Regular international travel to Australia is forecast to recommence on 1 January 2021

The COVID-19 shut down has had a significant effect on international travel and created uncertainty for Australian visa holders and those seeking to travel or migrate to Australia.
Hicksons Partner and Registered Migration Agent, Najeh Marhaba, noted the budgetary assumptions contained in today’s Economic Update delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg that regular international travel to Australia will commence on 1 January 2021.
Najeh observed that “while noting that the current situation is extremely volatile, having a potential date from which regular travel will recommence provides some certainty for international travellers, migrants and visa holders. It’s important for our international students that this is forecast to occur prior to the start of the 2021 study year. This also provides a timeframe for businesses seeking to fill skills shortages".
Najeh also welcomed the recent announcement that the Department of Home Affairs has recommenced processing student visas (subclass 500).
Visa and migration issues can be complex and refusals costly.

The experienced Hicksons Migration Assistance Service team is available to provide more information on visas and citizenship, including permanent residency and student, partner and skilled visa options.

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