How have Australian immigration policies been affected in 2020?

Dec 11, 2020

Circumstances from the year 2020 have not been a cakewalk and the same can be reflected in the immigration policy changes taking place in Australia.

Let’s have a closer look at the changes in the immigration policy that will significantly affect the PR applications, shall we?

Spike in the visa application charges

The Home Affairs Department in Australia has announced that certain visa types will face a scramble when it comes to application charges. From student visa, General Skilled Migration, Graduate Temporary Subclass 485, Business Migration to the Significant Investor Visa, the Australian government has decided to bring about an increase.

Increase in the point score

Aspiring immigrants have always been motivated to get a high point score by gearing up to study and settle in their dream continent. However, it seems that with the commencing of the new year, the point score will shoot up immensely.

In no small measure, the minimum score to tap good opportunities is 65 points. Furthermore, the chances of applicants bagging a higher score will always have an upper edge over the rest of the applicants. There is a multitude of opportunities, which immigrants can explore in the labyrinth of promised opportunities.

To add to the advantage, migration experts say that single applicants can bag a bonus and significant 10 points. Whereas, the spouse of a skilled immigrant with a good Skilled Assessment Report can tap extra 10 points. In case, the spouse has the great ability to take any English language competency then additional 5 points can also be claimed. STEM qualification is another bonus where you could earn 10 points, whereas a legit sponsorship can get the highest pointer of 15 points.


Student visa changes

Talking about the dreamy continent, the visa of immigrants is based on crucial factors including individual merits, proficiency in English (marked as per the band score), financial requirements, and key education qualifications. In no small measure, the requirements concerning this keep on changing and it mostly depends on the kind of qualification and immigration risk.

Talking about the recent changes, there has been a fluctuation in the financial capacity of the students of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, altered by the Australian government. Thus, it seems like an entry from the Indian-sub continent will get a little difficult since they need to find an alternative to the hike in a financial capacity.

This makes the students from their countries fall under the high-risk category, making them jump from Level 2 to Level 3. The student visa changes also call for their parents to disclose their income, which needs to cross a certain hiked mark.

Partner visas

Partner visa in Australia was one of the greatest advantages of the sea locked continent. However, the year 2020 had other plans. Migration visa experts claim that the process of claiming a partner visa in Australia will come with complex requirements.

The process will be a solid costly affair and will not be easy to fulfill. Furthermore, the period for approval will rise, not only making it one of the costliest visas in the rough year of 2020 but also one of the more complicated ones.

Proposed Changes for the SOL

There is a possibility that 11 occupations from the list of Skilled Occupation List will be removed whereas a few may be added to that list. Clear instructions and changes for the same are yet to be officially disclosed.

Wrapping Up

States in the land down under have already announced their preference to the graduates and migrants residing in regional areas. Thus, there are scores of changes that you need to stay updated with regarding new immigration rules. It is time to resort to PEFC Global to stay updated with what is happening all across the continent, especially when it comes to tapping opportunities.

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