Friday, December 30, 2011

Australia - New "SkillSelect" in 2012

Photo by: jalennturre (c) 2011
New Skilled Migrant Selection Register - known as "SkillSelect"

Effective July 1, 2012, Australian Immigration's skills worker program will be called the Skilled Migrant Selection Register, to be known as "SkillSelect"

This new program will require all new prospective Australian skills migration visa applicants to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) and then wait for an invitation before they can lodge their visa application. Its intent was to deliver the skills that Australia needs by matching the best and brightest migrants to the available places in the migration process.

The "SkillSelect" is an electronic-based system with two-stage process;
√ First, submit an online EOI (Expression of Interest)
√ Second, upon receipt of an invitation, must lodge the visa application linked to the EOI

"All new applications for Independent skilled, Family Sponsored skilled, State or Territory Sponsored skills or Business Skills migration will be required to go through the electronic-based system. It is hoped that the first round of invitations will be sent on August 1, 2012. There will be specific considerations for those who have lodged their applications before the effective date of "SkillSelect"

Depending upon their skills and eligibility, intending migrants will be able to express interest in a range of Skilled Migration programs on one EOI. These programs will include;
√ Independent skilled migration
√ State or Territory sponsored skilled migration
√ Family Sponsored skilled migration - Business Skills
√ The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
√ The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
√ The Subclass 457 Temporary Business
Source: New SkillSelect - Australia Dept of Immigration and Citizenship

For inquiries and additional information, our Australian-based migration legal team will be able to assist you in regards to effective strategies that will be applicable to your specific case. Please contact us at:

JNT Consulting - New South Wales, Australia

Last Year, our office in Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia commenced in servicing our Australia-based clients through the leadership of our Director, Aldo Vaccarezza. Aldo is instrumental to our success in the land of Oz. 

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