Lowest point score ever in August 2022 Australia SkillSelect Invitation round
The Department of Home Affairs, Australia conducted the first SkillSelect invitation round of the year 2022-23 on August 22, 2022 to invite all time high, i.e. 12666 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for key General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas, i.e. Subclass 189 visa and Subclass 491 visa. Find out more details about latest round.
SkillSelect Invitation round held on 22 August
Find below the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 22 August 2022
- Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189- 12,200
- Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491- 466
ITA process and cut offs in the SkillSelect rounds
The Department of Home Affairs, Australia invites the top ranked individuals as per the points score, for the relevant visa. In this latest invitation round of online SkillSelect system, DHA has dropped the CUT OFF to the lowest ever, i.e. just 65 points.
This is the first SkillSelect invitation round of this program year, the last invitation round occurred in April 2022 (i.e. in previous program year 2021-22).
Since the pandemic caused situation is settled, therefore the government of Australia is taking various steps to attract skilled and talented overseas professionals. A few of these positive steps taken the Aussie government are as follows:
- Australia has removed all Covid-19 restrictions from 6th July 2022
- The total visa places in Migration planning level 2022-23 increased from 160,000 to 195,000
- Allocation of funds to clear the backlogs and better the processing time of the visa applications
Hence, overall, it’s the ideal situation for the skilled professionals to immigrate to Australia on skilled visa. The General Skilled Migration (GSM) of Australia has popular visa categories.
- Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189
- Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190
- Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491