Tasmanian Sponsorship for 190 & 489 Visas Revisited

There’s been a few changes recently so instead of making you dig back through articles, we thought we’d lay it out cleanly for you instead. Here are Tasmania’s nomination criteria broken down by visa Continue reading “Tasmanian Sponsorship for 190 & 489 Visas Revisited”

Tasmania Amends Recent Reform to Stop the Exodus of International Students

Just last week Tasmania announced changes to its nomination requirements. They introduced new pathways for overseas applicants, but tightened onshore rules for their state sponsorship.

Amongst those rules were to lengthen the minimum study requirement for international graduates from one year to two years who intend to be applying for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). This was to come into effect on 1 January 2018. The state sponsored Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) study requirement remains at one year for international graduates Continue reading “Tasmania Amends Recent Reform to Stop the Exodus of International Students”

Changes to Tasmanian State Sponsorship Requirements 

Tasmania is changing their requirements for state sponsorship in toughening up some requirements and opening some new options.cutiii

Read: Tasmania’s Nomination Criteria for the 489 Visa

Read: Tasmania State Sponsorship 190 Visa

From 1 July 2017:

Relative Option on the State Sponsored 489 Visa

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489) is a state or relative sponsored visa that automatically awards 10 extra points to your points test score.

The basic requirements:

  • Under the age of 50 years
  • Meet 60 points on the points test (489 sponsorship gives 10 points)
  • Competent level English
  • Relative sponsored (eligible relative) or state sponsored (meet state nomination criteria)
  • Nominate occupation on relevant occupation list
  • Suitable skills assessment for nominated occupation
  • Meet health and character requirements

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Western Australia is Reopening RSMS Applications

Recently Western Australia (WA) put a pause on processing Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) 187 visas. We are happy to let you now that applications are being processed again, with RSMS applications before 13 March 2017 assessed under the requirements that were in place at the time of application. Invitations issued before 13 March 2017 will also continue to hold.

For applications lodged after 13 March 2017, WA which was previously classified as a regional state, now has specified regional areas.

RSMS applications will be accepted for the following regions:

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