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Upcoming November Changes in Australian Immigration

🇦🇺 AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION UPDATES: New Visa Changes Effective from 16th Nov 2019. 🇦🇺

Amendments in Migration Act 1958 and Migration Regulations have been made effective from 16th Nov 2019

Schedule 1 – Changes to certain skilled visas

-Introduction of Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional), a new and enhanced Points-tested visa to assist regional Australia, for applicants nominated by a state or territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible family member residing in a designated regional area a

-Closing of Subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional (Provisional)) visa (Subclass 489) to primary applicants seeking to satisfy the criteria for the grant of a Subclass 489 visa in the First Provisional Visa stream. Subclass 489 is superseded by Subclass 491.

−amend the points test in Schedule 6D to the Migration Regulations to award:

-15 points for nomination by a State or Territory government agency or sponsorship by a family member residing in regional Australia, to live and work in regional Australia;

-10 points for a skilled spouse or de facto partner;

-10 points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;

- 5 points for a spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English’;

-10 points for applicants without a spouse or de facto partner; and

− make a number of minor technical amendments.

Schedule 2 – Changes to Employer Nominated visas

Introduction of Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa, a new and enhanced employer-sponsored visa to assist regional Australia, with two streams: Employer-Sponsored and Labour Agreement;

-Brings employers seeking to employ foreign workers on a Subclass 494 visa under the sponsorship regime for employers in the Migration Act (Division 3A of Part 2 of the Migration Act); and

-Closing of Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) visa, except for certain transitional cohorts. Subclass 187 is superseded by Subclass 494;

Schedule 3 – New Permanent visa

Introduction of new Subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional)) visa for persons who hold a Subclass 491 or a Subclass 494 visa at the time of application. Eligibility criteria for the Subclass 191 visa, including that the primary applicant must:

-hold a regional provisional visa when they apply for the Subclass 191 visa, and

-have held that visa for at least three years;

-have earned a minimum income for at least three years as the holder of a regional provisional visa; and

-have complied with the conditions of the regional provisional visa. News Source & Credits: Australia Department of Home Affairs

For more information on Difference between 489 & 491 Visa, watch our YouTube video featuring Senior Immigration Consultant Mr. Adil Ismail, watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfdxK8V2vdY&t=14s

If you believe you will be effective with amendments in legislation and would like to know your prospects for Subclass 491 before or after 16th Nov 2019, Book a Consultation Now! Having 15+ years of experience, Superior Consulting can help you attain your goals! Call us at (021) 111-002-345 or Send a message on WhatsApp: wa.me/+923452206613 or Email us at info@superior.com.pk

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