Highlights of Australia's Immigration Recent Update


1. Australian Govt Cuts Immigration by 15%. Prime minister, Scott Morrison has announcedthat the government will be capping permanent migration at 160,000 for the next four years, this is a drop compared to the previous cap of 190,000.

2. Two new regional visas for skilled workers have been introduced. Foreigners that obtain these visas are  required to stay outside Australia's biggest cities for three years before they can be elligible for a permanent residence. This Visa will cover 23,000 new entrants.

3. People entering Australia under these new regional visas will of course enjoy some privileges as a form of motivation. They will be given priority in their visa processing and have access to a larger pool of available jobs.

4. If you breach the conditions of these new visas by relocating to the big cities you will not be eligible for permanent residence.

5. International students are not left out. 1,000 scholarships will also be offered to encourage more international students to study at regional universities, outside of Australia’s big cities. These scholarships which are also available to local students, are approximately worth $15,000.

6. International students who go for and get these scholarships will also get an extra one year "post-study" work visa.

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