Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Net overseas migration for 2020-21 plan crashes to -71,000 while overall planning levels remain at 160,000 places with family, business and employer visas prioritised. Major changes announced for partner visas including expanded character and English requirements for applicants and sponsors.
A detailed comparison of the Australian government's migration planning levels between the 2019-2020 financial year and the current 2020-2021 financial years shows major cuts in many visa categories. Click...
The Australian government today announced further details about the shock changes to the Partner Visa program regarding adding English language testing. Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge has said that the English changes are intended to apply from the middle of 2021, and will be implemented at the second (permanent resident) stage of partner visa applications.