Latest Australian New Regional Visas Updates 2020 Education Embassy Brisbane: Nowadays, the trend of migrating overseas has become prominent. More and more people shift to other nations for different purposes like study, employment, tourism, business, etc. If you are also want to go to Australia then you must lodge your file from Migration Agents in Brisbane as they are professional in this field, which reduces your visa refusal chances. On November 16, 2019, the two regional visas were introduced by the Australian government. The newly introduced two visas are as : · Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) Visa · Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) Visa The newly introduced regional visa opens the way for the overseas migrants for future Australian permanent residency and possible citizenship. Pros: The Australian Government has defined the definition of “regional areas” in Australia. Almost all Australia, except in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, are considered “territorial” for migration purposes, which means that migrants can now easily settle in cities such as Wollongong in New South Wales and New Castle. Moreover, they can also settle on the Gold Coast, which is near Brisbane. The holders of Regional visa will be eligible for healthcare. This will reduce the living expenses of immigrant families on these visas to a large extent. Regional visa holder’s children will also have the right to get education from government educational institutes. Australian government declares that an additional year on the post-study work permit will be received by international students graduating from Australian regional universities. Some international students may even qualify for two extra years rather than one year. Australia’s new regional visa has a permanent residency arrangement. The visa applicants who stayed for three years in a designated regional area may be eligible to apply for a PR in Australia. Cons: In addition to this, it is also compulsory to meet income rates along with the mandatory three-year stay in a designated area. To qualify for the Australian PR, the visa applicants who hold regional visas must earn at least ASD 53,900 per year for all three years. One of the research by the University of Adelaide reveals that regional areas skilled immigrants are not looking for job opportunities that match their work experience. One of the surveys revealed that out of 1,700 skilled immigrants 53% of them, did not apply their full skills. 44% of those were working in a profession that was different from nominated on. 15% were found to be unemployed. A mismatch between the immigrants and the regional labor market was found by the research. Wrongdoing was not just in the available jobs but in the expectations of employers and employees. Besides this, due to lack of experience in Australian work, most of the immigrants faced discrimination.