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Updates of News & Education for Migration Services Australia

Latest Updates of News & Education for Migration Services Australia


Temporary Graduate Visa 485 modified due to COVID 

In the beginning of mid-2022, Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders who are not able to go to Australia due to cut down on border and will be able to apply for a replacement visa.

These amendments of migration services in Australia will benefit international students and graduates who have been unable to enter Australia to begin or complete their studies. And graduates who have been unable to work on their graduate or post-study work 485 visas due to time constraints.

For registered migration agents, there is now a new code of conduct.

The Migration (Migration Agents Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021 have established a new Code of Conduct for registered migration agents.

The new Code will take effect on March 1, 2022, and will replace the present Code. The revised Code incorporates recommendation 18 of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority’s Independent Review from 2014, which recommended that the Department amend the Code after a thorough consultation process.

Reopening of the border for those with valid visas

This is a good piece of the news……

It was declared that Australian borders would reopen on December 1, 2021, which let everyone to travel to Australia and who is fully vaccinated * without the need to apply for and permit a travel exemption.

Every visa is included except bridging visas. Tourist visas are not included on this list, which means that most current holders of these visas will be unable to enter or return to Australia.

The Priority Skilled Migration List has been updated

The Department will handle visa processing and travel exemptions under the visa subclass 400 and 482 if you have a prospective overseas employee who satisfies one of the listed occupations.

Quarantine preparations shall be made at the expense of visa holders who have been sponsored by an Australian business in a PMSOL occupation.

Existing skilled migration service Australia the occupation lists will remain active, and visas will be processed as usual, but individuals who work in occupations on the PMSOL will be given priority.

Work restrictions on student visas are being eased

The Australian government has declared that for student visa holders working in the tourism and hospitality business, the prior 40-hour fortnightly limit will not be imposed during study periods.

The Immigration Department is taking a lenient approach to students working in the following industries outside of their normal employment hours: Employed in the farm industry, as well as tourism and hospitality, employed in the health sector, enrolled in a health-related course (such as nursing or medicine) and directed by a health official to assist in the effort against COVID19.

The Australian Skilled and Business Migration Office will be closed for the holidays.

Beginning Monday, December 27, 2021, the Skilled & Business Migration office will be closed for the holidays. The office will reopen with limited capacity on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., till Monday, January 10, 2022.

While state nomination applications can still be submitted during the shutdown, any online inquiries must be made by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, to ensure a response before the office shutters. For other information you require, contact our immigration professionals.

Offshore Applicants Can Now Apply For Nomination In Australia

Things in South Australia have changed dramatically as a result of the loss of COVID-19. An additional 70 positions for offshore applicants are now open to handle COVID recovery.

Category of Occupational List

  • Farmers and Farm Managers
  • Specialist Managers
  • Hospitality, Retail & Service Managers
  • Arts & Media Professionals
  • Business, Human Resource & Marketing Professionals
  • Design, Engineering, Science & Transport Professionals
  • Education Professionals
  • Health Professionals
  • ICT Professionals
  • Legal, Social & Welfare Professionals
  • Engineering, ICT & Science Technicians
  • Automotive & Engineering Trades workers
  • Construction Trades Workers
  • Electrotechnology & Telecommunications Trades workers
  • Food Trades Workers
  • Skilled Animal & Horticultural Workers
  • Sports and personal Service workers
  • Clerical and Administrative worker
  • Sales Representative.

Applicants must first meet the Department of Home Affairs standards, state-specific occupation requirements, and have skills in an occupation that is available on the Skilled Occupation List to be considered for state nomination in South Australia.


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