Australia has reopened its borders to skilled migrants, students, and backpackers after nearly two years of tight COVID-19 restriction rules. Under the world’s strictest coronavirus rules, Australia is excluding most foreign nationals in March 2020.
If you are completely vaccinated, holders of various working and student visas are now allowed to enter Australia without requesting an exclusion. All visitors must adhere to the quarantine regulations of the state or territory to which they are traveling. Travelers entering the states of New South Wales and Victoria face no restrictions. International passengers, on the other hand, must obtain government approval before traveling to Western Australia.
From December 15, 2021, fully vaccinated skilled migrants and other visa holders will be able to enter Australia without requesting an exemption, in one of the most significant changes to Australia’s border policy since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In December and January, more than 200,000 international students, skilled migrants, and refugees are expected to return to Australia without the need for an exemption as Australia enters the final phase of its reopening plan.
Mr. Morrison claimed that the return of skilled workers and students would give Australia’s economy a boost it had been lacking for over two years.
To be eligible for quarantine-free travel, those travelers must be properly quarantined and have returned a negative test within 72 hours.
“These changes are crucially important… as we go through our reopening phase,” she said. Mr. Morrison said the return of skilled workers and students to Australia was a “major milestone” in Australia’s pathway to normality. It means a lot for the economies around the country that need those workers and want to see those students return, he said.
Eligible visa holders are people who hold the following visas:
- Subclass 500 – Student visa
- Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa
- Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa
- Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa
- Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
- Subclass 200 – Refugee visa
- Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa
- Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian visa
- Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk visa
- Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa
- Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
- Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)
- Subclass 407 – Training visa
- Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa
- Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa
- Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa
- Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
- Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa
- Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
- Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa
- Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa
- Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa
- Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa
- Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
- Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
How can engineers and IT professionals get skilled migrants visas?
Engineers and IT Professionals can apply for a skill migration visa through the CDR report and ACS RPL report. CDR report and ACS RPL report are the skill assessment reports for Engineers and IT professionals who want to migrate to Australia.
Engineers have to apply through a CDR report and get positive skill assessment results from Engineers Australia to get a skill migration permanent visa. The CDR report contains three sections: CPD, Career Episode, Summary Statement, and resume with other required documents.
Engineers have always had advantages in applying for skilled migration to Australia. For instance, most engineering occupations are on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and the skills assessment does not require any work experience.
This article explains some of the recent changes and little-known facts benefitting engineers who wish to migrate to Australia. The article covers:
- Engineers Australia Abilities Assessment has been improved, with modifications to the English language requirement, priority processing, and the ability to assess skills using validated masters and advanced diplomas.
- Subclass 476 Visas for Skilled Recognised Graduates – a work visa reserved for recent engineering graduates.
- Engineers are on all states’ and territories “in demand” lists, which offers them a major advantage when applying for skilled migration.
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