Migration news

Additional requirements for NSW nominations

Some occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Occupation List (NSW 190 List) now have an additional requirement for nomination by NSW. 

What are they?

  • be currently living in NSW
  • have been employed in NSW for at least one year in your nominated occupation.

For more information, including the documents you need to present as evidence, please see our frequently asked questions.
 

Which occupations have this requirement?

The occupations that have this additional requirement are indicated on the NSW 190 List.

Source: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-nominated-migration-190/frequently-asked-questions

August invitation round

 

Details of the DHA invitation round conducted on 11 August 2019 is as below:

Number of invitation issued:
Subclass 189 - 100
Subclass 489 - 100

Total number of invitation issued: 200

Cut-off dates
Subclass 189 - 85 - 01/08/2019 
Subclass 190 - 80 - 21/01/2019 

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

DHA has also released the newsletter for July 2019. It is available here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/skilled-migration-program/skilled-visa-newsletters/july-2019

If you are waiting for your invitation and you would like to investigate other visa options please contact us here

Regional Visa Opportunities - List of DAMA Agreements

Regional Visa Opportunities - List of DAMA Agreements

The Designated Area Migration Agreement also referred to as the “DAMA” or “DAMA visa,” is designed to assist employers operating in regional areas who have specific needs to recruit skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for positions they are unable to fill with Australian workers.

The DAMA can be approved for a larger amount of occupations and may have lower requirements. The migrant workers can be nominated for the temporary working visa TSS or permanent residency visa ENS. Skilled and semi-skilled workers in occupations which are not on the lists for any visa may be able to access skilled Australian migration through the DAMA program.

DAMA might also provide concessions wirh regards to the TSS and ENS  visa requirements. They might include lower level of English, age limit higher than 44 and a lower pay than the required minimum by Immigration (TISMIT)

There are following DAMAs available:

Northern Territory: Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement

The Goldfields, WA: City of Kalgoorlie Boulder

Great South Coast, VIC: Warrnambool City Council

Adelaide City and Regional SA: Immigration South Australia

Orana, NSW: Regional Development Australia - Orana, NSW

Far North Queensland: Cairns Chamber of Commerce DAMA

If you interested in discussing and finding out the opportunities available for you by these schemes, please book consultation be following this link: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17737105

Regional Visa Opportunities - List of DAMA Agreements

Regional Visa Opportunities - List of DAMA Agreements

The Designated Area Migration Agreement also referred to as the “DAMA” or “DAMA visa,” is designed to assist employers operating in regional areas who have specific needs to recruit skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for positions they are unable to fill with Australian workers.

The DAMA can be approved for a larger amount of occupations and may have lower requirements. The migrant workers can be nominated for the temporary working visa TSS or permanent residency visa ENS. Skilled and semi-skilled workers in occupations which are not on the lists for any visa may be able to access skilled Australian migration through the DAMA program.

DAMA might also provide concessions wirh regards to the TSS and ENS  visa requirements. They might include lower level of English, age limit higher than 44 and a lower pay than the required minimum by Immigration (TISMIT)

There are following DAMAs available:

Northern Territory: Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement

The Goldfields, WA: City of Kalgoorlie Boulder

Great South Coast, VIC: Warrnambool City Council

Adelaide City and Regional SA: Immigration South Australia

Orana, NSW: Regional Development Australia - Orana, NSW

Far North Queensland: Cairns Chamber of Commerce DAMA

If you interested in discussing and finding out the opportunities available for you by these schemes, please book consultation be following this link: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17737105

Exceptional Migration Opportunities in the Goldfields Western Australia

The recently implemented Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) covering the area around Kalgoorlie-Boulder offers unique opportunities for people with lower-level skills occupations, English less than competent and even for the applicants over 45 years of age. There are 72 occupations on the DAMA list including some that are not on any other migration list like for example Child Care Worker, Bar Attendant Supervisor, Driller Assistant and Truck Driver just to mention a few. One must be aware though that visas under DAMA must be employer-sponsored. To initial visa, in most cases, would be TSS (temporary working visa) but for nearly all the listed occupations there is a pathway to a permanent visa. The workforce shortages in the Goldfields are severe so anybody who is able to apply for jobs there in person might succeed. For people who are on the working holiday visas and are looking for a pathway to PR, it might be a good idea to visit Kalgoorlie. There are some colleges there so enrolling to one of them and getting a student visa might be another way to find a sponsoring employer. Please contact us with any queries to info@australiabound.net.au If you want to discuss your options, please click here or follow this link: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17737105