Newsletter 81 - Vision Overseas Group

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Ukrainian-Australian Community Roundtable

Australia joins partners in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. All of Australia stands with the Ukrainian community in Australia and around the world at this distressing time.

The Australian Government condemns President Putin’s conduct, which undermines Ukraine sovereignty and territorial integrity and has no validity under international law. The Australian Government continues to work closely with the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and other governments to ensure Russia incurs severe costs for its aggression. 

The Australian Government remains committed to working in partnership with the Ukrainian-Australian community during this evolving situation.

Northern Territory Nomination Quota Update

The Northern Territory (NT) has used up its allocation of subclass 491 nominations for this program year (2021-22).

If you are found to meet the eligibility criteria for this visa subclass, you are unlikely to receive a nomination prior to 1 July 2022.

South Australia DAMA Update

The latest changes in South Australia DAMA program are as follows: 

1. A range of new occupations under the DAMAs with a focus on hospitality and tourism, motor trades, agribusiness, manufacturing and forestry occupations added, See the full DAMA Occupation List here.

2. The DAMAs include concessions to several standard visa requirements, such as lowering the work experience, English language and age requirements.  A permanent residency pathway is offered to highly skilled applicants under the DAMAs.

3. The South Australian Government continues to act as a skills assessing authority for occupations that currently have no alternative skills assessing authority.  This will allow previously ineligible occupations to now be available for skilled migration

RDA Northern Inland Occupation List Updated

1. RDA Northern Inland Occupation List Updated on 21/02/2022

2. Occupation Status of Accountant-221111 Changed from Available to Unavailable 

Find out more about other occupation status here

DHA Global Visa processing time

Get processing times for visas here