Visas & Immigration Services

General Skilled Migration (GSM)

News and updates

Visa Migration Services Australia assists in case management for the following visas:

  • 189 - Skilled Independent
  • 190 – Skilled Nominated
  • 489 - Skilled - Regional (Provisional)

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Skilled migration news and updates

ACT GSM program closes for overseas applicants 

25-Aug-2017 -  The ACT Migration Program under the General Skilled Migration (/Our-Immigration-Services/general-skilled-migration) framework (Visa Subclasses 189 - Skilled Independent and 190 - Skilled Nominated) has been.. read more

WA to resume some RSMS Nominations 

29-Mar-2017 -  This month Skilled Migration Western Australia announced that all nominations under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme for the Visa Subclass 489 - Skilled - Regional (Provisional) under the General Sk.. read more

Western Australia Skilled Migration Program to Cease 

15-Mar-2017 - Skilled Migration Western Australia has announced: New applications to certify positions under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) will cease. A review of the State Nominated Migration Program a.. read more

Victoria Closes Skilled Visa Applications for ICT Occupations 

09-Nov-2016 -  Due to a large volume of skilled visa nomination applications received, applications for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) occupations will not be accepted from 11 November 2016 to 6 March 201.. read more

Where the future jobs will be 

05-Apr-2016 -  An article in today’s The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) provides some insight into Australian occupation trends and their impact on the Skilled Occupations List and Skilled Consolidated Occupations List.. read more

South Australia to refuse certain GSM applications.  

31-Mar-2016 -  Applications seeking nomination under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program for visas 190 - Skilled Nominated and 489 Skilled - Regional (Provisional) should be aware that missing information will res.. read more

MA Reports future IT skills shortages 

17-Nov-2015 -  Migration Alliance (MA) reports that Australian technology companies may move operations offshore if immigration rules are not made more flexible. (The following article is extracted from the Migration Alli.. read more

High Court challenge to Cap & Cease 

12-Oct-2015 -  Are you affected by the decision to cap and cease Subclass 175 Skilled – Independent visa, the Subclass 176 Skilled – Sponsored visa and the 475 Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa? VMS.. read more

Shortage of skilled workers in Western Sydney  

12-Oct-2015 -  Key findings in a report titled The Greater Western Sydney Skills Barometer has found that the Western Sydney region will require a concerted response to skills shortage in key areas of employment such as b.. read more

Media reaction to cap and cease of skilled migration visas 

06-Oct-2015 -  The decision to cap (http://www.vmsa.com.au/announcements/cap-and-cease-for-skilled-migration-visas) the allocation of skilled migration visas across 2015-2016 for the now defunct 175, 176 and 485 visas has.. read more

Cap and Cease for Skilled Migration Visas 

25-Sep-2015 -  Capping is a restriction on the number of grants for a particular visa in a calendar year. DIBP have announced the following visas for the 2015-2016 have been capped with the numbers for each visa underline.. read more