Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 15:21
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Notice: Recently, we received the 457 newsletter from DIBP regarding the listed issues below:

1. 457 UPDATE

§  New 457 Nomination Procedural Instruction (PI) to come

§  Store manager positions

§  Skills assessments

§  How long are... read more

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 - 16:16
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A meeting was held between MIA and Ms. Amanda Paxton, the Victoria State director of DIBP on 11 February 2015.  The meeting was attended by Ms. Angela Chan, National president and  Kevin Lane, COO and Mr. Robert Chen  Victoria State President. 
Ms Paxton welcomed the visitors and... read more

Monday, 22 December, 2014 - 23:18
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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have announced that as of the 1st January 2015, the partner visa application fees will be increasing by 50%.


Thursday, 25 September, 2014 - 16:40
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Following the Disallowance Motion passed through the Senate this morning, the following categories of family reunion visas that were previously discontinued by the Government in June this year will reopen to applications from today for another six months.  In six months time, these... read more

Sunday, 29 June, 2014 - 00:20
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No doubt choosing a good migration agent is critical in the success of your visa application. Especially in many cases you only have one chance to make it right!  The author has been practising in the immigration advice profession for 13 years and for the very... read more

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014 - 22:52
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Immigration has announced that Chefs, bricklayers and wall and floor tilers will be added to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) from July 1.  No existing occupations are being removed from the SOL, which currently lists 188 occupations that Australia needs.


The chief immigration... read more

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014 - 22:43
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Immigration has announced that no existing occupations including accounting is being removed from the SOL effective from 1 July.


It is great relief for many people who have been concerned that Accounting may be removed from SOL. They have been anxiously waiting for months and... read more

Thursday, 5 June, 2014 - 23:46
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As an immigration adviser with over 13 years of experience, I am often saddened to see how so many people have sabotaged their otherwise excellent chance of success as a result of DIYing their immigration applications. For some, we could help them lodge an appeal to Migration Review Tribunal and... read more

Friday, 16 May, 2014 - 15:13
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Department of Immigration has confirmed that applications for Non-contributory Parent, Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependant visas will be ceasing.
DIBP has also advised that this will happen in the very near future, but the date is as yet specified.
This... read more

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 - 12:02
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The Victoria/Tasmania State President of Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), Mr. Robert Chen will kick start the inaugural session of Victoria migration agents mentoring session.  The program is one of many initiatives of MIA to lift the standard of Immigration Advisory Industry in Australia... read more

Thursday, 13 February, 2014 - 13:52
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The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) is currently reviewing what occupations should  be included in the 2014 Skilled Occupation List (SOL).  AWPA provides the Immigration Department with SOL advice annually to guide Australia's independent skilled migration program.
 ... read more

Thursday, 30 January, 2014 - 17:49
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The principal immigration adviser of VisaMaster  and  Victoria/Tasmania State President of Migration Institute of Australia,  Mr Robert Chen was recently quoted in a news article published on The Australian newspaper.  For details, please click here... read more

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 - 18:21
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Source; Higher Education,  The Australian January 29
IMMIGRATION authorities have begun to target overseas students who... read more

Thursday, 23 January, 2014 - 21:54
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Long awaited VisaMaster new website is now in Beta.  While in beta, understandably there are still be some glitches here and there, VisaMaster welcome any comments or feedbacks from visitors.  Our vision is to make this site a must visit site for anyone who is interested in information and... read more

Thursday, 23 January, 2014 - 20:20
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Recently, many international students have received an email from Immigration Department saying they have breached condition 8516 attached to their student visa because they have switched from a SVP course to a non-SVP course. The immigration Department has given them 14 days to respond.  If no... read more