Indian Citizens head immigration queue for Australia
December 17, 2014

Indian Citizens head immigration queue for Australia

Indian citizens are flocking to Australia to work, beating the once dominant British expats, while the granting of Australian citizenship is at a six-year high, according to migration figures released this week.

The statistics from OECD show there has been 46.6% increase in the number of people becoming Australian citizens. During 2012-2013, 123,400 pledged to become citizens of Australia, the highest number since 2011-12.

Australia’s Migration Program has also seen a significant increase, with 40,100 Indian citizens applying to migrate during 2012-13, while China had 27,300 applications and the United Kingdom 21,700.

There is a growing trend of Indian and Chinese citizens seeking citizenship in Australia for greater global movement. With an Australia passport, this opens up greater travel access globally.

The change in government was particularly popular with Chinese citizens, who were attracted to the Abbott government.

Meanwhile, the report also shows that 62,700 people whose temporary visas had expired or had been cancelled were living illegally in Australia.

Jobs which only offer cash in hand such as farming and hospitality industry contributed significantly to the number of workers who went ‘missing’ in Australia.

This creates huge problems as the Department of Immigration did not have sufficient resources to find these missing illegal citizens.

In October, it was revealed by Fair Work Ombudsman that more than an estimated 20,000 workers on the skilled 457 visa had gone missing. Based on audit, only 20% 457 visa holders were found and they no longer employed by their sponsors.

India now has replaced the United Kingdom as the top origin country applying for 457 visas, according to OECD report.

Furthermore, according to the latest 457 visa figures, Indian citizens comprise almost a quarter of the skilled visas of 23.3%. Followed by UK 18.3%, China 6.5%, Ireland 7.2% and Americans 6.2%.


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