NEW Australia Travel Regulations & Restriction announced (Australia Travel Update December 2022)
Australian Refugees To Be Granted Permission To Travel To Overseas
In today’s blog, we are going to share with you the latest updates regarding Australian refugees being granted permission to travel overseas.
Great news for the Australian refugees as they will now be able to travel overseas.
A new significant announcement has been made by the Immigration Minister of Australia, Andrew Giles, to allow all refugees to travel overseas and return to the country.
Recently, Andrew Giles stated that modifications to directions were made by the federal government to consider individuals who came to Australia before July 2013 by boat for family reunion visas as the lowest priority applicants.
Up to 19,000 refugees living based on Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) and Safe-Haven Enterprise visas (SHEVs) in Australia since 2013 will be granted Permanent Protection Visas, as per the promise by the government during elections.
According to a statement by the Immigration Minister, the government’s focus is on the formation of reunion pathways for all permanent visa holders who have been separated from their families for years and are living with hesitation while facing mental health issues.
In addition, he further stated that all Temporary Protection Visa and Safe-Haven Enterprise Visa holders will still be required to seek permission in order to travel out of the country. However, they will not be allowed to travel to the country where they were found to engage in protection obligations.
Despite that, the new policy introduced by the government will expand more opportunities to travel to another country.
As per the declaration made by the former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, refugees or any asylum seeker entering Australia after July 19, 2013, through boat will not be allowed to settle in Australia and will be locked out from the changes.
Furthermore, the Government of Australia is finding ways for refugees to settle in Canada, New Zealand, or the United States of America.
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