Migration Agent Australia | On 1 July 2017, the Australian Government introduced new permanent residence options for New Zealand citizens who have been lived in Australia for the last 5 years continuously and commenced 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 Agent Australia | The World Wide Web has revolutionised our daily life for in most parts, the better. However, unfortunately it can also help scams and fraud. When Googling for a migration agent, we encourage visitors to ‘Migration Agent Australia’ to see ‘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 Agent Australia | Parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens don’t have much options to migrate to Australia unless they are willing to wait 30 years or have about $60,000 per parent. 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 Australia | Non eligible New Zealand citizens can live 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. However, this is not a way to get Australian Citizenship. The Australian Government will introduce additional pathway to Australian citizenship on 1 July 2017.
Migration Agent Australia | Some Australian Visas require you to demonstrate your English skills. Traditionally, people demonstrated 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.