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Posted on June 15 2022

Australia to step up visa processing of skilled workers

By  Editor
Updated January 31 2024


  • The Australian government prioritizes processing the Existing and outstanding visa applications promptly.
  • The length of stay for engineering graduates using a 476 visa has been increased to 41 months from 18 months.
  • Though many applicants have paid the necessary fees for application, medical assessment, etc., 6000 applicants are still waiting for their grant.


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The new government’s minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs, Andrew Giles Statement

“In order to address the shortage of skilled workers, as the Immigration minister suggested, the Australian department of home affairs is trying to increase the process of visa applications. The current priority is to clear the visa backlog applications. And we will make sure to solve them on time.”

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Andrew McKellar, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

The total number of skilled temporary visa holders that were struck in Australia in 2014 is 195,000; in 2022, the number of temporary visa holders on the protracted processing timespan is 96,000.

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The current delays in long visa processing wait have been addressed, and more resources are planned to add to benefit the applicants. To shape up the skilled migration system to be more reachable, reliable, and obtainable, requesting the employers to open the sponsored migration scheme for all the skilled occupations.

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 476 visa

Initially, the wait time for the 476 visas was drafted in 2018 in such a way for the engineering graduates who are willing to live, work or study in Australia for 18 months. This length of stay is increased to 41 months.

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Eligibility criteriaa

The applicants from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and many other countries have been waiting for the application processing. Some of them have been waiting for three to four years.

Though the candidates have satisfied the eligibility criteria like paying the application fee, medical assessment fee, etc., there are around 6000 applicants who are waiting for their grants to be accepted.

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The wait time is reduced for processing the backlog applications lying with the Australian Immigration. This decision helps many applicants who have been waiting for 3-4 years for grants.

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