2019-2020 Migration Program Outcomes

The Department of Home Affairs has published its detailed outcomes from the 2019-20 Migration Program. A total of 153,537 visas were granted from the 160,000 allocated for the 2019-2020 program year in the Federal Budget. 2019-2020 Permanent Migration Program Outcomes A total of 140,366 visas were granted for the permanent migration program, with 70% of visas being granted to applicants in the skilled visa stream. In summary: 95,843 places were granted through… Read More

State and Territory Nomination Allocation Numbers – SC190/491/188/132

The Australian Government have allocated a small number of nomination places to the States and Territories for Subclasses 190 and 491 nominations and the Business Innovation and Investment classes up until the Federal Budget on 6 October 2020. The specific number of places allocated to each State and Territory are below: State & Territory SC 190 SC 491 & 489 Business Innovation & Investment ACT 250 45 4 NSW 550 150 200… Read More

New Australian COVID visa for temporary visa holders

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Australian Government have announced a new COVID visa stream under their existing Temporary Activity Visa scheme (subclass 408). The purpose of the visa is to provide a pathway for certain former and current holders of temporary visas to lawfully remain in Australia who would otherwise be required to depart, but for the COVID-19 pandemic, are unable to leave Australia. Criteria for all applicants: Must hold… Read More