Latest Australian Immigration Visa News Updates

Stay informed about the latest updates in Australian immigration by frequently checking our news updates page. Staying updated on the most recent changes in Australian immigration will aid you in better preparing for your move to Australia, whether you plan to study in Australia or migrate to Australia.

8 Feb 2024

Plumber (General) Application Update by VETASSESS

Source: https://www.vetassess.com.au/news/vetassess-resumes-applications-for-plumber-general-skills-assessments 

7 Feb 2024

Visa Processing Update

As of January 22, 2024, the oldest unprocessed nomination application dates back to that day.

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190):

Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491):

Post-allocation, outcomes are typically shared within 10 days. Migration Tasmania issues about 30 invitations weekly, focusing on the most competitive Registrations of Interest (ROIs) for nomination.

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/processing_times_and_allocation_usage 

7 Feb 2024

MSA & MPA Program Updates: Processing Delays and Handling Urgent Requests

Source: https://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/news/current-processing-times-and-expedition-requests-msa-mpa-programs-0 

5 February, 2024

WA SNMP 2023-24 Closure Announcement

The WA State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) for the 2023-24 year closed on February 2, 2024, due to reaching its application limit. Applications already in before the closure will be assessed, with nominations subject to availability. Applicants not considered for this cycle will be notified. Those nearing visa expiry should consult a Registered Migration Agent for advice. The State Government is seeking to adjust nomination quotas to better match local needs.

Source: https://migration.wa.gov.au/news/closure-wa-state-nominated-migration-program-applications-2023-24 

17 January, 2024

Update on Migration Tasmania – Update on Migration Tasmania and and Available Nomination Slots

Visa processing times in Australia are closely monitored. The oldest unallocated nomination application dates back to December 21, 2023, with a goal to provide outcomes within 10 days after allocation.

For the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) Visa, 387 out of 600 places have been allocated, with 40 nomination applications pending decisions. Similarly, for the Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) Visa, 271 out of 600 places have been used, and 36 nomination applications are pending decisions. The selection process is competitive, with up to 30 invitations issued weekly, favoring the most competitive Registrations of Interest (ROIs).

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/processing_times_and_allocation_usage

10 January, 2024

DHA Skilled Visa Update – December 2023

On December 18, 2023, the Department of Home Affairs announced the latest round of skilled visa invitations. Here’s the essence:

These figures highlight the number of potential migrants nominated by State and Territory Governments within the given timeframe, marking continued opportunities for skilled individuals aiming to migrate.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

3 January, 2024

Migration Tasmania: An Update on Processing Times, Nominations, and More

The Department of Home Affairs released its skilled visa invitation data on December 18, 2023. Here’s a quick overview:

This update underscores the Australian government’s commitment to skilled migration, with a notable number of invitations for Subclass 189 visas, indicating strong opportunities for skilled individuals. The Subclass 491 visa, though with fewer invites, highlights options for those with regional family ties. For skilled workers eyeing state or territory nominations, the latter half of 2023 remains a key window. Stay updated on visa processes to enhance your migration prospects.

3 January, 2024

Migration Tasmania: An Update on Processing Times, Nominations, and More

Subclass 190 Visa (Skilled Nominated):

Subclass 491 Visa (Skilled Work Regional):

Selections and Invitations:

Key Takeaway: Stay informed on processing times and be responsive to invitations for a successful nomination under Migration Tasmania’s skilled visa categories.

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/processing_times_and_allocation_usage