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Australia has made key change in its Point system for Skilled Migration Program

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 14, Sep 2016

visas default image Australia has made a crucial change in its point system for Skilled Migration Program. It will now allocate 5 additional points to the student of Australian institutions. Australia’s point based immigration system and point tested skilled visas are popular worldwide and this important change is likely to affect a huge number of Australia Immigration applicants.

Who is likely to get benefited from this change?

As already conveyed, Australia will now allocate five additional points to the students from Australian Institutions. However, such extra points will only be allocated to the students of Doctorate level (PhD) and masters by research qualifications in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and ICT domains of education. The change will be effective from September 10, 2016. The existing change is a part of the crucial visa changes being brought under the National Innovation and Science Agenda to magnetize the “best and the brightest” skilled immigrants to Australia.

A New Entrepreneur Visa

Now a new Entrepreneur Visa is available for the applicants under the Business Innovation and Investment Program. This latest visa has been designed to permit the entrepreneurs with $200,000 in funding from particular third party to expand and commercialize their pioneering ideas and thoughts in Australia. This visa also provides a pathway to permanent residency (PR) in Australia to the successful applicants.

Eligibility Criteria for Entrepreneur visa

In order to become eligible to apply for this visa, an applicant need to

  • be below 55 years of age
  • have a skilled level of English
  • have an agreement for minimum $200,000 to develop your entrepreneurial venture in Australia
  • Possess at least 30 percent interest in that entrepreneurial project or undertaking
  • Be nominated by a state or territory government agency in Australia.
As an applicant you can secure funding from the below entities, i.e.
  • State, and territory government,
  • Publically funded research organizations,
  • Investors registered as a venture capital limited partnerships
  • Commonwealth agencies
Significance of the key changes

Australia is one of the most desired immigration destinations in the world. The land of Kangaroos attracts a variety of immigrants, i.e. Skilled Migrants, international Students, Businessmen, Tourists, annually. Hence, the significance of these changes is immense especially for the skilled migrants and the applicants under Business Innovation and Investment category.

Many applicants, who were waiting for their turns may get benefit from the just announced immigration rule changes. If you are also looking to apply for the any of the above programs as an aspirant, you are advised to apply under expert guidance and advice.

How to get vital assistance to apply for Skilled Migrant or Entrepreneur category of Visa?

If you are looking to get complete assistance and support to apply for the skilled migrant or Entrepreneur program, you may coordinate with the certified immigration expert and professionals at Visas Avenue Immigration. Visas Avenue is a registered immigration consultancy service for Australia Immigration and Visa process. You will get inclusive assistance in the application process from start till end.

To start the process, speak to the experts at Visas Avenue at 011-48447777 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), or 080-46668222 (Bangalore). Alternatively, mail your enquiries or feedback at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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