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Explain the new changes in General Skilled Migration in Australia?

In favor of the Government’s response to COVID-19, South Australia Immigration is introducing reforms that emphasize the screening and recruitment of health and medical professionals. Reduced career experience criteria for health and medical practitioners working in South Australia. You can also get information from migration agents in Brisbane about international graduates.

International graduates of South Australia – medical and health professionals 

Higher education providers, who are currently living in South Australia and working in their designated or relevant fields are excluded from the criteria for a three-month job or work experience. It means they do not need to prove that they are working from the past 3 months. Applicants who have access to the work experience exception will only be able to apply for a temporary 491 visa.

Applicants who are currently employed as a doctor or health professional in South Australia 

Health professionals, who are currently working and living in South Australia in their designated or closely associated occupation for at least 20 hours a week, are excluded from the existing job experience as per new rules of South Australia Immigration. Applicants who have applied to the work experience are only eligible to apply under the category of a temporary 491 visa permit.

Moreover, if you are in the nursing profession, there is no need for 5-year work experience in South Australia.

People, who are medical professionals in South Australia, need a minimum of 65 points to apply for a visa including competent English and state-nomination points.

190 nomination eligibility – medical and health professionals 

Medical professionals who are working for the past 1 year in the relevant field in South Australia are eligible to apply for a permanent visa or 190 visa category. For more information, they need to visit the nearest migration agent, because only he has a great deal of knowledge about every visa category and new updates in each visa category

Priority processing for medical and health professionals working in South Australia 

Well, the processing time of the visa application depends on the volume or number of applications. If you are able to fulfill the requirements, you can simply get the visa after proper investigation by South Australia immigration. But if your current visa is going to be expired, you cannot request priority processing. In this case, you have to wait for some time or you must talk to an agent to know about your application.

Changes to requirements for 190 visa subclass nomination 

The changes in the 190 visa category apply to each category except the below-mentioned occupations.

  • 132211 Finance Manager
  • 149914 Financial Institution Branch Manager
  • 221111 Accountant (General)
  • 221112 Management Accountant
  • 221113 Taxation Accountant
  • 221211 Company Secretary
  • 221213 External Auditor
  • 221214 Internal Auditor
  • 222112 Finance Broker
  • 222311 Financial Investment Adviser
  • 222312 Financial Investment Manager
  • 224711 Management Consultant

Occupations closed to offshore applicants 

  • 141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager
  • 351311 Chef
  • 351411 Cook
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