Australian Migration Changes in 2019
Australian migration changes has been announced for 2019. In these announced plan you could sees some significant changes in migration legislation and federal budgets.
On the 17th of April 2019, changes to family visa’s and visitor visa’s will take effect. These changes are enough to have a considerable impact on the processes and procedures and the eligibility of applicants.
So exactly what Australian migration changes will occur on the 17th of April?
- The temporary Parent visa will be available for applications
- Changes in the family violence act will commence, meaning that a sponsor must apply and be approved first before any application for a family visa can be lodged.
- Visitor Visa’s can be cancelled immediately upon arrival if the applicant is found to have prohibited items on them or in their luggage.
From 1st July 2019, changes in Federal Budgets for 2019 will take effect as well as abolishment of some visa subclasses and an introduction of new visa subclasses.
- All visa application charges will be increased by 5.4 per cent
- Migration program planning levels will be reduced to 160,000 for the next four years
- For Indonesian citizens the cap for the Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) will be increased. It is forecast that this cap change on or after the 1st July 2019, however an exact date is still unknown. The cap will increase from 1,000 to 5,000
- The Subclass 187 Regional Skilled Migration Scheme and Subclass 489 Skilled Regional visas will be abolished, and new regional visas will be announced to replace them.
- The Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa for regional graduates will be eligible for an additional 12 month second post-study work visa which will give three years in total
- Scholarships for international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, will become available.
Changes to sponsorship procedures for family Visa’s can mean the difference between approval and non approval. These changes can and will affect those that are planning to lodge their application from within Australia.
If you are unsure how these Australian migration changes may affect you, or you would like to know more, contact us at ONE derland Consulting today. With over 10 years’ experience in complex migration applications, our registered migration agent Indah Melindasari will be able to assist you with your Family Visa application.