[Australia Weekly Migration News 64 issue]

Global Talent – Independent Program

Minister Coleman announced the launch of the Global Talent – Independent Program on 5 Nov 2019. According to the media release highly skilled migrants wo are likely to earn more than $149,000 pa in Australia and who work in one of seven key industry sectors will be able to obtain fast-tracked permanent residency.

The industry sectors are AgTech, FinTech, MedTech, Cyber Security, Energy and Mining, Space and Advanced Manufacturing, and Quantum Information/Advanced Digital/ Data Science and ICT.

The release also reveals that Global Talent Officers from the Department of Home Affairs have already been deployed in Berlin, Washington DC, Singapore, Shanghai, Santiago, Dubai, and New Delhi.

5000 places have been allocated to this scheme in the 2019-20 migration program.

Thailand – Work and Holiday visa numbers to be increased

Minister Coleman has announced that the number of places available for Work and Holiday visas for Thai citizens will be increased from 500 to 2,000.

The Work and Holiday visa requires first-time Thai applicants to hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications and to speak a functional level of English.

SA state nomination temporarily closed

Whit the new introduction of the new skilled regional visas on the 16 November 2019, Immigration SA will be temporarily closing the state nomination 190 application system from 11 am on 15 November 0291 and will reopen early December.

If you have commenced a state nomination application for the 190 visas, you will need to submit and pay for the application prior to the system being closed.

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