Overview Australia Immigration News
Very exciting news: big updates in the Skilled migration program in Australia. Interim State Allocation has been announced with a significant increase in the number of permanent places.
Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and Skilled Nominated 190 Visa
The 189 Visa is a permanent visa that allows skilled workers to live in Australia. Talk to one of the best migration lawyers – a leader in immigration law a master migration lawyer.
Following that, the jobs and skills summit held in Canberra on the 1,2 September 2022 has announced a lot of current Australian immigration initiatives. There are some key points to be mentioned later in this blog regarding the summit outcomes. There is still much more news to come in the future. We believe this year’s migration program is very promising. This article will discuss all the latest Australian Immigration updates in September and August 2022:
- State Allocation Confirmation from Australian Government for Program year 2022-2023
- State Nomination visa 491 and visa 190 Update
- Visa 189 Skilled independent invitation round
- Skills Summit Outcomes
- Agriculture Industry challenges
- Post Study work visa 485 Extension for Select degree (minimum 4 years duration)
- SA Skilled Migration Program update
- Business Visa Australia update on allocations and requirements
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THIS VISA ALLOW YOU TO:
This visa provides the holder with Australian permanent residency with no conditions. The holder can live and work wherever they like in Australia. Although the visa is granted based on the holder being skilled in a specific occupation, once granted, the visa doesn’t require you to seek or maintain employment in this occupation.
TO APPLY FOR THE SUBCLASS 189 VISA:
To apply for this visa you must be qualified and under 45 years of age when you apply for this visa. Your nominated occupation, which fits your skills and qualifications, must be on the list of approved occupations for migration to Australia, which is adjusted by the Government from time to time. (Skilled Occupations List from DIBP) Before you apply for a visa you have to obtain a positive skills assessment by the relevant Australian skills assessing authority. You also have to show recent work experience for a period of time in your field, or in another field that is on the skilled occupation list. In addition you have to show threshold English and also meet the health, character and public interest requirements. To be granted this visa you must pass what is called the Points Test. Points are allocated for qualifications, age, English language ability, work experience, your spouse’s skills. Extra points are given to those applicants who have family in Australia, who have Australian qualifications or those with skills in demand.
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Sub 491 Skill Visa. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)
The Skilled Independent (Permanent) subclass 189 visa
This Visa is for:skilled applicants that wish to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. Applicants are not required to have an employer to sponsor them or be nominatetd by a State or Territory government.
- be under 45 years of age
- have a nominated occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)
- obtained a positive skills assessment
- have at least competent English – e.g. IELTS 6.0 for all bands or equivalent (higher scores may be required to be awarded additional points)
- score at least 65 points from the Point Test
What is the application process?
- Check eligibility against points test
- Obtain positive skills assessment and required English test results
- Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect
- Submit visa application within 60 days of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and include all supporting documents for the application