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Skilled Visa News November 2019

Skilled Visa News November 2019

With new regional visas, news November 2019 has released.  Some points from the news are as follows;

– Regional migration planning level increase from 23,000 to 25,000 in 2019-2020
– New Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) 491 and Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional( Provisional) 494 starts on 16 November 2019. Priority processing and front-end load medicals and police clearance for all relevant countries.
– Visa application charges (VAC) for 491 and 494
Base application charge $4045
18+ $2025
<18 $1010

– New Regional Postcodes released and can be found in Migration (LIN19/217: Regional Areas) Instrument 2019
Table 1: Definition of Regional Areas in Australia

Table 1: Definition of Regional Areas in Australia

Definition

Locations

Regional incentives

Major

Cities

Sydney

NA

Melbourne

Brisbane

Cities

and

major

regional

centres

Perth;

Adelaide;

Gold Coast;

Sunshine

Coast;

Canberra;

Newcastle; /

Lake

Macquarie;

Wollongong /

Illawarra;

Geelong;

Hobart

Access to the dedicated

25,000 regional places.

Priority processing on

regional visas.

Access to Regional

Occupations Lists – more

jobs compared to non-

regional lists.

International students

studying at regional

universities will be eligible

to access an additional

year in Australia on a

post-study work visa.

Regional

centres

and other

regional

areas

All other

locations

Access to the dedicated

25,000 regional places.

Priority processing on

regional visas.

Access to Regional

Occupations Lists – more

jobs compared to non-

regional lists.

International students

studying at regional

universities will be eligible

to access an additional 2

years in Australia on a

post-study work visa.

Priority in negotiating

region-specific

Designated Area

Migration

– Minimum taxable income for 491 or 494 visa holder who want to apply for Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) 191 will be registered before the end of 2019.

– Secondary holders can live, work and study in a different regional area to primary visa holder so long as they are still in a designated regional area.

– Onshore Bridging Visa A (BVA) work rights.
– New Schedule 6D points
15 points for nomination by a state or territory:
EOI need to be amend
Regional study points and Partner with Competent English

For full details check full Skilled Visa Newsletter – November 2019 out.

Storyoz Team

 

 

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