General Skilled Visa
General Skilled Visa
General Skilled Visa-Skilled visas are for point-tested skilled workers under the age of 50 who want to work and live in Australia. There are a number of skilled visa options available to qualified professionals and tradespersons. You will need to obtain a positive skill assessment from the relevant assessing authority for your occupation. To be able to apply, you will first need to submit an expression of interest with all your documents and be invited by the department to apply for visa. Some major visa options under skilled migration are as below:
- Skilled Independent Visa 189 – for those who meet the basic requirements of age, English language, occupation and can meet the points test without sponsorship by a family member or a State or Territory government.
- Skilled Nominated Visa 190 – for those who meet the basic requirements of age, English language, occupation and need to be sponsored by a state government (either because that’s the only pathway for their occupation or because they require the extra points)
- Skilled Regional (provisional) Visa 489– for those who meet the basic requirements of age, English language, occupation, but do NOT qualify for permanent visa and need to be sponsored by a state government for 2 year’s temporary visa to lead to the permanent one.
- Temporary Graduate Visa 485 – to allow those onshore students who meet the basic requirements of age, English language, occupation to qualify for the permanent visa through further employment or training in Australia.
Please note this is just a brief description and each visa subclass has its own eligibility criteria to be satisfied to make a valid application. For more information and requirements on applying for any of these Visa, please contact us for your complimentary initial consultation or complete the assessment questionnaire.
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