General Skilled Migration

Australia offers a host of learning opportunities for skilled workers and professionals. Australia is renowned for its high standards of employment and benefits for overseas professionals and workers. The job market in Australia is gaining recognition since it caters to leading industries and businesses in the global market.

You need to lodge an Expression of Interest and nominate your occupation. A visa invitation is required in order to lodge a skilled visa. There are different visa subclasses under this category.

SKILLED INDEPENDENT – SUBCLASS 189

The first step to apply for this visa is to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply. On the grounds of people enter and leave SkillSelect there is always a change in ranking which makes you unable to view your ranking position after submitting your EOI. To access the professions falling under this category click on SOL .

The holders of Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa will avail following benefits:

  • Allowed to reside, work and pursue studies in Australia for an indefinite period.
  • Eligible to enrol with Medicare – a health care and expenses scheme by the Government of Australia.
  • Obtain Australian Citizenship, if eligible.
  • Sponsor eligible family members or relatives and obtain permanent residency for them in Australia upon fulfilling requirements.

SKILLED NOMINATED – SUBCLASS 190

This is a permanent visa which requires nomination by an Australian State or Territory government. Each State and Territory Government publishes a list of occupations in short supply in their area. There may be specific requirements in terms of work experience, English language ability or specialised skills.

The applicable occupations list if nominated by a state or territory government is the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL).

The holders of Skilled Nominated subclass 190 visa will avail following benefits:

  • Allowed to reside, work and pursue studies in Australia for an indefinite period. However, you would be generally expected to reside for 2 years in state or territory which nominated you for the visa.
  • Eligible to enrol with Medicare – a health care and expenses scheme by the Government of Australia.
  • Obtain Australian Citizenship, if eligible.
  • Sponsor eligible family members or relatives and obtain permanent residency for them in Australia upon fulfilling requirements.

SKILLED REGIONAL PROVISIONAL – SUBCLASS 489

This is a 4-year provisional visa which allows holders to live only in certain areas of Australia. You would need to be sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area, or by a state or territory government.

SPONSORSHIP BY A RELATIVE LIVING IN A DESIGNATED AREA

You can apply for a subclass 489 visa if you are sponsored by a relative living in a Designated Area. The relative must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen. The following relatives can sponsor for the Subclass 489 visa:

  • Parents
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Uncles and Aunts
  • Nephews and Nieces
  • First Cousins
  • Grandparents

The applicable occupations list if sponsored by a relative is the same as the list for the Skilled Independent visa i.e. Skilled occupation List (SOL).

If you are sponsored by a relative, you will need to live for 2 years and work full time for 12 months in a regional or low population growth area to qualify for permanent residence through the Skilled Regional Subclass 887 visa.

SPONSORSHIP BY A RELATIVE LIVING IN A DESIGNATED AREA

Each State and Territory Government publishes a list of occupations in short supply in their area. There may be specific requirements in terms of work experience, English language ability or specialised skills.

The applicable occupations list if nominated by a state or territory government is the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL).

If you are nominated by a state or territory government, you will need to live for 2 years and work full time for 12 months in a regional or low population growth area to qualify for permanent residence through the Skilled Regional Subclass 887 visa.

COMMON REQUIREMENTS

  • Skill Assessment in nominated occupation
  • Age under 45 years old
  • Minimum English Requirement

The visa application can be made while you are in or outside Australia. As your Registered Migration Agent we provide:

  • A fair and honest eligibility assessment
  • Advice for your individual circumstances
  • Strategic immigration planning
  • Latest policy and legislative advice
  • Detailed costs and expenses
  • Advice on required documents
  • Forms and paperwork assistance
  • Prepare and lodge your application
  • Critical date and deadline monitoring
  • Liaise with the Department of Immigration
  • Keep you up to date with your application

Asia Pacific Group will assist you with the skill assessment process and ensure that you fit in the right place that complements your area of expertise, talent or skills. Our clients receive the highest possible rate of success from our years of experience and in-depth knowledge of Australia’s Skilled Migration program. You can be rest assured, while our global experts take care of everything right from case assessment to visa approval.

VISA HOLDERS

This visa allows you and your family to stay in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies. While in Australia, you can.

  • Travel
  • Work
  • Study

Holder of Temporary Graduate Visa- Subclass 485 can also take advantages of these options to kick start your professional career:

  • Professional Year
  • Internship
  • Trade Test

This visa application can be made while you are in Australia. As your Registered Migration Agent we provide:

  • A fair and honest eligibility assessment
  • Advice for your individual circumstances
  • Latest policy and legislative advice
  • Detailed costs and expenses
  • Advice on required documents
  • Forms and paperwork assistance
  • Prepare and lodge your application
  • Critical date and deadline monitoring
  • Liaise with the Department of Immigration
  • Keep you up to date with your application

At Asia Pacific Group, our Global Experts are dedicated to guide you through the application procedure and paperwork required for obtaining a Temporary Graduate Visa. So start planning today and reach for your dreams.