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ASC Migration are specialist Australian migration agents. Our dedication to our clients guarantees that they will receive expert professional advice and assistance during every step in the immigration process.

Our specialist understanding of immigration law and its processes ensures we apply the most up-to-date and cutting-edge immigration solutions to any potential migrant’s matter. This is particularly evident in circumstances whereby a client’s frustration and confusion necessitates some clever and innovative consolidation.
John Kavanagh is ASC Migration’s owner and managing director and is an Australian Registered Migration Agent. The legal requirements of Australian Registered Migration Agents are that they must maintain an up-to-date knowledge of immigration law and practice. Consequently potential immigrants can be assured their matter will receive the most...
John Kavanagh is ASC Migration’s owner and managing director and is an Australian Registered Migration Agent. The legal requirements of Australian Registered Migration Agents are that they must maintain an up-to-date knowledge of immigration law and practice. Consequently potential immigrants can be assured their matter will receive the most advanced and professional advice available. John and his family migrated to Australia in 1997. Therefore having experienced all that is required to migrate to, or remain in Australia, he is acutely aware of the requirements of a visa application and the processes involved therein for potential immigrants.
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Regional NSW Designated Area Migration Agreement

Regional businesses across New South Wales, are struggling to fill skilled positions but they can now apply to be part of the newly launched Orana DAMA agreement. The DAMA, which covers towns from Mudgee and Dubbo all the way to Bourke, Walgett and Cobar, allows employers to bring in skilled workers,...
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Greater access to skilled overseas workers for regional Australia

A steady flow of labour agreement, nomination, and visa applications are being processed from the Designated Area Migration Area (DAMA) regions.  The 7 DAMAs in effect supporting regional outcomes are: Northern Territory Great South Coast VIC WA Goldfields Regional SA Adelaide City Technology and Innovation Advancement  Far North QLD Orana NSW For advanced and...
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Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa closes 16 November 2019

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Direct Entry visa will close to new applications from 16 November 2019. Employers who intend to lodge RSMS nomination and visa applications under this stream should contact us now so that they do not miss this important deadline.
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Migration program focusing on regional Australia

Migration program focusing on regional Australia The population pressure in the major cities has put focus on the Migration Program in regional areas. 160,323 visas were granted in 2018-19 under the ‘Australia-wide’ Permanent Migration Program and also delivered 8987 places under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme which was up from 6,221...
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New Character Test - Visa Refusal and/or Cancellation

The Australian Government has reintroduced a bill to change the Migration Act which could see a fivefold increase in the number of people facing deportation or visa refusal. The fivefold increase has been calculated using figures from the Judicial Commission of NSW on the assumption that visa holders have a similar criminal...
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Benefits of Regional Australia Visa

Regional employers will have access to additional regional occupations to sponsor migrants and priority processing of regional visa applications. There will also be additional points for certain points-tested migrants who are sponsored to settle in regional Australia. Employers in regional Australia, as well as State and Territory governments, who sponsor regional...
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New Regional Visas

There will be two new skilled regional provisional visas (valid for up to five years) introduced in November 2019 for skilled migrants, and dependent family members, who want to live and work in Australia. Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa: for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa:...
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International nurses - new assessment

From October 1, Nurses and midwives with international qualifications will be offered the choice of either a bridging course or OBA to register in Australia. At present, internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) who arrive in Australia holding qualifications which are relevant but not substantially equivalent to the Australian qualifications have...
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Working in Regional Australia

The Australian Government is committed to supporting migrants to settle in regional areas, and works closely with state, territory and local governments, and local communities, to attract migrants to regional areas. Skilled migrants settling in regional Australia have a diverse range of available occupations to match their experience, skills and qualifications....
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Apprenticeships

Morrison Government looks to move away from skilled, foreign labour as reported in the Daily Telegraph. Taxpayers will help bankroll much-needed apprentices in jobs heavily filled by overseas workers as the Morrison Government moves to build a local workforce for its $100 billion infrastructure investment. Jobs Minister Michaelia Cash has revealed...
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Skilled Regional Migration

Australia intends to improve its intake of skilled migrants and its focus will be squarely on regional Australia and not the metropolitan centres. It will encourage migrants to settle in regional cities and towns with major infrastructure development in order to consider the skills certification, training and employment processes of potential...
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Australia Initiatives

A new Population Plan to effectively manage Australia’s future population came into effect on 01 July 2019. The Plan directly affects the Australian migration scheme, in particular applicants who are overseas students or temporary residents. The Population plan will; Ease the population pressures on Australia’s big capitals and support the growth...
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Skilled overseas dairy farm workers


Dairy farmers now have more opportunities to attract and retain staff, after skilled overseas workers employed under a Dairy Industry Labour Agreement were made eligible for permanent residency. The changes were successfully progressed by the Australian Dairy Farmers, working closely with Dairy Australia, making the Australian dairy industry more attractive to...
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Why you need an Immigration Law Specialist?


Because it has now become more difficult for migrants to obtain an invitation following expression of interests for the Skilled Independent visa as well as the Skilled Regional (provisional) visa should always be enhanced. Applicants are ranked by point score and the 100 people who have received the highest scores are...
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New approach to tackling labour shortages

A new program to tackle labour shortages in Victoria’s Great South Coast region has been officially launched in Warrnambool. The Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) provides an opportunity for regional employers to be endorsed to hire overseas workers for roles that cannot be filled by Australian residents. The...
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IT Professionals


The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date. The Global Talent Scheme was launched in July last year. The scheme, which sits under the Temporary Skills Shortage visa class, provides visas for “highly skilled and specialised positions that can’t be...
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Skills Assessment for trade occupations

Trades Recognition Australia has announced changes to the trade skills assessment process, including changes employment experience criteria and payment process for OSAP, TSS and TRS trade skills assessments. Trade Occupations A Trade Skills Assessment is an important part of the process when migrating to Australia. The assessment determines if you have...
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Regional Visas the Focus for New Government


Australia expects the number of temporary and permanent visas approved to increase in 2019 as more places are made available. Regional areas of Australia are crying out for workers and find it difficult to find residents or migrants who can fill those roles using current visa pathways. These new Regional Visas...
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Australia Tops Global List for Millionaire Migrants


There is an old saying;  When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  While America has previously been the leading destination for millionaires and budding entrepreneurs alike, Australia has recently overtaken the US as the preferred home for the migrating wealthy. In just over four years, Australia has attracted 35,000 new...
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Three Year Working Holiday Visas for Greek Migrants

You are probably already familiar with the Australian Working Holiday Visa and that it is normally a 12-month visa with the option to extend it if you do some regional work. As Australia and Greece have been working on a reciprocal work and holiday program, the Australian government has made a...
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