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The Skilled Migration Visa is allotted to individuals with skills required to cover shortages in specific parts of Australia. With this 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.

This visa enables employers to address identified labour shortages by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

This visa is for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners to conduct business and investment activity in Australia or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia.

This program includes two visa subclasses that allow young adults to have a 12 month holiday in Australia, during which they can undertake short-term work and study. 

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Skilled Migration Visa

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:

Employer Sponsored Visa

There are times when employers are unable to address labour shortages as they can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. In such situations, an employer can sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill. 

There are two types of visas that address labour shortages in big cities and regional areas:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa – subclass 482
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa – subclass 494

Our services include:

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Business or Investor 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:

Working Holiday Visa

The Working Holiday Maker program is Australia’s reciprocal program and now includes over 40 partner countries or jurisdictions in two visa subclasses, the Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa and the Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa. 

It has been fostering strong links between young people from Australia and around the world since 1975.  It allows young adults to have a 12 month holiday, during which they can undertake short-term work and study. 

India to access Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa

Within two years of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement entering into force, Australia will allow eligible Indian citizens aged between 18 and 30 to apply for a Work and Holiday visa to visit Australia for one year. 

Australia has agreed to extend access to up to 1,000 Indian citizens each year to the Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa. 

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frequently asked questions

What is a Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)?

Subclass 189 is a permanent residency visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state, or a family member.

Subclass 190 is a permanent residency visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government.

Subclass 491 is a provisional visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government or sponsored by an eligible relative to live and work in designated regional areas for up to five years.

Subclass 189 is for skilled workers without the need for state or employer sponsorship. Subclass 190 requires nomination by a state or territory government, and subclass 491 is for those willing to live and work in regional Australia.

Eligibility criteria include age, English language proficiency, skilled occupation, skills assessment, health, and character requirements.

Yes, you can include dependent family members such as a spouse/partner and dependent children in your application. Note that parents are not considered as Members of Family Unit

The points test assigns points for various factors such as age, English language proficiency, skilled employment experience, qualifications, and other factors.

You need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the SkillSelect system and then receive an invitation to apply based on your points score and other eligibility criteria.

Changing your nominated occupation after submitting your application may affect the validity of your application and could require withdrawing and resubmitting a new EOI.

Processing times vary depending on various factors, including the visa subclass and the number of applications being processed. You may check here https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times

What is the Subclass 188 visa and what are its streams?

The Subclass 188 visa is a temporary visa for business innovation and investment. It includes the Business Innovation, Investor, Significant Investor, and the extension streams for these investor visas.

The Subclass 188 visa will be discontinued soon. The Business Innovation, Investor, and Significant Investor streams will transition into National Innovation visas in the 2024-2025 planning year.

The National Innovation visa is a new visa category that will replace the Subclass 188 visa streams. It aims to attract innovative businesses and investors, and Global researchers to Australia.

Existing Subclass 188 visa holders can continue to apply for the permanent Subclass 888 visa, which provides a pathway to permanent residency.

Details are yet to be fully outlined, but current Subclass 188 visa holders are generally expected to transition to the new system if they meet the criteria.

The Subclass 888 visa requires applicants to have held a Subclass 188 visa, met business and investment requirements, and maintained their commitment to business or investment activities in Australia.

The transition might initially impact processing times as the new system is implemented. However, it aims to streamline the process in the long run.

While specific details have not been confirmed, the investment thresholds and criteria may be adjusted to align with the new National Innovation visa objectives.

The Subclass 888 visa offers permanent residency, allowing visa holders to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely, with access to Medicare and other social services.

Applicants should stay informed about updates from the Australian Department of Home Affairs, consult with migration agents, and ensure their business and investment activities comply with current and future requirements.

What is an Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)?

Subclass 186 is a permanent residency visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor skilled workers for permanent residence to fill genuine vacancies in their businesses.

Subclass 482 is a temporary visa that allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved employer in a nominated occupation for up to four years.

Eligibility criteria include having a sponsoring employer, meeting skill, English language, health, and character requirements, and being nominated for an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list.

No. You need to have a job offer from an Australian employer to apply for most employer-sponsored visas.

Employers have various obligations, including providing employment in the nominated occupation, meeting minimum salary levels, and providing terms and conditions of employment comparable to Australian workers.

Yes, you can include dependent family members such as a spouse/partner and dependent children in your application.

Yes, subclass 494 is a pathway to permanent residency if you meet the eligibility criteria and work in a regional area for the required period.

You may be able to change employers under certain circumstances, such as if your new employer becomes an approved sponsor and nominates you for a new position.

Usually, you must be under 45 years of age when you apply. However, there are some waiver provisions for an applicant who is above 45. You may consult with us for details.

Regional areas are defined by the Australian government and include areas outside of major cities and metropolitan areas. Details can be found on https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/regional-migration/eligible-regional-areas

What is a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417)?

Subclass 417 is a temporary visa that allows young people from specific countries to work and travel in Australia for up to 12 months.

Subclass 462 is a temporary visa that allows young people from specific countries to work and travel in Australia for up to 12 months. This is similar to subclass 417 but additionally requires evidence of Functional English, have certain educational requirement (based on country of passport); and (for some countries) a letter of support from their government.

Eligible applicants must be aged 18 to 30 (or 18 to 35 in some cases), hold a passport from an eligible country, and meet health and character requirements.

Subclass 417 and 462 visas allow stays of up to 12 months initially, with the option to extend for a second year under certain circumstances.

Yes, visa holders can generally work for any employer in Australia, but there may be restrictions on working for the same employer for more than six months. There are also certain employment obligations to be met before one can apply for subsequent working holiday visas.

Yes, you can study for up to four months on a Working Holiday Visa and Work and Holiday Visa, but you may need to apply for a student visa for longer courses.

You can apply online through the Department of Home Affairs website or contact us for more information.

Subclass 417 and 462 visa holders may be eligible for a second-year extension if they complete specified work in regional Australia, under certain circumstances.

No, Working Holiday Visas and Work and Holiday Visas are for individuals only and do not allow for dependent family members to be included.

Yes, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through other visa pathways after your Working Holiday Visa and Work and Holiday Visa expires, depending on your circumstances and eligibility.

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