General Skilled Visa

General Skilled Visa


Overview: The purpose of General skilled migration visa is to bridge the gap between shortage of skilled professional in various industries in Australia and the demand of competent workers from around the world to migrate to Australia. The aim of this program is to attract qualified and trained professionals to up keep with the demands of local labor market. This is the most common visa for skilled immigrants to migrate to Australia. There are multiple subcategories of skilled migration visa:

Subclass 189 - Skilled Independent Visa

The Subclass 189 can be applied under following 2 streams:

1) Points tested Stream

To apply for a skilled independent subclass 189 visa, individuals must submit an expression of interest through skillset. Next, the department of immigration, Australia invites individuals to apply. The application must be submitted within 60 days of receiving the invitation to apply or the application process breaks. Make sure you have all required documents prepared beforehand.

Eligibility

  • To successfully qualify for a subclass 189 visa individuals must
  • Meet the minimum required marks, 65, in the point test
  • Obtain suitable skill assessment result in an occupation.
  • Possess competent English
  • Be aged between 18 and 45 inclusive.
  • Meet the health and character standards.
2) New Zealand Stream

This visa lets eligible New Zealand citizens who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

  • You must hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa
  • You must have lived in Australia for at least the last 5 years
  • You must have started living here on or before 19 February 2016


Subclass 190 - Skilled Nominated Visa

This subclass 190 visa is skilled permanent visa nominated by a state. All states publish a list of occupations and their requirements. They have particular eligibility criteria based on a number of factors.

Eligibility

  • Hold a suitable skills assessment in an occupation that is available for State or Territory Sponsorship
  • Present an Expression of interest
  • Be nominated by a State or Territory Government
  • Meet the pass mark in the Skilled Migration points- currently 65
  • Be aged between 18 and 45 inclusive
  • Have at least competent English
  • Meet health and character requirements.


Subclass 491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa

This subclass 491 visa is skilled provisional visa nominated by a state. All states publish a list of occupations and their requirements. They have particular eligibility criteria based on a number of factors.

Eligibility
  • Hold a suitable skills assessment in an occupation that is available for State or Territory Sponsorship
  • Present an Expression of interest
  • Be nominated by a State or Territory Government
  • Meet the pass mark in the Skilled Migration points- currently 65
  • Be aged between 18 and 45 inclusive
  • Have at least competent English
  • Meet health and character requirements.


Once granted this visa is valid for 5 years with the PR pathway under Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (Subclass 191) category.

Subclass 191 - Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa– This visa does not commence until 16 November 2022.

This visa is for people who have lived, worked and studied in designated regional area Australia on a previous, eligible visa. With this visa you can:

  • stay permanently
  • work and study anywhere in Australia
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanently residence
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
You must:

  • hold an eligible visa
  • have lived for at least 3 years and have a taxable income at or above a specific income threshold for at least three years
  • both primary and secondary applicants have complied with the conditions of the eligible visa you hold or have held


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