Australian Visa Applications Priority Update November 2022
On the 4th of November 2022, the Australian government announced a new Ministerial Direction 100 explaining the new priority processing visa Australia. In general, the Australian government focuses on skilled working visa applications considering the country is facing high labour shortages.
ONE derland Consulting has summarized the new Ministerial Direction and how it will affect your visa application.
Read more: What Can We Expect from the Australia Immigration Program in 2023?
Order of New Priority Processing Visa Australia
The priority processing visa Australia will be done through the below order:
- applications for visas related to occupations in teaching or healthcare.
- applications for visas sponsored by employers must include nominations for the applicant from sponsors who have been approved and have accredited status.
- applications for visas related to a job to be performed in a recognised geographical area.
- visa applications that count towards the migration program are for subclasses of permanent and provisional visas, except for the Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)) visa.
- all other visa requests
List of Australian visas subject to new Priority Processing Visa Australia
Below is the list of Australian visas that are subject to the new priority visa processing Australia:
- Subclass 124 (Distinguished Talent)
- Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme)
- Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme)
- Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment) (Provisional)
- Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent)
- Subclass 190 (Skilled – Nominated)
- Subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional))
- Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled))
- Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
- Subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional (Provisional))
- Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional))
- Subclass 494 (Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional))
- Subclass 858 (Global Talent)
- Subclass 887 (Skilled – Regional)
- Subclass 888 (Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent).
When did the priority processing visa Australia come into effect?
The priority processing for visa Australia came into effect on 28 October 2022.
To whom does the priority apply?
The new priority applies to all skilled visa nominations and visa applicants, either in process or newly lodged.
What does it mean to you?
The new priority might increase the efficiency in assessing all Australian visa applications, however, it might not directly affect your visa application. As mentioned above, the priority is focusing on working visas, especially the nomination scheme and those related to healthcare and teaching occupations.
Australian visa processing time is very complex, especially with the current situation with millions of visa backlogs.
Are you unsure about the processing time of your application?
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