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Australian Visa & Migration

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General Skilled Migration

General Skilled Migration

General skilled migration visas are available for individuals who possess skills in a particular industry and are seeking to work and live in Australia on a permanent basis. There are many different industries that the GSM visa applies to.

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Features

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

For the Skilled Independent (Points-tested) stream you need to submit an expression of interest.

If you are a New Zealand citizen you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream.

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

Features

This visa allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

Eligibility
You must:

have a relevant occupation
have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
meet the points test pass mark of 65 points
be nominated by a state or territory government agency
be under 45 years of age at time of invitation
have Competent English
be invited by us to apply.
Length of stay
Permanently

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

Features

This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan areas of Australia for up to four years.

There are three pathways to the visa:

the Extended stay pathway
the Invited pathway
the Subsequent entry pathway
This visa might lead to the permanent Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887).

Eligibility
You must:

hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa (Extended Stay pathway)
be nominated by a state or territory government agency or be sponsored by an eligible relative (Invited pathway)
be invited to apply (Invited pathway)
have a relevant occupation
have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
meet the points test pass mark of 65 points
be under 45 years of age at time of invitation
have Competent English.
Length of stay
Up to four years

What you will need to provide to commence your application:

Personal Details

Academic Records / Qualifications
Work Experience
English Levels (Generally this demonstrated through an exam such as IELTS or PTE)
Skills Assessment Results – You may be required to perform a skills test with the relevant Australian body to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge and standards of your industry.

Student visa (subclass 500)

Features

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study full-time in a recognised education institution.

Eligibility
You must:

be at least six years of age
have been accepted to study at an educational institution in Australia
have health insurance.

Length of stay
Up to five years

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Graduate Visas

Graduate Visas

If you are a university graduate from university in Australia or Abroad, you may be eligible for short to medium term stay in Australia.

Types of Graduate Visas:

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Features

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.
It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies. Students are only able to access the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) once as a primary applicant.

The visa has two streams:

Graduate Work stream
Post-Study Work stream
If you are applying as the main applicant, you and anybody else covered by the application must be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when your visa is decided.

Eligibility
You must:

be under 50 years of age
hold an eligible visa
have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course
meet additional requirements of the relevant stream
The qualification must either:

relate to an occupation on the skilled occupation list (Graduate Work stream)
be a higher education degree (Post-Study Work stream)

Length of stay
Graduate Work stream – 18 months
Post-Study Work stream – two to four years

Ask us about other graduate visas that you may be eligible for.

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Employer Sponsored Visa

Employer Sponsored Visa

Employer sponsored Visas assist Australian companies seeking to employ workers from overseas. There are many types of Employer Sponsored Visas to meet the requirements of Australian employers. Some Visas provide short to medium term working rights in Australia, whilst others provide permanent residency to successful applicants.

Types of Employee Sponsored Visas:

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

Features

This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:

the Temporary Residence Transition stream
the Direct Entry stream
theLabour Agreement stream.
Eligibility

You must:

be nominated by an approved Australian employer
be under 45 years of age
meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements
meet the other requirements of one of the streams of this visa.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)

Features

This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. It allows you to work in Australia under one of two streams:

the Temporary Residence Transition stream
the Direct Entry stream.

Eligibility
You must:

be nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia
be under 45 years of age
meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements
meet the other requirements of one of the streams of this visa.

There are many Types of Employer Sponsored visas that can help you gain temporary or permanent residency in Australia. With more than 8 work visas available, it can be difficult to know which visa to choose. Whether you're an employer or an applicant seeking to work, you can save precious time and money by speaking to experts with an abundance of experience in Visa applications.

Training Visa

This visa allows you to take part in workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation, area of tertiary study, field of expertise participate in a professional development training program in Australia. This visa is not appropriate for persons whose sole intention is to work.

Eligibility

You must:
be nominated (unless your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency)
be invited (if your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency)
usually be at least 18 years of age
Length of stay
Up to 2 years

Working Holiday

The Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) is a temporary visa for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. It is a temporary visa that encourages cultural exchange and closer ties between Australia and eligible countries.

Requirements You might be able to get this visa if you:

are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age
do not have a dependent child accompanying you at any time during your stay in Australia
have a passport from an eligible country.

When it comes to migration it is important to get the right assistance that gives you peace of mind and optimal results. Speak to us today to find out more about the right Visa option for you.

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