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How Does Australia’s 2022-2023 Migration Program Affect Potential Migrants?

Australia: stunning beaches, lively cultural hubs, and the chance to start a new life. Down under is the destination for those looking to try their luck in the lucky country. The goal may be easy to set, but Australian immigration can quickly become a complicated affair without the right information.

If you were wondering when skilled migrants can enter Australia, there is good news. Recently, the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs announced a migration scheme “designed to boost Australia’s economic recovery and drive social cohesion outcomes in the post-pandemic environment.” This means more opportunities will emerge for those whose desire is migrating to Australia from Singapore

NTRUST has helped Singapoureans migrate to Australia’s borders for nearly 20 years. We’ve put together this article to help you understand what Australia’s 2022-2023 migration program will mean for your immigration journey. Read on to discover the key information about this new international development.

1. Skilled Migration

The Australian Migration Plan can be split into 3 sub categories: skilled migration, family migration, and student migration. 

The arm directed towards skilled migration hope to enrich the workforce and contribute to the sustained economy of Australia. There are more places within the scheme allocated for skilled migrant workers than any other sub group. There are currently 109,900 places allocated with many specified to regions like South Australia and Northern Territory where there are typically sharp gaps in the labour force. 

Skilled migrants entering Australia have a few visa options: Skilled Independent Work Visa (Subclass 189), Skilled Nominated Work Visa (Subclass 190), Provisional Residency Visa (Subclass 491), Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (Subclass 187). Out of these, subclass 491 is the most popular visa and often experiences priority processing. Approved applicants under this visa will get to stay in Australia for a duration of 5 years, and be able to live, study, and work within a designated regional area of Australia. The visa allows successful applicants to travel to and from Australia whenever they desire as long as the visa is still valid. For this reason it is a very popular visa to apply for. 

It is also worth taking a look at Business visas. Amongst them, Subclasses 188 and 132 support immigration that enriches a company through sponsorship or demonstrate that their innovation and investment will benefit the economy. These require a sponsorship or nomination depending on the subclass.

2. Family Migration

There are many opportunities under this scheme for families to migrate to Australia. According to the Department of Home Affairs, “this stream is predominantly made up of Partner visas, enabling Australians to reunite with family members from overseas and provide them with pathways to citizenship.”

Partner visas, prospective marriage visas, and child visas all fall under this subcategory. There are approximately 50,000 places allocated to this visa type for the 2022-2023 immigration scheme. Australian family visa processing times may also shorten as the government is eager to encourage movement across the Australian borders. 

For partner visas, applicants must first hold the Temporary Partner visa (Subclass 820) prior to progressing to the Permanent Partner visa (Subclass 801). Concerning prospective marriage visas, applicants must be engaged to Australian citizens or PRs who then sponsor the applicant for a Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 130). Upon entry into the country, applicants who hold this visa must complete their marriage within nine months. After the point of marriage, the applicant then the apply for the permanent partner visa (subclass 801.) 

Children can also sponsor parents to migrate to Australia from Singapore under a parent visa. There are two subclasses, both of which require sponsorship from a child or stepchild who is a PR or Australian citizen. 

Under this Australian Immigration scheme, this is the ideal time to consider migrating with your family to Australia. If you have any questions about how this works, you can contact our team with an enquiry online or come visit in person. 

3. Student Migration

Through the family component of the immigration scheme, students may also have more opportunities to migrate to Australia. This may also come under the ‘special eligibility’ subcategory which has 100 places allocated and is reserved for special circumstances. 

Getting a student visa to study in Australia is relatively straightforward. We’ve already put together 5 tips to get a student visa in Australia. To put it simply, students need to show proof of acceptance or enrolment at an Australian educational institution. After this, they must follow the traditional visa application process at the Department of Home Affairs website. 

Australia is beautiful country filled with many well-established educational institutions and a thriving international student scene. It’s the perfect location for any student to work, study, and travel. Considering applying for a student visa to Australia and need advice about migrating to Australia from Singapore? You can get in touch with the NTRUST team to help you get started on your student immigration journey. 

Boost Your Chances Of Successful Migration With NTRUST

If you fall into one of these groups and want to migrate to Australia then don’t wait. As there are limited spots for each group, it’s essential that you get your application in fast. If you want help putting together a neat and professional application, consider consulting the Australian immigration experts at NTRUST. We’ve been helping Singaporeans migrate to Australia for nearly two decades so our team can assist you expertly in  putting together an effective visa application. For advice and guidance on your migration journey, get in touch via our contact page or visit us in-person today!