We have received some interesting statistics that paint a picture of the demand for, and interest in Australia’s migration program.
Currently, the Department of Home Affairs is processing 30,000 applications under the Employer Nomination Scheme (Employer sponsored permanent residence). The number of available places in the 2019/20 Migration Program is 30,000.
In the Partner visa category, the numbers under processing are even more impressive (!):
- Under Stage 1 Partner visa (Temporary) 82,000
- Under Stage 2 Partner visa (Permanent) 156,000
- Ready for Stage 2 35,000
The number of places for Partner visas in the 2019/20 Migration Program is 39,799.
In relation to temporary visas, the Department is currently processing the remaining backlog of the now defunct Subclass 457 visa (700-800 applications, many with health or character issues).
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