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Australian Skilled Migration to Change

By James MacAnally

Summary: Australian Immigration Minister will be implementing a new points test on July 1, 2011. In some cases, it may be best for expats to apply prior to that date to improve their eligibility.

Australia Visa - Australian Skilled Migration to Change

The Australian Immigration Minister has proposed that a new points test for skilled migration visa applications will be introduced on 1 July 2011.

"The new points test balances the different factors that are considered when determining whether someone will be granted a skilled migration visa. It will deliver the best and brightest skilled migrants by emphasising high level qualifications, better English language levels and extensive skilled work experience.

The new points test will continue to award points for study in Australia, including regional study, community languages, partner skills and completing an approved Professional Year. Points will no longer be awarded on the basis of an applicant's occupation, but all applicants must still nominate an occupation on the applicable Skilled Occupation List.

It is proposed that the new points test will apply to applications made from 1 July 2011, unless the applicant is eligible for transitional arrangements".

These changes can be very confusing for potential migrants. In some cases it may be best to apply prior to the changes and for others the changes may improve their eligibility.

Potential applicants should seek advice from an Australian Registered Migration Agent.

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First established in 1999, Ready Migration Australia is a highly regarded Immigration Practice with combination of over 20 years Immigration Law experience.

Since this time we have worked with migrants from every continent in the world and maintain a success rate of over 99%.

We can assist you too in realising your dream of living and working in Australia.

We are registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) and as such we adhere to a strict professional code of conduct.

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bintang
Dec 6, 2010 21:13

Hi! Thanks a lot for the information. Just 6 month to go for the old regulations, better use the time. For anybody who is going to move abroad I found a useful free ebook, get it at: http://www.best-places-to-retire.guideebook.com

guest
Dec 7, 2010 01:12

when are they going to get rid of the ridiculous age-capping at 45??! What kind of extensive Skill base do you have before that? Tks for the update, but perhaps you could put in a bit more detailed information?

guest
Jun 3, 2011 21:37

In Australia, migration agents must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

First Published: Nov 30, 2010

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