Posted on December 08 2022
Australia removed Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) for the processing of certain types of skilled visa applications. ‘Ministerial Direction 100’ is a new order issued by the Minister of Immigration for application processing.
The new rule will be effective from December 01, 2022 and priority will be given to the skilled applications outside Australia for Healthcare and Teaching occupations.
Highest priority will be given to the applicants under the categories listed below:
Priority for immigration has been retained for applicants having:
PMSOL has been removed for the skilled visas listed below:
Temporary Skill Shortage visa
|Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Provisional visa|
Employer Nomination Scheme visa
|Skilled – Independent Points-tested stream visa|
Skilled – Nominated visa
|Skilled Work Regional Provisional visa|
Permanent Residence Skilled Regional visa
|Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa|
Distinguished Talent visa
|Global Talent visa|
|Skilled — Regional visa|
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa
Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa
The Department of Immigration wants to increase the application processing speed by compiling all priorities in one direction. Amendments will also include the streamlining of health requirements for onshore temporary visa applications. Employers have to note that application processing will be affected as the changes are being implemented.
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