We’re excited to share with all the interested travellers that the government has introduced a new Australia Pacific Visa Scheme. If you want to know more about it, reading this blog can help.
Australia has revealed a new visa scheme for Pacific Islanders to boost regional employment and solve the current shortage. This is a major step in the country’s immigration policy.
Details About Australia Pacific Visa Scheme
The Greens supported the approval of the Pacific visa scheme to minimise discrimination; it was followed by an agreement to review the high costs’ threshold. If any application has a health condition that may impose a huge cost on the community, this threshold empowers them to decrease temporary visa applications.
Penny Wong, the Foreign Affairs Minister, stressed the scheme’s potential to elevate business, cultural, and educational exchange in the Pacific region. She said that through this visa, it will be ensured that more of the closest neighbouring countries are able to call Australia home. There are concerns over its ‘lottery’ system, yet the scheme will annually allocate 3,000 visas to Pacific Islanders by a ballot process, and the successful candidate can apply for permanent residency.
The eligible criteria for this visa include:
- A job offer
- Health clearance
- Character requirements
The visa scheme aims to strengthen Australia’s ties to its Pacific neighbours and welcome them into society.
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