There has been a lot of media attention regarding the challenges surrounding immigration since the new Labour Government came into power and Andrew Giles was announced as Minister of Immigration.
The Department of Home Affairs is under immense pressure with escalating processing times for visa applications as they try to recover after borders were closed and processing was put on hold during that time. The system is under massive strain, trying to deal with the high volume of applications and address the severe skills shortages for a number of critical industries including healthcare, aged care, hospitality, engineering, and IT.
Australia’s economic recovery is relying on the assistance of foreign workers and this needs to be addressed with the utmost urgency.
Visa applications are taking a lot longer to be processed which is impacting both the individual and the prospective employer, if applicable. With this in mind and to minimise delays, we recommend:
- Gather all necessary supporting documentation as quickly as possible – the sooner we can lodge, the sooner we can get in the processing queue
- Ensure all documentation is accurate, clear, and current – we want to avoid time having to go back to our clients for a better quality scan, a valid passport date, etc
- Respond to any further questions we have as soon as possible, reducing the turnaround time
Our team is here to help and make the process as streamlined and stress-free as possible for our clients. Get in touch with our friendly experts and find out how we can help.