Migration Agents Melbourne | On 1 July 2017, the Australian Government introduced new options of Permanent Residence for New Zealand citizens who have continuously resided in Australia for the last 5 years and began residence in Australia on or prior to 19 February 2016. The New Zealand citizen must also have been a taxable income at or above an income threshold ($53,900 plus superannuation) for the last 5 years.
Migration Agents Melbourne | The Internet is a fantastic tool, but as we know it can also facilitate scams and fraud. When looking for a migration agent, we encourage visitors to ‘Migration Agents Melbourne’ to notice ‘Warning Signs’ such as where a business does not disclose its Migration Agents’ Registration Authority Number (MARN), has no address or has no phone number. See: MARA and Legal Services Board.
Migration Agents Melbourne | Currently, parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens don’t have many options to migrate to Australia unless they are willing to wait 30 years or pay a lot of money ($60,000). However, the Australian Government is intending to introduce a New Temporary Parent Visa on 1 July 2017, which allows parents to stay in Australia for 5 years continuously with the ability to renew the visa.
Migration Agent Melbourne | New Zealand citizens who are not eligible New Zealand citizens can reside in Australia indefinitely under the Special Category Visa (SCV). Under the SCV, New Zealand citizens can work, study and may be entitled to Medicare and some social security benefits. Nevertheless, the SCV is not a pathway to Australian Citizenship. The Australian Government will introduce additional pathway to Australian citizenship on 1 July 2017.
Migration Agents Melbourne | Historically, applicants proved their English by sitting the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Your English would be graded as Functional (IELTS 4.5), Vocational (IELTS 5.0), Competent (IELTS 6.0), Proficient (IELTS 7.0) and Superior (IELTS 8.0). However, now there are more options such as TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and CAE tests. When applying for an Australian Visa, make sure you check if there are English Requirements.