19 July 2017

AUSTRALIA:  High-Salary exception 

The Australian authorities have reversed its decision to retroactively enforce the elimination of the high-salary exemption for skill and language requirements for employer-sponsored permanent visas under the Subclass 186 and 187 streams.  In order to qualify for the high-salary exemption, the applicant must make at least 180,001 AUD per year. 

How does this affect the client?

Applicants who have not receive a final decision and who have filed their application before 1 July, remain eligible based on their high-salary to be exempted from the skills assessment and the English language requirement.  This reversal is effective immediate and will affect applications of the Primary subclass 186 and 187 Direct Entry Stream seeking to be exempted from the aforementioned skill and language tests. 



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