Choosing to move to Australia is a very exciting decision – congratulations! Now the question is, which visa is right for you? If you are able to invest, the 188C visa otherwise known as the Significant Investor visa (SIV) may be right for you. But what is it and how does it work?
On 06 October 2020, Australian government has handed down the federal budget 2020 which is to recover the Australian economy. 2020/2021 migration planning level has also been released shortly after the federal budget announcement.
In 2020 – 2021, the planning level for visas will remain at 160,000 places.
Global Talent Independent Program (GTI)
The Australian government will focus on attracting highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia in this calendar year. The Global Talent Independent program (GTI) has been allocated to 15,000 places for 2020-2021.
If you believe you are eligible to apply for a GTI, take only 5 minutes to complete our free online GTI assessment form. Our lawyers and registered migration agents will assess your eligibility and get back to you soon.
Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)
Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) has increased to 13,500 places.
In 2019 - 2020, the number of BIIP was 6862. It has increased by 6638 places in this calendar year, which has been almost doubled in comparison with the allocations in the past year.
The Family stream planning level has been allocated to 77,300 places in which 72,300 places are allocated for partner category which occupies 93.53% of the family stream allocations.
This leaves 5000 places for parent child and other family migration.
General Skilled Migration - 189, 190 and 491
It is disappointing news for those that are looking to do 189, 190 and 491 visas or Employer Sponsored Permanent residency visas.
With increases to GTI, Family and Business, then there will be less places available for 189, 190 and 491 and also for employer sponsored 186.
Australian government will increase places for above three categories Family & Partner stream, Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) & Global Talent Independent Program (GTI). This also means there are Skilled Migration Program will decrease around 30,000 places.
We understand that a drop in GSM numbers will be very disappointing for many, who have gone to the expense and effort to get their English tested and skills assessments done.
Migration planning level 2019/2020 Versus 2020/2021
Visa Application Charge (VAC)
Certain visa holders who are unable to travel to Australia due to COVID 19 Pandemic, you may be eligible to:
Extend visa period
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Business & Skilled Migration Queensland Australia (BSMQ) has announced it will temporarily open statement nomination program (BSMQ business and skilled program) from Tuesday 29 September 2020 until Monday 5 October 2020.
BSMQ indicates the following:
They will only pick up NEW EOIs lodged from Tuesday 29 September 2020.
The invitation will be closed if all supporting documents have not been uploaded in 24 hours.
At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Student Visas, Skilled Migration visas, Business visas, Employer-Sponsored visas, Partner, and other Family Migration visas, as well as Migration Review Tribunal, Judicial Review, and Ministerial Intervention. Based in Adelaide South Australia, our Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents provide migration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.
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