Everything about Australian government visa changes for 2021 migration year

by Salena Martine Author


Education Embassy Brisbane: Migrants and immigration advisors have awaited to get the details for Australia’s migration program 2020-2021. Finally, the changes have been made and the Australian Government has announced the updates for the migration program 2020-2021 on 6th October 2020.

The total count of the visa is 1,60,000 which is the same as before. Changes are made in the different visa options and these are going to be valid from June 2002 to July 2021. If you are trying to apply for the visa, then you need to get in touch with the migration agents in Brisbane for a better understanding of all the changes.


Skilled work visa changes

Employer-sponsored, Business Innovation, Investment program, and Global talent visa applicants are going to be benefited in a great way. The latest migration program is going to give priority to the visa included in the Skilled stream. This is done to support the Australian economy and increase the growth in the local jobs.

Under the Priority migration skilled occupation list there are around 17 critical occupations and this list is for the employer-sponsored visas. All the changes are done so that the Australian economy can get back on track and the individuals can get the job.


How many spots are allocated?

In 2020-2021 Australia’s migration year program, the employer-sponsored visas are less. The total number for the below-mentioned visas have increased to a great extent:

     Global Talent Independent visas

     Investment visas

     Provisional Business Innovation


Here is the breakdown of the total count on different visas:

     Employer-Sponsored visa: 22,000 visas (30,000 in 2019-2020)

     Global Talent Independent Program: 15,000 (5,000 in the 2019-2020)

     Provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa: 13,500 (6,862 in 2019-2020)

On the other hand, the spots for skilled work visas have decreased:

     Skilled Independent visa: 6,500 (16,652 in the 2019-2020)

     State Nominated Skilled visa: 11,200 (24,968 in the 2019-2020)

     Skilled Work Regional visa: 11,200 (23,372 in the 2019-2020)


Family stream visas

2020-2021 migration year program has allocated around 77,300 spots in the family stream. Around 72,300 spots have been given to the partner visa application. These changes are made keeping in mind the backlog in partner visa application which reached 1,00,00 visa applications in September.


Partner Visa changes

Under the partner visa applications in Australia, there is a requirement to pass the English language test before opting for the path of permanent residency. The Australian partner needs to meet all the requirements. If all goes well, the changes are going to be in consideration from mid of 2021.


Visa refunds and waivers

Due to COVID-19, Australia’s borders were sealed due to which the migrants have not been able to enter Australia. With the VAC (Visa application charge) refunds, the visa holders will be benefited in a great manner.


Visitor visa holders whose visas have expired between March 2020 and December 2021 can get benefits with the waiver and they are eligible to apply for a new visa.

     Seasonal Worker Program and Pacific Labour Scheme workers

Under this option, those who were granted the visa before 20th March 2020 are not able to travel to Australia and will get a refund on the VAC.

If you have any doubt then get in touch with the experienced migration agents to make the right choice. 

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