Australia’s Migration Process to fall by 85% due to Covid-19

Australia is assuming to record a major drop in net migration & Visa process levels due to the coronavirus pandemic all over the world.

Every year Many students come to Australia for study or migration purpose from all over the world! As of now Australia’s overseas migration intake is expected to drop by more than 85% on 2018-19 levels next financial year due to widespread travel bans brought on by the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the effect of coronavirus on migration visas was expected to be quite considerable. “On the 2018-19 year for net overseas migration, we are assuming just over a 30% fall in 2019-20, the current financial year. But now in 2020-21, an 85 percent fall-off those 2018-19 levels as well.

With international border closings expected to be for at least an additional three to four months, the federal government believes net migration to fall down to just 36,000 in 2020-21. Anna Boucher, University of Sydney global migration specialist said she assumed the “very significant” estimate was the biggest fall in net overseas migration in recent history.

she gave a statement that it would be tough to predict the accurate numbers until it is known how many people are expected to remain in the country extended than they would have otherwise due to the corona crisis, such as temporary visa holders who will take benefit of the government’s visa extension policies.

Meanwhile, Approx. 300,000 temporary visa holders have already left Australia since the start of the year, portraying Immigration Minister Alan Tudge said in his statement.

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