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As part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Department of Home Affairs announced changes to Australia’s Partner visa program will come into effect in November 2021.

2021 Australian Partner Visa Changes 1 - New Sponsors Pre-Approval for Partner Visa Applications

Currently, the sponsoring partner and partner visa applicants, lodge their applications at the same time.

As part of the reforms to the Partner visa program, the Australian Government will apply the family sponsorship framework to Partner visas from November 2021.

This change will split Partner visa applications into two steps:

  1. Firstly, the sponsor will need to lodge their sponsorship.
  2. Sponsorship will need to be approved before the Partner visa application can be lodged.

The framework mandates character checks and the sharing of personal information makes the sponsor liable for enforceable sponsorship obligations, and for Australian permanent resident sponsors (not Australian citizens) and visa applicants, a requirement to demonstrate they have made efforts to learn English.

2021 Australian Partner Visa Changes 2 - New English language requirement for Partner visa applicants

Under the family sponsorship framework sponsors who are Australian permanent residents and partner visa, applicants will need to provide evidence of a functional level of English or demonstrate that they have made reasonable efforts to learn English when they reach the permanent Partner visa stage.

Reasonable efforts can include the completion of free English language classes through the Adult Migration English Program (AMEP). Migrants can now access as many hours as they need to reach functional English.

Prioritisation Australian Partner visas Applications

There will be an increased number of places for Partner visas (72,300 within the family stream visas) and onshore applicants will be prioritised.

Also, where the sponsoring partner resides in a designated regional area the application will be prioritised for the 2020-21 Migration Program.

 

DOHA Australia

July, 2021

SI DESEAS EMPRENDER TUS ESTUDIOS EN AUSTRALIA, DEBES SABER:

Debido a la emergencia sanitaria por el Covid 19 a nivel mundial y al cierre temporal de las fronteras australianas, todo estudiante que desee emprender sus estudios online en una institución educativa Australiana, debe solicitar la visa de estudiante antes de enrolarse ya sea en la Universidad o Instituto. Una vez que se autoricen los vuelos a Australia, el estudiante podrá continuar sus estudios presencialmente.

Aquellos que terminaron sus estudios y continúan afectados debido a las restricciones de los viajes, podrán solicitar y recibir la Temporary Graduate visa subclass 485 en su país de origen.

El Banco de Crédito del Perú BCP ha realizado un convenio con 9 universidades Australianas lanzando un crédito estudiantil para los programas de Post grado.

No dejes pasar esta oportunidad, ingresa a www.viabcp.com o comunícate con nosotros para mayor información.

El gobierno australiano anunció hoy más detalles sobre los cambios impactantes en el programa Partner Visa con respecto a la adición de pruebas de idioma inglés. El ministro interino de Inmigración, Alan Tudge, ha dicho que los cambios en este aspecto están destinados a aplicarse a partir de mediados de 2021 y se implementarán en la segunda etapa de la residencia permanente de las solicitudes de Partner Visa.

Según los informes de los medios de comunicación, Tudge declaró hoy: "Lo que esto significa es que exigiremos que un aplicante y un sponsor hayan alcanzado el nivel funcional de inglés o que, al menos, hayan realizado esfuerzos razonables para aprender inglés. Y por esfuerzos razonables nos referimos a la mayoría de las personas que estarían haciendo unas 500 horas de clases gratuitas de inglés ".

El anuncio fue recibido con alivio por muchos en la comunidad, incluidos los profesionales en migración, sin embargo, la imposición de este requisito adicional sigue siendo un obstáculo potencial para los inmigrantes, especialmente aquellos que no pueden aprobar el examen de inglés requerido por diversas razones que incluyen responsabilidades familiares, salud, empleo, etc.

Un importante periódico de Sydney publicó que parecía indicar que se rechazarían las Partner Visas si no se pudieran cumplir los requisitos del idioma inglés.

Tampoco está claro por el momento si se harán exenciones para las personas que tengan ciertos pasaportes de países de habla inglesa o que hayan tenido un nivel específico de educación en inglés en otros países, si los solicitantes desfavorecidos, como las víctimas de violencia familiar, deberán cumplir los mismos requisitos de inglés, y cómo se manejarán las situaciones cuando un aplicante apruebe el requisito de inglés pero el patrocinador no.

Immigration Law News proporcionará una cobertura continua de los cambios en la política y los requisitos de inmigración a medida que se desarrollen.

Published by Immigration Laws News

8 October, 2020

Skilled visa occupation lists overhauled to boost slowing economy

Australia’s skilled-migration ­occupation lists will be overhauled in a shake-up of foreign worker visas to drive a slowing economy and meet demand in delivering Scott Morrison’s $100bn infrastructure rollout.

The skilled migration occupation review, to be finalised by March next year, will be designed to focus on filling job vacancies in regional Australia and respond to the high-priority needs of key employment sectors.

In 2018-19, the Morrison government granted almost 82,000 skilled visas, with an even split across primary and secondary ­application types. Immigration data obtained by The Australian shows the top 10 occupations were dominated by the ICT sector, with more than 7600 visas granted for jobs including software engineers and testers, program developers and analyst programmers.

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash told The Australian skilled migration remained a key driver of the national economy, which has come under pressure following a fall in consumer spending and the housing slowdown.

New streamlined student visas to grow Australian education

The new Coalition Government will move quickly to begin undoing Labor’s damage to Australia’s international education sector—and restore it as one of Australia’s most important economic contributors.

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne announced a package of measures that would simplify student visas through a streamlined assessment-level framework (ALF) and by extending streamlined visa processing arrangements to low-risk non-university degree providers.

Australia’s productivity is steadily slipping down and will continue to do so if skilled migration numbers are not increased quickly.
 
The current migration intake of 190,000 a year is not enough to sustain productivity, says the Australian Industry Group (AIG). It says that Australia needs a steady increase in migration intake every year with an emphasis on skilled migration in order to meet current and future skills shortages.
 
The AIG has proposed that the Federal government needs to act immediately to substantially increase the immigration intake in the upcoming budget by at least 15% to 220,000 to meet the current skills shortage.