21 May 2018

Victoria State Sponsorship Closure

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The Victorian Government has announced temporary closure of their state sponsorship programme.

The Victorian State Government have announced temporary closure of their state sponsorship programme. As a result applicants will be unable to apply for Victorian state sponsorship at this time.

All applications received prior to 15 May 2018 will continue to be processed; however delays may occur in providing outcomes for these applications.

The Victorian State Government have announced this closure as result of a high volume of applications received. Whilst this is a temporary measure have not stated when they will re-open applications.

As the points threshold for skilled migration remains inflated, an increasing number of applicants are seeking state sponsorship. Consequently it's becoming more difficult to secure state sponsorship and processing times are increasing.

If you want an accurate overview of all your skilled visa options, consult a Registered Migration Agent at Visa Bureau;

  1. Assess your eligibility for an Australian Visa by completing our FREE ONLINE ASSESSMENT.
  2. This service includes:

    • Your assessment will be reviewed by a Visa Bureau team member.
    • You will be advised of your visa options via email, including a detailed timeline document and a breakdown of visa costs.
    • You will receive a quote for using Visa Bureau's professional migration services.

  3. Discuss your Australian visa options with an experienced Registered Migration Agent at Visa Bureau. This service costs £60 for 30 minutes, and can be conducted either face-to-face, via Skype or telephone, and includes:
    • Professional advice and detailed explanation of the visa process
    • Identifying the best visa pathway for you
    • A full breakdown of the visa process, including a step-by-step timeline document and overview of all associated costs
    • Advice on obtaining a Skill Assessment for your nominated occupation
    • Determining the correct ANZSCO occupation and identifying any professional registration requirements
    • Discussing the medical and character requirements for the visa
    • Discussing any questions or concerns you may have about the visa process

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