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Open for Business – NSW business and investor visas reopened ….

The NSW Government have announced that they have reopened applications for business & investor nomination.

And detailed in our BLOG in December NSW had temporarily closed the program.

The full NSW announcement is below.

” Applications for NSW nomination for business and investor visas have reopened. 

NSW has reopened applications for nomination under the federal government’s Business Innovation and Investment Program. 

Applications for nominations for the following visas have been reopened:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Significant Business History stream
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

Entrepreneur applications for the following visas continue to be open and will be assessed:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation Extension stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor Extension stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Business Innovation stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Significant Investor
  • State / Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
  • State / Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893) “

If you have any questions about the above please Contact Us.

Update – Applications for NSW nomination for business & investor visas

The NSW Government have announced that they have temporarily closed applications for nomination for certain visas under the federal government’s Business Innovation and Investment Program pending the release of additional places by the Department of Home Affairs.

The closed nominations are for those applying for:

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

  • Investor stream
  • Business innovation stream
  • Significant Investor stream
  • Entrepreneur stream

 AND

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

  • Significant Business History stream
  • Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream
NSW – The Premier state

Applicants looking to extend their current Subclass 188 or apply for an onshore Permanent Visa, such as Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888),  are still able to apply for NSW Nomination.

If you have any questions about the above please Contact Us.

 

NSW Skilled Occupation List (SOL) update

The NSW Department of Industry have updated their Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL) effective immediately (25th September, 2017). This update includes both the addition and removal of some occupations.

Applicants seeking to nominated by NSW for a Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa or Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 489) visa will need to have an occupation on their skilled occupations lists.

NSW – The Premier state

Some of these occupations are able to be nominated under both visa programs, whilst many are also listed for nomination in specific regions of NSW for the Subclass 489 visa.

Occupations added:

  • Chemical Engineer (233111)
  • Electronics Engineer (233411)
  • Industrial Engineer (233511)
  • Production or Plant Engineer (233513)
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)
  • Architectural Draftsperson (312111)
  • Stonemason (331112)

Occupations removed:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Adviser (251312)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon (253512)
  • Neurosurgeon (252513)

The full list of occupations can be found here – Skilled Occupations (2017-18).

If you would like to discuss your options for a NSW nominated visa – whether you would be eligible for the Subclass 190 or 489 visa. then please Contact Us.

South Australia skilled migration list: 2016 to 2017

South Australia have announced changes to their 2016-2017 state nomination occupation list.

The occupations that are chosen are based on workforce analysis of current skill shortages and the likely demand of those skills in the future. It involves extensive industry consultation with associations and industry-linked training councils. It also takes into account various other criteria such as the age of the workforce, supply from local and international graduates, and interstate migration.

There have been number of new occupations added, as well as some that have been removed. The complete list can be found on this link.

Occupations added include:
  • Multimedia Specialists, Web Developer
  • Chief Executives, Managing Directors, Corporate General Manager
Occupations removed include:
  • Education professions – School Principal,  Faculty Head, Regional Education Manager, Education Manager
  • Surveyors & Cartographers
  • Engineers – Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, Transport, Industrial, Mechanical, Production/Plant, Mining
  • Environmental Scientist & Environmental Research Scientist
  • Teachers – Special needs, Special Education, Early Childhood
  • Medical – various medical professions
Nomination policy changes: ICT (Information Communication Technology) Professionals

In addition to the occupational changes there have been some changes to policy. In particular there have been changes to the nomination of ICT Occupations. ICT applicants outside Australia now need to meet a points test of 70. Although this may be reduced to 65 and 60 depending on volume of applications received

If you would like to discuss your options please get in touch.

South Australia - skilled migration

South Australia – skilled migration