New Hong Kong Visa Stream Announcement

New Visa Announcement – 29 October 2021

The Australian Government has announced new visa options for Hong Kong and British National (Overseas) Passport Holders (Hong Kong Applicant).

Permanent Residency

From 5 March 2022, a Hong Kong Applicant who has held any of the following visas for at least 4 years can apply for permanent residence under the Skilled Migration (Hong Kong) Stream – Subclass 189 Visa:

  1. Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) Visa;
  2. Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa;
  3. Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) Visa

The Hong Kong Applicant must have been usually resident in Australia for a continuous period of at least 4 years immediately before the date of the application.

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