‘Profound anxiety’ for visa holders locked out of Australia despite border reopening

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Graduate visa holders who were outside Australia when the borders closed have no way of getting back in for at least seven months

Recent graduates on temporary visas are being locked out of Australia due to a flaw with the government’s reopening plan, leaving many in a state of anxiety and financial hardship.

The government is planning to ease border restrictions for temporary visa holders from 15 December, including those holding 485 visas, a type of visa given to recent graduates with sought-after skills.

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Written by Christopher Knaus
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/09/profound-anxiety-for-visa-holders-locked-out-of-australia-despite-border-reopening under the title “‘Profound anxiety’ for visa holders locked out of Australia despite border reopening”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.