Monthly Archives: October 2021

State Nomination South Australia

As the Australian economy rebounds from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, from 2 November 2021, South Australia will open an additional 24 Engineering occupations for applicants currently residing outside Australia.

These new occupations are;

Engineering Manager Chemical Engineer Materials Engineer Civil Engineer Geotechnical Engineer Quantity Surveyor Structural Engineer Transport Engineer Electrical Engineer Electronics Engineer Industrial Engineer Mechanical Engineer Production or Plant Engineer Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) Agricultural Engineer Biomedical Engineer Environmental Engineer Engineering Professionals nec Civil Engineering Draftsperson Civil Engineering Technician Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Electrical Engineering Technician Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson Mechanical Engineering Technician

To be assessed for any of these positions and to begin your journey down under please complete a free assessment HERE. We will assess your submission and define your immigration eligibility.

OR contact our UK Office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Travel Exemptions For Parents

The Minister for Home Affairs has announced that from 1 November 2021, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for travel exemption, for travel to Australia.

The definition of parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents includes:

Biological Parents Legal (including adoptive) Parents and Step-Parents

Before travelling to Australia as a visitor, a parent must apply for a travel exemption, then a visa if they do not hold one already (an approved travel exemption does not guarantee the grant of a visa).

Parents must also have a valid passport, have proof all the required vaccinations have been administered, and provide evidence of a parental relationship with an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.

All international travellers remain subject to state and territory quarantine arrangements.

For more information, please contact us HERE.

OR contact our UK Office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email at lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email at john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

State Nomination Western Australia

A new updated ranking system is now active in WA.

State nomination will be used for issuing invitations and gives preference to applicants currently residing in Western Australia.

The ranking system in the General Skilled stream will target applicants; 1. Currently residing in Western Australia 2. Currently residing in another Australian state or territory 3. With the highest EOI application points score and 4. With the oldest EOI application submission date.

The ranking system in the Graduate Skilled stream (Higher education graduates) will target applicants; 1. Currently residing in Western Australia 2. Currently residing in another Australian state or territory 3. Who completed a PHD or Masters qualification in Western Australia 4. Who completed an Honours degree or other higher degree in Western Australia 5. Who completed a Bachelor degree in Western Australia

The ranking system in the Graduate stream (VET graduates) will target applicants; 1. Currently residing in Western Australia 2. Currently residing in another Australian state or territory 3. Who completed a VET qualification at Advanced Diploma level in Western Australia 4. Who completed a VET qualification at Diploma level in Western Australia 5. Who completed a VET qualification at Certificate IV level in Western Australia.

To begin your journey down under please complete a free assessment HERE. We will assess your submission and define your immigration eligibility.

OR contact our UK Office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Australian citizenship

When you apply for Australian citizenship, you (and everyone included in your application) must either be:

A permanent resident OR an eligible New Zealand citizen (conditions apply as you must have been in Australia on or before a specific date. Contact us for further information).

Each applicant must also meet the residence requirement (some exemptions apply),

Must be of good character (previous events must be addressed as a police clearance will be required),

Must have a basic knowledge of Australia,

Must have a basic knowledge of the English language and a close and continuing link to Australia.

Becoming an Australian citizen is now a complicated process, so please contact us HERE

OR for more information please contact our UK Office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Critical skills and Travel exemptions

Numerous skilled occupations are eligible for travel exemptions in various categories such as;

1. providing critical or specialist medical services, including air ambulance, medical evacuations and delivering critical medical supplies, or

2. for people with critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services (such as in medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, aged care, agriculture, primary industry, food production, and the maritime industry), or

3. delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery (such as financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film, media and television production, and emerging technology), where no Australian worker is available, or

4. for individuals who are sponsored to work in Australia in one of the following 44 Priority Migration Skilled Occupations.

Chief Executive or Managing Director Construction Project Manager Accountant (General) Management Accountant Taxation Accountant External Auditor Internal Auditor Surveyor Cartographer Other Spatial Scientist Civil Engineer Geotechnical Engineer Structural Engineer Transport Engineer Electrical Engineer Mechanical Engineer Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) Petroleum Engineer Medical Laboratory Scientist Veterinarian Hospital Pharmacist Industrial Pharmacist Retail Pharmacist Orthotist or Prosthetist General Practitioner Resident Medical Officer Psychiatrist Medical Practitioners nec Midwife Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) Registered Nurse (Medical) Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Registered Nurses nec Multimedia Specialist Analyst Programmer Developer Programmer Software Engineer Software and Applications Programmers nec ICT Security Specialist Social Worker Maintenance Planner Chef

Begin your journey down under by completing a free assessment HERE. We will assess your submission and define your immigration eligibility.

For more information please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

NEXT STEPS TO REOPEN TO THE WORLD

Australia is ready to take steps to safely reopen to the world, with changes coming to the international border in setting out the framework for how international travel will look in the coming months gathers pace.

Plans are that Australian families can be reunited, Australian workers can travel in and out of the country, and Australia can work towards welcoming tourists back.

Within weeks, large parts of the country will be moving to safely reopen Australia and to stay safely open (international travel is on track to reopen safely to fully vaccinated Australian travellers).

Many countries around the world have now safely reopened to international travel and it will shortly be time for Australia to take the next step.

To enable fully vaccinated Australians to travel, the Australian government is finalising new arrangements following the completion of home quarantine pilots in New South Wales and South Australia.

The Government’s intention is that once changes are made in November, the current overseas travel restrictions related to COVID‐19 will be removed and Australians will be able to travel subject to any other travel advice and limits, as long as they are fully vaccinated and those countries’ border settings allow.

Testing is expected to continue to be a requirement of international travel, but subject to further medical advice, Rapid Antigen Tests may be used.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists who will guide you every step of the way and we have experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

Begin your journey down under by completing a free assessment HERE. We will assess your submission and define your immigration eligibility.

For more information please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Returning Or Migrating to Australia

Australian citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated with an Australian Government recognised vaccine, may be eligible for reduced quarantine arrangements when they return to Australia (conditions apply and they will need to demonstrate their vaccination status) OR if you are a non-citizen you may be eligible for a travel exemption if your visa application is in a critical sector, and you possess those required critical skills (see below).

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List has 44 occupations which are:

Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)

Construction Project Manager (133111)

Accountant (General) (221111)

Management Accountant (221112)

Taxation Accountant (221113)

External Auditor (221213)

Internal Auditor (221214)

Surveyor (232212)

Cartographer (232213)

Other Spatial Scientist (232214)

Civil Engineer (233211)

Geotechnical Engineer (233212)

Structural Engineer (233214)

Transport Engineer (233215)

Electrical Engineer (233311)

Mechanical Engineer (233512)

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)

Petroleum Engineer (233612)

Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)

Veterinarian (234711)

Hospital Pharmacist (251511)*

Industrial Pharmacist (251512)*

Retail Pharmacist (251513)*

Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)

General Practitioner (253111)

Resident Medical Officer (253112)

Psychiatrist (253411)

Medical Practitioners nec (253999)

Midwife (254111)

Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)

Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)

Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)

Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)

Registered Nurses nec (254499)

Multimedia Specialist (261211)

Analyst Programmer (261311)

Developer Programmer (261312)

Software Engineer (261313)

Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)

ICT Security Specialist (262112)

Social Worker (272511)

Maintenance Planner (312911)

Chef (351311)

* Indicates occupation recently added (and this list is growing all the time as the Australian economy recovers and gathers pace).

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists who will guide you every step of the way and we have experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

Begin your journey down under by completing a free assessment HERE. We will assess your submission and define your immigration eligibility.

For more information please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au