Australia – skilled occupation lists

For those looking to migrate to Australia, the various skilled occupation lists can often be quite baffling in trying to comprehend what occupations are on what list. There are several different occupation lists such as;

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL),
Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Regional Occupation List (ROL)

Each list relates to specific visa subclasses such as the Skilled Independent visa or the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa. Now all relevant occupations have been collated and included in one list. This also provides the relevant visa subclasses and assessing authorities for each occupation.

The list can be viewed here;

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/work/skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl

If you are interested in migrating to Australia please contact us for an eligibility assessment.

“Settled Status” for EU citizens

“Settled Status” for EU citizens

The government has published new details on the rollout of the new “Settled Status” for EU citizens.

This is the scheme which will allow EU citizens (including those from the EEA member states and Switzerland) and their families to secure their residence in the UK post Brexit.

The scheme is being launched on a pilot voluntary basis for EU students and staff at 3 Liverpool universities, and workers at 12 NHS Trusts in the North West of England. This is scheduled to commence on 28 August 2018.

Settled Status will involve showing residence in the UK for 5 years. This is a marked difference from the current EEA permanent residence process which involves showing the exercise of EU Treaty Rights (such as working, self-employment, studying, self-sufficiency) for 5 years.

Once introduced, Settled Status will be available to all EU citizens and their families who have lived in the UK for 5 years. Those who have lived in the UK for 5 years can apply for “Temporary Status” to give them further time to secure the 5 years for Settled Status.

More information on Settled Status can be found here;

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals-in-the-uk-what-you-need-to-know

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