The second round of applications for NSW State sponsorship for Subclass 190 visas will open on 22 October 2014 at 10 am. NSW Trade and Investment has temporarily suspended some occupations for this round, in an effort to ensure a more equitable spread of occupations.
On 25 September 2014, Australia and Portugal announced that a new Work and Holiday arrangement for youth mobility was signed, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between our two countries.
From 25 September 2014, the following visa subclasses in the Family Stream of the Migration Programme are open to new applications:
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection are undertaking a review of the skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes. The review will be conducted in support of the Australian Government deregulation agenda.
Immigration SA has announced the following:
General Skilled Migration 190/489 - State nomination made easier