After Australia confirmed that it will expedite the approval of skilled immigrant visa applications for Hong Kong residents, Australian media quoted a document from the local immigration department on August 12 to report that Hong Kong residents do not receive priority processing for each type of visa application. Australia will apply for six major types of visas. Priority will be given to applications from Hong Kong residents.
The Australian media SBS Chinese Channel reported that the Australian Minister of Immigration has issued a new guidance document in July to adjust the order of processing for skilled immigrants, listing 11 visas that have the highest priority for everyone. Among them, the first 6 visas will be renewed. Priority will be given to Hong Kong people's cases. Hong Kong applicants in Australia will also have priority over overseas Hong Kong people.
Australian Prime Minister Morrison (Scott Morrison) explained on July 9, 2020 the plan for the visa system for Hong Kong citizens (Getty)
Under the visa categories that each Hong Kong citizen can obtain priority approval, different visas can also be included. According to reports, the first category includes "The applicant’s occupation is listed in the priority occupation table and has applied for an employer sponsored visa (186 visas) or guarantee visas for remote areas (187 and 494 visas)", "all applicants who have passed the Global Talent Program", etc.
The second category is for visa applicants who have been nominated for occupations in key areas; the third category is for applicants who have applied for an employer sponsored visa (186 visa) or a remote area sponsored visa (187 and 494 visas) and their sponsoring employer is participating in DAMA A party to the labor agreement.
The fourth is the 494 remote area employer sponsored (temporary) visa applicant; the fifth is the 491 remote area skilled work (temporary) visa applicant, and the sixth is the 186 category employer nominated (permanent) visa applicant. Visa applicant.
SBS Chinese Channel reported that Hong Kong people are not eligible for priority approval when applying for every type of visa. For example, the 190 category nominated technical (permanent) visa, the 189 category independent technical (permanent) visa, etc., will not be granted. Some passports have been given further priority.
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