Your Australia Visa update is a way to keep informed with some of what's new in the world of Australian Visas and migration to Australia.
Trades People applying under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa overseas you will be required to meet increased English language skills.
Rather than passing a test to show that you have vocational standard of English you will need to show a competent level of English under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
This will bring the trade related occupations in line with other occupations on the Skills Occupation List
The majority of visa applicatyion charges have been increased by 20% and then rounded to the nearest $5 For example:-
Same-sex and opposite-sex de facto couples and their children will be eligible to apply for all subclasses of visa which allow spouses and dependents. This is no longer restricted to opposite sex couples.
This will allow subclass 410 retirement visa holders to:-
Changes are to prevent contributory parent visa applications being made by one parent and then (once they have qualified as being lawfully resident in Australia) sponsor their spouse under the partner visa category, with a much smaller visa application.
Those arriving on a contributory parent visa will not be able to sponsor their partner for five years.
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