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ACS Australia has announced key updates regarding Skill Assessment Requirements

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Jan 2020

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  • Provide high quality colour scans of all documents (black and white documents no longer accepted)
  • Provide 2 different forms of payment evidence to support employment claims
  • A person who acts as a deponent in a statutory declaration or affidavit must provide evidence of their working relationship with the applicant
Australian Computer Society (ACS) has announced some crucial updates with regards to the Skill Assessment process and requirements. The applicants looking to apply Australian Skilled visa this year, must take note of these key changes. The ACS is accredited as a relevant Assessing Authority for ICT skills occupations that features in the List of Eligible Skilled Occupations, Australia.The ACS is designated by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.'

New updates announced by ACS Australia

You must go through latest updates prior to submitting your migration skills assessment application. The Find below the key updates issued by ACS Australia for the Migration Skills Assessment:
  • Statutory Declarations Requirements
The acceptance of Statutory Declarations or Affidavits in place of experience letters with roles will be subject to the verification and at discretion of the ACS and noted to the Department of Home Affairs for authentication against fraud and plagiarism.
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The following Statutory Declarations/Affidavits are NOT appropriate:

  • Does NOT contain words to the effect Sworn Before or Signed Before or Witnessed Before.
  • From a junior colleague
  • Stating the referee agrees with what the applicant has written in another document
  • Stamp and signature of Notary Public does not state that the referee's signature is witnessed
  • Signature of Notary Public only states Attested Copy.
  • The declaration is NOT witnessed on the same day
  • Duties copy and pasted directly from ANZSCO will not be accepted
  • Service letters Requirement

Apart from the statutory declarations, the service letters of the applicant & the Supervisor or Manager signing the declaration is required. Further an explanation from the company on the letterhead of the company as to why they are not able to provide the roles & responsibilities in their official letter head. It is thoroughly up to the discretion of the ACS case officers to accept the declarations & other documents and it may ask for any document.
  • Proof of Payment Documents

Minimum 2 out of the following payment evidence documents for all the years of employment arecompulsory:
  • Income tax returns and form-16s and any other taxation documents for all the years
  • Payslips each per quarter for all the years
  • PF Statements or superannuation statements for all the years
  • Bank statements with salary credits for all the years
For any clarification or query with regards to the above ACS Skill Assessment change, you may send your queries to Visas Avenue email id -

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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.

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