Latest News about Temporary Migrant Visa 2022 – Flexibility for Temporary Migrants

Latest News about Temporary Migrant Visa 2022 – Flexibility for Temporary Migrants

Scott Morrison welcomes the return of temporary skilled workers to Australia. Many international students and temporary workers are back in Australia. The Australian Government has opened the international borders for temporary migrant visa holders. Many temporary skilled workers have returned to support the Covid-19 Pandemic recovery in Australia.


Number of International Student Arrivals

Hon Alex Hawke MP, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, welcomes overseas students in Australia. As the Australian Government has announced that fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can come to Australia.


The eligible visa holders include Working Holiday Maker, Humanitarian and certain family visa holders. Though, if you want to apply for any of these visas, you can book a consultation with us.


Eligible visa holders who’re fully vaccinated are allowed to enter Australia.

Around 150,000 International Student visa holders overseas have been supported to pursue their studies in Australia. Alex Hawke says that the reopening of international borders will give a positive message to international students that Australia is still a top destination for studies.


Arrival Number of Skilled Workers, Temporary Migrant Visa & Working Holiday Visa Holders 

There’re around 8,000 skilled employees have entered in Australia. Additionally, more than 22,000 Working Holiday visas have been granted since November 2021. However, the Working Holiday Visas are exceptionally high in demand. Since the Australian Government has announced changes in border opening in November 2021, around 60,000 family members of Australians have visited Australia.


8,000 skilled employees have arrived in Australia. While 60,000 families of Australians have been visiting Australia.


Flexibility for Skilled Regional Provisional Visa

There’ll be a 3-year extension of the Regional Skilled Provisional visas 489, Visa 491, and 494 Visa. It’s for people who’re affected by the Covid-19 international travel restrictions in Australia. This step will benefit around 10,000 skilled regional workers in Australia. Current and former Skilled Regional Provisional visa holders will have enough time to make travel arrangements to live and work in regional Australia.


Australian Government will extend visas 489, 491 Visa and 494 Visa by 3 years for people affected by Covid-19 travel restrictions.


Flexibility in Temporary Graduate Visa 485

From 18th of February 2022, Australia will permit current and former 485 visa holders to enter Australia. It’ll allow them re-enter and apply for further stay in Australia. This visa extension will be for students who were outside Australia between the 1st of February 2020 and 14th of December 2021. However, they must have held a Temporary Graduate Visa.


This visa extension will be from 18th of February, 2022. The Department of Home Affairs will directly notify the 485 visa holders about this extension. So, they may return to Australia from the 18th of February onwards.


485 visa holders may enter Australia and apply for a further stay from the 18th of February 2022.


As a result of these changes, temporary graduates can return to Australia as soon as possible. They can enter Australia before further changes on the 1st of July 2022 that will grant a further extension option to former graduates.



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About Temporary Migrant Visa

The Australian Government has opened international borders for overseas students and temporary migrant visa holders. It has extended the stay period for Skilled Regional visas 489, Visa 491, and 494 Visa by 3 years. More than 8,000 skilled workers have already returned to Australia.


According to Alex Hawke, 43,000 international students have arrived after the border opening in Australia. The return of students and employees aims to support the Covid-19 recovery in Australia. If you’re an international student or skilled worker who wants to study and work in Australia, you can book a consultation with us.


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I’m Nasir Nawaz. I’m a registered migration consultant in Australia. I am based in Sydney. I’ve studied Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales. I’m providing immigration services for several years.

Consult with me for legal advice on Australian visas to permanently live, study, and work in Australia.