Summary of 1 July 2023 Australian Visa Updates

Stay updated on recent changes to Australia’s skilled migration program. This summary provides insights into modifications made to immigration regulations, including the fast-tracking of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement, increase in visa application charges, changes to Australian citizenship eligibility for New Zealand citizens, visa implications for SCV holders, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) increase, expanded pathways to permanent residence, and work limitations for student visas.

News: Upcoming Updates to Australian Visas for 2023 – 2024

The Australian migration system is undergoing a major overhaul, with 38 reform directions delivered following a scathing review. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil has already announced several changes, including a citizenship pathway for New Zealanders and a new visa for Pacific migrants. Other changes include modifications to student visas and Working Holiday Maker visas, a minimum salary increase, and a review of the points system for selecting migrants.