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15 February


Australian Residency?Catch it while you can!

developer1 | 15.02.2017

Australian Residency

Australian Residency get it now

Planning on immigrating to Australia at one point? Well, make sure you still can.  Every year, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection updates the Skilled Occupation Lists.
See more details about Australia Immigration

If your occupation is on the Flagged List – you should definitely read this. 

Check out the flagged occupations and read below:

Production Manager (Mining)

Engineering Technologist

Environmental EngineerNaval Architect

Medical Laboratory Scientist


Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

Medical Radiation Therapist

Occupational Therapist


Speech Pathologist

General Practitioner





Intensive Care Specialist


Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Medical Practitioners nec




Psychologists nec


Boat Builder and Repairer


Accountant (General)

Management Accountant

Taxation Accountant


Land Economist


Ship’s Engineer

Ship’s Master

Ship’s Officer



Other Spatial Scientist

Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Quantity Surveyor

Structural Engineer

Transport Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Production or Plant Engineer

Aeronautical Engineer

Agricultural Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Are you on the flagged list? Start your process now to make sure you can apply for Permanent Australian Residency. Your occupation is still in high demand, but not for long.

The Australian Minister of Immigration and Border Protection might remove these occupations from the SOL on the 1st of July.

The SOL is the list of skilled occupations that are in high demand and qualify you for an Independent Skilled visa category.

Having a demanded occupation will assure that your application goes through the process without any hassle.

The requests on the labor market change every year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics announces before an occupation disappears from the SOL. They put a flag sign on it.  The last subclass 189 Visas for these occupations are being processed this year.

Creating your case file will take roughly 2 to 4 months. Up until your file is created- that includes a full skills assessment – you are not considered to be in an immigration process. When the case file is ready, your profile is in a queue to be revised and to receive the Visa Invitation. This is why February is the ideal month to start your process. It gives us enough time to prepare your case & manage to file it before the occupation list changes in July. If you have a flagged occupation, you can still get the invitation this year.

In the last years, applicants who would have been 100% eligible, could not apply for Permanent Residency because their occupation was not in demand anymore and removed from the SOL/CSOL lists.  If you want to go to Australia, you need to start your process while the odds are in your favor.

Before you apply for Australian Residency, fill in the assessment form today and register for an Assessment with one of our MARA consultants if your occupation is on the list.


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