Immigration Minister Talks about SkillSelect & Reform to the Migration Program
Changes are coming to Australia’s skilled migration program. Effective from July 1, 2012 the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will begin a new way of handling their visa application process.
They’re calling it “SkillSelect”, and according DIACs official website, it is an online service that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record and sumbit their details through what they're terming an "Expression of Interest (EOI)". It is only after this manditory EOI submission that the skilled visa application process can begin.
"People can be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they may be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application".
The good news is the Department of Immigration and Citizenship expects to significantly reduce the time taken to process all visa applications.
If you are interested in migrating to Australia or you’d like to organize a working visa, you can contact principal lawyer, Anne O’Donoghue at Immigration Solutions Lawyers on: +61 2 9264 6432. We have been delivering high quality legal and migration services since 1993. We are also registered with the Office of the MARA - a requirement of Australian immigration law.
Some SkillSelect visa listings below: