New proposed changes in Australian Visas will be in effect from 1st July, 2019

Australian Immigration system has come up with changes which are going to take effect this year. Here, are some changes which are going to be implemented from 1st July 2019. Take a look at all the new visa program and changes which will come into an effect:

a) New Regional Visas

The Federal Government of Australia has made an announcement to introduce new visas for Regional Australia with 23,000 skilled visas reserved for individuals who have the aim to live and work in the regions. These two new provisional regional visas – Skilled Employer Sponsored Visa and Skilled Work Regional Visa are going to incept in November month of this year with 9,000 and 14,000 visa places available within the annual immigration cap of 160,000. Applicants holding these visas have to spend at least three years in regional areas to become eligible for Australian permanent residency. Also, a new regional permanent visa is going to take place in 2022.

b)    Additional Points for Skilled Migration

Candidates who are sponsored or nominated for these regional visas will get five extra points towards their overall points test. Additional 10 points will be given to the applicants with a skilled spouse and the ones without a spouse. Along with that, extra points will be benefitted to candidates for qualifications in STEM subjects.

  c)    New Parent Visa

From 1st July 2019, applications for the New Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa are going to be accepted. This visa was promised prior to the central election of 2016 but is going to implement this year after the legislation it was supposed to pass a previous year in October month through the Federal Parliament.  This new visa is connected with a sponsorship framework allowing Australian citizens and permanent residents to apply first to be approved sponsors. After getting the green signal, their parents will be eligible to apply for the visa allowing them to live and reside in the country for five years provided a single opportunity for renewal. The total number of visas issued under this visa is limited at 150,000 per year.

   d)    Lower Immigration Cap

The Immigration cap has been lowered to 160,000 from 190,000 and it will be maintained for over the next four years. The result of this cut will be absorbed by Skilled Independent Visas, which allow immigration applicants to live and work anywhere in Australia. Though, the yearly allocation of this subclass has also been slashed from 43,000 to around 18,000, making temporary residents in Australia worried about prolong of the temporary residency period on them.

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