2018 AUSTRALIAN VISAS AND IMMIGRATION UPDATE

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2018 has seen many changes introduced to the Australian Skilled (GSM) , Employer Sponsored visas (ENS) and Family Visa Program. The Migration updates and changes in 2018 page is updated on a regular basis. We have listed here the main 2018 Australian Visas and Immigration Updates:

General Skilled Migration Changes

  • Reduction of the Maximum Age: The maximum age for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is set to decrease from 49 to 45 years.
  • Revision of Skilled Occupation Lists: MLTSSL and STSOL occupation lists are likely to be reviewed and some flagged occupations, particularly in the engineering sector are likely to be removed.
  • Limitation of Skilled Invitation Numbers: Occupations ceilings indicating maximum numbers of invitations that can be issued to the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visa applicants will be released.
  • State Sponsorship: Nominated Skilled State Migration programs will reopen. Many occupations are expected to be filled quickly and we recommend applicants to lodge their applications early.

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