According to the recent updates by the Australia Legislation Government, there are changes to the Points System for General Skilled Migration Visas. These changes will be in effect from 16th November 2019. However, these changes will also be applicable for the present Subclass 489 visa, Subclass 190 visa, Subclass 189 visa and the New Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa.
The changes made by the legislation for the Australia Point Calculation include:
There are even changes implemented for a few cases where all points except partner qualifications are equal. For such situations, the invitations will be ranked according to the below-mentioned order:
First: Applications with Skilled Spouse or de facto partner.
Equal First: Applications without a Spouse or de facto partner.
Second: Applications with a spouse or de facto partner with eligible language proficiency and ineligible skilled partner points.
Third: Applications with a spouse or de facto partner with ineligible language proficiency or skilled partner points.
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