COVID Immigration Effects: September 2022 Update

The government has made progress on stabilizing backlogs, with small reductions in citizenship and temporary residence, stability in permanent residence inventories (November 3).

PRs: Increase compared to August. YTD 352,000,  2021 same period 267,000.

TRs/IMP: Increase compared to August. YTD 337,000, 2021 same period, 258,000.

TRs/TFWP: Slight increase compared to August. YTD 112,000, 2021 same period 95,000.

Students: Large seasonal decrease compared to August. YTD 431,000, 2021 same period 367,000.

Asylum claimants: Small increase compared to August. YTD 61,000, 2021 same period 12,000.

Settlement Services (July): Decrease compared to June. YTD 1,031,000, 2021 same period 918,000.

Citizenship: Decrease compared to August. YTD 279,000, 2021 same period 68,000.

Visitor Visas. Seasonal decrease compared to August. YTD 836,000, 2021 same period 111,000.

About Andrew
Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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