The Australian government has announced changes to the Skilled Migration Points Test that would be effective from 16 November 2019.
The changes to the points Test will apply to both new applicants who apply for the newly introduced Subclass 491 visa a well as applicants for a Subclass 189, 190 and 489 who are yet to be assessed under the Points Test. It is expected that the changes to the points test to be beneficial for the applicants; as the changes provide for the award of additional points, no applicant with a pending application will be adversely affected.
Primary applicants without a partner (singles) will be ranked equally to other primary applicants who have the same human capital attributes. If all other points claims are equal, invitations for points tested visas will be ranked by the Migration Points Test as given below:
At this stage, there will be many questions regarding the changes. In the coming weeks and months, these questions will be answered when more information becomes available from the Department of Home Affairs. As these changes do not come into effect until 16 November 2019, it is better to wait to get more information regarding the changes.
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For further information on these changes, please see: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00578/Download