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Australia:Immigration Changes from 1 July

A quick summary of Australia Immigration Changes from July 2021

New Changes in Australia Immigration from July 2021 are almost here:

๐Ÿ“Œ Temporary visa holders in the tourism and agriculture sectors can extend their stay in Australia, while onshore international students working in the disability, aged care, medical, and agriculture, tourism, and hospitality sectors can work more than 40 hours per fortnight.

๐Ÿ“Œ These changes aim to address labour shortages across some critical sectors while Australia’s international border remains shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

๐Ÿ“Œ The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List has been expanded with 22 new occupations added to it.

๐Ÿ“Œ Australian citizenship applications will cost more and new migrants will wait longer to access welfare.

๐Ÿ“Œ A new stand-alone agriculture visa will be introduced and extended to 10 ASEAN countries.

๐Ÿ“Œ The 2021-22 migration planning level is maintained at 160,000 places and will carry over the composition from 2020 to 21, including 79,600 places for the Skill stream.

๐Ÿ“Œ The Business Innovation and Investment Program, Global Talent Program, and Employer-Sponsored Program will be prioritized.

๐Ÿ“Œ In 2020-21, the number of places available in the Business, Investment and Innovation Program had almost doubled to 13,500 places, while the Global Talent Independent program allocation tripled to 15,000.

๐Ÿ“Œ For Family Visas, the number will remain at 77,300.

๐Ÿ“Œ From 1 July 2021, the number of streams and subclasses in the program is being reduced to four from nine.

๐Ÿ“Œ The $200,000 funding threshold requirement for the Entrepreneur stream has been scrapped and the pathway to permanent residency has been made easier.

Contact a registered migration agent today if you need assistance with your visa application: info@visalounge.com.au or call 0407 048 955.