Working & Skilled Visas
If you are an individual looking to migrate to Australia to work, or a graduate wanting to stay and work in Australia under the skilled migration route, we can assist you with several categories of visas which enable you to live and work in Australia for an extended period of time.
Temporary Graduate Visa
This category of skilled migration visa is for people who have undertaken study in Australia and it allows them to work in Australia for a certain period of time after their studies. This visa is a pathway for graduates to later seek permanent residence in Australia.
General Skilled Migration Visas
There are 3 types of visas in this scheme:
- Skilled Independent (subclass 189), which is a point-tested permanent residency visa and you must score at least 65 points to be eligible to receive an invitation to apply for visa. You do not need any nomination by a State or Territory Government or any sponsorship. This visa is highly competitive and it is often the case that visa applicants need to score well above 65 points to secure an invitation.
- Skilled Nominated (subclass 190), which is a permanent residency visa and requires a nomination by a State or Territory Government in Australia.
- Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491), which provides for a pathway to apply for permanent residency after the visa holder has lived and worked in the regional area for at least 3 years on this visa. This skilled visa is point-tested and the highest scoring visa applicants being invited to apply for the visa following a successful nomination from a State, Territory government or eligible family member.
- Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Subclass 494), which provides for a pathway to apply for permanent residency after the visa holder has lived and worked in the regional area for at least 3 years on this visa. The visa requires sponsorship from an employer and that you have the relevant skills to be nominated for a skilled job. If you meet the necessary criteria then you may be eligible for permanent residency.
- Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482), which is a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia for up to 2 or 4 years. The visa requires sponsorship from an employer and that you have the relevant skills to be nominated for a skilled job. If you meet the necessary criteria then you may be eligible for permanent residency.
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