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189New ZealandUncategorized
July 7, 2021

What were the 24 May 2021 changes to the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa in the New Zealand stream?

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted Australia’s labour market, with many employees being stood down or having their hours reduced. This disruption extends to New Zealanders residing in Australia. On 24 May 2021, the Department released a legislative instrument to address the disadvantages to the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) (189) visa applicants in the New Zealand stream who would have,…
189190Australian visasEnglishGuidelines
January 13, 2020

What are the English Language requirements for an Australian visa (in plain English)?

Depending on the visa you apply for in Australia, a visa applicant may need to provide the Department with evidence of your English language ability. The below table sets out the general English requirements for common visa applications (noting that certain applicants may be exempt from English language in lieu of other factors): Visa (common categories) Required level of English…
189190191491Australian visasGeneral Skilled Migration
November 24, 2019

The point of the points test: Australia’s skilled migration program

The General Points Test set out a myriad of attributes which are assessed by the Department of Home Affairs when considering visa applications for general skilled migration visas (which include Skilled Independent - Subclass 189, Skilled Regional Provisional - 489, Skilled Nominated - Subclass 190 and Permanent Residence Skilled Regional - Subclass 191 visas). The minimum pass marks to enter…