Australian Working Visa Lodgments and Grants Record 2020
A freedom of information (FOI) request from the Department of Home Affairs released the records of Working Australian Visa lodgments and grants for the period from January to September 2020. The records include primary and secondary (dependent or partner) applicants.
The records show the significant disparity of high level of visa lodgments and actual visa grants. Unfortunately this means it is more difficult than ever for you as an applicant to be granted a visa.
The Department of Home Affairs claims the reason behind the significant difference of visa lodgments and visa grants is COVID-19 Pandemic which urges the Australian Government to limit the number of foreign workers.
Australian Working Visa Lodgments and Grants Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa
The records show that during the months between April and June there were 3,744 visa lodgments for Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) Visa yet only 409 visa grants (11%) in April; 503 visa grants from 3,545 visa lodgments (14%) in May and 803 visa grants from 3,964 visa lodgments (20%) in June.
The rates show a vast decrease in the percentage of visa grants to visa lodgments from the previous three months.
The records during these months show 5,744 visa grants from 6,051 visa lodgments (95%) in January; 5,931 visa grants from 6,220 visa lodgments (95%) in February; and 4,045 visa grants from 6,159 visa lodgments (66%) in March. For further comparison, you may read the tables below.
Australian Working Visa Lodgments and Grants Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) Visa
The records of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) Visa also shows a trend towards the decreasing numbers of visa grants from visa lodgments.
April, May, and June as well were the months with the lowest number of visa grants with 335 visa grants from 1,676 visa lodgments (20%) in April; 599 visa grants from 1,344 visa lodgments (45%) in May; and 551 visa grants from 1,992 visa lodgments (28%) in June.
Meanwhile, the three previous months record more than a thousand visa grants and visa lodgments. If you are interested to apply for ENS Visa, you may click here. For further comparison, you may read the tables below.
Australian Working Visa Lodgments and Grants Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa
Furthermore, the records regarding the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa show the number of visa grants decreased in April and May, but it managed to increase in June only to decrease from July until September 2020.
The records in relation to Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa show the number of visa grants decreased in April yet managed to increase in May but decreased again from June until September 2020. For further comparison, you may read the tables below.
What Does This Data Mean For Your Visa Application?
The significant difference between Australian Working Visa Lodgments and Australian Working Visa Grants numbers shows how COVID-19 is directly affecting migration to Australia. This further complication added to the various other reasons that might affect your ability to have your working visa application granted such as meeting the eligibility requirements to obtain a working visa.
Applying for a skilled and working visa during these times has become difficult and even more limited. You need to make sure all information and documents are in place. It is now more important than ever given how difficult it has become to reach out for help on your application, it is best to trust a registered migration agent to help your working visa application.
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