What all comprises of the Australia Immigration Latest News these days

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The year 2020 has seen a lot of turbulence since the Coronavirus pandemic started to spread across the world. Information in the Australia Immigration Latest News is all surrounded by the impact of COVID-19 on the immigration policies. The changes and the restrictions have left international students, skilled migrants, partners and aged parents into a state of absolute uncertainty like they have never experienced before.

The major changes that has been seen in the Australia Immigration is the change in preference. Under the state nomination programs, the applicants belonging to the critical sector occupations will get the priority. The onshore visa applicants will get an edge over the off-shore applicants and this includes international students as well. In totality, the off-shore applicants will be worst-hit by the changes and they will experience the maximum delays in the processing times.

Immigrants that apply under the skilled migration must understand that the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of demanding occupations in the country. For example, Victoria is troubled by the pandemic and hence the applications for individuals in sectors like medicine, infrastructure etc. will be preferred over the other applications. The Western Australia has already made changes to its occupation list. It has removed Registered Nurses and added Nuclear Medicine Technologist and Physicist as per the labor shortages and demand in the region.

Not everywhere the situation is gloomy, New South Wales has recently opened its Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass – 491) which was closed earlier. Also, there are certain relaxations provided for the applicants such as 12-month living is not mandatory and removed the working requirement as well. This is a move that would encourage more applicants to participate in this program. There are different situations for different regions and the applicants must look for their preferred destination and its future course of action.

As the Federal Government is keen on focusing upon the on-shore applicants first, it is a great opportunity for the temporary visa holders living in Australia and have the requisite skills to apply for the regions where their related occupation is in demand.

The international students is another community that has been severely impacted because of the pandemic. Australia is a country that has always supported the student fraternity, whether domestic or international and it is indeed deliberating upon the future course of action. The Federal Government, in association with the states and territories are working on plans to allow some international students to come back to Australia on a pilot basis, provided all the conditions have been met by the students as well as the respective jurisdiction in Australia.

The Department of Home Affairs had already clarified that the processing of Australia Immigration visas continued throughout the pandemic but the disappointment that came to the applicants is the unnecessary delays in the visa approval. It comes as the unfortunate and unforeseen event due to multiple restrictions and closing down of visa processing centers. The applicants have not been able to arrange the documents like health and character certificates, biometric submission, transcripts etc. 

Australian authorities are expecting a dip in the number of immigrants coming to Australia in this year and the next year as well, primarily due to the travel restrictions. However, this are the temporary suspensions and once the effects of the pandemic starts to settle aside, the immigration will definitely pick up the pace to support the economy of Australia. International students and skilled labor from foreign nations have always been in demand and shall continue to be in the coming years.

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