Australia’s New 491 Visa is Now Open

New skilled regional visas:

Two new skilled regional visas will open to applications on 16 November 2019.  These new visas will promote regional migration and replace two existing subclasses:

New Replaces
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) – first provisional stream
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) – Direct Entry stream


Benefits of new visas

  • Priority processing of regional applications
  • Incentives for migrants to stay in regional areas longer term as they build ties through workforce and community participation
  • Can apply for permanent residence without a second nomination stage, if eligible, through the subclass 191 visa (commences 16 November 2022)
  • Lower cost to employers with only one SAF levy stage for the subclass 494 nomination (compared to the two stages for the current subclass 482 to ENS subclass 186 permanent resident pathway)
  • More points available to subclass 491 visa applicants
  • Broader range of occupations available than non-regional pathways
  • Expanded and consistent classification of regional areas

The minimum taxable income for the subclass 494 and 191 visa will be set at the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) unless concessions are agreed (such as in relation to a DAMA). TSMIT is currently $53,900.

We will provide more information about the new skilled regional visas shortly.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa closes 16 November 2019

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Direct Entry (DE) stream visa will close to new applications from 16 November 2019. Employers/migration agents who intend to lodge RSMS nomination and visa applications under the DE stream should submit a request for assessment by a relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB) regarding local labour market conditions before this date.

Please contact us to get more details for this visa category.

If you want to avail this opportunity send your us your updated resume on

Further information OR schedule your appointment please contact


Turkey announced its citizenship by investment programme. It grants residency, citizenship and a second passport to applicants investing either in real estate or a bank deposit.

The bank deposit route is particularly attractive for investors. This requires $500,000 to be deposited into a bank account in Turkey which then needs to be maintained for a minimum of just 3 years. Importantly this investment can be in US Dollars. That eliminates the volatile currency risk of investing in Turkish real estate. Retaining liquid funds in this way leading to a second citizenship ranks Turkey as one of the lowest cost citizenship by investment programmes on the market.

A Turkish passport allows visa free travel (or visa on arrival) to 114 countries worldwide. Turkey also holds out the possibility of eventual visa free access to the EU. Currently talks are ongoing although Turkey has some way to go in order to meet EU conditions.


Required minimum investment limits for the citizenship programme are as follows:

  • Real Estate Investment  $250,000
  • Bank Deposit                  $500,000
  • Capital Investment         $500,000

The real estate investment amount was originally set at $1 million and in September 2018 was drastically reduced along with that for capital investment and bank deposits. The investment was required into real estate, shares of Turkish companies or government issued bonds. Citizenship of Turkey is granted after 3-6 months following the applicants investment. The applicant must hold the investment for a minimum of 3 years.


Residency in Turkey is also available through investment in real estate although the permit needs to be renewed every six months.

Please contact us to get more details for this visa category.

If you want to avail this opportunity send your credentials along with your updated resume on

Further information OR schedule your appointment please contact

Balance the Parents Residence Policy with Parents Long Term Temporary Visa Policy

The government’s new Parents’ residence policy is currently hugely criticized. The government is quite right if they wanted to develop an immigration policy which is meant to favor New Zealand. But this newly introduced parents residence policy is apparently in no way in favor of the country.

At one side, the high salary threshold as set for sponsorship would discourage the highly skilled migrants to select NZ in the future to migrate rather they would prefer to move towards the country like Canada and Australia who have more to offer for their parents.

On the other hand, already settled skilled migrants in NZ would also start thinking to relocate to other countries and NZ would definitely struggle in next few years to retain them.

This predictable negative outcome can be avoided if the government devised a policy which is WIN/WIN for both NZ and for the skilled migrants. This can be possible if some long term temporary visas should also be introduced alongside for the migrants’ parents that I believe would be useful to mitigate the negative impact of this new parents residence policy.

The objective of the proposed long term temporary parents visa policy should be, to not only retain the skilled migrants in the country but also to keep NZ an attractive destination for highly skilled migrants in the future.

To achieve the purpose, Australia and Canada’s types long term temporary parents’ visas can be taken as examples. The parents of the below categories of the migrants can be facilitated with such types of long term temporary visas:

  • Those who are residents for 7+ years in New Zealand
  • Those who are working under current LTSSL occupation
  • Those who can provide long term medical insurance for their parents


Australia 476 Visa From Pakistan


Australian Recognized Graduate visa for 18 months is designed for those Engineers who have recently completed Bachelor of Engineering from recognized institutes by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).


Potential Candidates

If you are meeting the following criteria you can be a prospective nominee for the Recognized Graduate Visa.

AgeNot above 31

QualificationRecognized Engineering Degree (Bachelor degree, Master degree, Doctoral degree or
Post Graduate Diploma)

English Language Ability  – Competent  (6.0 overall with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent)

Date of Graduation –  Within last two years

ENGINEERING MAJOR – Major area of study in one of these engineering fields:

Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering -Mechanical, Production and Plant Engineering

Mining and Material Engineering


Please contact us to get more details for this visa category.

