The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.
The latest country profile of the Philippines shows 265,800 Filipino-born people were living in Australia, more than three-quarters from 30 June 2007. Filipinos are the fifth largest migrant community in Australia, equivalent to 3.7 per cent of Australia’s overseas-born population and 1.1 per cent of Australia’s total population.
Skilled workers and professionals intending to migrate to Australia based on their occupation must submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. Draws are made regularly based on the subclass categories and the occupation limits within a specific subclass.
Being issued a visa is not the end but the beginning of an intended journey to the country of destination such as the United States. Know your obligations at a port of entry and even after being allowed into the country.
The migration landscape of these countries are changing: doors open and close depending on the federal, state, regional or provincial needs. Take a quick self-assessment.
There are stories here, tales there, hearsay everywhere. As there's no prescription for gossip, we curated several "truths" for you if you intend to practice as a Registered Nurse in 2019
Now you can compare the criteria of the five countries with permanent migration programs and check which country fits your skills or conversely which skills are needed in the country you intend to migrate.
The changes include reducing the current eight (8) criteria to just eight, but a 3-stage orientation may not be as easy as it counts.
Are you worth your weight (skill, education, experience) in gold, peso or dollar by government and business standards? Find out how you may tip the scale.
Filipinos and other internationally educated/trained Nurses usually pursue work or migration to the five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the U.S.A. We have checked the most current requirements and are sharing this with our RN friends at no cost.
The current list of eligible occupations published by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) - and being shared with our Friends in the migrant community at no cost - to assist you in determining which visa to qualify and apply for.
ABF Call: Anyone with information about attempts to exploit Australia’s visa program should contact Border Watch by visiting Australia.gov.au/borderwatch." Informants "can remain anonymous.”
Whatever’s your reason for visiting Australia – climbing the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, diving in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, watch the extraordinary landscape of desert plains and sacred sites in the Red Desert you need a visit visa to get there.
April this year (2018) the first batch of graduates of the Philippines' K to 12 program - theoretically work and world-ready - will be scanning the Want-Ads. Are there enough jobs at home or overseas?
This official information as of March 21, 2018 is being shared with our readers and the migrant public as access and resource at no cost or obligation.
Live and play in the largest state of the world's sixth largest country - Australia. Live life. Sea life. See what you need to be nominated in this official information being shared for the benefit of our readers and the migrant public at no cost or obligation.
Check the requirements, especially for ICT occupations and how to submit your application for nomination. We are sharing the official information for the benefit of our readers and the migrant public at no cost or obligation.
Check the 10 reasons why being nominated in Queensland is good for a Skilled Migrant - official information being shared for the benefit of our readers at no cost or obligation.
If your occupation is not on the list, you may still apply for Northern Territory Government nomination. We are sharing the official details with our readers for their benefit at no cost or obligation.
ACT Nomination Guidelines issued January 2018 being shared for added and fast access to the guidelines,
As an international student in Australia, you can work part-time or full-time in some situations to complement what you learn in your classes.
This page contains information on the language requirement for international students bound for Australia. Check if you are exempted from taking any Secure English Language Test.
You need to show proof that you have sufficient funds that are genuinely available to you to pay for your course fees and living costs when applying for an Australian student visa. You may need to provide specified documentary evidence of your financial capacity with your visa application.
If you have been granted an Australian student visa, check the conditions stamped on these. Remember, you must comply with each of those or risk the cancellation of your visa.
As a popular destination of international students, Australia merged several student visa subclasses into one. With the simplified structure, apply for a Subclass 500 Visa if you want to study full-time in an education institution.
If you are looking to study in Australia and your application is at Assessment Level 3, make sure you know what the acceptable sources of funds are to ensure your visa application is approvable.
You may have options once you have completed your Australian study program to work or apply for permanent residency in Australia.
"Have money will travel" : This might as well be the motto for parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents. Find out how.
Like all responsible hosts, the government of Australia does its best to ensure that international students enjoy a good quality of education. Australian universities and colleges that accept international students therefore try to meet the requirements as explained in the National Code of Practice.
On July 1, 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection completely revised the list of occupations eligible for skilled migration. Previously skilled migrant may apply if their occupations is on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) or the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL), Not anymore, Check which skilled visa program you may apply.
Borders.gov of Australia, the official website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection emphasizes that the DIBP "retains the discretion" to determine the language proficiency of international students.
The old Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for skilled independent migrant applicants and the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL) allowing Australia's States and Territories to nominate a skilled worker for permanent residency has been abolished. This is the new list.
Previous list of occupations abolished, replaced in both the temporary and permanent migration visa programs. Find out which list to use when applying for a specific Subclass category.
Knowing where to go, how to get there and having a clear idea of how long your journey would be are essential ingredients for a migrant's journey. For skilled migrants wishing to migrate to Australia, here's the timeline.
As the world's third most popular destination of international students in the world, Australia continues to provide innovative programs for both domestic and international students.
