Skills Assessment Expired? Don’t worry. You can Still Lodge a Valid Skilled Visa Application.
According to the latest update, the Department of Home Affairs allows visa applicants to lodge their skilled visa application even though their skills assessment expired.
It has been an issue for skilled visa applicants as most of the time they receive an invitation to lodge the visa application, their skills assessment has expired.
To overcome this issue, the Department of Home Affairs allows you to lodge your Australian skilled visa application even though your skills assessment expired, with a note that you must provide evidence of your intention to renew your skills assessment.
ONE derland Consulting has summarized this great news below for you.
How to lodge your skilled visa application with your skills assessment being expired
When you receive your invitation to lodge the skilled visa application, you will have 60 days to finalize it. While completing your skilled visa application, you must get your skills assessment renewed directly.
While your new skills assessment is still in process, you can submit your expired skills assessment to your skilled visa application.
You must make sure that you will get your new skills assessment within the 60 days deadline to lodge your Australian skilled visa application.
What differentiates it from the previous application steps?
Previously, your skilled visa application might be considered invalid when your skills assessment expired. As you might have been aware, you must provide a valid skills assessment to make your Australian skilled visa application valid.
Now you can submit your skilled visa application with an expired skills assessment. It is applicable under one important exception that you must directly get your skills assessment renewed within 60 days after you receive your invitation.
How to renew your skills assessment
The steps, processing time and cost would depend on each skill assessing authority.
It would be best for you to contact the relevant skill assessing authority directly to get detailed information.
What does it mean to you?
The update brings a great way out for you if your skills assessment expired. You still have the chance to lodge your skilled visa application while renewing your skills assessment at the same time.
The new update might be confusing, so we have one solution for you:
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