Migrate to Australia

Migrate to AUSTRALIA

 

You can become a permanent resident of Australia by applying for and being granted a permanent visa that allows you to remain in Australia indefinitely. The most common permanent visas include some skilled work and family visas.

Type of Visas

 
1) EMPLOYER NOMINATED VISAS

Australian and overseas employers can sponsor and employ skilled workers who have recognised qualifications and skills/or experience in particular occupations required in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis.
Applicants for these visas seeking to work for an Australian employer must have employment contract and be sponsored by their current or prospective employers.

The following three subclasses of visas are suitable for professionals and workers wanting to work temporarily or settle down permanently in Australia.

  • Subclass 457 Visa or Work Permit or Work Visa
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

2) Student Visa

If you are an overseas student in Australia, you could stay back permanently after completion of your course !!! You should apply for your Permanent Residency within 6 months of successfully completing your course. We can assist you in dealing with this type of situation.

3) Skilled Migration

Since the 1st of July, 2012, the Government introduced the new SkillSelect Program which is a major change to how Australia manages its skilled migration program. Applications are by “ Invite” only. To be invited, the applicant must submit an EOI (Expression Of Interest) This is a more efficient system as it ensures the migration program is based on the economic needs of Australia. It gives the Australian Government more control in managing the number of applicants based on demand. The added advantage is the significant reduction in the total time taken to process the application.

The following three subclasses of visas are suitable for professionals and workers wanting to permanently settle down in Australia.


Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member.


Skilled – Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. However, the applicants for this visa will require to undertake (to the sponsoring state or territory) to live in the sponsoring state at least for 2 years.


Skilled – Nominated Or Sponsored (Provisional) (Subclass 489) Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia.

You must score at least 60 points (the pass mark) to be eligible to apply for a Skilled Migration visa (subclasses 189, 190 and 489).

POINTS TABLE
Factor Description Points
Age at time of invitation
18–24 (inclusive) 25
25–32 (inclusive) 30
33–39 (inclusive) 25
40–44 (inclusive) 15
45–49 (inclusive) 0
English language ability at time of invitation
Competent English—IELTS 6 / OET B 0
Proficient English—IELTS 7 / OET B 10
Superior English—IELTS 8 / OET A 20
Skilled employment at time of invitation Skilled employment outside Australia
Only 20 points can be awarded for any combination of overseas and Australian skilled employment
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 5
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 10
Overseas employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 15
Australian employment in a nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation Skilled employment outside Australia Skilled employment in Australia
At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years) 5
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 20
Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard 20
Educational qualifications at time of invitation
At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard 15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard 10
Australian study requirements at time of invitation One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet the Australian Study Requirement 5
Other factors at the time of invitation
Credentialled community language qualifications 5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area (excluding distance education 5
Partner skill qualifications 5
Professional Year in Australia for at least 12 months in the four years before the day you were invited 5
Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only) 5
Nomination/sponsorship at time of invitation Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only) 10
4. Business Migration

There are three different subclasses viz :

Business Talent (Permanent) (subclass 132) visa
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) visa
Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

5. FAMILY MIGRATION VISAS

There are various visa options for family members to migrate to Australia.

Partner Category Visa Options
Partners and fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia. Partners and fiancés include:
People intending to get married (fiancés)
Married (de jure) partners

Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100)
For people from overseas to enter and stay in Australia with their partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)
For people from overseas to enter Australia, marry their fiancé, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Partner Visa: Onshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 820 and 801)
This visa allows you to enter or remain in Australia on the basis of your married or de facto relationship with your partner.

Parent Category Visa Options

Depending on your circumstances and location of residence, you may choose to apply for one of the several subclasses of parent visas listed below.

  • Parent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 103)
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 173)
  • Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 143)
  • Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (from Subclass 173 to Subclass 143)
  • Aged Parent (Permanent) (Subclass 804)
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) Visa (Subclass 864)
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884)
  • Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (from Subclass 884 to Subclass 864)

These visas allow parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children who are living in Australia.

CHILD VISA OPTIONS

  • Child (Permanent) (Subclass 101)
  • Orphan Relative (Permanent) (Subclass 117)
  • Adoption (Permanent) (Subclass 102)
  • Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445)
  • Child (Permanent) (Subclass 802)
  • Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445)

Please refer https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list to determine whether you are eligible to migrate to Australia under a skilled migration stream.

Migrate to Australia

Migrate to Australia