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Permanent Residency Allocation Exhausted

Amidst ongoing reviews of employer-sponsored visa policies, particularly for the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186), we’ve reached a pivotal point with 95% of places being allocated for the 2023/2024 period. So what exactly does this mean for pending 186 applications? Nominations will continue to be approved but visagrant notifications will be pushed back to after the 1st of July 2024, when allocated places are refreshed.

Visa Processing Delays

In the wake of the government’s migration reduction efforts, visa processing across other categories are also experiencing their own delays.

TSS (Subclass 482) Visas: Official processing times have been updated, but in practice, there’s considerable variation. Despite the clarity from the Department regarding escalation requests, delays persist, impacting both standard and accredited sponsors.

Specialised Project-based (Subclass 400) Visas: Processing of these visas via offshore Embassy/High Commission offices remains inconsistent, with no significant changes in processing times noted.

Medical Examination Delays:Booking delays for medical examinations within Australia are contributing to overall visa processing delays.

Given these challenges, it’s imperative to lodge applications promptly, especially considering the anticipated fee increases and TSMIT changes effective from 1st July.

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