Effects of latest changes in Australian Immigration law fo subclass 189, 190 and 489 applicants

How do the latest changes in Australia immigration law affect someone who is trying for an Australia visa under subclass 189, 190 and 489?

The year 2018 has recorded some alterations and reformations in the certain rules and policies of the Australian Immigration. Most of the changes are in the support of immigrants while the rest didn’t go well with the immigrants who want to migrate to Australia. Australia is the favorite destination for the expats because of its living standard and career opportunities. The straightforward way to settle in Australia permanently is through the General Skilled Migration. Subclass 189, Subclass 190, and Subclass 489 are the visa categories through which the expats can immigrate to Australia on the permanent basis.

Latest changes that have been made in Australian Immigration rules and Policies

a) Increase of 5 five points in Australian point system

Previously, the applicants have to score 60 points on the Australian points system that determines your eligibility for permanent residency visas. The Australian Points system examines whether the applicants are eligible to apply for the visa depending on the factors like Age, Qualification, Work experience, English Language proficiency etc. W.e.f 1 July 2018, the applicants now have to score 65 points to qualify for the visa categories like Subclass 189, subclass 190, and Subclass 489.

b) Accession in visa fees

The Australian Government has raised the visa fees for the applicants who are going to apply for the visa from 1st July 2018. This decision is made by the government to generate $410 million dollars in a four-year plan from 2017 to 2021.  The cost of Subclass 189, subclass 190, and Subclass 489 visa has been increased to $3755.

c) Australian Skilled occupation list got changed

The skilled occupation list of Australia has been changed. This occupation list is the criteria to check whether your occupation is mentioned on the list. This list consists of all the occupations that are facing labor gap and need to be filled immediately. The applicants who want to apply under General Skilled Visas can check whether their occupation is in demand.

d) Global Talent Visa Scheme

The Global talent Scheme has been begun by the Australian government on a trial basis for twelve months. This scheme has two streams- the first one is the start-up stream and the other one is the business stream.  The idea to preface this scheme is to entice the skilled professionals who can participate and bring innovative ideas to intensify Australia’s tech industry.

Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 allows the individual to live and work anywhere in Australia and have to score 65 points to be eligible. However, if you fail to score 65 points, you can apply for the Subclass 190 and subclass 489 where you get an additional 5 and 10 points in their overall points score.

For availing more information about the Australian Immigration, feel free to get in touch with the Immigration experts by dialing official helpline +91-7042184185 or write down your queries on info@makevisas.com.