The Australia Federal Budget for 2020-21 has been announced, and the following are the information related to the Department of Home Affairs and the migration program.
|CATEGORIES||2019-20||2020-21||Difference (#)||Difference (%)|
|Migration Program Planning Level||160,000||160,000||0||0|
|Family Stream||47,732||77,300||29,568 increase||61.9% increase|
|Family Stream – Partner Visa||39,799||72,300||32,501 increase||81.7% increase|
|Business, Investment and Innovation Program||6,862||13,500||6,638 increase||96.7% increase|
|Global Talent Independent Program||5,000||15,000||10,000 increase||200% increase|
In addition to the above numbers, there will be processing priority given to a number of visa programs.
|Skilled Stream – Business Innovation and Investment Program||Given Prioritized Processing|
|Skilled Stream – Global Talent||Given Prioritized Processing|
|Skilled Stream – Employer Sponsored||Given Prioritized Processing|
|Sponsored Visas (for Onshore visa applicants and Partner visa applicants) where the sponsor is residing in a designated regional area||Given Prioritized Processing|
There are a number of notable changes and announcements below.
- The Business, Investment and Innovation Program will focus on higher value investors, business owners and entrepreneurs and improve the economic outcomes of the program, and there will be an increase of 11.3% (above regular CPI indexation) for the visa application charges on 1 July 2021.
- A new whole-of-government Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce will be established.
- English language requirements will be introduced for Partner visa applicants AND the sponsor.
Finally, you can visit the full Federal Budget papers here, and the joint media release by Minister Dutton and Acting Minister Tudge here. There are a number of other announcements made within the migration program for your reference.
Please visit our web pages below for information relating to the visas and programs mentioned above, and contact us at Tanson Migration for further information.
- 2019-20 Migration Planning Level
- Subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment visa
- Subclass 309/100 Partner visa
- Subclass 858 Distinguished Talent visa / Global Talent Independent Program
- Skilled visas (Subclass, 189, 190, 491)
- Designated Regional Area
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