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Changes to the Skilled 457 Visa’s – Does it effect you?

Prime Minister Turnbull has announced changes to the 457 Visa that includes the removal of two hundred occupations from the skilled occupations list. The NEW LIST of eligible skilled occupations is now available on the DIBP web site here – http://www.border.gov.au/…/Skills…/skilled-occupations-lists

Is this you?

Are you an employer/sponsor or Visa applicant who may be impacted?

Call Australian Migration Options today to discuss your options including other Visa types that may be applicable to your situation. (08) 8410 1248

Hazara Federal Court Appeal

Two Afghan refugees have taken legal action against Immigration Minister Peter Dutton over delays in the processing of their applications for Australian citizenship. Since meeting the requirements as early as 2014, the men have not progressed to receiving a citizenship ceremony. For more information about the case please visit the ABC website.

Immi Cards

We have recently had a lot of inquiries relating to ImmiCards from our clients. ImmiCards are official, secure immigration credentials that contain a photograph and personal details such as surname, given names, date of birth and sex.

ImmiCards assist the card holder to prove their visa or immigration status and enrol for services they are entitled to. The ImmiCard number allows visa holders and registered Australian organisations to check visa entitlements and status information, including visa grant date, through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system.

There are various ImmiCards available and we can assist you to determine which one you require. If you would like more information about ImmiCards please contact our friendly staff who can assist with your inquiry or visit the Department’s website to find out more

YOU MUST KEEP YOUR IMMICARD WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES

An example of ImmiCard for “Evidence of Immigration Status”

IMMI CARD

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