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.
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 holders||For permanent visa holders|
|Residency||To live in Australia within the visa validity.||To live in Australia permanently.|
|Work and study||To work and study in Australia.|
|Health care & Multiple entries||To 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 member||Allow your eligible family members to come to Australia with you.|
|Citizenship||Apply for permanent residence, then apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.||Apply for Australian citizenship|
Requirements of Skilled Migration Visas
|Subclass 491, 189, 190, 191||Subclass 494, 482, 186|
|Age limit||Under 45 years of age at the time of visa application|
|Point test||At least 65|
For visa 191: Not required
|Occupation||Included in Australian occupation list|
|English||At least 6.0 overall.|
|Nomination||Nominated by an Australian state/ territory government agency (except Subclass 189)||Sponsored by an eligible Australian employer|
|Visa application and visa grant||Onshore or offshore|
For Subclass 191: Onshore
|Onshore or offshore|
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
|Age limit||18 – 21||25|
|25 – 32||30|
|33 – 39||25|
|40 – 44||15|
|English competency||At least 6.0 in each of 4 parts||0|
|At least 7.0 in each of 4 parts||10|
|At least 8.0 in each of 4 parts||20|
|Under 3 years||0|
|3 – 4 years||5|
|5 – 7 years||10|
|More than 8 years||15|
|Under 1 year||0|
|1 – 2 years||5|
|3 – 4 years||10|
|5 – 7 years||15|
|More than 8 years||20|
|Educational qualification||Achievements/Certificates approved by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)||10|
|College degree/ Vocational education and training certificate||10|
|Bachelor Degree/Master Degree||15|
|Specialist education qualifications||Masters degree by research/|
Doctorate degree (at least 2 academic years study) from an Australian educational institution
|Australian study requirement||At least 1 degree/ diploma or trade qualification from a qualified Australian educational institution||5|
|Professional Year||Complete a Professional Year||5|
|Community language||Be accredited at the paraprofessional level or above/ certified provisional level or above|
Certified by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
|Regional Australia study||At least 1 degree from a regional Australian educational institution that meet the Australian study requirements||5|
|Single or your partner is an Australian citizen/ permanent resident||10|
Fos Subclass 491:
|For Subclass 191: invited for a visa application by an Australian state/ territory government agency||5|
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.
Frequently asked questions
Each subclass visa has a different processing time frame. Refer to relevant writings on VEM’s website for information.
Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.
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.
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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