Did you know that temporary Australian visa refusals have doubled in the past two years? This year, 18% of student visas were rejected, and the number of bridging visa holders was halved. In this blog, we will discuss the reason and the number of Australian visas refused. But that’s not all; in the end, we’ll tell you about an Australian visa with a 200% approval rate.
Recently, there has been a significant shift in Australia’s visa landscape, with glaring changes in refusal rates and bridging visa numbers.
Australian Visa Refusal Rates Have Gone Up
There has been a significant increase in temporary visa refusal rates, including the Australian Student Visa.
The rate was under 4% in 2020-21 and has now jumped to 8% in 2022-23. From July 1, 2023, to August 31, 2023, a whopping 18% of student visas were rejected, mainly due to fraudulent activities.
Decline in Australian Bridging Visa Numbers
From August 2022 to August 2023, a major 46.5% reduction has been noted in the number of Australia Bridging Visa holders.
The decline is mainly due to the faster application processing of students and Temporary Resident visas.
The subclass 408—Temporary Activity Visa was introduced during the pandemic. There has been a significant surge of 225,731 visas granted since its introduction in 2020. However, since its abolition is expected in January 2024, there will be a decline in these numbers.
Motor Mechanic Nominations:
The subclass 482-Temporary Skill Shortage visa in 2022-23, saw a monumental increase of 201% in motor mechanic nominations. This makes it the sixth most nominated occupation.
In short, Australian visa refusal cases are rising. So it is important that you understand the reasons behind them and the trends in order to effectively go through the application process.
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