All Australian Migration Skills assessments over three years old will expire on 1 July 2014
Amendments to the Migration Regulations will come into effect on the 1 July 2014, that put an expiry date on skills assessments.
Skills assessments issued by assessing authorities for the purpose of visa applications will only be valid for three years, or if the skills assessing authority has specified a shorter validity period, for that shorter period. The default three year validity period is to align with the existing three year validity period for English Language tests.
This means that Skills Assessments that are over 3 years from the date of issue, will effectively expire on 1 July 2014.
What should I do with my skills assessment?
So if you have a skills assessment, older than 3 years, then the best thing to do is to lodge an application you are eligible for by 30 June 2014.
This could be a problem for many, if state nomination lists are closed or occupations are not currently available for sponsorship.
Migration Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014
Select Legislative Instrument No. 82, 2014
This information is accurate on the 17 June 2014. DIBP will change requirements in an ongoing manner and all current requirements must be established prior to lodging an application.
At Work Visa Lawyers we are experience in assisting applicants with the Expression of Interest, State Sponsorship and Visa application process for state sponsored subclasses 190 and 489. We can also assist with the Independent 189.
If you require further information regarding an application or your Australian visa options you can contact us through:
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