2016 was not migrant-friendly. Fear of immigrants occupying space and taking away jobs from a host country's citizens and legal residents saw migration in the spotlight- then turning into a bulls-eye. So, where to migrate in 2017 temporary or otherwise?
You must nominate an occupation from the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) if you are nominated by a State or Territory Government, a direct entry stream Employer Nomination Scheme visa, a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) or a Training and Research Visa (Subclass 402).
These Occupations were added to the SOL from 1 July 2016: Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912) and Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).. Check the occupations removed.
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With 10 to 12 million Filipinos overseas – half of them as permanent residents – it’s no wonder there are tens of thousands of tourist, work, student and immigrant visas. Why are there many refused admission at ports of entry even as they hold valid visas?
Filing this sponsorship and application packet is simple, straightforward and needs common sense. However, to ensure proper compliance for common law, de facto or partnership by marriage will require an extraordinary amount of time and patience.
We're taking a break from more serious immigration matters at the moment to take a look at one of the more trivial (but nevertheless important important!) aspects of traveling overseas: clothes.
An average of 500,000 students in the Philippines graduate from a four-year degree program every year. They were the ones who were able to cross the enrollment to commencement bridge. The next bridge, commencement to employment (local or overseas), can be a little tricky or rickety depending on when you get to it.
1.2 Million college and technical education students graduate every year. Almost the same number of applicants in 3,686 job fairs conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment. Only 30% got hired.
Right on the heels of Brexit and the emergent call of Scotland, France and other EU member countries about remaining or breaking away from the European Union, Canada has initiated a nationwide consultation on how Canada's immigration program should define Canadian citizens and residents 150 years from now.
This updated lists of occupations for each State or Territory in Australia show which occupations are in demand or hard to fill. For Skilled Migrants and their families, we dedicate this page for fast, easy access to information that will help you decide where to seek nomination, where your occupation is in demand and how to qualify. Good luck.
If last year was any indication, approximately 4,000 candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residency through New South Wales' nomination program. Find out if your occupation is on the list, below.
If you don't qualify to apply for skilled independent immigration to Australia, then you might be sponsored by a state or territory.
A new SOL will be in effect on 1 July 2016 with the introduction and removal of some occupations.
So, it's the weekend and you have a visa or migration question. Get the specific and detailed answer you need - FREE. Just Pay attention.
Beware of job offers through the internet. Do not get caught in the web of scams. U.S. employers intending to recruit foreign workers must comply with U.S. labor and immigration laws. A simple "job offer" direct to the applicant is not enough.
Three years after announcing the opportunity to work and migrate to Germany for Skilled Worker (with completed Vocational Education and Training), the demand and shortage remains. Three reasons why.
Australia’s Department of Employment (DOE) released a February 2016 list of occupations that employers find difficulty in recruiting locally. Check if you qualify to fill the gap!
Qualified skilled workers, professionals and managers may apply directly with potential sponsoring employers in Australia. We have selected job sites where you can look for jobs that match your skills as well as State and Territory Sites for permanent migration thru nomination.
Opportunities for engineers around the world never die, they just deconstruct. If you're a recently-licensed engineer in search of the best career pathway, where do you start?
In 2015, international students contributed more than $30.5 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce; a record $17.5 billion to the Australian economy for the 12 months to the end of March 2015; $8 to 10 billion to Canada and more billions of tuition fees to educational institutions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. So, if you were to choose, what would be your reasons to spend your (or your parent’s) funds?
A recent report by Manpower Group (Talent Survey 2015) shows employers globally are experiencing difficulty in filling job vacancies despite the availability of skilled workers and professionals worldwide. Read the reasons why.
Jobs that employers find hard to fill amidst the glut of skilled workers worldwide is a reminder of the Mariner's Rhyme - "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."
For 2015 - 2016, Australia shall issue up to 190.000 permanent migration places available in 2015-16 including 128,550 Skill stream places; 57,400 Family stream places and 565 Special Eligibility stream places. At least 3,485 Child places will be available outside the managed Migration Programme. The wait may be from 8 months to 2 years.
Know the updated requirements and the 4 steps to apply including requirements, payment and processing time.
The list of Skilled Visas and processing time for each category including the Temporary - Visas as of May 15, 2018. Processing time is updated monthly.
Australia is the only country (of the five nations with permanent migration programs) that allows direct application for nomination by a State or Territory - and get bonus points for being nominated.
If you have a close family member who is an Australia Citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen and they are willing and able to sponsor you, you might be eligible to migrate under the Family Stream.
Looking at doing business in Australia? You can purchase an existing firm, establish an office and manage it, or migrate as a business owner or investor but you have to select the right visa option for you.
If you are a Boatbuilder or Sheet Metal Worker, Australia wants you badly. There are 17 other occupations that need to be filled up fast (less than 25 applciations in each occupation have been received.
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