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Hello Folks,

DIBP has come out with its first electronic newsletter. It provides a fresh dose of discussion topics for us. Among others, here are the salient points of 189/190 visa.

When are the next changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations?
Consistent with the Australian Government's announcement, the lists of eligible skilled occupations will be reviewed every six months, with the next update expected in January 2018


Lodgement of incomplete applications
Following the recent reforms announced by the Government, there was an increase in the lodgement of incomplete permanent skilled applications.

Agents are reminded that lodging incomplete applications can be detrimental to applicants as the Department is not compelled to request further information prior to making a decision on an application. Informing the Department post-lodgement that the application is incomplete will not necessarily result in a request for further information.

To ensure that an application can be processed as quickly as possible, all required supporting documents should be provided and attached to applications via ImmiAccount at the time of lodgement. Guidance regarding required supporting documentation is available via the subclass specific checklists on the Department's website.


Allocation time frames
Generally, permanent skilled applications will be allocated in order date of lodgement. However from time to time the Department will allocate newer applications for assessment for pipeline management purposes. This is likely to continue in future to help with efficient management of the substantial on-hand caseload and the identified increase in low integrity applications. (my opinion....very interesting)

Important: agents should not assume that they have months to provide supporting documentation. Applications should be complete at time of lodgement.


Impact of recent occupation list changes
General advice about how 18 April and 1 July 2017 changes to the list of eligible skilled occupations impact applications on the pipeline is available on the Department's website.

Agents are reminded that these changes do not impact applications in the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa programs. This is because eligibility is based on the nominee's subclass 457 history, not whether or not their occupation is 'on the list'.

In terms of ENS Direct Entry (DE) applications:
If a nomination application was lodged before 19 April or 1 July 2017 respectively, the list of eligible skilled occupations that was in place at the time of lodgement will still apply to this application. Any related visa application (containing an occupation that has been 'removed from the list' post lodgement of the nomination) can also still be approved, where other requirements are met.

Where a nomination application was received after an occupation was removed from the list, the applicant will not be assessed and the nominator will be offered the chance to withdraw. The same will occur for any related visa applications. If no withdrawal, the Department will move to a refusal decision.

Occupations available for RSMS DE are currently unchanged.


Evidence of competent English
Agents are reminded that if an applicant provides evidence of English to meet the requirements for ENS or RSMS, the test must have been conducted no more than 12 months before lodging.
 

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It further states that

Adding newborn children
Agents are requested to remind their clients with on hand visa applications to advise the Department as soon as children are born and provide a birth certificate in order for the child to be added to the application on departmental systems (regulation 2.08). For more information see: Including family members in your application.


Providing information
Agents are reminded again that all supporting documents should be provided via
ImmiAccount not via email.

Important: agents who provide supporting documents as compressed files, or as links which redirect to 3rd party drop boxes, will not be accessed by the Department as these formats are not secure and are a potential IT security risk.

Read the complete newsletter here:
https://www.border.gov.au/Workingin...tters/skilled-visa-enews-september-2017.aspx#
 

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Hello Folks,

DIBP has come out with its first electronic newsletter. It provides a fresh dose of discussion topics for us. Among others, here are the salient points of 189/190 visa.

When are the next changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations?
Consistent with the Australian Government's announcement, the lists of eligible skilled occupations will be reviewed every six months, with the next update expected in January 2018


Lodgement of incomplete applications
Following the recent reforms announced by the Government, there was an increase in the lodgement of incomplete permanent skilled applications.

Agents are reminded that lodging incomplete applications can be detrimental to applicants as the Department is not compelled to request further information prior to making a decision on an application. Informing the Department post-lodgement that the application is incomplete will not necessarily result in a request for further information.

To ensure that an application can be processed as quickly as possible, all required supporting documents should be provided and attached to applications via ImmiAccount at the time of lodgement. Guidance regarding required supporting documentation is available via the subclass specific checklists on the Department's website.


Allocation time frames
Generally, permanent skilled applications will be allocated in order date of lodgement. However from time to time the Department will allocate newer applications for assessment for pipeline management purposes. This is likely to continue in future to help with efficient management of the substantial on-hand caseload and the identified increase in low integrity applications. (my opinion....very interesting)

Important: agents should not assume that they have months to provide supporting documentation. Applications should be complete at time of lodgement.


Impact of recent occupation list changes
General advice about how 18 April and 1 July 2017 changes to the list of eligible skilled occupations impact applications on the pipeline is available on the Department's website.

Agents are reminded that these changes do not impact applications in the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa programs. This is because eligibility is based on the nominee's subclass 457 history, not whether or not their occupation is 'on the list'.

In terms of ENS Direct Entry (DE) applications:
If a nomination application was lodged before 19 April or 1 July 2017 respectively, the list of eligible skilled occupations that was in place at the time of lodgement will still apply to this application. Any related visa application (containing an occupation that has been 'removed from the list' post lodgement of the nomination) can also still be approved, where other requirements are met.

Where a nomination application was received after an occupation was removed from the list, the applicant will not be assessed and the nominator will be offered the chance to withdraw. The same will occur for any related visa applications. If no withdrawal, the Department will move to a refusal decision.

Occupations available for RSMS DE are currently unchanged.


Evidence of competent English
Agents are reminded that if an applicant provides evidence of English to meet the requirements for ENS or RSMS, the test must have been conducted no more than 12 months before lodging.
Does that mean they will publish new occupation ceilings form January 2018?

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Think so. Also, I think they know about so-called Fake/incomplete EOIs (highlighted in blue). They may take some steps going forward.

Does that mean they will publish new occupation ceilings form January 2018?

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Think so. Also, I think they know about so-called Fake/incomplete EOIs (highlighted in blue). They may take some steps going forward.
It would be great If they take some step toward the fake eoi... Oh then followers need to watch out for January 2018.

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