Government taking actions to process visas faster
There have been increased in the number of visa applications to Australia and the Government is processing the backlog of visa applications on an urgent priority.
The Department is prioritising processing of key offshore caseloads – temporary skilled, student and visitor – so more people can travel to Australia and contribute to economic growth, and assist with labour shortages.
Increase in visa applications
6.6% increase in the visa application in June 2022 from May 2022
10.6% increase in visa finalisation in June 2022
Further visa support for Ukrainians in Australia
The Government is continuing to support Ukrainians and their immediate family members in Australia by providing access to additional visa pathways.
Ukrainian nationals who arrive on a temporary visa and are unable to access any further visa options and cannot return to Ukraine, may apply for a Bridging E (subclass 050) visa or a Protection (subclass 866) visa.
Australian Government calls for Submissions on shaping the Humanitarian Program
Submissions close at 5pm on 12 August 2022. Australia’s Humanitarian Program 2022-23 discussion paper and information on how to provide a submission is available on the Home Affairs.
Tasmania Skilled Migration Program Updates 2022-23 – Program year new requirements and processes published
Details of the revised requirements for state visa nomination for the 2022-23 program year are now available on the Migration Tasmania website.
The requirements will come into effect once Migration Tasmania receives confirmation from the Australian Government on their nomination allocation for 2022-23.
Tasmania Skilled Migration Program 2022-23 includes the following:
For Students; For Skilled Employees; For Business Operators; For Long-Term Residents; For Overseas Candidates; For all Candidates.
The 2022-23 Victoria Skilled Migration Program will be OPEN to offshore applications
The Victorian Governments Skilled Migration Program for 2022-23 will open soon. The 2022-23 program will have expanded eligibility criteria across both skilled migration visa subclasses 190 and 491 and will be open to offshore applications.