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Posted on June 15 2022

Australia to step up visa processing of skilled workers

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023


  • The Australian government would process existing visa applications.
  • Australia has to address the shortage in the labor force.
  • The number of skilled temporary visas has decreased.


Australia will speed up processing the visa applications to address the skilled labor shortage.

The Department of Home Affairs of Australia has been directed to speed up the processing of visa applications of skilled workers. There is shortage of skilled labor in Australia. The timely processing of the visa application will help in addressing the issue.

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Swift Processing of Visa Applications

The substantial delay in the processing of visa applications had been flagged earlier, too, by the applicants and the government alike.

Concerns have been raised regarding the present pace of processing visa applications for Australia. The government of Australia gives the processing of existing visa applications weightage. The Department of Home Affairs ensures that visa applications are processed swiftly.


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Holders of Skilled Temporary Visa in Australia

The number of holders of skilled temporary visas has declined in Australia. The number of the holders of this specific visa was 195,000 in 2014. It decreased to 96,000 in 2022.

Employers are facing problems due to the delayed processing timespan for skilled migrants, as told by the CEO of ACCI or Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Andrew McKellar.

He also added that more resources are required to reduce the extended visa processing time. The delays are harming the businesses due to a lack of staff. Thereby, to make the system of skilled migration more efficient, the employer sponsored migration needs to be accessible for all the skilled occupations. It would attract people who want to migrate to Australia.

The 476 visas aimed at the engineering graduates wanting to work, live, or study in Australia have increased to 41 months from 18 months in 2018. The commitment of the Australian government to increase the pace of the processing of visa applications aims to resolve the issue.

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