New regional qualified visas revealed in Australia

From 16 November 2019, before applying for permanent residence, migrants will be required to live and work in regional areas for three years. Migrants in regional areas are currently able to apply directly for permanent residence. Additionally to qualify for an invitation to apply for an independent skilled visa, is also applicable from November.

This would be great news for skilled applicants without a sponsor from an employer, as well as employers contemplating alternative permanent residence options for eligible staff. After the Federal Election in a few weeks, we are likely to receive further information about Australia’s migration policies. With our insights, we will keep you up to date.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Registered Migration Agents team at should you have any queries.

From 16 November 2019 skilled Migrants to Score More Points

Through the General Skilled Migration program or the new Subclass 491 Regional Visa, migrants may be able to claim additional points to qualify for Australia’s independent skilled visas once the revised point test of the government begins.

Overseas-Trained Nurses face changes to Permanent Residence applications

Overseas trained nurses who wish to apply for permanent residence through the General Skilled Migration program may soon need to undertake an outcome-based evaluation in order to be considered for permanent residence.