Category Archives: Migration News

New visa system to use AI to detect fraudulent applicants

As the Australian immigration rules get tougher, so is its Department of Home Affairs. In a new development concerning what is being referred to as a once-in-a-generation overhaul of Australia’s visa system, the Department may look into using artificial intelligence to detect any problems with visa applications, mainly fraud and fake information. Expected to be…
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New Zealand looks eager to fill skills shortages, open-up to migrants  

Would-be migrants wishing to fill skills shortages in the regions may get a helping hand from the Government to move to New Zealand, the new Kiwi Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has indicated. Regionalising skilled migration is one of the new minister’s top priorities. He has also indicated that the new income threshold introduced by National…
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Aussie travellers can now apply for Brazilian visas online

Australian nationals travelling to Brazil no longer need to obtain a pre-arranged visa through the Consulate-General of Brazil in Australia. Introduced on November 22, Australian passport holders can now apply for an e-visa that covers tourists and those in transit as well. But there are some important points to remember: Applications for the e-visa can…
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E-visa service now available for Indonesians visiting Australia

Indonesian citizens are now able to apply for Australian visas online and obtain an e-visa to visit Australia. The e-visa will be useful for Indonesian citizens who want to visit down-under during the peak season, which follows the summer in Australia. Between 2016 and 2017, over 118,000 Indonesian citizens applied for visas to visit Australia,…
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More than half of WA skilled migrants in low-skilled jobs: Research

A Curtin University research released on Tuesday reveals that more than half of WA's skilled migrant workforce is working lower-skilled jobs than before they migrated to Australia. The Minimising Skills Wastage: Maximising the Health of Skilled Migrant Groups report highlights the long-term effects of this downward career move on the mental health and wellbeing of…
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International skills training course delivery extended to 5 more key markets

International Skills Training (IST) courses will now be commercially delivered in China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), Latin America, Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, in addition to India. This was announced by the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, last week. The IST training and assessment courses are a set of internationally-relevant…
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