Australia’s DIBP has announced that it has stopped the processing some of the skilled visa classes of lower priority.
This has disappointed many people who were waiting for the decision on the “point’s visas” as called by them, which is known as “Priority 5”.
The limitation and ceasing announcement is affecting the people from abroad who meet the criteria for the migration of permanent skilled workers to Australia under the 3 subclasses of the visa.
The subclasses are Subclass 176 – Skilled Sponsored, Subclass 175 – Skilled Independent and subclass 475 –Regional Sponsored for Skilled.
These applications which are known as “Priority 5” have been remain valid, but the government has categorized it as of low priority; meanwhile the administrative officials are continuously processing other applications.
DIBP have announced this week that they have stalled the processing of these applications. Australia's Migration Institute member, Marion Le who is also a registered Migrant Agent says that the legal action has been taken by the MIA against the decision made and also claims it as unconstitutional.