The citizenship test will change on 15 NOVEMBER. The new citizenship test will include a dedicated section on Australian values. More meaningful questions relating to values such as freedom of speech, mutual respect, equality of opportunity, the importance of democracy and the rule of law will feature
Tens of thousands of international students usually arrive in Australia each month, but since the pandemic it has been dozens, and the Federal Education Minister says "it's very hard to tell" when that will change.
THE RESULTS ARE OUT for the Australian immigration intake for 2019/2020. Why does this matter for YOU? The numbers give us an indication of the immigration department priorities, and which visas may be becoming harder to get
The total number of permanent visas granted sits at 140,366, which is slightly more than 12% lighter than 2018/2019.
One of the highlights is that the number of regional visas granted has increased by 27% from last year, a trend that Karl predicted in this video: youtu.be/Q_V8b0IFWMo
A shocking mere 12,986 visas were granted to the skilled independent 189 visa applicants. Two-thirds of the permanent visas granted were to temporary residents in Australia.
The Australian Immigration Department requires you to provide evidence of a genuine relationship when applying for your partner 309/100 or 820/801 visa. There are 4 aspects of the relationship that they look at and "nature of the household" is one of them. Learn with Karl what supporting documents you can provide and what this means for those who are doing long distance relationships.
Are there new hidden selection priorities within the SkillSelect system? We’ve noticed some changes to how invitations were issued for Skilled Independent 189 visa applicants in the recent invitation round. The department has manually been selecting applicants instead of the automated system it is meant to be. Whilst so-called targeted invitations are taking place there is no public information released on what are the criteria to select these people. Obscure mentions about protecting Australian jobs? What on earth is that meant to mean and how is this decided?