The much anticipated release of the Department of Immigration’s (DIAC) new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has been postponed.
The new list was to be released by the end of April, or in early May. The early release of the list would have allowed visa applicants who may be disadvantaged by the list to submit their visa applications prior to the new list coming into force in July 2010.
The delay in the release of the list may mean that those who may be affected by any changes in the list will not have enough notice to ensure that they submit their visa applications prior to July 2010.
Our advice is for all applicants who are able to submit their visa applications prior to 1 July 2010 to seriously consider doing so as soon as possible. Submission prior to July 2010 will mean that their visa applications should be considereed under the existing list rather than the new list.
This advice is particularly important for individuals in occupations that are expected to be removed from the skilled occupations list, such as hairdressers and cooks.
Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information or adivce about the proposed changes to the SOL and how such changes may affect you.
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