NTRUST has been assisting thousands of families since 2003 migrating to Australia from Singapore or elsewhere, thus, we have seen drastic changes with the immigration rules and regulations. Truth be told, many families now are feeling hesitant to pursue their Australian dream life because of the uncertainties surrounding the immigration policies. Is the golden age of Australia migration really gone?
More opportunities for International Students.
Perth and Canberra now belongs to Regional Cities!
The definition of regional Australia is changing – at least for migration purposes. Starting today, new definitions will apply to a range of Australian cities and regional zones, with impacts on visa processing, skilled migration and international education opportunities.
Victoria welcomes nomination applications under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) which allows Points-tested skilled workers and their families to live, study and work in designated regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years.
More and more opportunities for the Skilled Migrants and International Students.
After the initial success of the federal government’s initiative, they’ve decided to increase the allocation for regional places in their immigration scheme for this year from 23,000 to 25,000. Aside from that, Perth and Gold Coast will no longer classify as major cities in an effort to make them destinations for Skilled Migrants and International Students.
The state nomination migration program Graduate stream will be more accessible for international students very sooner who study in Western Australia with new Graduate Occupation List to be available before December 2019 invitation round.
Premier Mark McGowan recently announced that the Graduate Stream of the SNMP will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above, excluding trade occupations (unless approved for delivery to international students).
With the goal to improve Australia’s immigration rules and regulations, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is set to implement a new set of changes by 16th November 2019.
These changes aim to invite top quality migrants by an improved points system, particularly for the skilled migration programme. Also, changes open-up more opportunities for applicants who are willing to relocate to regional areas through the new regional provisional visas.
Australia, over the years, has been continuously accepting thousands of migrants. However, with the goal to grant “exceptionally skilled” migrants and to ease the pressure on big cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) slashed 2019-20 immigration intakes from 190,000 to 160,000 slots.
For this fiscal year, visas for Skilled Independent (Subclass189) has been reduced also from last year’s 43,000 to 18,500, but 23,000 places will be given to high-caliber migrants who are willing to relocate to regional areas such as Adelaide, Darwin, or outskirts of Sydney. These movements have really caused fears that many people who want to migrate to Australia from Singapore or elsewhere may never become permanent in Australia. But for NTRUST, we will definitely help you to put your application in the best possible way forward.
Over the past years, migrants-to-be can easily obtain their Australia Permanent Residency (PR) Status by just satisfying the criteria set by the immigration department. In just a matter of six months to 1 year and a half, if you are lucky enough, you can already make the big move and migrate to Australia from Singapore or elsewhere. But unfortunately, and the reality is, this is not the case anymore. It is tougher now, but NTRUST, as the most established registered migration agency in Singapore, knows how to maneuver in this industry full of uncertainties.