The Skilled Migration Visa is allotted to individuals with skills required to cover shortages in specific parts of Australia. These skill requirements change from time to time based on what the Australian economy needs. These skill lists fall under 3 categories:
- Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List
- Short Term Skilled Occupation List
- Regional Occupation List
With a Skilled Migration Visa, you can live and work in Australia, depending on your application. If you are applying for an independent visa, you can live and work anywhere in Australia. If you are State/Regionally Sponsored, you must live and work in that particular state/region of Australia for a specified duration of time before you are able to move elsewhere in the country.
Our Skilled Migration Services cover:
- subclass 189 : General Skills Migration
- State/Territory Nominated
- Eligible Relative Sponsored
- subclass 191 – Permanent Resident
(This is the next step towards permanent residency after you’ve held a subclass 491 visa for a specified duration, if you meet the requirements specified by the Department)
- subclass 186 – Employer Nominated Sponsored Migration (ENS) –
- subclass 124 (offshore) or subclass 858 (onshore) – Global Talent
If you have a family member who is an Australian Citizen, Australia Permanent Resident or a New Zealand Resident, they may be able to sponsor you, if you want to migrate or become a permanent resident in Australia.
We know it’s hard for families to be apart and we help you with every step of the process from identifying the right visa type to submitting all the necessary paperwork, so you get your visa and can be with your family within the earliest possible time.
Our Family Migration Services cover:
- Partner Visa (including same sex partners)
- Parent Visa
- Contributory Parent subclass 143 : onshore or offshore permanent visa
- Contributory Parent (Temporary) subclass 173 : onshore or offshore temporary visa
- Contributory Aged Parent subclass 864 : onshore permanent visa
- Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) subclass 884 : onshore temporary visa
- Aged Parent subclass 804 : onshore permanent visa
- Sponsored Parent (Temporary) subclass 870: : onshore or offshore temporary visa
- Child Visa
If you are a businessman, high net worth individual or part of a venture capital firm and are keen to invest in Australia, the Australian Immigration Business Skills Visa might be the right option for you. Australia has a thriving economy and is a highly attractive investment destination.
If you consider starting a business venture or investing in Australia, you would be eligible to apply for the Business Migration Visa. Once your business is set up, you can then apply for a Australian Permanent Residency Visa.
Our Business Migration Services cover:
- Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa – subclass 188
- Business Talent (Permanent) Visa – subclass 132
- Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa – subclass 888
(This is the next step towards permanent residency after you’ve held a subclass 188 visa for a specified duration, if you meet the requirements specified by the Department)
- Business Innovation stream
- Investor stream
- Significant Investor stream
- Premium Investor stream
- Entrepreneur stream
Check the complete process and details from our Business & Investor Migration section.
Student Visa, Temporary Graduate Visa, Recognised Graduate Visa
If you’re looking towards Australia for your education, then there are several student visa options you could consider. Our services cover the entire visa application process. If you hold a Student Visa and want your spouse to be able to join you in Australia, we can help with that too. After you complete your education, you may also be eligible for a work visa.
Our Student Visa services cover:
- subclass 500: Student Visa and subsequent entrant student Visa
- subclass 590: Student Guardian Visa for a caretaker to stay in Australia with a student under the age of 18
- Training Visa: This Visa is for students who want to enrol in work-place based training opportunities for better prospects.
- Subclass 485: Temporary Graduate Visa. This is a work visa and you are eligible to apply once you’ve completed 2 year of studies in Australia. During this time, students can upgrade their skills to score more points in the Skills Points Test. Students may also be sponsored by their employers for Skilled Migration Visas under the following streams:
- Graduate Work Stream: This visa applies to those who want to study a diploma course or a trade. A skills assessment is required, and the visa is granted for 18 months
- Post Study Work Stream: This is for students who want to complete their bachelor’s degree or higher. A skills assessment is not required, and this visa is granted for a period of 2 to 4 years
- Subclass 476: Recognised Graduate Visa. This is a 2 year work visa given to recently graduated (in the last 2 years) engineers from listed universities
There are a number of ways you could come to Australia and work on a visa. Some of these are employer sponsored visas, in other cases you could apply yourself.
Our Work Visa services cover:
- Subclass 482: This Visa is for individuals who are sponsored by eligible employers to address local skill shortages by hiring overseas skilled workers.
- Subclass 494: Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa. This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker
- Subclass 417: Working Holiday Visa for the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders), Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom.
- Subclass 462: Work and Holiday visa for the following countries: Argentina, Chile, China, People’s Republic of Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay, Vietnam
The Immigration Visas, Generally Go Through a 4 Step Process
- Skill Assessment: You must select or nominate the skills while applying for skilled migration visa or post study work visa.
If you need skill assessment as part of your visa application, you should get your skills assessed by a relevant assessing authority. The Assessing authority will provide you necessary information regarding the skill assessment and the forms to be filled.
The skill assessment authority charges you separately.
- State Nomination: If state sponsorship is applicable to the visa application, it is considered.
- Expression of Interest: You must express your interest in visa application for a category. The Australian Immigration Department (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) then invites you to lodge a visa application.
- Visa Lodgement: You can then apply for visa, in appropriate Immigration office.
We provide step by step assistance with clarity and competence in all the above types of visas.