Yesterday we posted an article detailing the significant delays for folks applying under certain visa classes and following numerous discussions in our forum on the topic a number of additional factors have come to light.
Firstly, Visa Subclasses 485 (Skilled – Graduate visa) 476 (Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa), 487 (Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa and 887 (Skilled – Regional Residence visa) are exempt from the priority processing changes.
Applications under these subclasses will continue to be processed in the order in which they were received by the Department of immigration so if your applying under these visa classes then you shouldn’t be impacted.
The Australian Imigration Department have also confirmed that these changes will not affect people who have or are going to apply for Tourist, Family, Spouse or Prospective Marriage visas!
As before, we would encourage you to post in our forums if you have any specific questions. Lots of discussions in this thread