Concessions to Temporary Visa Holders to Support Australia’s Economic Recovery

The Australian government has introduced Temporary visa enhancement settings to provide concessions to temporary visa holders to support Australia’s COVID-19 recovery. The following visa enhancements have been made by the Australian Government: Skilled-recognized Graduate visa(Subclass 476) The engineering graduates who lost time due to COVID-19 border restrictions will have their visas extended for 24 months.…

Government announces Visa Application Charge changes to support tourism and agriculture

As part of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 delivered on 06 October 2020, the Morrison Government announced support in form of refunding Visa Application Charge (VAC) or granting waivers to International tourists and temporary visa holders to meet critical skills shortage in Australia. Visa holders who are eligible for this support include prospective marriage visa holders,…

NSW offers support for temporary visa holders

On 14 July 2020, NSW announced support for temporary visa during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government will fund AUD $4 million to provide temporary visa holders with access to food and supplies, medical support, telecommunications, transport and essential housing, and support specialist migrant and settlement services, including culturally appropriate case and support workers, transportation and…