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ImmiAccount System Changes from March 3, 2018

ME Alliance members have been calling about current ImmiAccount system failures. We advise you to keep attempting to access the ImmiAccount. The Department of Home Affairs has also uploaded a presentation to help RMAs familiarise themselves with the new functionality of the ImmiAccount. Download the presentation.
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The year gone & the year ahead – ME Alliance continues to facilitate its members 

2018 will be exciting as it comes with a lot of changes proposed and planned for various areas in the migration and education industries in Australia.  These changes will not only affect temporary and permanent Australian visa applicants and visa holders, but also Registered Migration Agents, migration lawyers and other professional directly or indirectly related…
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MLTSSL to now apply to the Direct Entry streams under employer sponsorships

From March 2018, certain very important changes will be made to the permanent employer sponsored skilled visa programs. Occupation lists: The MLTSSL will now apply to the Direct Entry stream for both the ENS and the RSMS, with additional occupations available through the RSMS to support regional employers. Minimum market salary rate: Employers must pay…
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International students now required to prove more financial funds

International students applying for an Australian student visa will now have to demonstrate more financial funds at the time of their application to show that they will be able to sustain themselves during their stay in the country. AUD 20,920 - if the primary applicant is to stay in Australia for 12 months or more,…
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Visa holders now under more scrutiny by Australian Taxation Office

In a bid to ensure that all Australian visa holders who are employed in the country are paying their taxes right, the Australian Taxation Office will now dig the records of over 20 million immigrants. These details include personal and financial details and will be audited over the next three years. The ATO may involve…
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Illegal visa over-stayers increase in number

Illegal visa over-stayers in Australia have increased in number because of the rise in temporary migration and streamlined electronic visas being extended to a greater number of countries, according to a report by the Whereto Research Based Consulting. The report on “unlawful non-citizens” was recently released by the Australian Border Force. According to the report,…
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