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Working & Skilled Migration Visas

Australia actively welcomes skilled professionals from across the globe.

Its working and skilled migration visas are designed to attract individuals with valuable skills, qualifications, and work experience. With a wide range of visa options tailored to meet the needs of skilled professionals, Australia invites you to become a part of its dynamic and multicultural society.

 

Below a few of the most relevant visas, their benefits, and just a few of the basic requirements:

Skilled Independent Visa
(Subclass 189)

This visa allows skilled workers to live and work anywhere in Australia permanently.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Nominated occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list.

  • Competent English language proficiency.

  • Minimum points score based on age, qualifications, work experience, and other factors.

  • Invitation to apply from SkillSelect, the online expression of interest system.

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

This state or territory-nominated visa enables skilled workers to live and work permanently in a specific region of Australia.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Nomination by a state or territory.

  • Nominated occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list.

  • Competent English language proficiency.

  • Minimum points score based on various factors, including age, work experience, and qualifications.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
(Subclass 491)

This visa is for skilled workers who want to live and work in designated regional areas of Australia.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Nominated by a state or territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible family member residing in a designated regional area.

  • Nominated occupation must be on the relevant skilled occupation list.

  • Competent English language proficiency.

  • Minimum points score based on factors such as age, qualifications, and work experience.

Employer-Sponsored Visas

Australia offers a variety of visas for skilled workers sponsored by an Australian employer. The most relevant ones include:

Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa

Allows employers to sponsor overseas workers for up to four years to fill skilled positions when no Australian worker is available. In some cases, lead to Permanent Residency options. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Nominated by an employer that is an Approved Sponsor.

  • Nominated occupation must be on the relevant skilled occupation lists (MLTSSL, STSOL or ROL). 

  • Applicant must have the relevant skills and work experience required for the nominated occupation.

  • Competent English language proficiency.

  • Salary must meet the minimum threshold specified by the Government. 

 

Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa

Grants permanent residency to skilled workers nominated by an Australian employer to work in Australia.

Basic Requirements:

  • Have been nominated by an employer who holds either a Standard Business Sponsorship or Labour Agreement, depending on the stream.

  • Meet the minimum work experience requirements for the nominated occupation or meets the criteria of the Labour Agreement. 

  • May need to be under 45 years of age depending on the stream, unless exempt. 

  • May need a positive skilled assessment for the nominated occupation depending on the stream, unless exempt.

  • Most likely must meet the minimum English language requirements. 

 

Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Subclass 494) visa

This is designed to encourage skilled workers to live and work in regional areas of Australia. It is a visa that allows skilled workers and their families to live and work in a regional area for up to five years. The 494 visa is a pathway to permanent residency through the Subclass 191 visa after a certain period of time.

Basic Requirements:

  • Have been sponsored and nominated by an employer located in a designated regional area of Australia who is a Standard Business Sponsor. 

  • Nominated occupation must be on the relevant skilled occupation lists (ROL or List for the relevant region).

  • Have their skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority for their nominated occupation. 

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant work experience in the nominated occupation or a related field. 

  • Be under 45 years of age at the time of application unless exempt. 

Benefits of Australian Working and Skilled Migration Visas

  • Access to a high standard of living with world-class healthcare, education, and social services.

  • Thriving job market offering diverse opportunities across various industries.

  • Work-life balance in a safe and multicultural environment.

  • Pathways to permanent residency and Australian citizenship for eligible visa holders.

  • Opportunity to explore Australia's breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cities.

 

Embarking on the migration journey can be complex, but our team of experienced migration consultants is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us and let us be your trusted partner on this journey, providing unwavering support as you embark on a new chapter of success and happiness in Australia. Contact us today to take the first step towards a brighter future Down Under!

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