Upcoming 1st July Changes

VAC Increases – CPI 3%

Australian Visa Application Charges will increase on 1 July 2022 by 3%, in line with the previously forecast Consumer Price Index increase. The increases will be rounded to the closest $5.00.

The increases come into effect for applications lodged on or after 1 July 2022.

This Instrument commences 1 July 2022. Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charges) Regulations 2022 – F2022L00828.

Subclass 485 – Skilled occupation concession

Regulations to temporarily remove the requirements for Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) applicants in the Graduate Work stream to nominate an eligible skilled occupation and to obtain a skills assessment.

This concession is to allow applicants who have studied for occupations that are not on the skills lists to live and work in Australia for a further temporary period.

This amendment will provide this temporary concession for applications made between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 (inclusive). This Instrument also includes a provision for the Minister to extend this date beyond 30 June 2023 based on prevailing economic conditions.

Migration Amendment (Occupation Nomination and Skills Assessment for Subclass 485 Visas) Regulations 2022 – F2022L00822 

This Instrument commences 1 July 2022.