India Become The Highest Source of Immigrants to Australia
The new Australian high commissioner of India- Harinder Sidhu informed that there has been threefold increase in the Indo born Australians in the past 10 years. The country has been said to home of the half of the million immigrants from India. Nearly 2.33 lakh visas are granted to visitors from India to Australia every year. There are around more than 53,000 Indian students studying in Australia.
The High commissioner told that business has been rising up slowly in the last years and bilateral ties has got boost between both the nations. Australia has also announced that it would start a three year multiple entry visas for Indians from July 2016 this year. This would increase the number of tourist visits to Australia. This would also let frequent short term tourists to gain entry in Australia multiple times on similar visa. This visa would stay valid for the period of three months.
Implementation of New SOL List
According to the latest news, Australian immigration Department is planning to implement the new skilled occupation list, which will be effected from July 2016. Because of rapid development in the industrialization, there has become shortage in the skilled labor in Australia. Therefore, the Australian Government has planned to welcome new immigration approach for the skilled workers of the different nations to overcome this shortage.
The latest job requirements which are added in the list would become effective from 1st July 2016. If an applicant submits his/her application before 1st July 2016, the changes will not be applicable to his/her application. The categories which will get affected by the new scheme of SOL are- Temporary Graduate Visa of Subclass 485, skilled independent visa Subclass 189 and family sponsored visa. The applicants for these categories should confirm that their occupation must be listed in the SOL. Several changes will be made in the upcoming SOL. The two major occupations which are added in the SOL are Prosthetist and Audiologist. However, other occupations such as metallurgist, mining engineer, environmental health officer, dental therapist, petroleum engineer will be removed from the list.
There are some necessary steps taken by the Australian government for the reformation of immigration policies. As the latest reports, the federal government has decided to invest $99.2 million to the immigration department for the fraud detection in visa applications. This step is taken by the Australian government to weed out the visitors who pose criminal risk and terror to the Australian nationality. Mr. Peter Dutton- the immigration minister of Australia told that their staff is good detecting the fraud cases but technology is little ahead in this point of view. Australian government has also decided for a 3 year multiple entry visas for the citizens of low risk countries like India. This program will increase the number of visitors and tourists arriving in Australia.
The staff will verify the information of the candidates. If the documents are found genuine or he has not been suspected to indulge in terrorist or criminal activities, he will be granted a visa. The three year visa trial will be made effected from coming July this year.
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