English requirement for the Partner visa
The Federal Budget FY2020 -21 announced on 6 October 2020. Check details here Australian Migration Federal Budget FY2020-21 update
Based on the budget, one of the most significant changes to the partner visa is the English requirement.
The introduction of English language requirements
The introduction of English language requirements for spousal visas. It is expected that those who fail to meet the language requirements may do so by paying language fees.
The partner visa English fee
The big change is the introduction of English language requirements for spousal visas. It is expected that those who fail to meet the language requirements may do so by paying language fees. The government expects the requirement to generate another $4.9 million in revenue for Australia
- you may have to sit the English language test to meet the criteria of provisional partner visa and partner visa. Most likely, the applicant has to show functional English.
- An alternative to the English language test is to pay language fees or undertakes 500 hours of an English language program.
- the sponsor will be also required to show English capacity as well.
Partner visa changes – Family visa Budget FY2020-21
The family stream budget is 77,300 in this fiscal year, up nearly threefold from 47,732 in the previous fiscal year.
We can see a great increase in the number of the family stream, which encourages the partner visa 820/801 applications.
The family category here mainly refers to spousal immigration and parental immigration, and the children reunion category is a separate category, which does not occupy this budget.
It should be noted that this increase is a one-off increase and does not represent an annual increase thereafter.