Policy

Residency fast track for some skilled people

Jem Traylen
Wed, 11 May 2022

Residency fast track for some skilled people
High skilled migrants will be able to apply for residence as early as September. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Wed, 11 May 2022
The government has announced a ‘green list’ of occupations eligible for fast-tracked residency visas.Two other big announcements made on Wednesday, as part of its immigration ‘rebalance’, were transition plans for sectors that have been reliant on lower-paid migrants and new rules for post-study work rights for international students.The green list has a ‘straight to residency’ pathway enabling highly-skilled migrants to arrive from July 4 and apply for residency in September and includes occupations such as...

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