MIA 2021年2月1日再次通知，GTI项目目前已经不会再给仅有 Masters 和 Honours 学位（仅从学历角度上考量）的申请者下发邀请。在2021年1月20日之后还未收到邀请的申请者，建议再次判断自己是否符合新的申请条件并且在优先人才领域内。
- 已拿到高收入的job offer；
澳洲 GTI 杰出人才签证介绍及变迁
与所有热门项目一样，移民要趁早，由于澳洲 GTI 申请人大幅增加，澳洲 GTI申请门槛已经明显提高了。 进入2021年后一个月内 GTI 签证频繁调整，方向也越来越明确了。
2021年1月20日之前GTI项目对于申请人是近三年拿到的荣誉学士和硕士学位的申请人，不限定学历是澳洲还是澳洲外的，只要学习成绩达到WAM80（Weighted Average Mark加权平均数）就是有机会申请GTI项目的。而之后官方就限制了非博士学历的申请人，从原先的GTI紧缺的博士或者硕士毕业生改成了博士毕业生，也就是直接把硕士毕业生删掉了。
- 是否有job offer体现了潜在收入情况
MIA Notice 3 - 1 February 2021
01/02 2021 MIA Notice 3 - 1 February 2021 - Migration Institute of Australia ® Migration Institute of Australia.
SC 485 Temporary Graduate Visa Changes
Two recent issues with the SC 485 Temporary Graduate visa program have caused concern and disruption for applicants.
The announcement that SC 485 visa holders would be eligible for a second visa if they had studied and then lived and worked in a regional or other regional area for two years, has led to questions from members as to whether the applicant must have undertaken their full course at a regional or other regional educational institution.
The MIA requested clarification from the Department on this point and received a statement that the applicant must have ‘graduated’ from a regional or other regional education institution.
The MIA has asked for further clarification given that an applicant may have undertaken part of their course at a non regional institution and transferred to a regional institution before they graduate.
Members will be informed when clarification is received.
The seeming barrier for previous secondary SC 485 visa holders to apply for another SC 485 as the primary applicant is causing significant distress to affected applicants.
MIA National President, John Hourigan, bought this to the attention of the Department at a recent meeting.
It is not yet clear if this change has been as a result of a drafting error or is deliberate.
The MIA expects to have an answer shortly on this matter and will inform members when the information is received.
Global Talent Independent changes - Masters and Honours students.
01/0212021 MIA Notice 3 - 1 February 2021 - Migration Institute of Australia.
As members are aware, changes to the Global Talent Independent program now prevent Masters and Honours students from receiving an invitation, based solely on their academic qualifications.
This policy change affects all future EOI assessments, and applies to EOI submissions made by candidates who have not y:et received an invitation to the Global Talent program by 20 January 2021.
EOI candidates who submitted an EOI prior to the policy changes and have not been invited are encouraged to review their eligibility and to consider applying again when they meet the new requirements.
New eligibility requirements: Applicants must demonstrate that they are highly skilled in one of the target sectors and:.
- prove they are internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding and exceptional achievements
- still be prominent in their field of expertise
- provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia, in their field of expertise
- have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field
- have a recognised organisation or individual in Australia endorse them as global talent, in the same field as the applicant.
Applicants must meet a high standard and show an exceptional track-record of professional and outstanding achievements.
This may include senior roles, patents, professional awards, international publications, media articles and international memberships.
Applicants should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold.
In assessing the applicant the Department considers:.
- current salary shown through payslips or a contract, or
- future job offers outlining remuneration, or
- recent PhD graduates and certain PhD students with relevant qualifications in the target sectors.
There have been two instruments released and are notified to MIA members as general information that may assist in advising clients about travel to Australia.
Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements-Incoming International Flights) Determination 2021 - F2021L00061.
Biosecurity (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Preventative Biosecurity Measures-Incoming International Flights) Determination 2021 - F2021L00062.
Both instruments relate to the implementation of additional public health measures to strengthen safeguards for international travel.
A person who fails to comply with these requirements may commit a criminal offence punishable by a maximum of 5 years imprisonment or 300 penalty points or both.
The measures require all air crew and passengers to:.
- wear face masks or face coverings for the duration of the travel, and
- to have returned a negative COVOD-19 test results within 72 hours of the flight commencement, and
- not to have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person within that 72 hours Arrangements for travellers with connecting flights and special arrangements for children under five are detailed in the explanatory statements.
Please note that the explanatory statements for both instruments download as one document.
MIA National President, John Hourigan, was also informed at a meeting at the Department last week that no offshore visitor visa applications are being processed.
Staff usually engaged in processing these visas have been redeployed to process partner visas to ensure the announced increased 2020-21 partner planning levels are met.
NZ Quarantine free travel
Quarantine free travel from NZ has resumed for travellers under the following conditions:.
- they have been New Zealand for 14 days or more and not been in a designated COVID-19 outbreak location, and
- are travelling to Australia on a quarantine-free flight
- Travellers do not need to be NZ citizens but must meet the above criteria, but will need a valid visa to enter Australia
- New Zealand citizens will be granted a Special Category visa (subclass 444) (SCV) on arrival if eligible
- Airlines determine which flights are quarantine free flights.
Quarantine-free travel from NZ is permitted to New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria.
Other states may be added at a later date.
These conditions do not apply to NZ citizens who have been outside NZ or who have not been in New Zealand for the last 14 days or more.
Further information is available on the Department’s website.