The first round of invitation to formally apply for visas under the Australian government’s new online SkillSelect service has been sent. 90 invitations are sent for skilled independent visa where as 10 were for skilled regional family sponsored visa. The first round was dominated by doctors, dentists, nurses and engineers. Other occupations that had strong representation in the 100 invitations were accountants, programmers and ICT analysts. SkillSelect selected the candidates from the initial expressions of interest (EOI) as per their scores. The lowest points score invited was 70 points for both the skilled independent and skilled family sponsored visas. “This is an excellent result for the economy, employers, and ultimately for Australia. SkillSelect helps to ensure the skilled migration programme is based on the economic needs of Australia. It supports the government in managing who can apply for skilled migration, when they can apply and in what numbers” confirmed a spokesman from DIAC. SkillSelect received more than 10,000 completed EOIs, since it went live in June 2012. SkillSelect by DIAC allows Australia to manage the number of skilled migrants. The new system is based on the actual economic needs of Australia and makes visa process streamlined and faster. The system will be beneficial for employers experiencing regional skill shortages and also for state and territory governments who are attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia. Check your eligibility for skilled independent visa and skilled regional family sponsored visa by filling a simple FREE Evaluation Form. Buzz us on 1800 103 1555 for faster response. Share your thoughts on SkillSelect with us on Facebook.
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