Major changes to the occupations lists for GSM visas and temporary and permanent employer sponsored visas come into effect today. This includes 36 occupations now eligible to compete for an invitation for a Subclass 189 – Skilled—Independent visa or a Subclass 489 – Skilled—Regional (Provisional) visa sponsored by an eligible relative. New caveats have been added to the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visas, Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa, and Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa occupation lists, including that General Practitioners will require a certificate to be nominated, which will see many required to work in regional or rural areas.Read More
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Alarming statistics provided by the AAT shows a significant delay and lack of resources. This can affect applicants more than they realise, particularly with Subclass 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage review applicants.Read More
Occupation lists for many skilled visas are split into separate lists. The high salary exemption for Subclass 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme and Subclass 187 - Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visas is removed, meaning some applicants will be doomed.Read More