Coming changes to immigration in Australia


The Australian government are making changes to the immigration rules, low wage industries have to lift the wages of migrant up to $16,000 from July onward, the government will lift the temporary skilled migration income threshold to $70,000.
The government is adding a 2 year extension to post study rights to international graduates, this will be in effect from July 1st, more so, the permissible work hour limit in Australia will be raised from 40 hours 48 hours per fortnight for foreign students.

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) of Australia has discontinued using the PMSOL (Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List to rank skilled visa applications, the skilled visa applications are processed according to government policy priority, as of now visa applications of teachers and healthcare workers will be prioritized.

The New South Wales has removed the earlier available points scores and work experience instructions for the Skilled Nominated visa, due to the greater availability of the Skilled Independent visa.

South Australia has received Nomination Allocation for over 8,000 places, The government has confirmed the final nomination allocation levels for South Australia for 2022-23. SA will issue nominations to over 8,000 candidates in between 2022-23 and SA has received these nominations for key visa categories.

The Government has also reformed the requirements for temporary visa applicants, this mainly involves the requirement regarding the medical examination required for Temporary visa applicants in Australia.

The government is also making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS subclass 482), which will make it easier for those who hold the visa to apply for residency. From July 1st, these visa holders can apply for Temporary Residence Transition (TRT), which means that skilled workers who are nominated by their employers to live and work in Australia permanently. This pathway is only fully accessible from 2024, those eligible must have been in Australia for at least one year between the 1st of February 2020 and the 14th of December 2021.

This change will also apply for those with the subclass 457 visa holders with an occupation on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

Another change is for 457 visa holders, which means they are no longer restricted by age from applying for a permanent residency through the TRT visa program. This change will be accessible in 2024, to be eligible for the exemption change, 457 visa holders will need to have had the visa from after 18th of April 2017 and have been in Australia between the 1st of February 2020 and the 14th of December 2021 for at least one year.

for more information look on the home affairs website