21 Apr 2022 Home Affairs Immigration News Update
Permanent residence pathways for Temporary Skill Shortage (Short-term stream) and Temporary Work (Skilled) visa holders
From 1 July 2022 there will be changes to improve access to permanent residence for skilled migrant workers who chose to stay in Australia during the pandemic.… Read the rest
Permanent Residency Options for subclass 482 TSS Short Term Visa Holders.
From 1 July 2022 there will be a temporary change to improve access to permanent residence for skilled migrant workers who chose to stay in Australia during the pandemic.
Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa holders, in the … Read the rest
During the 8 months, 1 July 2021 to 28 February 2022, there were 862 subclass 189 Skilled Independent visas granted.
- 473 were onshore applications.
- 389 were offshore applications.
Onshore subclass 189 grants per month:
- 111 subclass 189 grants in Jul 2021.
- 73 subclass 189 grants in Aug 2021.
- 36 subclass
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subclass 189 Skilled Independent New Zealand pathway.
There were 10,963 applicants for the subclass 189 Skilled Independent New Zealand pathway visas still on hand at 28 February 2022.
That number relates to applications lodged between February 2020 and February 2022, and includes both primary and secondary applicants.
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16% of Subclass 491 Applications Waiting over 12 Months.
A total of about 3,500 subclass 491 visa applications had been waiting for over 12 months at 31 January 2021. That is about 16% of the 21,934 subclass 491 visa applications that were still in the pipeline at 31 January 2021.… Read the rest
Subclass 491 Visa Applications Granted at January 2022.
4,632 subclass 491 skilled work regional visa applications were granted in 31 January 2022.
15,737 subclass 491 skilled work regional visa applications had been granted between 16 November 2019 and 31 January 2022.
Source: Freedom of Information Request FA 22/02/00410
Subclass 491 Visa Applications on Hand – January 2022.
There were 21,934 subclass 491 skilled work regional visa applications on hand at 31 January 2022.
9,514 primary and 6,020 secondary applications were located in Australia at time of application.
Of the 21,934 subclass 491 visa applications on hand at 31 … Read the rest
Subclass 186 visa processing times March 2022.
Processing times for Subclass 186 visas finalised in March 2022.
Subclass 186 Direct Entry Pathway processing times in March 2022.
Median average processing time for Subclass 186 Direct Entry Pathway visas, that were finalised in March 2022, was 5 months.
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Subclass 186 Transition Pathway.
These are the processing times for subclass 186 transition pathway visas finalised in each of these months.
- Mar 2022: 75% up to 16 months and 10% over 25 months. (median: 9 months)
- Feb 2022: 75% up to 15 months and 10% over 18
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Western Australian State nomination allocations.
At 1st February 2022, Western Australia met their quota of places for the 2021-22 State nomination program for subclass 190 and 491 visas.
Current applications will continue to be processed, and any applications which meet the requirements to be approved, will be placed on hold, … Read the rest