How do the new Australian migration policies affect you?
In the past (2022), the Australian Government made changes to Australia’s migration policies. This innovation put everyone in a new marathon. If you are living in Australia, or planning to apply for a visa to Australia in the near future, you must read this article to update important information about a suitable visa for you in 2023.
Moreover, VEM’s consultant with more than 11 years of experience in consulting Australia’s immigration visa will definitely help you. We guarantee to give you the most useful tips to contribute to a successful Australian settlement.
Australian settlement streams in 2023
Before applying for an Australian immigration visa, you must know that: Australian migration policy is divided into many categories and different categories.
So you and your family will have a wide variety of Australian immigration visas to choose from. For your convenience, VEM divides into 6 groups of visas:
|Business and investment visas: provide investors with many attractive investment opportunities in Australia.|
|Partner visas: help you and your loved one settle down in Australia.|
|Family visas||Parents visas: Parents are sponsored to Australia to reunite with their children.|
|Child visas: Children are sponsored to Australia|
|Other relatives visas|
|Student visas: allow international students and their relatives to come to Australia together.|
|Visitor visas: helps you come to Australia for a temporary period of time|
|Skilled visas: help workers come to Australia to work in their skilled occupation.||International Talent visas|
|Permanent Skilled visas|
|Regional Skilled visas|
|Sponsored Skilled visas|
Australian migration policy for investment and business
If you are an investor looking for the market to invest, you should consider investing in Australia! In case you have total assets from 900,000 AUD, you can start building other factors to apply for a Subclass 188 visa.
However, in addition to assets, you need to meet the specific conditions of each type of 188 visa. VEM has detailed these conditions in the article about each type of investment visa.
In particular, after a period of holding this visa (depending on the visa), you will have the opportunity to be granted a Subclass 888 visa – an innovative business stream to live in Australia forever.
In addition, you can immediately become a permanent resident if you meet the settlement conditions of the Australian permanent resident visa for talented entrepreneurs.
Australian immigration policy for marriage
Partner visa is being loved by many couples. If you want to have the wedding of the century in Australia, you can sponsor your loved one to come to Australia to get married with a Subclass 300.
This visa gives you 9 months to prepare and complete your Australian Partner visa application and get closer to your dream of long-term settlement in this country.
Or, you can consider choosing to immigrate to Australia under the Subclass 820/801 visa or Subclass 309/100 visa. This is also a Partner visa that gives you many attractive benefits.
According to Australia’s visa policy 2023, that year, the Government will approved about 40.500 Partner visas.
This means that your Australian marriage visa application will be approved sooner thanks to the increased quota. Accordingly, many couples will definitely apply for a Partner visa in the near future.
Therefore, you must prepare carefully to ensure that this visa is approved. That’s why you should contact VEM immediately for the best assistance.
With more than 10 years of experience as a migration consultant, we will definitely guide you successfully to Australia with your loved one.
Australia’s immigration policy for families
This is one of the examples of Australia’s humanity. Because thanks to this policy, you and your loved ones will be reunited in Australia forever. Even your whole family has the opportunity to get Australian citizenship if the conditions are met.
You can bring your parents to Australia to immigrate on a parent visa with a no-paying visa. However, Australia’s processing time for this visa is very long, up to 30 years!
Therefore, you should consider a visa to sponsor parents – a payment program to shorten the waiting time, help your parents come to Australia to enjoy their old age as quickly as possible.
In addition, this policy also allows you to sponsor your children if you are an Australian permanent resident/Australian citizen or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Depending on your situation, you may consider choosing a visa to sponsor a biological child, a visa to sponsor an adoption child or a visa to sponsor dependent children.
In particular, the Government of this country also issued more policies for you to bring your other relatives to Australia.
Australia’s immigration policy for students
Unlike other countries, Australia allows international students to stay and work then proceed to settlement if eligible.
If you want to settle in Australia by overseas study, you need to have a clear roadmap from the beginning.
That route must start from choosing a field of study on the list of priority occupations to settle in Australia. In addition to choosing a major, you need to make sure that the state you study in has a policy for students to stay, work and settle.
After completing the study program, you need to apply for a Graduate visa – Subclass 485 to gain experience. Ultimately, a skilled visa is your way to stay in Australia and become a permanent resident.
Therefore, you need a unit like VEM – which has the ability, experience and knowledge to advise on a study abroad and settlement route from the very beginning. Otherwise, you will most likely have to return to your home country and never get the money you invested in your studies back.
Australia’s immigration policy for tourists
This visa allows you to come to Australia for tourism, business and to visit relatives.
Perhaps you have been told that you cannot work on an Australian Visitor visa. But in fact, you can absolutely do this if you hold a working tourist visa – Subclass 462.
Thanks to this visa, you will have extra income to comfortably cover your 1 year of travel.
Australia’s immigration policy for workers
If you are an Australian graduate student, you will have the opportunity to stay in Australia while holding a temporary Skilled visa.
Or, if you have worked in a specific region in Australia, you can continue to stay in Australia as a permanent resident on a regional skilled visa.
