Monthly Archives: May 2021

Skilled Visa Invitations Rise

Our May 20th blog stated, “Australia’s Unemployment Rate Drops Again”. The results are in, and skilled visa invitations for certain occupations have increased by as much as 81%.

As the economy rebounds, Australia is starting to experience worker shortages, particularly in the Skilled Independent and Skilled Regional visa sectors.

Whilst a regional visa applicant can receive an invitation within a couple of months, a skilled visa applicant was previously waiting up to 2 years, but this is expected to reduce considerable over the next year.

Applicants who have not received an invitation may wish to assess their options as the next invitation round is expected to be in July.

Contact us HERE and we’ll assess your options or just click HERE, and complete an assessment.

Global Talent Visa

If you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding
achievement in one of the following areas:

    • a profession
    • a sport
    • the arts
    • academia and research

and you are nominated by:

    • an Australian citizen,
    • Australian permanent resident,
    • an eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian organisation with a national reputation in your area of talent

you can now apply for this visa either in or outside Australia.

Your achievement and contribution to Australia may be:

  • economic
  • social
  • cultural, or
  • to raise Australia’s academic, artistic or sports standing internationally

You must contribute to the nation as a whole. you can be any age to apply for this visa and this visa also allows the applicant and dependent family members to live as permanent residents in Australia.

Please contact John in Australia at john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au or Lesley in the United Kingdom at lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk for further information OR to check your eligibility now please complete a Free Assessment HERE and we’ll evaluate your suitableness.

Australia’s Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Consider that if you are under 45 years of age you may be eligible to apply for a Skilled-based visa., providing of course you can nominate a suitable occupation on a Skilled Occupation List.

Applicants over 45 can apply for sponsored or regional employer-sponsored pathways (or business stream/ investors etc) visas.

There are also extensive occupations open to nomination in regional Australia and please note that every part of Australia except Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne are now regarded as regional (even Perth, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast are regional)

Begin your journey down under with a Free Assessment. Just click HERE, complete your submission, and we’ll assess your immigration eligibility.

Priority Skilled Visa Processing

The Department of  Immigration recently updated the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). These occupations fill critical skills needs that will support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Employer-sponsored visa and nomination applications on this list are PRIORITY processed. Please note that all other skilled occupation lists remain active also.

It is expected that, as Australia’s recovery from the pandemic gathers pace, the list of priority occupations will grow, as an acute labour shortage is expected.

The Current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)

Applicants (and employers) can also request a travel exemption to enter Australia during the current border closures.

Other skilled & general visa applicants in categories such as State/Territory Nominated visa or Regional programs (and remember that all parts of Australia except Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne are regional), appear to be processed urgently too.

Begin your journey down under with a Free Assessment. Just click HERE, complete your submission, and we’ll assess your immigration eligibility.

New Positive Forecasts for Australia

The Australian economy is expected to grow by 4.5% in 2021 and 2.8% in 2022. Unemployment is also expected to decline and with inflation to remain subdued, Australia’s recovery appears positive.

The Migration Program ceiling in the years 2021-2022 will be maintained at 160,000 places – which includes 79,600 Skill and 77,300 Family stream places.

The International Monetary Fund has also upgraded the Australian economic outlook and confirms the nation has outperformed all major advanced economies over the past year.

Start your journey down under now with a Free Assessment. Just click HERE, complete your submission, and we’ll assess your immigration eligibility.

Skilled Regional Work Visa

Every part of Australia, except Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne is now regarded as ‘Regional’ (even Perth, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast are regional).

The SC491 provisional visa is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia and they (and their accompanying family if any) can;

  • ​​​​​​​​stay in Australia for 5 years.
  • live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia.
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as required, while the visa is valid​.
  • apply for permanent residence 3 years after the visa is granted​ and activated.

Applicants for this visa must be nominated by:

  • an Australian state or territory government agency or
  • sponsored by an eligible family member residing in a designated regional area and be invited to apply for the visa, following submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect.
  • Be under 45 years of age and
  • Have a positive skills assessment

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, some States and Territories made changes to their immigration policy and stopped accepting applications last year. Now, however, as Australia is experiencing phenomenal growth, these programs are expected to resume, and applications rise significantly.

Begin your journey down under with a Free Assessment. Just click HERE, complete your submission, and we’ll assess your immigration eligibility.