WHM visas: More changes coming, including 3rd WHM visa, higher annual caps on 462 visas

WHM visas: More changes coming, including 3rd WHM visa, higher annual caps on 462 visas

More reforms to Subclass 417 - Working Holiday visas and Subclass 462 - Work and Holiday visas, including a third-year visa from 1 July 2019, lifting annual caps and increasing the number of regions deemed as regional, all in the name of attracting more agricultural workers to fill labour shortages.

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Subclass 403 – Pacific Labour Scheme Stream to commence on 1 July 2018; Seasonal Worker Programme amendments

Subclass 403 – Pacific Labour Scheme Stream to commence on 1 July 2018; Seasonal Worker Programme amendments

A new Pacific Labour Scheme stream for the Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa will be added on 1 July 2018, lead by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Other reforms to this visa will be multi-year multi-entry visas and visa conditions allowing visa holders to work for other employers in certain circumstances.

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ImmiAccount down after 29 June; facial images required for TSS and ENS/RSMS visas from 1 July 2018

ImmiAccount down after 29 June; facial images required for TSS and ENS/RSMS visas from 1 July 2018

ImmiAccount will be down sometime after close of business Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday for platform upgrades. One new feature will be for Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa, Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa, and Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa applicants to provide a biometric facial image as part of any application from 1 July 2018.

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