In addition, if you want to come to Australia under a Skilled visa, you can refer to a Subclass 482 or a Subclass 494.
One of the reasons why Australia attracts many skilled workers is because the country’s skilled immigration policy is very diverse. If you have not yet determined which Skilled visa you are suitable for, you should contact VEM for the most accurate advice.
Changes in the new Australian settlement policy in 2023
Australia announced a new settlement policy last year. Specifically, because of Covid-19, the government of this country reduced the number of migrants from 154,000 in 2019-2020 to 72,000 in 2020-2021. By 2021-2022, this number is only 50,400.
Therefore, if you plan to come to Australia in the near future, you will most likely face many difficulties. However, your road to Australia will be less bumpy if you understand the Australian Government innovations.
The Australian Skilled visas grants were reduced in 2023
It can be said that, among Australian immigration visas, Skilled visas are most affected by this innovation. Specifically, in the past, the cap for the number of Skilled visa grants were reduced by about 30,000 visas. Specifically,
- The Subclass 189 visa will drop sharply: from 16652 to just 6500 visas.
- The Subclass 190 visa is reduced from 24968 to 11200.
- The Subclass 491 visa will be reduced from 23372 to 11200.
In addition, the Federal Budget shows that for skilled visas, Australia will give priority to visas for 17 occupations. And 11 of them are already in the healthcare sector.
If you want to know the exact list of Australia’s priority occupations in 2023, you need to contact VEM immediately for timely information.
The Australian Partner visas grants were increased in 2023
So, if you are outside Australia and plan to come to Australia to settle down this year, it will be more difficult for you to process your application. Because the visas are currently submitted pending review, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will focus on the following aspects to issue a visa:
- A thorough background check on you and your spouse.
- Required information about the sponsor.
- Introduction to English language requirements.
If you want to successfully apply for a Partner visa, you should immediately contact VEM for more specific advice. VEM’s experts will certainly provide the most useful information to help you and your loved one reunite in Australia.
The Australian Parents visas grant decreased in 2023
According to the visa application policy in 2023, Australia reduced the number of visas for parents. So what do you need to do to reunite your family in Australia in 2023? Call VEM immediately to get the most accurate information.
The Australian Investment and Business visas were prioritized in 2023
In order to overcome the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the new Australian settlement policy 2023 prioritizes the Investment visas grants. This helps the Australian Government attract many talents to their country to settle down to contribute to the economic recovery.
Specifically, Australia will prioritize processing 6,862 Temporary Investment and Business Innovation (subclass 188) to 13,500 visas.
You should also note, with this innovation, Australia will increase the Investment visa application fee by nearly 12% from July 1, 2022.
The Australian Government refunds visa application fees due to Covid-19
In the past, the Australian Government refund the visa application fee (VAC) to those who are unable to come to Australia due to Covid-19. If you belong to the following group of subjects, you will be refunded that fee:
- Temporary Skilled Workers
- Visitor visa holders
- Engagement visa holders (Subclass 300 visa)
- Pacific Labor Scheme visa holder
- Seasonal Worker Program visa holders
In addition, the Government of this country also announced that it will waive the application fee for those who have applied for a visa but are unable to come to Australia because of border closures. These visas include:
- Working Holiday Visa
- Tourist visa (Visitor visa)
- Temporary skilled workers re-application
If you are planning to apply for an Australian visa in 2023, make sure you understand all the information about it. In particular, you also need to be sure of the changes in the new Australian settlement policy.
In addition, the Australian Migration Laws often change unexpectedly. So it is possible that today the visa that you need to apply for has changed. To avoid submitting an outdated application, you should seek the help of a reputable consultant.
The Australian Government has advised on the selection of consultants for visa applicants. For more details, VEM sincerely recommends you to refer to the article: “How to identify a reputable Australian migration consultant” at VEM’s website.
Benefits in the new Australian settlement policy 2023
Permanent residence benefits
The new Australian settlement policy has introduced many wonderful benefits:
- You will get an Australian passport – one of the “powerful” passports of the world.
- If you are an Australian permanent resident, you will live in Australia indefinitely.
- With an Australian passport, you can visit 157 countries without having to apply for a visa.
Health insurance benefits (Medicare)
Medicare (established in 1984), is Australia’s national health service. This is also seen as a great benefit in immigration policy in Australia.
- All Australian permanent residents are entitled to a Medicare support package.
- Retired permanent residents and Australian citizens both receive benefits. Besides, if they have an income below the specified level, they will have the opportunity to receive incentives. Or get some Medicare health care services for free.
- Medicare covers 75% – 100% of public healthcare costs.
Selling real estate in Australia
- Get tax incentives the first time you buy property in Australia.
- Perpetual ownership of real estate is allowed.
- Receive some financial incentives from the Australian Government when buying property.
In recent years, the real estate market in Australia has grown steadily. This is considered an advantage for those who want to invest in this field in Australia for a long time.
Lower tuition fees
- Pay lower tuition fees than international students. For high school, your child is 100% supported by the Government.
