The MIA has raised Members’ concerns about points discrepancies between the SkillSelect invitation score and the point test assessed score upon application by a client. Following the MIA’s representations, the Department, after extensive consultation with its policy area, has issued its official position: A criterion for the grant of a Subclass 189 visa, a Subclass [...]
There appear to several mistakes in the Visa Pricing Table on DIAC's website. For example, for Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent) the base visa application charge and second VAC have not been updated. There may be other errors. The MIA has contacted DIAC about this, but until a revised Visa Pricing Table is issued, Members are [...]
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has changed its name to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). A spokesperson for the former DIAC told the MIA on Friday evening that the name change had occurred. The Department is expected to make formal announcements this week.