Australia to ensure rapid Visa processing to clear backlog

Australia to ensure rapid Visa processing to clear backlog

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The Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Australia is working towards clearing the backlog and process the visa application quicker. Upon receiving the instructions from Prime Minister and the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, clearing the visa application backlog is main target of Australian immigration department. The DHA has instructions to add more staff to combat the standing visa backlog.

The DHA is now aiming on clearing backlogs and making certain the quicker application processing. The Immigration department is targeting the processing of main overseas caseloads - temporary skilled, student and visitor in order to ensure that more people can travel to the land down under and extend their support for economic development, and meet labour shortages. 

Andrew Giles, the minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, is assessing all alternatives available to address the backlog.

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Key measures being taken for faster processing

Officers earlier dedicated on travel exemptions have been redirected to visa processing, with nearly 140 new staff in visa processing roles since May 2022. Further, an improved capacity to work overtime, drawn from across the Department and the Australian Border Force has been structured.

Confirming about the effort being taken, Minister Giles stated, “The number of applications received in June 2022 is 6.5% higher than May 2022 – over the same period, there was a 10.6% increase in applications finalised.” 

The minister added, “The processing of visas will continue to be a major priority for this Government – but reducing the backlog of applications can't happen overnight.

If you are planning to move to Australia, it’s the right time to prepare your immigration file with faster application processing and high skilled migration target of Australia (i.e. 109,900 visa places) for program year 2022-23.

If you need assistance to apply for skilled visa, study visa, visit visa, etc. in Australia this year, you may contact Australia PR Avenue expert on Toll-Free-Number- 78-18-000-777. 

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