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Which Australian Skilled Migration Visas suite you the most?

You want to come to Australia to work and apply for permanent residence but don’t know which Skilled visa is suitable for you? Read on to learn more about each Skilled Migration Visas and get advice from our qualified and experienced consultant.

 

What are Skilled Migration Visas?

Australian Skilled visas are visas that allow international workers to work in Australia.

 

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What are Skilled Migration Visas?

 

Types of Skilled Migration Visas Australia

Temporary Skilled visa:

    • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Subclass 491: allows skilled workers and their eligible family members to live and work in Australian regional areas for 5 years.
    • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa – Subclass 494: allows international workers who are sponsored by Australian employers to live and work in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years.
    • Temporary Skill Shortage visa – Subclass 482: allows international workers who are sponsored by Australian employers to live and work in Australia for 2-4 years.

Permanent Skilled visa:

    • Skilled Independent visa – Subclass 189: allows international skilled workers to live and work permanently in Australia.
    • Skilled Nominated visa – Subclass 190: allows eligible workers to live and work permanently in a certain Australian state/territory.
    • Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa- Subclass 191: allows eligible Subclass 491 or 494 visa holders to live and work in Australia permanently.
    • Employer Nomination Scheme – Subclass 186: allows skilled workers, who are sponsored by their employer, to live and work in Australia permanently.

 

Benefits of Skilled Migration Visas

 

 For temporary visa holdersFor permanent visa holders
ResidencyTo live in Australia within the visa validity.To live in Australia permanently.
Work and studyTo work and study in Australia.
Health care & Multiple entriesTo travel in and out Australia within visa validity.To travel in and out Australia as many times as you want.

Access to Medicare – Australia’s public health care scheme.

Family memberAllow your eligible family members to come to Australia with you.
CitizenshipApply for permanent residence, then apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.Apply for Australian citizenship

 

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Benefits of Skilled Migration Visas

 

Requirements of Skilled Migration Visas

 

 Subclass 491, 189, 190, 191Subclass 494, 482, 186
Age limitUnder 45 years of age at the time of visa application
    • For Subclass 186, 494: Under 45 years of age
    • For Subclass 482: At any age
Point testAt least 65

For visa 191: Not required

Not required
EOIRequiredNot required
OccupationIncluded in Australian occupation list
EnglishAt least 6.0 overall.
    • For Subclass 482: At least 5.0 overall.
    • For Subclass 186, 494: At least 6.0 overall.
NominationNominated by an Australian state/ territory government agency (except Subclass 189)Sponsored by an eligible Australian employer
Work experience
    • Not required
    • For Subclass 191: at least 3 years of work experience when holding Subclass 491 or 494.
    • For Subclass 482: At least 2 years.
    • For Subclass 494, 186: At least 3 years of work experience
Visa application and visa grantOnshore or offshore

For Subclass 191: Onshore

Onshore or offshore

 

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Requirements of Skilled Migration Visas

 

To know whether you meet Skilled visa requirements, contact VEM. Our consultant – Mr. Peter Cao, a registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877), with more than 12 years of experience in the migration field, will assist you.

 

Point test for Australian Skilled Visas

CriteriaPoints
Age limit18 – 2125
25 – 3230
33 – 3925
40 – 4415
English competencyAt least 6.0 in each of 4 parts0
At least 7.0 in each of 4 parts10
At least 8.0 in each of 4 parts20
Work experience
(offshore)
Under 3 years0
3 – 4 years5
5 – 7 years10
More than 8 years15
Work experience

(onshore)

Under 1 year0
1 – 2 years5
3 – 4 years10
5 – 7 years15
More than 8 years20
Educational qualificationAchievements/Certificates approved by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)10
College degree/ Vocational education and training certificate10
Bachelor Degree/Master Degree15
Doctorate degree20
Specialist education qualificationsMasters degree by research/
Doctorate degree (at least 2 academic years study) from an Australian educational institution
5
Australian study requirementAt least 1 degree/ diploma or trade qualification from a qualified Australian educational institution5
Professional YearComplete a Professional Year5
Community languageBe accredited at the paraprofessional level or above/ certified provisional level or above

Certified by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)

5
Regional Australia studyAt least 1 degree from a regional Australian educational institution that meet the Australian study requirements5
Partner skill


    • Must be an applicant for the same Skilled visa
    • Not an Australian citizen/ permanent resident
    • At the time of receiving a visa invitation, they must be under 45 years of age, meet the  English language requirements, and have passed a skills assessment.
10
    • Must be an applicant for the same Skilled visa
    • Have a 6.0 IELTS band score
5
Single or your partner is an Australian citizen/ permanent resident10
Nomination

Fos Subclass 491:

    • Nominated by an Australian state/ territory government agency
    • Sponsored by an eligible family member
15
For Subclass 191: invited for a visa application by an Australian state/ territory government agency5

 

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Point test for Australian Skilled Visas

 

The more points you gain, the higher chances of being granted a Skilled visa you get.

 

Steps to apply for a Skilled visa

    • Step 1: Check whether you meet the requirements.
    • Step 2: Submit the Expression of Interest (EOI).
    • Step 3: Prepare the documents and apply for the visa.
    • Step 4: Provide additional documents (if required).
    • Step 5: Receive the Skilled Migration Visas.

 

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Steps to apply for a Skilled visa

 

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to be granted a permanent Skilled visa?

Each subclass visa has a different processing time frame. Refer to relevant writings on VEM’s website for information.

Can I include my family members on the application?

Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.

How long can I work in Australia holding an Aus Skilled visa?

If you’re holding a temporary Skilled visa, you can work in Australia within that visa validity. If you hold a permanent Skilled visa, you can work without any limitation.


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Contact VEM! It is always better to get assistance from a professional expert to have a smooth and hassle-free immigration process.

 

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