More Points are Required to Obtain the Australia Permanent Resident Visa from 1st July 2018.


From the new financial year, the pool mark in relation to a general skilled migration visa will be changed.

Now the cut-off limit will be 65 points. Until 30th June 2018 applicants could apply with minimum 60 points.

The change will apply to applications lodged on or after 1 July 2018.

"This is going to affect a large number of applicants," says Chaman Preet, a registered migration agent in Melbourne.

"Earlier we could lodge an Expression of Interest on behalf of a client with 60 points. These points are decided by various criteria such as age or work experience. Now the entry will be at 65 points," says Chaman Preet.

 Now applicants will have to achieve more marks in the English test, or they will have to go for their partner's skill assessment. So it is not that easy to cover those five points.



Source: SBS News Australia Website. June 2018.