No. 6 - June 2007
– OPPORTUNITIES FOR NURSES AND MIDWIVES
We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be meeting with
representatives of the Western Australia Department of Health.
Western Australia is currently experiencing an acute shortage of Registered
Nurses, Registered Mental Health Nurses and Midwives. This shortage is
current throughout Western Australia including Perth and Regional Areas.
Therefore the WA government are looking to sponsor such professionals for
permanent residency. Overseas Nurses and Midwives need to have their
qualifications verified by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
before securing WA sponsoring.
So, if you are a qualified Nurse or Midwife, or are soon to qualify, then
please send us your CV or complete the Online Assessment form on our
website. We can then present your details to the WA Department of Health
with a view to securing employment and permanent residence visas for you and
For further information on migration to Australia, please call us
on (+44) (0) 20 8365 3380 or complete an Online Assessment
– NATIONAL SHORTAGE OCCUPATION LIST
The UK government have recently made some amendments to the National
Shortage Occupation List for Work Permits.
This list is important, as an application for a work permit for an
occupation on this list does not have to be accompanied by proof of
advertising. In other words, there is an assumption that such occupations
are in recognised shortage.
All positions for Teachers in England and Scotland are now included on the
Furthermore, the following 4 occupations have now been removed from the
list; Senior Physiotherapists, Salaried General Dental Practitioners,
Salaried Assistant Dentists, Salaried Vocational Dental Practitioners.
1 - January 2007
2 - March 2007
3 - April 2007
4 - May 2007
5 - May 2007 - Australia
6 - June 2007
7 - July 2007
8 - August 2007
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– MARRIAGE LAW
THROWN OUT BY COURT OF APPEAL
UK immigration rules in effect since 2005, regarding the right to marry in
the UK, have been found to be unlawful in the UK Court of Appeal.
The rules were designed to require non-EU citizens to obtain permission to
marry in the UK. However, the Court has found that the rules were unlawful
on 2 grounds;
1. The rules did not allow for proper investigation of individual cases and
did not endeavour to find out if those marrying were genuine or part of an
2. It was incompatible with human rights on grounds of nationality and
religion, particularly because bizarrely it did not apply to those marrying
in the Church of England
The Home Office have seemed to have backed down very quickly and have now
announced that they will look at each application to:
“obtain information and supporting evidence to enable us to be satisfied
that your proposed marriage is genuine”
For any applicants that may be in this situation, please contact us
immediately for specialist advice on the new Home Office approach.
– BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
One of our consultants has just returned from a trip to Florida to meet up
with the business brokerage firm that we deal with regularly. They have many
businesses on their books for sale ranging in price from US$100,000 upwards.
They also have ready-made businesses in many areas available. Full business
training and development are provided to make sure you are profitable
These businesses qualify the investor for the issue of an E-2 visa, allowing
one to live and work in the US. Furthermore, if you have your own business
purchase or set-up in mind, we can help you to apply for your visa.
Recent events in the US have seen a fall in property prices there. This
coupled with the continuing weakness of the US dollar, has meant that
properties and businesses for sale in the US, are now much more affordable.
However, Florida in particular is still as popular as ever with migrants and
is experiencing continuing growth and investment.
So if you have a minimum of US$100,000 to invest, then feel free to
We hope that this newsletter has been informative for you.
However, remember everyone's circumstances are different so
if you or a friend or family member want to check your
eligibility to emigrate then either
1) complete the Online
on our website www.commonwealthimmigration.com
or 2) give us a call on (+44) (0) 20 8365 3380
We would love to hear from you!
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