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  1. Visas and immigration
    Dear Experts, I am in a critical situation. My Sponsorship letter has been approved today in SA. Now while applying into DIAC I found that my job experience is 4 years 10 months. ACS shows 4 years 5 months and after getting ACS letter 6 months have been passed. Now if I have 5 years of JOB exp I...
  2. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship has released a discussion paper that provides the starting point for public consultation on the review of the permanent Employer Sponsored Visa categories. The permanent employer sponsored visas, which include the Employer Nomination...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is holding a series of information sessions for people in Germany and Greece who are interested in work opportunities. The Skills Australia Needs information sessions are on 06 October in Berlin, Germany, and 08 and 09 October in...
  4. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced the release of the submission guidelines for Enterprise Migration Agreements (EMA), aimed at helping Australian projects that need skilled workers from overseas. A DIAC spokesman said that the guidelines contain all the...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I applied to ACS on March and Got Group A and they have calculated 4 years and 10 months experience as "Software Engineer". With new points system does DIAC consider the calculation done by ACS for my skill employment? Currently I have 5 years experience because now it is been 5 months...
  6. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) in Australia has welcomed the tough sentences handed down by the Perth District Court to a group of people involved in fraud of the English language testing process relating to visa applications. Over the past fortnight, a total of nine...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has updated and released the latest version of the Character Requirement, which now includes more criteria in the test, for those who wish to enter and stay in Australia. It's compulsory for applicants applying for Australian...
  8. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and the New South Wales Farmers Association are working together to raise awareness about the benefits of the skilled migration program for the agricultural sector. Departmental officers will be conducting face to face meetings at the NSW...
  9. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has announced the expansion of the electronic tourist visa programme to citizens of Croatia and the Maldives. From this month citizens of Croatia and the Maldives can apply electronically for the e676 online tourist visa using a fast, secure and...
  10. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is closing its office in Southport on the Gold Coast because it is not used enough. The satellite office will close on 30 June and it has announced arrangements. 'The decision to close the DIAC Southport office was made after careful...
  11. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has launched a blog to promote Australia's skilled migration policy and contribute to an informed public policy making environment. The blog will highlight existing skilled migration policy, flag potential programme changes and be a vehicle...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi Everyone I'm a new user of your site, and I've got a wealth of information from this site over the last few months, so thank you to everyone who post's here. I wanted to start my own thread in the hope of helping others and myself we applied to SA for state sponsorship 176 under occupation...
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    Hi Everyone I'm a new user of your site, and I've got a wealth of information from this site over the last few months, so thank you to everyone who post's here. I wanted to start my own thread in the hope of helping others and myself we applied to SA for state sponsorship 176 under occupation...
  14. Visas and immigration
    The number of people permanently settling in South Australia grew substantially last year, increasing by 17,3%, according to a new report. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship's (DIAC) latest Settler Arrivals report shows that numbers increased from 9,695 in 2008/09 to 11,377 in...
  15. Visas and immigration
    As the government hangs in the balance, with neither of the major parties gaining advantage to form a government, many of the ministers in place have begun their exodus from their previous portfolios. Since immigration and population were top issues in this election, many changes in these...
  16. Visas and immigration
    In their effort to bring government services directly to the people, officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) are visiting local communities. A DIAC spokesperson said the Department's Regional Visits Program enabled people in communities outside of the capital cities...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Proving once again that hard work pays, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has won an award for the second year running of the e-Government Awards in Sydney recently. The award was first introduced by the Australian Government in 2006 to promote excellence in the use of...
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