Changes to General Skilled Migration Category

May 2, 2007

We are advised that on the 1st September 2007 changes will be made to the General Skilled Migration Category Visa. Whilst precise details are still to be advised it is anticipated that changes will be made in the following areas:

  1. Increase the English Language threshold required for all GSM visas
  2. Recent Work Experience to be made uniform across all off shore GSM visas
  3. Adjust the points test to benefit applicants with:

i. Strong English Language skills ii. Australian Skilled Work Experience iii. Advance Australian tertiary qualificationsLimit MODL points to applicants with Work Experience Simplification of the GSM visa structure We are advised that any applications made on or before 31st August 2007 will not be affected by these changes.

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