Today, the Government announced there will be an increase of 2,000 regional visas due to the high demand and a rise in visa grants in the first quarter of the program year. The regional/non-regional dichotomy will be split into three categories: Major cities, Cities and major regional centres, and Regional centres and all other locations. This will impact the new Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa and Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa. Incentives for these areas are also explained, including the potential for an additional 2 years for international students who study at a regional university for a Subclass 485 - Temporary Graduate visa under the Post-Study Work stream.Read More
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A request by the Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on partner visas has uncovered increasing delays in processing applications, which in turn ridicules claims made by the government that it has reduced Australia’s permanent visa grant numbers.Read More
The Department of Home Affairs has made known that the minimum salary threshold for nominations for 494 visa and the minimum taxable income threshold for 191 visas will be pinned to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) which is currently $53,900 per annum, with exceptions for 494 nominations under labour agreements and Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs). There is, however, an important difference on how this will operate for both visas.Read More
Distinguished Talent visas, which are subclass 124 and 858 visas, can now be made online through the Department of Home Affairs’ website. This is different from an Internet application, which is also explained as well as the benefits and detriments to both methods.Read More