Processing Priority Group 5: 175, 176, 475; Small number to be granted

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Ministerial Determination  –  IMMI 15/112 – F2015L01455Migration Act 1958 – Determination of the fixed maximum number of specified skilled visas that may be granted in the 2015-2016 financial year. 

This Determination specifies the number of visas to be granted in the following visa categories:

  • Subclass 175 Skilled – Independent visa: 219 visas
  • Subclass 176 Skilled – Sponsored visa: 36 visas
  • Subclass 475 Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa: 29 visas


The Explanatory Statement to the Determination states that under s39(2) of the Act that when the maximum number of visas have been granted in each of these subclasses, any outstanding applications for visas of that subclass are taken not to have been made. 

According to the statement, consultation including the notification of affected clients will be undertaken closer to the 22 September implementation date.

The MIA has sought further urgent clarification from Minister Cash’s office on the procedural aspects of this Determination and will provide this to MIA members as soon as it is received.

This Determination revokes IMMI 10/023 and commences on 22 September 2015.

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