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January 10, 2022

Easier PR For International Students In Australia

Today’s Blog will shed some light on Australian PR pathways for international students.

On 15 December 2021, Australian borders ultimately re-opened for fully-vaccinated international students whose overseas study plans got halted for a lengthy period.

The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs created the Migration Programme to gain a range of economic and social outcomes. There is an overall plan level of 160,000 places in 2021-22.

A spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs stated that the government has so far presented various visa changes during the pandemic and will proceed to check visa settings to help Australia’s economic recovery.

Currently, 79,600 positions will be dedicated for experts in the Skill stream. Each of them will perform prominent roles in enhancing the productivity of Australia’s economy and skill deficiencies in the labor market, including the ones in regional Australia. Individuals who qualify for the Family stream will have dedicated 77,300 places, enabling Australians to reunite with overseas family members attempting citizenship.

Also, 100 Special Eligibility places will be allotted for visas for individuals in special circumstances. Children will be set aside with 3,000 slots; however, this stream is demand-driven.

The pathway has consistently been steady for international students who fall under circumstances such as not dropping out of their desired Australian university and getting transferred to another country’s institution.

Before structural changes, their journeys could always expand beyond academia in Australia.

Over successful completion of a programme from an Australian institution, many students changed their study visa to the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa. This particular visa permits them to live, study, and work in Australia post-graduation temporarily. It also lets them bring their immediate family members into the country.

Pathways For Australian PR In 2022: Alternate For Temporary Graduate Visa Holders

Current international graduates from Australia can expect more promising post-study work rights.

In November 2021, the government declared that present or former holders of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa, who were stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 restrictions, will be allowed to apply for a replacement visa of the same duration from 1 July 2022.

Australia is also committed to raising the length of stay on the Temporary Graduate visa from two to three years for Masters by Coursework graduates, approximating the provisions for Masters by Research graduates.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector graduates will also get a two-year Temporary Graduate visa. Students in the Graduate Work stream will stay in the country for 18 to 24 months.

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