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General Skill Migration Program

Australia offers over 128 550 places every year for prospective skilled migrants around the world to realize their dream life in Australia thorough the skill migration program. You can nominate an occupation from a list of over 230 occupations to be eligible for the program. You can also be sponsored by a state government which awards additional points for your total points.

The Australian skill migration scheme was dramatically changed with the introduction of new SKILL SELECT system and subsequent changes introduced on 1st of July 2017.

  • Preliminary assessment by a Registered Migration Agent
  • Skill Assessment
  • Lodgment of Expression of Interest
  • Application for the state sponsorship (If required)
  • Invitation and lodgment of your final application.

You must:

  • be invited to apply
  • be younger than 45 years of age when you are invited to apply
  • nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications and is on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • have your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority as suitable for your nominated occupation
  • have at least competent English
  • score at least 65 on the points test
  • meet the health and character requirements.

You must:

This is the visa for you if you can nominate an occupation from Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and if you can score 65 points without a sponsorship from a relative or state government. This visa allows you to live and work in Australian indefinitely. You can bring your dependent family members with you.

You are eligible for the Australian citizenship once you meet the residency requirements.

You can apply under this category if your occupation is available on Medium and Long Term strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and you are nominated by a state government for the purpose of GSM scheme. Point’s requirement is 65 points. You can live and work in anywhere in the sponsoring state. You can bring your dependent family members with you. You are also eligible for the Australian citizenship once you meet the residency requirements.

This is a provisional visa for period of four years leading to the Permanent residency visas. To be eligible for this visa you must have an occupation on Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL), Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOSL) or Regional Occupation List (ROL) and be nominated by a state or territory government. You are required to live and work in the designated area you were sponsored by for a certain period before you apply for Permanent visas. Your dependent family members can join you.

This is a provisional visa for period of four years leading to the Permanent residency visas. To be eligible for this visa you must have an occupation on Medium and Long Term Skills Shortage List (MLTSSL) and be nominated by a acceptable relative living in a designated regional area of a state or territory government. You are required to live and work in the designated area you were sponsored by for a certain period before you apply for Permanent visas. Your dependent family members can join you.

The most popular Temporary Work Visa (Skilled) Sub Class 457 was fully replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa with effect from March 2018.

TSS is composed of two streams in order to satisfy the labor market requirements of the Australian employers.

The Short-Term stream is designed for Australian businesses to fill skill gaps for up to two years with skilled overseas workers where an Australian worker are not available.

This stream will use the STSOL, which will be reviewed at least every six months, based on advice from the Department of Employment.

The Medium –Term Stream is for the Australian employers to recruit overseas workers for critical skilled vacancies up to 4 years. The position should be available on the MLTSSL. This visa can be renewed on shore. The visa holder can apply for the Permanent Residency after three years if other requirements are met.

Australia offers number of visa options for short term work requirements depending on the purpose. If you are not seeking long term employment but

  • Planning to attend to a conference or exhibition
  • Religious work
  • Further training as a part of your professional career
  • Participation for sport or entrainment activities
  • Non ongoing work as a specialist in a professional or trade person

A range of short term activity visas are available for you.

Please note, that though your intended stay is few days in Australia, you need to apply for the correct visa sub class that allows you to attend the intended work visas. For. Ex- Visit or Tourist visas does not permit participation for conference or employment in Australia.