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Australian government changes threshold medical amount for disabled people

Australia government has rectified the rule with which the disabled people cannot get visas. It now requires that those who have a disability cannot be stopped from getting a visa to this country. So, anybody who had illness could not get a visa to Australia because the condition might act as a problem for the taxpayer who has to spend on illness. Every year, 15 people used to be prevented from getting a visa as per this rule.

Change in maximum permissible expenses for an ill immigrant

As per July 1, the maximum expenses for such an ill person have been increased to 49,000 AUD from 40,000 AUD. So, the cost of the illness threshold for this visa has been increased. Earlier, those visa cases were rejected for whose cost of illness was more than the exceeded the threshold figure of 40,000 over the life of the visa aspirant. But now, the cost of illness should be more than the threshold of 49,000 AUD over 10 years.

This change would make sure that a lot of people with illnesses can live in Australia easily. These illnesses are Down syndrome, hepatitis B and cerebral palsy. This implies that those applicants, who are already suffering from a condition that can be predicted over the coming years, can get a visa if the costs are not more than 49,000 for a decade. However, the visa will not be given if the costs are more than this amount.

Change in threshold after every two years

The cost of this threshold will be changed after two years. The department of home affairs has informed that they have created a new methodology by which this threshold will be estimated. This threshold will be changed because the costs of healthcare are going to be changed all the time.

Although the threshold amount has been increased, there is a need to increase these costs even more. As per the opinion of the Natalia Wade who is the Australian lawyer for human rights, “The very heart of what our issues are as lawyers, as advocates, as migrants, is still that the significant cost threshold is very low when you compare it to what the cost of living with a chronic health condition or disability is.” This change would indeed be quite important for families who have the risk of deportation because they have an ill family member. The members of a family are also not supposed to get a disability support pension unless they have been in the country for more than a decade.

The immigration law of Australia can cause problems for someone who has a disability because if it is too expensive to take care of it or risk if the condition is infectious. All visa applicants have to abide by a visa condition as per the Migration Regulations 1994. The act states that the Australian government has to make sure that contagious diseases don’t spread in the country, secondly Australians must have reasonable chances of getting an organ donor and making sure that the taxpayer does not have to pay too much for someone else’s medical illness.

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Quebec giving second chance to rejected applicants to apply through Arrima

There is good news for the 16,000 applicants whose applications for the Quebec Skilled Worker program had been canceled on June 16th of this year. Now, they have been given time to submit applications till December 16th, 2019. The initial round of invitations has been conducted for such candidates. The selected candidates got emails about their selections on July 4th. Now, they have 60 days with themselves to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate. The canceled candidates have to provide a new profile through the Arrima portal by generating an Expression of Interest.

The criteria for selecting candidates right now through the Arrima portal is that their applications must have been canceled on June 16th, 2019 and they must be living in this province at the time of application. All those candidates who have been rejected can put a profile into the Arrima portal and get selected because the draws will happen till January 16th, 2020.

Quebec is giving a second chance to all the rejected applicants. So, you can be in correspondence with Nile Migration which can help you in using this second chance.

Reasons to live in Quebec

Quebec does not have any crime rates and is known as one of the best places to reside in Canada. Quebec helps immigrants with a lot of services when they come here. This is the best part of living in Quebec. They include training in French if the use of the language is compulsory for the immigrant. The province also provides placement in jobs to the candidates, which matches with his experience and skills. When in Quebec you can expect the best of treatment. So, your meeting is fixed with an employability specialist who helps you in knowing the prospects of you getting employed. You can live at cheap rates in Quebec and the prices of housing are low in this province as compared to other provinces. It’s best to live in Montreal as compared to other cities. The cost of a house is affordable both in the cities of Montreal and the Quebec city. In Quebec City, a house costs $272,000, whereas in Montreal the cost is $334,000. You can easily live in this province after learning French which is easy to pick up. The population of Quebec is also not so much and is at 8.2 million. The water supply is also good in Quebec because it’s home to 1000 lakes. Quebec has a lot of natural resources(1000 lakes) due to which it’s exporting hydroelectricity to other provinces too and even the US.

Quebec is a highly industrialized province with various kinds of industries which are, aeronautics, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, finance, energy, and transportation. 

Quebec government also makes you access housing services in this province. The education till the secondary level is provided at a low cost in this province. Quebec provides education in both English and French languages. Students are required to get French level education in this province. Contact us and get help in immigrating to Quebec.

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Malaysians deported from Australia because of overstaying on the visitor visa

Australia is rejecting visitor visas filed in by Malaysians because the latter just use it as an excuse to enter the country and then overstay on this visa by taking a protection visa.

Almost 20 Malaysians are denied access to Australia every week. Its because the Malaysians overstay on this visa. Between the years 2017-2019, Malaysians form 33.3% of those removed because of overstaying on this visa. 1,779 Malaysians had to be taken out of Australia because they had overstayed their visas. 

 The mechanism which is used by Malaysians to overstay in this country is to get refugee status. These protection visas allow a short term stay in the country to those who come here without a visa. The temporary protection visa allows you to be here for 3 years. Malaysians appear for this visa and then stay in Australia. Someone can apply for the refugee status when they have a fright of punishment in their country.

They can also apply for a SHEV(Safe Haven Enterprise visa )which allows you to stay in this country for 5 years. You need the protection status of this country. You have the same freedom of working and studying on this visa as the Temporary protection visa. 

You can’t apply for the permanent protection visa (visa 866) when you have taken the SHEV visa. You also can’t apply for the permanent protection visa when you have taken the temporary protection visa.

Requirements for the visitor visa of Australia

You can do a lot on a visitor visa to Australia. Since Australia is such a beautiful country, you need at least some time to explore it. Therefore, an Australia visitor visa is given for 6 months. Business contacts can also be formed when you are in this country.

Health insurance is necessary when you are in this country on this visa. You can’t work on this visa. The kind of insurance you need to survive in Australia is known as the Overseas Visitors Health Cover. An OVHC as it is known can help you with meeting any kind of doctor’s expenses. You can incur hospital expenses when you are on this visa. The cost of this visa includes GST also.

Most of the policies have a waiting period. This implies that you have to wait for this much period before you can claim hospital expenses which arise due to pregnancy issues or any pre-existing conditions. Pre-existing conditions refer to all those illnesses which existed before you even entered Australia. So, to be covered for all these conditions, you need to wait for 12 months. It’s also a great decision to get the maximum health cover because expenses exceeding 1,000 AUD can be incurred in some cases.

If you have a psychiatric emergency in Australia, during the period of this visa, you can get the expenses covered by insurance if you have waited 2 months after taking the cover. You can get help from Nile Migration in arranging this Overseas visitor health cover for an Australian visitor visa.