Australia Makes Perth and Gold Coast as Regional Cities to Help Immigrants -11th November, 2019

Australia Makes Perth and Gold Coast as Regional Cities to Help Immigrants
The government of Australia decides to reclassify Perth & Gold Coast as regional cities will prove advantageous for foreign students & skilled workers, the immigration experts have witnessed. This re-classification will come into force from 16 November 2019.

The government of Australia has re-classified Perth & the Gold Coast intending to ease the burden on Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. These cities presently hold near to 70 % of the population increase in Australia.

The latest move has made Gold Coast & Perth more attractive for global students & skilled workers. It is assumed that the modified status of these Australian cities would encourage the production of local jobs in Australian regional areas. Further, global students choosing to study in these Australian cities can enjoy the incentives for studying in Australian regional areas. In turn, it would benefit these cities to get an improved share of foreign students & skilled workers.

Global students choosing to study in Australian regional areas will receive several benefits. They will be qualified for an extra year in Australia on a post-study work visa. By holding this visa they can earn valuable Australian work experience, salary, and financial stability following studies.

The choice to reclassify Gold Coast and Perth as regional cities would positively influence specific visa types, which comprise:

Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) Visa

Those who have graduated from colleges or universities based in an Australian regional area are entitled to appeal for the subclass 485 visa for the 2nd time. To be suitable for this, the visa holder must have lived in the regional area when they were holding their initial Temporary Graduate Visa.

Even while holding their 2nd subclass 485 visa, they require tolive in the same regional area. For instance, Perth based university graduates must be residing in Perth itself for the validity of the Temporary Graduate visa. The validity of this Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) Visa is one year.

Temporary Skilled Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

Employers in Gold Coast and Perth can now nominate global workers on subclass 482 visas in professions on the Regional Occupations List (R.O.L). Qualified employees can be chosen for up to a maximum of 4 years. After 3 years, the employees may appeal for Australia PR by the subclass 186 visa.

Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) Visa

The Subclass 491 visa holders require living in a selected regional area for tenure of 3 years after which they can appeal for Australia PR by the subclass 191 visa.

Skilled Employer-Sponsored (Subclass 494) Visa

This visa permits the holder to apply for Australia PR through the subclass 191 visa after residing for 3 years in the selected regional area. Below this visa, local businesses in the Gold Coast and Perth can nominate employees for tenure of five years.

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