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Immigration changes to anticipate from July 1, 2019 onwards

AdminAdmin SydneyAdministrator
edited July 2 in Update

  1. Point system changes for Skills Independent from Nov 2019

Stand by for more detailed info but one notable change is the awarding of additional points for those applicants who are single, partners who have good English skills and applicants that are sponsored by a state government or relative in a regional area.

  1. Visa Fee increase from July 1

Most lodgement fees will increase by 5.4% beginning July 1.

Examples are:

  • General Skilled Migration from $3,755 to $3,958
  • Student visas from $575 to $606
  • Partner visas from $7,160 to $7,547

For other fee increase, you may use this as reference https://www.acacia-au.com/visa-application-fee-increases.php

  1. Longer processing time for partner visa.

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  • stevensteven Philippines
    Member

    Thanks Admin for the info :-)

    ANZSCO 233411 | Electronics Engineer | Age : 30 | Education: 15 | Experience: 10 | PTE: 20 | Total: 75 Points

    PTE Strategies/Tips/Templates:
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p585
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p587

    PTE Overall Score = 90
    Listening – 90
    Reading – 90
    Speaking – 90
    Writing – 90

    Grammar – 90
    Oral Fluency – 90
    Pronunciation – 90
    Spelling – 85
    Vocabulary – 90
    Written Discourse – 90

  • AdminAdmin Sydney
    Administrator

    You're welcome @steven ! :)

  • councilcouncil Adelaide
    Member

    What's not mentioned clearly in the (SBS) article that there is a 2.25% CPI increase for almost all visa applications, aside from the budgeted 5.4% increase mentioned by the government.

    (The partner visa actually costs $7715, not just $7547)

  • AdminAdmin Sydney
    Administrator

    Hi @council Thanks for spotting that out. Maybe SBS and I had the same source ... www.acacia-au.com

  • stokedninjastokedninja Singapore
    Member

    hi guys, confirm ko lang na tama ba yung balita na close na ang visa 189 for further applications? sinabi lang sakin ng tropa ko na merong agent.

  • ShyShyShyShyShyShy Philippines
    Member

    hi guys, ask ko lang if yung mga graduate sa section 2 na universities is hindi na makakapag claim ng bachelor's degree unless meron MBA or PRC license, kaya ang ma.claim lang is associate degree. So, paano naman yung mga IE lalo na iisang anzsco code lang sila ng ME? Please enlighten po.

    TIA.

    ANZSCO: 233511 - IE | Age: 30 | English: On-going for Superior | Experience: 10 | Education: 15
    07-04-18: PTEA
    07-10-18: EA Assessment (NO additional requirements)
    08-02-18: EA Positive Outcome Granted

  • VirGlySylVirGlySyl Ph
    Member

    Type your comment> @ShyShyShy said:

    hi guys, ask ko lang if yung mga graduate sa section 2 na universities is hindi na makakapag claim ng bachelor's degree unless meron MBA or PRC license, kaya ang ma.claim lang is associate degree. So, paano naman yung mga IE lalo na iisang anzsco code lang sila ng ME? Please enlighten po.

    TIA.

    Assessing Buddy naman ang nagdedecide kung sang AQF ka belong.

    | IE 233511 | A:30 | ELA:10 | Q:15 | OWE:15 |

  • councilcouncil Adelaide
    Member

    @stokedninja said:
    hi guys, confirm ko lang na tama ba yung balita na close na ang visa 189 for further applications? sinabi lang sakin ng tropa ko na merong agent.

    If you check the immigration website, you'll see that the visa is still open.

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189

    Maybe processing/approval is very slow or very limited, but it's not closed.

  • duffy_bratduffy_brat Member
    > @council said:
    > @stokedninja said:
    > hi guys, confirm ko lang na tama ba yung balita na close na ang visa 189 for further applications? sinabi lang sakin ng tropa ko na merong agent.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > If you check the immigration website, you'll see that the visa is still open.
    >
    > https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189
    >
    > Maybe processing/approval is very slow or very limited, but it's not closed.

    i think it's no longer available! 😢 see screenshot below for your perusal! what do you think?
  • councilcouncil Adelaide
    Member

    @duffy_brat said:
    i think it's no longer available! 😢 see screenshot below for your perusal! what do you think?

    The visa classification has not been marked as closed on the immigration website.

    I assume you're referring to the 189 Points Tested Stream?

    Maybe you can't apply because you weren't invited yet.

    Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
    Points tested stream
    This visa lets invited workers with skills we need live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.
    You don't need a sponsor or nominator
    You must be invited to apply
    You must be under 45 to be invited

  • ShyShyShyShyShyShy Philippines
    Member

    @VirGlySyl , I agree. Kaya I was wondering bakit ganun ang information saken ng agent ko. Tapos ang info is may changes with CEP, that section 2 uni must need PRC or masters to claim Bachelor's Degree, wala na yung GWA or 5 year-course, malaki ang implications sa IE or other Engineers nian, also, paano yung may mga assessment na, diba?

    ANZSCO: 233511 - IE | Age: 30 | English: On-going for Superior | Experience: 10 | Education: 15
    07-04-18: PTEA
    07-10-18: EA Assessment (NO additional requirements)
    08-02-18: EA Positive Outcome Granted

  • ShyShyShyShyShyShy Philippines
    Member

    @VirGlySyl, Tapos ang mangyayare is maging Associate Degree with 10 points sa Education at apply daw sa Engineering Technologist. Magkaiba ng Anzsco code yun. Magupdate ako Sir kapag nakausap ko na sila.

