The government is discussing plans to introduce mandatory provisional visas before migrants are allowed to live in Australia on permanent visas.
Migrants coming to Australia may have to spend a certain period of time on mandatory provisional visas before they are granted a permanent residency. The Immigration Department is exploring this possibility in a visa transformation discussion paper released on Monday.
“Should a prospective migrant spend a period of time in Australia before becoming eligible for permanent residence? What factors should be considered?” is one of the questions the discussion paper is examining.
It was reported in November last year that the Federal Government was to discuss this move and a “sensitive” and ... More »