- There is an opportunity to apply for about 60% of tuition fees support from the Australian Government (CSP Program).
- There is no limit on the number of degrees you want to pursue.
- Support for preschool tuition fees from the Australian Social Welfare Center.
- You can borrow money from HELP (the federal government’s education loan program) to pay for your tuition. Also, you don’t have to pay off debt until your income is high enough.
Unlimited working hours
- No restrictions on working hours.
- Apply for jobs available only to permanent residents or Australian citizens.
The advantages of becoming an Australian citizen
Because of the following benefits, a lot of people want to get Australian citizenship after permanently residing in this country:
- Study, live and work in Australia.
- There is no restriction on the length of stay in Australia as a permanent resident.
- Right to vote.
- Enjoy full benefits in terms of health, education, social security.
- You can apply for Australian citizenship for your children.
How much money do you need to migrate to Australia?
As mentioned, there are currently many Australian immigration programs for you to choose from.
In addition, the amount of money you have to spend to settle in Australia is dependent on the type of visa you choose. Therefore, in order to answer the question: “How much money do you need to settle down in Australia?”, you must determine what type of visa you want to apply for.
For example, to own a Subclass 300 visa, you have to spend about 7,715 AUD. But if you want to sponsor your parents to come to Australia to travel and stay with your children for 5 years, you will have to spend about 10,000 AUD.
If you want to know exactly how much money you need to immigrate to Australia, you need to contact VEM immediately.
Successful Australian settlement experience
Before starting your Australian visa applications, you can look for Australian settlement experiences from those who have gone before.
Many clients, after being assessed and evaluated by VEM, have met all the conditions for Australian settlement. One of them is the case of Mr. Dean.
After thoroughly researching the Australian visa consultants, Mr. Dean chose VEM for assistance. Specifically, he needed our advice and support to apply for a visa to sponsor your wife to live in Australia.
Currently, Mr. Dean and his wife are waiting to reunite in Australia. Check out the following video to hear Mr Dean sincerely review his experience throughout the Australian visa process.
Frequently asked questions
The PR (Permanent Resident) card is an Australian permanent resident card. This is considered an indispensable purpose if you have a desire to live long in the land of kangaroos.
When owning a PR card, you will enjoy all the benefits of education, health care, social security, etc. like an Australian citizen. However, you do not have the right to vote in this country, while an Australian citizen can.
The Australian Government does not require permanent residents of their country to become Australian citizens. But most people who are settling in this country want to become Australian citizens. Because then, they can participate in elections and get priority in many other cases.
To know exactly what the benefits of Australian citizenship are, you should contact VEM for more detailed information.
If you want to immigrate to Australia, the first cost that you have to pay is the visa application fee. Next, you need to make sure you have enough money to live in Australia such as housing fees, living expenses, transportation costs, etc.
To answer this question, VEM wants you to know that you have to go through two stages: before you arrive in Australia and when you arrive in Australia.
To be granted a visa, you must prepare your visa application carefully and properly. You need to provide all the information required by the Australian Government. More than that, you must make them as clear and detailed as possible.
Otherwise, Australian Immigration officers will take a long time to verify the authenticity of the information you give which costs you more waiting time.
Next, once you arrive in Australia, you need to fulfill all your obligations with the visa you hold. Furthermore, no matter which visa you settle in, you must make sure you have enough money to live in Australia. In particular, if you want to sponsor your relatives, you will also face many difficulties if you do not understand Australian immigration laws.
That’s why you should contact VEM right from the moment you intend to come to Australia to settle down. Over the past 10 years, VEM has always thoughtfully advised and implemented each application to help clients achieve the Australian dream.
In particular, we are always ready to support you if you need to sponsor your relatives to come to Australia. With VEM’s assistance, the road to Australia for you and your family will certainly be much smoother.
Advice from Mr Phong Cao – a professional migration consultant licensed by the Australian Government
In order to help you and your family achieve the Australian dream quickly, Mr. Phong Cao helped to write this article. Because our mission is to help you prepare well documents to successfully settle in Australia in the future.
As you know, with the new settlement policy in 2023, Australia certainly had more stringent requirements when processing your visa application.
If you fail your application, it will take you a lot more time to start over. This can greatly affect the results of the following visa applications.
Therefore, it is best to be successful in your first visa application. But what do you have to do to get your Australian visa application approved quickly? You should contact VEM immediately to get more accurate and specific advice from our experts.
Mr. Phong Cao is licensed by the Australian Government to provide immigration advice (MARN: 1577877). And at the same time, he is a member of the Australian Migration Institute (MIA: 12648). Therefore, we are always updated with the most accurate and fastest information whenever the Australian Migration law changes.
Therefore, you can have absolute confidence that the information about the new Australian immigration programs in this article is accurate and up to date.
VEM hopes this article has helped on what you should do to make the Australian dream come true. If you have any further questions that need to be answered by someone with expertise and experience, please leave a comment below. We will get back to you shortly. Or, you can call VEM’s hotline for immediate assistance.