Australia's immigration processes are right on track

Australia’s immigration processes are right on track

Skillselect Australia report 2020

Let the pandemic scare not let your spirits down. The immigration activities in Australia are going on schedule!

The latest invitation round of SkillSelect’s immigration process was conducted on March 13, 2020. At this stage of the immigration process, applicants are invited to live and work in Australia. the invitation is based on their skill assessment results.

The skill assessment is an immigration procedure. In it, the applications with Expression of Interest (EOI) from individuals are scrutinized. The scrutiny is done by a skill assessing authority. The skill assessing authority is an organization. It checks if the applicant’s skills and qualifications match the required standards of a relevant occupation.

In the latest round, invitations were issued by SkillSelect in the following numbers:

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – 1,750
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored – 300

The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is for workers invited through after assessment.New Zealand citizens are also eligible. They have the required skills to live and work anywhere in Australia permanently. With this visa, you can work and study anywhere in Australia. It also allows you to sponsor your relatives eligible for Australian permanent residence. The visa could also lay the path to your becoming an Australian citizen.

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) allows you to stay in Australia for 5 years. You can live, work and study in designated areas of the country. It also lets you travel to and from the country unlimited times.

The number of invitations sent to clients for them to apply for visa and their respective points earned is as shown below:

Points No. Of invitations for Subclass 189 No. Of invitations for Subclass 491
85 0 48
90 1311 131
95 341 71
100 67 44
105 20 6
110 9 0
115 0 <5

It is customary in this program that clients who get the highest ranks by points are invited to apply for the relevant visa. If more than one client has equal points, their time of reaching their points will decide the order of invitation. This will be specific to the subclass involved.

The stipulated minimum points for each subclass are:

Visa subclass Minimum points Latest date of effect
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 90 29/01/2020 – 6:37pm
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – (Family Sponsored) 85 05/02/2020 – 3:56am

Due to the high demand for the immigration streams, certain occupation groups were given pro-rata treatment. This will ensure that the availability of invitations across the program year. Subclass 189 gets the priority in the allocation, followed by Subclass 491. These occupations are:

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 95 19/06/2019 11:45pm
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers 95 31/01/2020 07:12pm
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 90 29/01/2020 04:49pm
491 2334 Electronics Engineer 85 15/01/2020 1:58pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical, and Production Engineers 90 18/11/2019 1:36pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 08/12/2019 3:13am
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 90 07/01/2020 3:08pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 90 29/01/2020 6:37pm
491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 04/02/2020 1:28pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 29/01/2020 1:19pm
491 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 12/03/2020 10:39am

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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