Australia to discuss visa system reform

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued a request for expressions of interest (REOI) to transform Australia’s visa system and how it is delivered around the world.

The Immigration Reform Visa Service Delivery for Australia – Global Digital Platform REOI is the first stage in a multi-stage process to collaborate with industry on the country’s visa service delivery arrangements for the future.

The Global Digital Platform will aim to support the ongoing competitiveness of key Australian industries, support strong national security and deliver a world-leading, digital user-experience for visa applicants.

Immigration reform will be introduced over a number of years and in full consultation with departmental staff. There will be no immediate changes to visa arrangements.

The Department released a consultation paper to launch engagement with the market on this transformational programme of visa reform on 23rd June 2017.

Article published 28th September 2017