Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

RSMS 187 Visa Nomination approved in only 5 months!

Congratulations to our clients who got the RSMS 187 Visa Nomination – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme – Subclass 187 visa approved in only five months! According to the Department of Immigration the usual processing time currently  is 13-14 months. Not when the visa & immigration specialists at Northern Immigration Australia handle your application: we prepare decision…

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Partner Visa – upcoming changes

Are you planning to apply for a partner visa? On 1 July 2017, the Department of Immigration will introduce the following changes: 1) Australian sponsor has to undergo a screening and approval process before visa application can be lodged (e.g. mandatory police check) 2) Visa application charge will increase to $7,000 3) Fee for 2nd…

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BREAKING NEWS: 457 visa to be abolished

No more 457 visa for foreign workers in Australia! Today, 18 April 2017, the Australian Government has announced to abolish the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457). The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, advised: “We are putting jobs first and we’re putting Australians first by abolishing 457 visas. We will no longer allow 457…

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BREAKING NEWS: Queensland suspends Skilled Visa program

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has announced a temporary suspension for the acceptance of all applications for Queensland Skilled Visa Nominations under the State Nominated scheme Subclasses 190 and 489, due to having reached their Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) allocated ceiling. What does this mean for you? Applicants who have a paid, unfinalised application with BSMQ can choose either to remain in the queue…

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