NEW Australia’s Skill Select programme – by invitation only

Hi there,

Just to highight to you the main points of the NEW Australias Skill Select programme which will be effective 1 July 2012.

If you, or have children or friends and relatives who have completed their studies and have not applied for Austraiian migration and wish to apply, I would strongly advise that you or they do so without any delay before it’s too late.

Please see below main points of the new system fr skilled migration.
Kind Regards,

Chrispian Chiaw Huan Chan
CCH Migration Services

Australian Registered Migration Agent
MARA Registration Number : 0742470
Migration Institute of Australia. Member # 2727

Tel : +61 08 9354 3438
Mobile : +61 403173488 (Australia)
+6016 8712168 (Malaysia)

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Australias Skill Select programme by invitation only

The biggest change to lskilled migration program since the visa points test was first introduced 33 years ago is to be implemented from1 July 2012.
A new invitation-only visa system will become law, removing the rights all eligible candidates forskilled migration currently enjoy. While rightly described by Australian authorities as a policy that matches the best and brightest migrants to the available places in the migration program, it is undoubtedly a change that will make it significantly more difficult for many to obtain permanent residency.

The new system, known as the Skilled Migrant Selection Register or simply SkillSelect introduces a new intermediate step into the skilled visa process the Expression of Interest. While the key features of SkillSelect have been unveiled by the Department of Immigration, further amendments are possible prior to its implementation.

Under existing regulations, there is no restriction on eligible applicants applying for and ultimately receiving permanent residency although priority processing arrangements result in some applicants receiving their visas faster than others. This means that, currently, anyone who meets basic eligibility criteria and achieves at least 65 on the points test (the pass mark) is granted a visa.

The new SkillSelect system dramatically changes this by removing the freedom to apply. When SkillSelect is introduced, only specially selected candidates will be invited to lodge an application based on the number of points they achieve. In practice, this means that for most occupations a point score of 75 or more may be needed to qualify. For many (especially older) applicants such scores are simply unattainable. It also means that virtually all prospective migrantswill need to succeed on the IELTS English test in order to benefit from the additional points it provides. SkillSelect represents a significant tightening of visa regulations and will result in many people who used to be able to qualify losing their eligibility for permanent residency. The good news is that the current visa regulations (which do not include SkillSelect) apply to all skilled visa applications lodged before the 1 July 2012.

There could be sufficient time therefore in this interim period to obtain the necessary skills assessment and then directly submit your skilled visa application without the need to lodge an EOI nor receive any invitation from the Department. However, as a number of months are required to successfully obtain a skills assessment and then prepare and lodge a skilled visa application, this window of opportunity to beat the introduction of SkillSelect is fast closing.

If you are interested to apply for Australian Migration, please contact :

Chrispian Chiaw Huan Chan
CCH Migration Services

Australian Registered Migration Agent
MARA Registration Number : 0742470
Migration Institute of Australia. Member # 2727

Tel : +61 08 9354 3438
Mobile : +61 403173488 (Australia)
+6016 8712168 (Malaysia)

Check my registration at :
https://www.mara.gov.au/agent/ARDetails … lderID=394