Legislative changes have been made to extend temporary skilled and temporary graduate visas for five years from 9 July 2020 to 8 July 2025 if the primary visa holder held a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China passport when the visa was granted.

The above extends to dependent family members regardless of their country of passport.

Whilst the government has announced that this cohort of visa holders will have pathways to permanent residency available, no specific details have yet been released and they will be announced at a later date.

The Legislative Instrument can be accessed here and applies retrospectively on 09 July 2020.

If you are a Hong Kong passport holder and wish to find out further options or discuss your visa matter, please contact with our migration agent in Melbourne now for a confidential discussion.