Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

The updated immigrant worker visa changes by the Government of Australia have addressed the concerns of the diverse stakeholders in the immigration sector and labor markets in Australia. Responding to the concerns expressed by immigration sector stakeholders the government of Australia has once again added 36 jobs to the visa stream for 4 years. These include biochemists, petroleum engineers, metallurgists, and horse trainers. The other vocations that have been reinstated to the visa stream for 2 years include nurse researcher, music director, and helicopter pilot.

The updated immigrant worker visa changes by Australia also include shuffling of jobs between the two visa streams. The occupations of anesthetist and mining production manager have been shuffled to the 2-year visa stream from the 4-year visa stream. On the other hand, 23 vocations from the 2-year visa stream have been shuffled to the 4-year visa stream. These include meteorologists, zoologists, botanists, chief executives, university lecturers, and statisticians, as quoted by The Australian.

Tony Cunningham the Association of Australian Medical Research Institute’s’ President said that the latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australian government are truly great news for the medical research fraternity. Innes Willox the Chief Executive of Ai Group elaborated on the changes by saying that the changes that have been made effective to the immigrant worker visa are catering to the genuine issues being faced by the industry. The members of the AI group in Australia had been worried owing to the earlier visa changes that had degraded the Corporate General Manager, Managing Director, and Chief Executive jobs to the short-term list, added Mr. Willox.

Expressing his satisfaction over the immigrant worker visa changes Jennifer Westacott the Chief Executive of Business Council of Australia said that the latest changes address the concerns raised that 2-year term visa is not adequate to appeal and hold back the best and brightest global talents.

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Indians are largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

Indians make up largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

Indians are largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

Indians are largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

India is the largest source country in the world of immigrants receiving citizenship in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations in 2015, a report released on 29 June revealed.

About 130,000 people of Indian origin have received citizenship in these countries in 2015, as they overtook Mexicans, Filipinos, Moroccans, and Chinese.

Entitled ‘International Migration Outlook 2017,’ the report was published by OECD, a global think-tank of 35 member countries, including the US, European nations, Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.

Family migration, with four main subcategories — accompanying family, family formation, family reunification and international adoption — has been the main pathway to permanent migration in the OECD member states in recent years, according to the report.

India ranks fifth in the list of source countries with most migrants to OECD nations, the report added. The year 2015 saw OECD member states receiving more ‘new immigrants’ from China, Poland Romania, and Syria.

In 2015, the number of immigrants from India to these nations was 268,000, which comprises about four percent of the total global immigration to OECD countries in that year.

It was also said in the report that among new migrants to OECD nations, 29 percent belonged to another OECD nation.

India is the second-largest source country for students in OECD nations, as 186,000 people from this country were studying in OECD countries. China, with 600,000 students, is the largest source country for people pursuing studies in this blog.

The US is the most sought-after country for such students, followed by Great Britain, said the report.

OECD Countries:

AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, CHILE, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY,GREECE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, LATVIA, LUXEMBOURG, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES

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Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

New Zealand pathway

An additional pathway to permanent residence for New Zealand Special Category visa holders has been introduced and is available to certain New Zealand citizens. This pathway is included in the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa as a new stream.

Changes to the Eligible New Zealand Citizen definition

The definition of Eligible New Zealand Citizen has been amended to align with Australian social security law. Consequential changes have also been made to the New Zealand Family Relationship (Subclass 461) visa.

Online Visitor visa lodgement for Indian nationals

Indian passport holders can now lodge Visitor (subclass 600) visa applications online.

Online lodgement of Visitor Visa Priority consideration service requests

Eligible countries (Visa, India, and United Arab Emirates) will be able to apply online for the Priority consideration service for Visitor visa applications.

Skilled visas

A number of changes are being made to the temporary and permanent skilled visa programmes.

Medical Treatment visa

Amendments have been made to the Medical Treatment (subclass 602) visa. Applicants who are in Australia and do not hold a substantive visa need to provide additional documentation from 1 July regarding their proposed medical treatment in order to lodge a valid application.

Visa application charges

As part of the 2017–18 Budget, the Australian Government announced a number of changes to existing visa application charges, including the introduction of a number of new products.

Refugee and humanitarian changes

Lodgement of Protection visa available online 

If you are seeking a protection visa in Australia, you can now apply online for a Temporary Protection visa, Safe Haven Enterprise visa or Permanent Protection visa. If you are lodging a paper application, you can now only apply by post.

Community Support Programme

The Department is providing more information for prospective approved proposing organisations on the Community Support Programme (CSP) from 1 July. The CSP enables communities and businesses—as well as families and individuals—to propose humanitarian visa applicants and support new humanitarian arrivals in their settlement journey to Australia.

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