Every year from July 1st, Australia tends to change or implement new things for its immigration. Similarly, this year can even experience significant changes to its Australia’s Immigration System. Mr. Dizon, an immigration lawyer, practicing for Australia’s immigration programs, states the system as complicated. Due to the changing laws, Australia is always proved to be complex to understand for the applicants. The next coming months can result in many changes in the system, and these have to be known by every potential candidate for successful immigration. “July 1st is when the government sets quotas and planning levels for spots in state sponsorship and skilled migration.”
There will be an increase of 5.4% in many of the visa programs. These can result in several visa categories.
There can be a change in the points test system from November 2019. These changes may be included in the additional points section for applicants who are sponsored by a state government or relative in a regional area.
The modifications to the point test system include:
The processing time for these visa categories can be longer from now. Mr. Dizon states that “A procedural change will happen where the Australian partner must be approved to sponsor their spouse or de facto partner. You will no longer be able to lodge a partner visa immediately until your Australian sponsor has had their criminal history or character assessed.”
DAMA helps in sponsoring eligible applicants to regional employers. These sponsored temporary visas will then lead to obtaining an Australia Permanent Residency. Mr. Dizon shares that, the occupations included under DAMA usually have exemptions contained for language score, skills assessment, or work experience. The regions experiencing DAMA are Northern Territory, far North Queensland, Pilbara, Orana, South Australia, and Warrnambool. From July 1st, interested employers can participate in the program by sending their interest.
The Queensland business and skilled programs are presently closed and they will be not be opened on July 1st. These are scheduled to get started by the month-end of July. Also, the Business and skilled applicants are hereby stated that they shouldn’t submit an EOI for the programs of Queensland on or before of July 1st, 2019. The EOIs which are submitted either previously or before the opening of the Queensland program will not be considered. Applicants need to make sure that they submit new QSOL before submitting an EOI. This is an update related for applicants applying for state sponsorship with Queensland under 190 and 489 subclass.
The Trade Recognition Australia has stated that the Migration Skills Assessment and Migration Points Advice are now experiencing a major increase of application rates. This increase will be affecting to the processing times and assessments which are taking longer than 90 days.
Since they are assessing the application in the order they have received, they have made it clear for not contacting for status updates. For all applicants applying for Skills Assessment and Point Advice with TRA, the process can be taken up to 120 days.
The 2019-20 ACT Occupation List will apply to all Canberra Matrix submitted on or after 1 July 2019 (If you submitted a Canberra Matrix on or before 30 June 2019, your Matrix score for a nominated occupation is valid for six months).
Victoria: In the afternoon of Monday 15 July 2019, Victoria’s Skilled and Business Migration Program will be launching a new online application system for visa nomination.
The new system will allow you to:
With the new changes, Mr. Dizon justifies Australia immigration to be a bit tougher. However, the demand for skilled professionals remains the same, including regional areas. There are significant needs of skilled workers in many of the regions of Australia. Even the students are availing the best opportunities; for example, the Western Australia government is sponsoring graduate students from their state.
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