicted for cultivating narcotic crops of commercial quantity. Even though she was convicted, she continued to attend her classes and take on menial jobs to support herself. But on August 2015, her student visa expired and she was denied …

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29
Jun
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Australian Banks tighten lending policy for temporary and non-residents

In the past few weeks, many of the major Australian banks have changed the criteria of providing loans to the temporary residents in Australia and non-residents in foreign countries with foreign currency revenue. According to National Australia bank, the maximum value for a loan has been decreased from 80 percent to 60 percent for the non-residents in Australia applying for …

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27
Jun
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10 tips for submitting your expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect

For anyone looking to emigrate to Australia as a skilled worker or business person must lodge an application through SkillSelect. SkillSelect is the Australian government’s online system, which allows skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia to be considered for a skilled Australian visa. The application process for skilled workers and business people starts with the submission …

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5
May
Super-rich

Australia revealed as destination of choice for super-rich

Super-rich nationals from China, Europe, the UK, the US and South Africa are increasingly looking to popular Australian cities as their destination of choice to permanently settle. According to the Millionaire Migration report in 2015, these overseas nationals are seeking to get out of their home countries to find safe havens for their funds and lifestyle. The report found that Sydney and …

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19
Apr
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Labour market testing recommended for 457 visas

Labour market testing (LMT) is a process that employers must undertake in order to access the 457 visa sponsorship programme. While it is not required for all occupations, labour market testing is highly recommended to be a core component for all 457 visa applications. Just to recap what we already know, the purpose of labour market testing is to assess …

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