31 July 2007
Unlocking the door to Australian immigration for visa hopefuls
Good news for locksmiths today, with recent changes to Australian immigration legislation making it easier for them and a wide range of other professions to migrate Down Under.
The addition of the following professions to the MODL (Migration Occupations in Demand List) means that workers will receive bonus visa test points and be put on the fast-track to visa approval.
The full changes to the MODL are as follows. Occupations added are:
- Computing Professional with Sybase SQL 2231-79
- External Auditor 2212-11
- Architect 2121-11
- Quantity Surveyor 2122-11
- Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (avionics) 4114-15
- Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 4114-11
- Locksmith 4115-15
- Optical Mechanic 4999-11
- Painter and Decorator 4421-11
- General Electronic Instrument tradesperson 4314-11
Official Spokesperson for the Australian Visa Bureau, Tom W. Blackett commented on the changes: “This is great news for visa hopefuls in these occupations, and the legislation changes are certain to make the process easier for potential migrants.
“Navigating a successful move to Australia relies heavily on the applicant’s occupation, and working in a MODL named occupation is a very positive sign that success can be achieved both quickly and easily.
“However, the experience of a qualified migration consultant can’t be under-estimated. Migrating to Australia might give individuals the chance to start afresh, but there are many pitfalls to consider when preparing to make the move. Having a committed caseworker handle your visa application will make the process as stress-free as possible, and give you the assurance that your future is in safe hands.”
Anyone applying for an Australian visa should begin by taking Visa Bureau’s online assessment to see if they meet the basic legislative requirements.