If you want to avail this opportunity send your credentials along with your updated resume on

Further information OR schedule your appointment please contact



Study in New Zealabd for Pakistani students


Study in New Zealabd for Pakistani students

— New Policy, New Opportunities —

  1. More chances for students to be eligible for PR after studies
  2. High visa chances for study in NZ’s regional institutions
  3. Full time work rights on PhD or Masters by research program
  4. One year job search visa after studies
  5. 20 hr/wk work during studies for Level 7 or Higher
  6. Full time work rights for spouse (for level 8 or higher program).
  7. Affordable tuition fee, to be paid after visa approval
  8. Religious tolerance and multicultural environment
  9. Quality education with world best ranked universities
  10. Fast visa processing with ISAS Consultants’ higher ratio of success
  11. Encouraging visa policy for post graduate level studies in Engineering, IT, Education, Food Science & Media Sciences

For more info contact ISAS Consultants today!
Mobile/Whatsapp: 0316-2666551 / 0316-2666552
Phone: 021 3-4987124 / 4980174
Skype: isas.consultants

New Zealand Education Expo – Regent Plaza Karachi [PHOTO GALLERY]

NZ Education promotion has now kicked off in Pakistan!

ISAS would like to thank Allah and all of you who have made our yesterday’s event (NZ Education – Karachi Expo) a great success.

A large participation from the interested candidates was beyond our expectations and interestingly majority of participants were meeting the current criteria of New Zealand student visa at post graduate level.

According to some of the participants, a one to one meeting with trained counselors and licensed advisor has made it a wonderful opportunity to them to discuss their cases in detail and get the assessment outcome on the spot.

We are now moving to Lahore to conduct the same on 1st November at Avari hotel with the aim that talented Lahorities should not miss the opportunity to explore New Zealand and to asess their chances of eligibility.

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3 things that can increase your chances of getting hired in NZ

An individual might possess all the required skills that are needed to get him/her a job in New Zealand but that is not the end of the story. There are still some factors one needs to overcome in order to perfectly fit in into the New Zealand job scene.

Here is a list of factors one should be mindful of in order to be all set for their respective jobs in the New Zealand marketplace:

Get familiar with the New-Zealand workplace environment:
Try to understand the workplace environment of New Zealand, this will be handy for you as it will show your employer that you know how the kiwi workplace functions.

Learn the difference between English and Kiwi-English:
The style and accent of the English language spoken by Kiwis is slightly different than the normal English, so an individual no matter how well versed he is in English, might experience some problems in understanding the local Kiwi lingo. It is advised to get comfortable with the Kiwi English beforehand to avoid any problems.

Try some volunteering work:
Taking part in jobs that a volunteering based is a great way to make connections and to get familiarized with the way New-Zealand works. Also, it helps out the individual to gain experience in skills that may turn out to be valuable when he/she applies for the actual job.


Must try food and drinks in New Zealand

Great! So you have finally landed in New Zealand and after you find your place to stay and make some other arrangements you are all set to do some sightseeing and a little bit of adventuring. Finding a decent place to stay and the places to sight see in New Zealand are very well documented but what about the food?
Since you are in New Zealand, it would not be a very wise choice not to try out the food New Zealand is famous for. The local cuisine offers just about everything ranging from simplicity to outlandish foods, from a tourist’s perspective of course.

So here is a list of some of the must-haves if you are in New Zealand:


1) Pavlova 

This is a type of delicious cake that melts in the mouth, topped with cream and fruit. It is the prime go to dessert for Kiwis, popular primarily for its sweetness and tenderness.

2) “L&P”

L and P, This is a beverage (soft drink) that can only be found in New Zealand. Chances for finding this in another country are very rare. L&P basically is a mixture of lemonade and carbonated water obtained from the town of Paeroa.

3) Kiwifruit

Going to New Zealand and not eating the famed Kiwifruit? That’s not right. Although the fruit is available everywhere but who ever visits New Zealand has to try the tangy fruit.

4) Lamb Meat / Mutton Meat

New Zealand is a country that is estimated to have around a 10-1 ration of sheep to human. Meaning, for every single human, 10 sheep are present. This means that a visitor can ask for lamb meat at just about any particular restaurant




Australian Immigration has reduced Residence Application Processing in 2015


In 2015, Australian Immigration has reduced Residence Application Processing Time and now the application at residence stage is taking between 6-8 months.

We have so far received 10+ grants from Jan-April 2015 in which successful clients are:

IT Professionals (Software Engineer, Computer Network & Systems Engineer etc.)
Engineering Professionals (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical etc.)

If your occupation falls in any of the above with at least 03 years relevant work experience, you are highly recommended to check chances for Australian Skilled Immigration.
Interested Candidates can contact us at:

Further information visit OR schedule your appointment please contact

D-2 Provincial Trade Centre
SB-39 Block 13-B University Road
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi
Tel: +92213-4987124 / 4980174 / 03062622004


KIWI’s are the happiest people in the world











According to a study, it has been found that Kiwi’s are generally much more content as compared to the population of the rest of the world. In a 2014 study, which included around 10,000 people revealed that around 8 out of 10 Kiwi’s rated their life above or equal to 8 in terms of overall happiness.

About 90% of New Zealanders rated their contentment on the higher side.

It was also observed that for a normal New Zealander, four particular factors play a key role in the increase and the sustainability for a Kiwi, those factors included;

  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Relationships
  • A nice place to live

Beside the above factors, the different stages of life such as youth, adulthood and old age played a key role in determining the happiness of a Kiwi’s. Education was also an important factor to some extent for their happiness.
According to the NZ Statistics:

“Qualification level is a key determinant of the level of personal income. The more qualified a person is, the more likely they are to earn a higher income which could explain the relationship between HIGHER EDUCATION and overall life satisfaction.”

So, according to this survey, Education is something that can be cashed upon by individuals that are looking to get settled over at New-Zealand. The more skill or the more qualified a person is, the more chances the individual will have of finding a more than decent source of income in New Zealand and to be part of those 90% Kiwis that are the happiest people on earth.

ISAS provides you with the opportunity to go forward and grab the chance to get study and settled permanently in New Zealand.

Interested? Send your CV for free assessment today at;