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Migration Update : 28 Jan 2022

1. 15,000 places for Afghans in humanitarian and family visa program

Australia will allocate 15,000 humanitarian and family visa places to Afghan nationals, following the release of a report detailing failures in Australia’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Australian government has announced it will provide at least 15,000 places for Afghan nationals through its humanitarian and family visa program over the next four years. Read more about family visa in Australia

2. Working Holiday Makers – Employer Flexibility

In addition, effective immediately and until the end of 2022, there will be no limit on the length of time Working Holiday Makers can work for the same employer. The above measures are temporary and designed to provide immediate assistance to Australian businesses that are currently facing critical workforce shortages, to enable them to continue delivering goods and services to the community. There are currently around 150,000 Student and 23,500 Working Holiday Maker visa holders offshore.

3. When the Passenger Card is not required for entering Australia

A person travelling to Australia from does not need to complete or provide a passenger card when they have provided a digital passenger declaration to the departmental system that processes digital passenger declarations.

4. ACT Offshore Invitation Round Updated 17/01/2022

  • 491 visa: The highest point is 105 as an occupational and environmental health professionals. The lowest point is 65 points.
  • 190 visa: The highest point is 105 as an child care centre manager. The lowest point is 80 points.

Overseas applicants – Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

  • 190 nomination: 25 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 81 invitations

5. Weekly SOL Migration Show Recommendation:

Tin, Registered migration agent, live streaming on SOLEdu & Migration Youtube Channel. This week topic is Skills Assessment: VETASSESS. VETASSESS is Australia’s largest skills assessment provider, authorised by the Australian Government. Today Tin will explore about VETASSESS. Watch Now

  • What is Skills Assessment?
  • What is VETASSESS?
  • Which popular occupations are under VETASSESS assessment?
  • VETASSESS Skills Assessment Requirement
  • Popular occupations under VETASSESS analysis

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