The following thoughts are just my opinion.
I have seen the budget documents for the Australia financial year 2019/20. If one has seen those documents regarding the home affairs budget, the government has slashed 15% to the home affairs portfolio. Which means job cuts. Well, this can be understandable. That’s because the annual permanent immigration for the next 4 years is going to keep at 160000. So this financial year there gonna be 30,000 less permanent application than completed to previous financial year. And also one has to know there are still pending permanent visa applications in the pipeline.
Now coming to 887 visa where there are lot of questions where immigration turning their blind eye. It’s not only applicable to just 887 visa. If one looks at 187(RSMS) visa. The processing time for that particular visa is around 23 to 24 months. 187 visa is completely lodged my Australian employer by using Australian documents and Australia experiences of an applicant. The question is does immigration short of resources to verify documents which are in their reach? Same applies to 887 visas. For 2 years of living and 1 year work experience to verify those document are they short of staff?
Now coming to to the new 491 visa which is coming into the picture from 16th November. All 489 invitations from state will be close by September 15th. There will be 2 months of gap where the immigration will not receive 489 visa applications. That’s between September 15th to November 15th. During that 2 months period can we expect more grants of 887 visa as the immigration will be short of applications as there won’t any 489 visa lodgements during that 2 months period?
If the immigration wants people to stay in regional areas that’s fine. Why can’t they be transparent in the steps of visa processing?
The aforementioned are just my thoughts. Even peter Dutton don’t know what he wants to do or how to take control on huge backlog for all the visa subclasses and Citizenship applications. Often we can see in news where there are more CO’s have hired to get the job done. Is it too late for the immigration to realise they are beyond their control? Too many questions, too many speculation, but the wait continues. Well the wait period all the struggles what we are all undergoing will become a beutiful stories to tell our children when they grow up as we are first ones to set bright future for our next generations.
All the best to every one. God bless all.