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Brilliant news for Engineers!


Changes were introduced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) that took effect from 1 March 2014 and raised the minimum ceiling for each occupational group under the SkillSelect system to 1000 invitations. Since then, we have been advising our Clients that it’s actually brilliant news in that [...]

Melbourne is Awesome


As a part-time Melbournian I personally believe Melbourne is one of the best cities in the country, after Adelaide. It may not have the iconic, made-for postcard images of its long standing rival Sydney, but Melbourne is more like a city of a thousand lesser-known snapshots. Granted, it doesn’t have the [...]

The job front: It’s all good news


Contrary to what they say, you can’t live on love alone, and that’s why securing a job should be at the top (or in the top three) of your ‘to do’ list if you’re planning to settle in Australia. There’s always someone going on about the lack of jobs or [...]

Australia’s Department of Immigration’s new surcharge


Credit Card Surcharge Rates. Austral Migration Consultancy has received the following information from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection: From 19 April 2014, a credit card surcharge will apply to transactions made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Diners credit cards. The following rates will apply: • Visa/Mastercard [...]

Debunking the Myths of Migration


Myth 1: You need to be 'young' to migrate. As long as you are below 50 at the point of application , you fulfill the age criteria for migration. In fact, New Zealand has NO age restrictions!! Consult us for further clarification - FALSE Myth 2: It's best to migrate before you have kids. [...]

All that you must leave behind


So you’re waving a clean bill of health, secured accommodation in the city of your choice, checked out your future neighbours and have everything else in order to make Australia your new home. All that remains is for you to pack your personal effects and household items and send them [...]

You’re healthy enough, unless…


If you’re healthy and you know it, clap your hands! But if you find yourself huffing and puffing when bringing your palms together, you may run into complications when making your move Down Under. This is because most visa applicants are required to meet certain minimum health requirements when moving [...]

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