NSW offers attractive substitute for Australia student visa

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It is now harder to obtain a student visa for Australia and with the number of people starting their migration journey on the popular visa decreasing the state of New South Wales (NSW) has offered an enticing alternative. 

NSW has changed the rules for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491), making it easier for skilled migrants to get full working rights in regional NSW, the ability to leave and re-enter Australia as many times as they want and apply for permanent residence after 3 years. 

Those wishing to apply for Pathway 1 of the Skilled Work visa previously had to have been working in a designated regional area of NSW for a period of 12 months or more with a single NSW-based employer. 

The time required to apply for the visa has been slashed to just 6 months after the state received feedback from its regional industries which are still struggling to fill jobs.

Australia has seen an unprecedented volume of student arrivals over the last few years and there are now more than 700,000 student visa holders in the country, the highest number on record. 

The government has committed to reducing migration numbers and towards the start of the year, application numbers for student visas fell. Approval rates also declined from above 90% to 82.5%. 

If you have been refused a student, employer-sponsored, partner or family visa, don’t despair! 

There are still options still available to you and the best way to explore those options is to contact Easy Migrate and ask for assistance making an appeal for the decision to be overturned.

Easy Migrate can help you lodge an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), a federal administrative review body with the power to vary or set aside decisions made by a range of administrative bodies, including the Department of Home Affairs.

Contact Easy Migrate to receive the best advice and make your migration journey as stress-free as possible.