Permanent Migration Program Planning Levels 2024-2025 | Latest Updates
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by Samavia Shahid
20h ago
The Australian government released its 2024–25 Australia Federal Budget  on May 14, 2024, and proposed a new Permanent Migration Program for the years 2024–2025. The new Migration program states that there will be approximately 185,000 spots available for the migration.  The main objective of this new Permanent Migration Program is to meet the skills shortages in specific sectors of the industry and prioritize the visa processing in regional Australia. Moreover, the Permanent Migration Program (2024–2025) will also focus on strengthening community and family connections within Austra ..read more
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New Point Test System Australia 2024: An Overhaul in Migration System
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by Kiran Bashir
20h ago
Headline: A reformed point test has been introduced in order to drive the long-term prosperity of Australia. Hey, future Aussies! The way the Australian Government is picking skilled migrants is getting a major update, the first one in over a decade that is a New Point Test System 2024! The review of the Migration System has been undertaken by Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM, Professor Joanna Howe and Mr John Azarias as they considered the idea together, they concluded that a revamped points test should be implemented which needs to, ‘form the core of a future permanent skilled migration program ..read more
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Latest Updates on the MATES Program for Indian Nationals 2024
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by Samavia Shahid
3d ago
  Starting on November 1, 2024, the Australian Government is set to introduce changes to the Mobility Arrangement for Talented Early-professionals Scheme (MATES) program for Indian nationals. Under this scheme, Indian graduates aged 18 to 30 with specific skills in targeted fields will be provided with a new temporary mobility pathway to work in Australia.    The primary objective of MATES is to offer 3,000 Indian graduates and early career professionals with a new mobility pathway to reside and work in Australia for up to two years. This is undoubtedly a golden opportunity for ..read more
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Latest Changes to Student Visa Financial Requirements 2024
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by Samavia Shahid
3d ago
  Starting May 10, 2024, the Australian Government is set to increase the student visa financial requirements for international students. The new financial capacity requirements for student visas (subclass 500 and subclass 590) will be increased to AUD29,710, which represents an almost 21% increase from the previous amount (AUD24,505).   Now, students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to pay 75% of the national minimum wage. The purpose of increasing the financial capacity requirements is to facilitate international students while they are studying in Australia. This ..read more
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Form 888 Partner Visa | How to Fill It Out?
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by Samavia Shahid
3d ago
  The Department of Home Affairs Australia assesses the visa applications for a Partner or Prospective Marriage visa through Form 888 partner visa. This form aims to provide information on the social aspects of the applicant’s relationship with his partner. A Form 888 partner visa is a form that friends or family of the couple fill out to discuss their experiences and opinions about the couple’s relationship. There is a defined format and set of questions on Form 888 for a partner visa.    Make sure that you correctly fill out Form 888 for a partner visa to demonstrate the esse ..read more
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Onshore Temporary Partner Visa 820 in Australia in 2024
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by Samavia Shahid
1w ago
  The Department of Home Affairs provides the opportunity for eligible New Zealand citizens, Australian citizens, or permanent residents to unite with their partners or de facto spouses in Australia temporarily or permanently. A Partner visa in Australia can be categorized as offshore or onshore based on the location of the application lodgment and the visa grant. Onshore partner visas include Temporary partner visa (subclass 820) and Permanent partner visa (subclass 801).    An Australian partner visa is a two stage process. The first step is to get a temporary partner visa 820 ..read more
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Onshore Partner Visa 801 Second Stage Checklist 2024
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by Samavia Shahid
1w ago
According to the Australian Government, if you are a partner or spouse of an eligible New Zealand citizen, Australian citizen, or permanent resident, you can live with them temporarily or permanently in Australia. So, if you want to reunite with your spouse or de facto partner in Australia in 2024, it is important for you to understand the eligibility requirements and partner visa 801 second stage checklist. Continue reading this blog post to learn more about the partner visa 801 second stage checklist.  What is a Partner visa in Australia? A partner visa in Australia allows the partner o ..read more
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What is Draft Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL) 2024?
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by Samavia Shahid
2w ago
  The Australian Government, alongside Jobs and Skills Australia, released the New Migration Strategy on December 11, 2023, introducing major reforms to improve the country’s broken immigration system. As part of this strategy, a comprehensive Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL) for 2024 was proposed, reflecting the changing demands of the Australian workforce.    The proposed CSOL list focuses on jobs essential to the country’s economic development through labor market analysis and stakeholder discussions. Moreover, the Government is currently seeking suggestions from stakehold ..read more
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What is the Processing Time for a Partner Visa in Australia in 2024?
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by Samavia Shahid
2w ago
The Australian Government offers various options to New Zealand citizens, Australian citizens, or permanent residents to unite with their partners, de facto partners, and prospective spouses in Australia. According to reports, the Department of Home Affairs granted 72,300 partner visas during 2021–2022.    Under a partner visa in Australia, you can live temporarily or permanently, depending on the type of category you are choosing. Moreover, the partner visa processing time varies depending on individual circumstances, the application volume, and the partner visa category you are app ..read more
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What is a Permanent Partner Visa 801 in Australia?
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by Samavia Shahid
2w ago
If you want to live with your partner or spouse permanently in Australia, a permanent partner visa 801 is the golden opportunity for you to unite with your partner.   A partner visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an eligible New Zealand citizen, Australian citizen, or permanent resident to live in Australia temporarily or permanently, depending on the stream you are applying for. There are two main categories of a partner visa: partner visa (temporary) subclass 820 and partner visa (permanent) subclass 801. You can also submit a combined application for both the temporary and pe ..read more
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