New Changes in Australian Immigration Point System – November 16, 2019

Changes in Australian Immigration Point System 2019

The increase in the number of people who look for a chance or an opportunity to migrate to Australia has increased almost threefold. And, it is also true that with this increase the immigration rules and the formalities keep changing from time to time. Most of these changes are brought about by the Australian government and this becomes necessary so that they can be fair to all those people who want to get to Australia. Also, this prevents any leaks from occurring in the immigration system. If you are unaware and want to know more about the changes that might bring about a change in the immigration rules such as the PR point system calculator, then this article will help you understand the Australia Immigration Rule Changes November 2019. 

 

Australia Immigration Rule Changes November 2019

 

The Australian Minister for Immigration has rolled out an initiative with which there will be certain key amendments to the Migration Act of 1958 as Migration Amendment Regulations of 2019. Along with the changes made to this, there are changes being made in the Migrations Regulations of 1994 as well. When people are looking to apply for a Permanent Residency in Australia, it will be a good idea if they keep in mind all the alterations and changes that are being brought about in the immigration rules and the Immigration point-based systems. 

 

It will be a good thing to know about all these changes so that you are aware and don’t apply under the circumstances that it might get rejected later because of these new amendments. So, here are a few key Changes applicable to Australia’s immigration point system. 

These are some of the key Changes applicable to Australia’s immigration point system from November 2019 onwards: 

 

Migration scheme for subclass visa 187 to close applications from 16th November 2019

 

One of the biggest changes to be brought about is the introduction of the provisional visa subclass 494, there will be a discontinuation of the subclass visa 187 from 16th November 2019. 

 

All those people who have applied for PR under this category should make sure that they reapply with the new guidelines and all those employers who have sent out invites to new candidates under the category of visa 187 also need to make the changes. 

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The skilled migration visa 489 closed to new applications from November 16th 2019

 

There has been a new visa type that has been introduced and this new visa is the Skilled Work Regional visa 491. With the introduction of this visa, the older visa provision of visa 489 has been discontinued from November 16th 2019. However, with this change now in place, there are a few points to be kept in mind which are as follows: 

 

  • The date of 10th September will be the last date for the applicants to get an invite via the visa 489
  • 15th November 2019 will be the last date for people to lodge an application for an invite via the visa type 489. Any other applications post this date will not be entertained. 

 

Besides these changes, there are a few more changes that have been made with respect to the key Changes applicable to Australia’s immigration point system and they are as follows: 

 

  • 10 points will be allotted to all those people who have a skilled spouse.

 

  • 15 additional points will be allotted to all those people who have been nominated by the state or territory government. This is also applicable when a candidate is nominated by a working family member residing in Australia. 

 

  • There are certain people who get additional points based on the qualification and field of study that they belong to. Those candidates who have a qualification in Science, Technology. Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) will be awarded an additional 10 points. 

 

  • All those candidates who apply for a PR and have no partner will be awarded a surplus of 10 points on the point calculator system. 

 

  • In case of the fact that an applicant for a PR has a spouse who is well versant in English, the candidate will be awarded with an additional 5 points. 

 

Besides these changes being brought about in the overall immigration rules and regulations, there have been certain changes made with respect to the PR applications as well. This major change is as follows: 

 

  • New PR visa subclass 191 has been introduced as of 16th November 2019. And with this new feature, this visa can not be enlisted for by those candidates who already have the visa 491 and the visa type 494 as well. 

 

What will happen to the Australia PR point system after November 2019?

 

For all those future immigrants who are looking to migrate to Australia and are worried about the latest changes brought about by the Minister of Immigration, there is no such cause of worry. Almost everything about the PR point system will remain the same except for a few minor changes. The overall points needed to clear the PR point-based system is still 65 and there is no alteration to this. 

Except for the few points mentioned above the rest of the system will be the same and will function is the same manner as well. The one big cause for all these minor changes to take place is because the Australian government is encouraging more immigrants to come to Australia and live and work there. These changes are a few and minimum, however, what people need to understand is that with the increase in the number of people who are looking to migrate to Australia, whether or not you get the final invitation for PR will depend on the demand and supply change for the field and profession to which a person belongs.  

These are the key changes in Australia’s Immigration Point system – November 16, 2019 which all you candidates need to keep in mind even before you think of applying for a PR or immigration to Australia.