The Australian government is now offering new visa options to students and skilled workers from Hong Kong.
After the completion of tertiary studies in Australia, students from Hong Kong will be eligible for a 5 year temporary graduate visa. This applies to new student and current visa holders.
Temporary graduate visa holders will have had their visas extended automatically for five years from 20 July 2020. They will also be able to apply for permanent residency after five years.
For those who study and work in regional Australia, they will be eligible to apply for permanent residency after 3 years.
The same applies to holders of temporary skilled visas, their visa were extended for five years from 20 July 2020 and will have access to permanent residency after five years or three years for regional areas.
Future applicants from Hong Kong for temporary skilled visas will be eligible for a 5 year visa, provided they have qualifications listed on the occupational skills lists and meet Labour Market Testing requirements, or their salary would be above $153,600. These future temporary skilled visa holders will also be eligible for a 5 year visa with a pathway to permanent residency.
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