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The Australian government has announced that two new permanent resident visa streams for Hong Kong and British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders will be launched on March 5, 2022.
Subclass 191 – the Hong Kong (regional) stream. To be eligible individuals must:
Subclass 189 – the Hong Kong stream. To be eligible individuals must:
Additional Information: For those whose qualifying visas were extended for five years on July 9, 2020, time spent on that visa before the extension will count towards the three-year living requirement. There is no requirement to meet an income threshold for the three years before applying for the Hong Kong (regional) stream. Primary and secondary applicants must also meet the relevant health requirements.
BAL Analysis: Eligible Hong Kong and BNO passport holders will benefit from the two new permanent resident visa streams in spring 2022. BAL will continue to monitor developments of these visa streams and will provide more information as it becomes available.
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