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Australia Skilled Migration Visa

Situated amidst the Pacific Ocean, Australia, the largest island in the world, catches the fancy of thousands of immigrants worldwide. The country features political stability, industrial growth, steady economic development, and numerous career opportunities. If you too want to get an Australia skilled migration visa, Apex Visas, the leading Australia immigration consultant in India, talks about a few vital aspects associated with it.

Australia Skilled Migration Visas

Australia’s Skilled Migration Visas are divided into the following categories.

  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)

Let us learn about both these visas and also look at their benefits, and eligibility. Additionally, we will also glance through the process of both these visas.

  1. Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

The visa aims at meeting the skilled workers’ needs of Australia. It requires you to score a minimum of 65 points, based on your age, qualifications, experience, language abilities, etc. You can apply to immigrate to Australia if you fulfill the minimum point requirement and the one stated in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). If you fulfill the minimum criteria, you do not have to secure sponsorship from Australian territories or states.

What is the eligibility for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)?

Applicants must secure a minimum of 65 points on the below parameters to apply for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189).

  • Age: The applicants must not be above 45.
  • Experience: The applicants must produce relevant work experience in and outside Australia according to the requirements of the Nomination Occupation.
  • Nomination Occupation: The applicants should be able to nominate an occupation as per the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), based on their work experience, educational qualifications and skills.
  • Skills Assessment: The applicants must get a positive skills assessment report from the concerned authorities to file the application.
  • Education: The applicants must provide educational details.
  • English Language Skills: The applicants must meet the minimum requirements as per the needs of Australia’s immigration department. They must also submit their IELTS, PTE (A), TOEFL (ibt) scorecards.

What are the stages of application for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)?

Here the process for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

  • Our experts conduct a thorough assessment.
  • A positive report paves the way to further processes.
  • Case processing and assessment of documents
  • Skills assessment
  • IELTS examination
  • Expression of interest
  • DIBP visa application
  • Visa decision

What are the benefits of Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)?

Some of the benefits of Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)include,

  • A permanent resident can apply for Australian citizenship after staying in Australia for four years
  • A permanent resident can stay in Australia indefinitely
  • A permanent resident has access to healthcare benefits under Medicare
  • A permanent resident has access to some social security benefits
  • A permanent resident can get dependents, should they comply with the immigration laws of Australia
  • A permanent resident can sponsor his or her family for permanent residency in Australia

 

  1. Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

If you are an applicant whose profession is not listed in the Skilled Occupation List, you may choose to apply for Australia PR under the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190). However, you will be required to secure sponsorship from an Australian state or territory and a score of 65.

Remember, you can score five extra points if you are nominated from an Australian state or territory. Besides, the visa allows you to stay in the sponsored state/ territory for two years.

What is the eligibility for Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)?

Applicants must secure a minimum of 65 points on the below parameters to apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190).

  • Age: The applicants must not be above 45.
  • Experience: The applicants must produce relevant work experience in and outside Australia according to the requirements of the Nomination Occupation.
  • Nomination Occupation: The applicants should be able to nominate an occupation as per the consolidated Skilled Occupation List (SOL), based on their work experience, educational qualifications and skills.
  • Skills Assessment: The applicants must get a positive skills assessment report from the concerned authorities to file the application.
  • Education: The applicants must provide educational details.
  • English Language Skills: The applicants must meet the minimum requirements as per the needs of Australia’s immigration department. They must also submit their IELTS, PTE (A), TOEFL (ibt) scorecards.

Additionally, the applicants must also show adequate maintenance funds to get sponsorship from the Australian territory or state (if required).

What are the benefits of Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)?

Some of the benefits of Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) include,

  • A permanent resident can apply for Australian citizenship after staying in Australia for four years
  • A permanent resident can stay in Australia indefinitely
  • A permanent resident has access to healthcare benefits under Medicare
  • A permanent resident has access to some social security benefits
  • A permanent resident can get dependents, should they comply with the immigration laws of Australia
  • A permanent resident can sponsor his or her family for permanent residency in Australia

What are the stages of application for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 190)?

Here the process for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 190)

  • Our experts conduct a thorough assessment
  • A positive report paves the way to further processes
  • Case processing and assessment of documents
  • Skills assessment
  • IELTS examination
  • Expression of interest
  • State sponsorship application
  • DIBP visa application
  • Visa decision
  1. Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)

This visa is given for four years to people who cannot meet the requirements of either 189 or 190. So, in other words, this visa is a way to get Australian PR. The requirements of the visa include,

  • A score of 65
  • Stay for two years in the sponsoring state
  • Work for a minimum 12 months to apply for PR
  • Secure sponsorship from the sponsoring state or territory or from a relative living in that particular area

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