Australian government makes it easier for migrants

June 22, 2012


The Australian government has announced it will reduce the current “pass mark” for Brits looking to get a visa to migrate down under.

The current pass mark for points tested skilled migrants is 65, but this will be reduced to 60 in an effort by Australia’s Department of Immigration to attract more skilled workers down under.

Paul Arthur, director of The Emigration Group, said: “Australia is conducting one of its biggest migration drives in 40 years and the reduction of the pass mark is part of this initiative, which will make it easier for Brits to get a visa to live and work down under.”

This is just one of a number of reforms being put in place which will come into force on the 1 July.

Another major change will be the creation of the SkillSelect scheme. Under this new scheme it will be easier for Brits to apply for a visa even if they don’t have an employer to sponsor them. Migrants will have to complete an (EOI) Expression of Interest and will then be assessed on their skills and attributes and those with the required skills will be invited to submit a skilled visa application.

Paul said: “For anyone considering emigration now is the perfect time, there are substantial job opportunities in Australia and with the correct help an excellent chance of making a successful visa application.”

He added: “It’s not just the great career and business opportunities Australia offers, it’s regarded as one of the best countries in the world for quality of life. The country offers a combination of affordable housing, stunning scenery, fantastic weather and a much better work / life balance. All this is a strong pull for Brits looking for a change of lifestyle.”

For more information about emigration to Australia The Emigration Group is holding a seminar in the Daresbury Park Hotel in Warrington on Sunday 14 July. For more details on this click here or call 01244 321414.

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