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Numerous of the occupations which are eligible for employer sponsored visas are now subject to inapplicability conditions or “caveats”. This means that, whilst the occupations are available for employer sponsored visas, there are conditions which apply to determine the availability of the relevant occupation that employers / employees need to be aware of.
The Government announced that it would be introducing a new enhanced temporary sponsored parent visa in Australia as part of its election commitment. It is expected that the new parent visa will be introduced by the Government after the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and other Measures) Bill 2016 (Bill) (which will implement a new sponsorship framework for the sponsored family visa program) has passed through parliament.
Existing parent visa categories will remain. The key features of the proposed new temporary sponsored parent visa which have been announced are as follows:
Skilled independent visas (subclass 189), skilled regional sponsored visas (subclass 489), and skilled or business state or territory sponsored visas (for example the subclass 190 visa) are each subject to “occupation ceilings” which means that the number of invitations that can be issued through SkillSelect each year for each occupation are limited or capped. If the limit for the relevant occupation has been reached, applicants will not be successful in their application.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is planning to introduce tax file number collection from visa holders of permanent skilled migration visas such as the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa, the Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) visa, the Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa, and the Skilled –Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa.
This update is provided by our migration agents in Sydney.
Recently, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced that from 1 July 2017, applications for ENS and RSMS visas made under the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream will require, at a minimum, competent English language scores via the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent test). Competent English language means a test score of at least 6 in each component.
At the time of application, applicants need to provide the following evidence:
Test results with the required minimum test scores in a specified English language test that has been conducted within three years immediately before the date of application lodgement; or
a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland and evidence that the applicant is a citizen of that country
The previous English language skills exemption for earners of more than $180,001 has been removed for these two visa subclasses.
This change does not impact applications lodged before 1 July 2017 that have not yet been decided by the Department.
Migration Agent Sydney Answering frequently asked questions on the English language requirements for 457 visa applicants
According to the Immigration Department, if you are applying for Skilled Migration, you will need to prove your English language ability (via IETLS, OET, TOEFL iBT or PTE Academic Test). The required level of English is subject to the visa subclass you are applying for and there are 4 different levels of English which may be relevant: Superior – Proficient – Competent – Vocational – Functional.