- New 2023-24 planning levels set at 190,000 places, a reduction of 5000 from last year
- Skilled visa numbers for Subclass 189, Subclass 190 and Subclass 491 reduced slightly, GTI numbers maintained at 5000
- No new allocations for BIIP program. Numbers cut to 0.
- Most family visa numbers maintained. Parent visa numbers boosted to 8500
Hey there! We wanted to share some of the latest announcements about Australia's permanent Migration Program for 2023-24. As you might've heard, there has been some major changes to the Migration Program Planning Levels for this year as compared to last. The 2023-24 migration program has been set at 190,000 places. This represents a reduction of 5000 places from last year's levels. The program is divided into the Skill stream, Family stream, and Special Eligibility stream. This post discusses the allocation of visas across these streams.Read More
Finding a nominator for the Global Talent Independent (GTI) Visa is often the biggest challenge for many applicants. If you are an Engineer then you can add a new nominating peak body to your list.
Last week, Engineers Australia announced that the Department has accepted it as a nominating organisation for the GTI Program. EA is a peak body for almost all engineering related professions. Until now Australian Computer Society (ACS) was the only option for most applicants who did not personally know a reputed Australian individual or organisation. With EA in the mix, there are now more nomination options.Read More
It's that time of the year when applying for Australian visas gets more expensive. Every year on 1st of July, a number of changes are announced to the planning levels of various visas. Additionally, visa application charges (VACs) charged by the Department are revised up in line with the CPI forecast. This year, as per the Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charges) Regulations 2021 – F2021L00842 the VACs of a number of visas have been increased by 1.75%, rounded to the nearest $5.00 and Business Innovation & Investment Program VACs have gone up by 11.345% + the 1.75%.Read More
Global Talent Independent Program Eligibility update
The Global Talent Independent Program which provides permanent residency under the Subclass 858 Visa has undergone a few changes in December 2020. These changes are described under the Ministerial Direction 89. Refer to our step-by-step guide for GTI Visa for a detailed discussion on all eligibility requirements.Read More
The Global Talent Independent Program is a fairly new visa program that was announced last year by the Australian Government. We have written a step-by-step guide for the GTI visa to help you learn more about the various eligibility requirements.
One of the key requirements for the GTI visa is having a nominator who is also internationally recognised in your field. This nominator must be an Australian PR, citizen or Australian organisation.Read More