What are the new changes in the visa point system to be applicable from November 16th, 2019?

What are the new changes in the visa point system to be applicable from November 16th, 2019?

The amendments introduced in the visa point system for the subclass 491 and General Skilled Migration (489,189,190) visas. The points are given as an award to the applicants by checking their ability that how much they can contribute to the economy. So, the main purpose of the skilled migration program is to increase the economic benefits of Australia migration. The changes are going to be applicable from November 16th, 2019. How changes are going to be made? To measure the immigration points for the skilled visa tool of Australia immigration points calculator is used. The total point of the applicants will decide their chances of getting migrated to Australia. To be on the safe side, you should always seek the help of our Migration Agents in Brisbane. Our entire team is well-known for giving the best service as they are aware of the rules and regulations.  To get eligibility for PR in Australia you need to get a maximum of 65 points which will depend on different factors:
  • Age
  • Work experience
  • Skills
  • Qualification
  • English Language ability
New Amendments made in the Point system
  • Applicants will be given 10 points who do not have a de facto partner or spouse.
  • Applicants will be given 10 points for having a skilled partner or de facto partner.
  • If the applicants have STEM qualification then 10 points are added.
  • Applicants with competent English with a spouse or de facto partner will be given 5 points.
  • If the applicants get an invitation from the state government or territory Government then 15 points are added.
  • Applicants getting sponsored by a family member living in Australia in the regional area will be given 15 points.
The changes made to the point system are the suggested by the Productivity Commission. Back in 2016, the commission recommended changing the point system. The changes will improve the point score of the primary applicant as secondary applicant skills will contribute to the point system. When all points excluding partner qualifications are equal, applications will be given in the following ranking system.
  • First: Applicants who have skilled de facto partner or spouse.
  • Equal First: Applicants without a de facto partner or spouse.
  • Second: Applicants with competent English with de facto partner or spouse. But, the exception is that they do not have the skills to get skilled partner points.
  • Third: Applicants with de facto partner or spouse who are not eligible for skilled partner points or competent English.
To get the points for competent English it is mandatory that you clear the recognized English test. For further information about the new changes, you can consult our migration agent.

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