    Hi Guys, Seeking for POV and opinions po kung may info kayong alam or nakaencounter kayo ng ganto.

    ANZSCO: 233511 - IE | Age: 30 | English: On-going for Superior | Experience: 10 | Education: 15
    07-04-18: PTEA
    07-10-18: EA Assessment (NO additional requirements)
    08-02-18: EA Positive Outcome Granted

  • dream.BIGdream.BIG Philippines
    Member

    May possibility ba na yung dating nasa Section 1 magiging Section 2 or 3?

  • AdminAdmin Sydney
    Administrator

    Type your comment> @dream.BIG said:

    May possibility ba na yung dating nasa Section 1 magiging Section 2 or 3?

    Yes possible but I haven't encountered it yet. Not sure how often the list changes so far may mga addition lang.

  • therealaidstherealaids Singapore
    Member

    Type your comment> @ShyShyShy said:

    hi guys, ask ko lang if yung mga graduate sa section 2 na universities is hindi na makakapag claim ng bachelor's degree unless meron MBA or PRC license, kaya ang ma.claim lang is associate degree. So, paano naman yung mga IE lalo na iisang anzsco code lang sila ng ME? Please enlighten po.

    TIA.

    Matagal ng usapan to. May mga section 2 na nagiging comparable, based sa agent ko , based sa exp nila pag may mga PRC or license. Nabibigyan ng comparable to bachelor's degree sila.

  • ShyShyShyShyShyShy Philippines
    Member

    Type your comment> @therealaids said:

    Type your comment> @ShyShyShy said:

    hi guys, ask ko lang if yung mga graduate sa section 2 na universities is hindi na makakapag claim ng bachelor's degree unless meron MBA or PRC license, kaya ang ma.claim lang is associate degree. So, paano naman yung mga IE lalo na iisang anzsco code lang sila ng ME? Please enlighten po.

    TIA.

    Matagal ng usapan to. May mga section 2 na nagiging comparable, based sa agent ko , based sa exp nila pag may mga PRC or license. Nabibigyan ng comparable to bachelor's degree sila.

    Hi Sir/Maam, I agree but per agent yung mga nakapag claim ng bachelors without license na from section 2. Need daw magpa assess again due to new rules.

    Yung sayo po ba? Malaki kasi impact nito lalo sa mga section 2 uni graduate na walang licensure or board exam ng engineering. Additionally, if awarded na mag rerework lahat.

    ANZSCO: 233511 - IE | Age: 30 | English: On-going for Superior | Experience: 10 | Education: 15
    07-04-18: PTEA
    07-10-18: EA Assessment (NO additional requirements)
    08-02-18: EA Positive Outcome Granted

  • Masc15Masc15 Philippines
    Member
    Hi😊 I am new here. Ask ko lng po if need ba kumuha ng cedula or community tax certificate and barangay clearance? to apply for legal capacity to marry.
  • tmasunciontmasuncion Member

    Type your comment> @council said:

    @stokedninja said:
    hi guys, confirm ko lang na tama ba yung balita na close na ang visa 189 for further applications? sinabi lang sakin ng tropa ko na merong agent.

    If you check the immigration website, you'll see that the visa is still open.

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189

    Maybe processing/approval is very slow or very limited, but it's not closed.

    Hello Po.. tanong ko lang regarding this topic - hindi naman cguro na aapektohan yung naka lodge na under visa 189 noh? thanks!

  • Hello po, is there a licensed nutritionist dietitian here who's already a PR? Thank you!
  • Do you have an idea how does it cost to apply for skilled nomination visa or visa 190? TIA.
  • tmasunciontmasuncion Member

    Type your comment> @missnutritionist said:

    Do you have an idea how does it cost to apply for skilled nomination visa or visa 190? TIA.

    From AUD4,045 as per their site below.
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-nominated-190

    That's just the visa and lodgement cost.

  • tmasunciontmasuncion Member

    @missnutritionist you also need to consider the additional costs below.
    1. Skill Assessment
    2. English Review and Exam Cost e.g. IELTS or PTE
    3. Cost on requesting for the required docs and getting these certified for true copies e.g. TOR, Diplomas, etc.

  • ashwinixashwinix Philippines
    Member

    @Admin pag nag lodge ba ng EOI before Nov 2019, meron pa rin madagdag na 10 points for being single pagdating ng Nov. 2019?

  • Kori6Kori6 Philippines
    Member
    hello! same question tayo @ashwinix 😅
  • xtiannf00xtiannf00 Member

    Hi.

    May idea ba kayo kung para saan ang https://www.acs.org.au/? Dito po ba pinapaaccredit yung work experience? IT worker po ako and may nagsabi sakin na para majustify ko na 8yrs+ na akong nagwowork ay need kong isubmit ang COEs and Payslips sa acs.org.au.

    Another question, about educational experience. As long as mashow ko yung TOR and diploma ko na graduate ako ng BSIT sa ganitong university ay macoconsider na po yun? May nagsabi sakin na kapag galing ka sa ganitong school ay puedeng di maconsider ung bachelor's degree.

  • Hi I and my fam are into PR visa 189. Need po ba tlaga mag.language test ng husband ko kahit ako yung principal applicant?
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