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Australia announces new visa measures for Singapore to encourage traveling to Australia

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Australia announces new visa measures for Singapore to encourage traveling to Australia

Australia announces new visa measures for Singapore to encourage traveling to Australia

 

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton announced on Friday, 6 May 2016 that the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will be introducing two significant changes for visitor visa applications from Singapore nationals.

The two changes to be introduced are:

  1. Making Singapore an eligible country for the Work and Holiday Visa Programme
  2. Allow Singaporeans to apply for a longer validity visitor visa with multiple entry features 

The inclusion of Singapore as an eligible country for the Work and Holiday visa means that Singaporean youths aged 18 to 30 years of age will be able to travel and work in Australia for a period of up to 12 months. It is expected that 500 places will be made available to Singapore for the Work and Holiday visa on an annual basis.

The availability of a visitor visa with a longer validity and the ability to make multiple entries will enable visitors from Singapore to travel easier and more frequently to Australia. It is expected that this will boost tourism numbers and improve bilateral understanding of the culture and environment between both countries.

The announced changes will be implemented at a later date and we will bring you further updates once more information becomes available from the DIBP.

This information is accurate on 12 May 2016

Source:

  1. http://www.minister.border.gov.au/peterdutton/2016/Pages/Australia-enhances-visa-programme-with-Singapore.aspx

 

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