Three Australian Immigration Changes In 2023 International Students Should Know
Changes for international students from department of home affairs website:
- Higher visa prices for student visa
- Limits on work hours for foreign students
- More post-study work rights for temporary graduate visa
Australia has changed its immigration system for visa applicants to attract more skilled workers and international students. The changes include making it easier to become a permanent resident and raising the income threshold for temporary skilled workers.
These changes are to make the immigration system more fair and to boost Australia’s economy by bringing in more talent.
Here are some more details about the changes :
- Visa Application Charges
Starting from July 1st, 2023, visa application charges will increase between 6% and 40% for most visa categories.
- Student Visa Work Limitations
Starting from July 1st, most Student Visa holders will be allowed to work a maximum of 48 hours per fortnight.
- Post-Study Work Rights
Temporary Graduate Visa holders with select degrees can work for an additional 2 years. Eligible foreign students who study, live, and work in regional parts of Australia will also get an additional 1 to 2 years of work rights.
Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) The income threshold for temporary skilled workers has been raised to $70,000 from $53,900 to attract more skilled workers to Australia.
Increased Immigration Target for Permanent Residency, Skilled Worker.
Australia has increased its annual immigration target from 160,000 to 190,000 from its migration system. Around 70% of the places will be allocated to skilled migrants in the 2023-2024 permanent migration program.
The skilled migrants who will be given priority for these positions will contribute to the development of the country’s workforce for its sustainable level. They will bring in their unique skills and knowledge to help grow the economy and create job opportunities for Australians. Additionally, the increase in immigration will lead to a more diverse and multicultural society, which can bring countless benefits to the country. IStudentPlus