Thursday the 11th June 2015
Volume 373

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Accounting skill assessment requirements set to change 

By Zoe He

Migration Agent  
Australian Immigration Law Services


 The three skills assessment bodies for accountants (CA, CPA and IPA) have just announced changes to migration assessment criteria which start to take effect from 1 July 2015.


The English and degree level requirements will be staying the same but there are changes to the core level of subjects required to obtain a positive assessment.


Read all about in on their web sites and as expected all three bodies have the same changes. 


Chartered Accountants 


CPA Australia 


Institute of Public Accountants 

From the information published it would seem that even if you apply before the 1st of July, the new rules will come into place if your assessment is not completed before the 1st of July.

One can only hope this is not going to disadvantage those who apply before the 1st of July because the assessing bodies are too busy to complete your application.

Let's see what happens.

886 visa applicants being processed again 
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Long time readers will know we have long campaigned for years that the freeze on 886 application to be lifted.

Well now again some processing has begun with many applicants waiting four years and longer being allocated case officers to finalize their cases.

Hopefully this trend will continue to all of those extremely patient individuals out there get the visa they deserve.
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Looking to expand your knowledge on Immigration matters?

Our Historical Archives might just do the trick.

For example, those who are on the 498/487 visa subclasses should read Volume 276 for here we discussed the obligations of the special visa conditions attached.

There are many other interesting bits and pieces in various volumes as well.

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