Special New Australian Visa Pathway for Hong Kong Residents
On 09 July 2020, Australia Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announced to introduce new visa pathways for Hong Kong residences to apply and be able to apply for permanent resident in response to the National Security Law enacted in Hong Kong.
-Temporary graduate and skilled workers will be offered an additional five years of work rights in Australia on top of the time they’ve already been in Australia, with a pathway to permanent residency at the end of that period.
-Students will be eligible for a five year graduate visa from the conclusion of their studies, with a pathway to permanent residency at the end of that period.
-Future Hong Kong applicants for temporary skilled visas will be provided with a five year visa, based on meeting the updated skills lists and Labour Market Testing requirements.
The press release is Here