Australia is an attractive destination for migrants. It has miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, wild outback, warm weather, and friendly people. And historically, Australia has been very open and welcoming to immigrants.
However, in the past year or so, Australia has begun to revise their immigration policies, especially in relation to skilled migrant visas. There are fewer professional skills that can qualify you, and the popular 457 visa has been abolished and replaced with two stricter types of work visa. Australia’s retirement visa program has also stopped accepting new applicants.
But though things are changing, don’t give up on your dream of Australian living just yet. We’ll break down the most popular ways that migrants are still receiving the visas they need to get on the path to permanent citizenship.