Numerous Indian students dream of achieving great heights by studying abroad. Now new good news has come for all these Indian students. Now without a visa, you can work in this country for 8 years, and the working hours have also been extended.
The name of that country is Australia. These new rules have been changed from 1 July 2023. Indian students can now apply for a work visa for up to 8 years following the new rules. These changes have been implemented keeping in mind the bilateral agreement between India and Australia in May 2023. Along with this, the working hours of the students have also been increased, now it has been increased to 48 hours.
What kind of agreement between India and Australia?
Last month, India and Australia signed an agreement that aims to open new opportunities for students, academic researchers, and business people. Under this agreement, Australia will provide up to 3000 young professionals from India the option to work in Australia without the need for a visa every year for up to eight years, which will be called the Mobility Arrangement for Talented Early-Professionals Scheme (METS). In addition, Indian students will be allowed to stay in Australia for two years even without a visa sponsor.
Maximum how many hours in how many days?
As per the basic visa rules, students will be required to work for 48 hours every fortnight from 1 July onwards. Under this new rule, aged care workers are exempt from this process and are allowed to work an unlimited number of hours until December 31, 2023. Applicants must also be at least 31 years old and have completed their education from an accredited university to be considered for the MATES program.
This new rule aims at increasing the seriousness and dedication of the students towards their studies. Through this, students are being given more time to acquire new knowledge and skills which is widely important in their student life. By this rule, students are being motivated to work harder and dedicate themselves sincerely to their studies. This is very important for the life of Indian students.