Processing priority group 5: 175, 176,475

Processing priority group 5: 175, 176,475

By Leila Reypour
MARN 0848264

People who have applied for 175, 176 and 475 visas will have their applications "capped and ceased" effective from 22/09/2015.

Note that applicants who are in Australia will continue to be processed, Most 175 Skilled Independent applications have already been allocated and granted.

The offshore visas will receive a refund of their application fees. A refund is unfortunate to many clients who have waited patiently for 5 years or more for their applications to be processed. Many of these applicants were eligible for the visa they applied for but are no longer eligible under the new General Skilled Migration program.

Source:
https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L01455/Explanatory%20Statement/Text
https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L01455