Australia

Explore the New World Immigration blog to gain valuable information about immigration and visa applications to Australia. Whether looking for greater job opportunities or wanting to experience the Australian way of life, with New World Immigration offering professional advice and guidance immigration can be a swift and simplified process.

Australia’s Character requirements: What it really takes to be considered ‘of good character’

Australia is very serious about keeping any shady characters out of their country which, ironically, is famous for the fact that it was once a British penal colony! Between 1788 and 1868 about 162,000 convicts were transported by the British government to various penal colonies in Australia but today you will get nowhere near Australia if your character is a bit unsavor…

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Australia: 1 July Migration Year Program for 2018-2019

The first of July has brought several changes to the migration year program for 2018-2019. Most importantly is the points count for (GSM) General Skilled Migration points based visas). The pass mark has been increased to 65 points: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00920 Following this, several occupation changes have also been made. Please see the list below:…

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Australia Regional Migration: An answer for small-town Australia and migrants

Small-town-Australia says it desperately needs more migrants to stimulate growth in regional Australia.  The Australian Federal Government agrees and issued a special visa stream to address the problem of low population figures and declining economies in rural Australia.  The visa is now considered one of the best ways of getting your foot in the door Down Under. Rural …

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Australia is the place to be, according to global millionaires

Australia managed a hat trick when it was named the first choice destination by migrating millionaires for the third year in a row.  Migrants with millions have continued their trend of listing the land down under as their first choice when it comes to quality of life, political and economic stability and giving their children access to quality private schooling. Of cou…

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Study: Migrants bring Highest Skills to Australia

A new study found that Australia’s skilled labour force is out growing the rest of the world.  The study showed that 37% more Australian employees held tertiary qualifications by the end of 2015 than in the preceding decade and this can be directly attributed to the country’s immigration requirements. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sai…

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Australia opens doors for STEM workers from South Africa

If you are a skilled professional in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields and are considering working and living in Australia continue reading.  A brand new initiative launched by Australia could be your ticket in the door! As of 1 July Australia will be making a special visa available to professionals in science, technology and engineering occupati…

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Australia Looking for Offshore Talent as Pool of Mining Engineers Dries up

Australia is facing a massive crisis in its largest industry, mining.  Not enough local students are qualifying as engineers forcing Australian mining companies to consider experienced and qualified migrants from all over the world to fill these crucial positions. According to an article recently published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the Minerals Council of…

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You face a nightmare if you overstay your Aussie visa

It’s all over the news again; if you think you will be able to overstay your Australian visa and remain in the country illegally you will be looking over your shoulder, be unable to find good employment and run the risk of being arrested by Australian authorities. One overstayer in his twenties spoke to the media saying, “I get nervous, I get scared, like, you know … trau…

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Here are some facts about Australian Schools

If you have made the decision to immigrate your family to Australia one of your motivations might be to give your children access to one of the best educational systems in the world, but what do you know about Australian schools?  For instance did you know that; 99% of all Australians are literate with around 20% of the Australian population enrolled in some form of ed…

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What to expect from the Australian English Language Competency Test

Did you know that if you are a South African planning on immigrating to Australia you may have to take a comprehensive English test before your Australian visa application will be approved? One of Australia’s visa requirements is that applicants must provide proof that they are competent users of Australia’s official language, English.  This means Australia will want to b…

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