Everything you need to know about Australia immigration 2022
Posted on March 7, 2022
On March 20, 2020, the Australian government shut down the borders of Australia. The aim was to focus on public health welfare and guard the country’s security.
Australia has been grappling with a substantial economic blow since the Second World War. The nation has witnessed a COVID-19 induced recession and the restrictions on human rights.
Who can travel to Australia?
The Australian Immigration has made some changes in its policy in 2022. Regional Visas, Skilled Migration, and other changes have been covered in the blog.
- Visa holders of working holiday visas, student visas, and sponsorship 482 TSS visas can travel to Australia.
- The number of Training Visa and Graduate Visa applicants will increase in 2022.
- Increased applications for permanent residency
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Changes in Graduation Visa
The government declared in November 2021 that all the graduates from courses of Master Degree authorized by Coursework would be able to access a Graduate Visa for three years, irrespective of the place for completion of the course.
Completing any two year Trade Certificate or Diploma course in any profession in a VET or Vocational Educational and Training college will allow them to avail a two-year Visa of Graduate 485, applicable to all the students. The application date starts from July 1, 2022.
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Changes in Sponsorship Visa
A huge shortage of labor in the workforce has led Australian employers relying on immigrant workers. The government is allowing foreign national students to work for unlimited hours.
It goes without saying that it is a provisional measure. The Subclass 494 TSS Sponsorship Visa and the Subclass 482 Regional Employer-Sponsored Visa facilitate the employers who want to utilize overseas talent.
It is a smart pathway for foreign national students, travelers, and expats who already stay in Australia and want to stay longer or even apply for permanent residence.
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Vaccination Rates of Australia
Australia’s vaccination rates and restrictions have helped curb the spread of infection and low death-rates. In mid-December 2021, Australia had over 2.4 lakh COVID-19 cases and 2,126 deaths. Comparatively, there were more than 273 cases and 5.35 million deaths all over the globe.
The pandemic has put to the test the Constitution and Federation of Australia. The National Cabinet in Australia aimed to secure a coordinated method to tackle the pandemic for the states and territories, but each region had its process.
Economic condition of Australia after the pandemic
Australia opened its borders to visa holders on December 15, 2021, with a 4.5% unemployment rate, labor force shortages, and an economical & fiscal mid-year report. The report shone a light on the resilience of Australia in times of severe economic challenges.
The budget predicts a deficit of $99.2 billion for 2021–2022, and net debt is estimated to be A$729 billion.
Despite the drop in the number of applications, the Department of Home Affairs collected revenue of A$1.64 billion from fines, Visa fees, and levies compared to A$2.196 billion in 2020. In 2020-2021, the migration agents based in Australia generated a profit of A$888. The earning was one million more compared to A$1 billion in 2019-2020.
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Pandemic Facts about Australian cities
Here are some interesting facts about the cities of Australia during the pandemic.
- Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, became famous for spending a record number of days in lockdown than any other city in the world. The city spent around 265 days in lockdown.
- The borders of Western Australia were still shut at the end of 2021.
- Tasmania reopened its borders after 22 months on December 15, 2021.
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