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New rules for Australia to prioritise Skilled Visa applications

September 21, 2021 | Immigration, News

The Australian government has come up with a plan to process visa applications. Under the new rules, Temporary Skill Shortage visas and other skilled visas for Hong Kong nationals will be processed as a priority. 

This has been decided as Australia aims to recover the economy after being impacted by the pandemic. Top priority applicants include Hong Kong nationals living in Australia, then Hong Kong nationals living outside of Australia and following this, applications lodged for Priority Skilled Migration Occupation List (PSMOL) occupations, under a Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) Agreement, or for agriculture or food production sector occupations.

These applications have been deemed as high priority due to the benefits that they will offer to the country.

In addition, the processing of skilled permanent visa applications, including Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Employer Sponsored visas will be expedited in order of priority based on categories. 

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