Skilled Visas

Are you a skilled worker wishing to live and work in Australia permanently?

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Skilled Independent (Permanent)

Subclass 189
  • This visa provides the following two streams:

New Zealand stream – Enables eligible New Zealand Citizens who have shown a contribution and commitment to Australia to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Applicants must hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa and have resided in Australia for a continuous period during the last five years.

Points tested stream – Enables those under the age of 45 who are highly qualified and skilled in an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

– Must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and score a minimum of 65 points on the points test to receive an invitation to apply for the visa.

– Points can be awarded for age, qualifications, English language level and Australian or overseas employment experience.

– A skills assessment is required to ensure applicants have the required skills and qualifications to work in the nominated occupation.

– Applicants must demonstrate a competent level of English at time of invitation.

  • Applicants must also show evidence of good health and character.

  • This visa permits applicants to include their family members in the visa application.

Skilled Nominated (Permanent)

Subclass 190
  • Enables those under the age of 45 who are highly qualified and skilled in an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

  • This visa requires nomination by an Australian State or Territory Government Agency.

  • Must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and score a minimum of 65 points on the points test to receive an invitation to apply for the visa.

  • Points can be awarded for age, qualifications, English language level and Australian or overseas employment experience.

  • A skills assessment is required to ensure applicants have the required skills and qualifications to work in the nominated occupation.

  • Applicants must also show evidence of good health and character and have a competent level of English.

  • This visa permits applicants to include their family members in the visa application.

Skilled Regional (Temporary)

Subclass 489
  • Enables those who are highly qualified and skilled in an occupation to live and work in Regional Australia for up to 4 years.

  • This visa requires the applicant to meet one of the following:
    – Hold a current provisional skilled regional visa
    – Obtain a nomination by an Australian State or Territory Government Agency
    – Obtain sponsorship by an eligible relative

  • If sponsored by an eligible relative – The nominated occupation must be listed on the Medium Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Visa holders can live and work in a designated area in any state or territory.

  • If nominated by an Australian State or Territory Government Agency – The nominated occupation must be listed on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Visa holders must live in a regional area in the same state or territory as their nominated position on their current visa.

  • This visa provides the following two main streams:

    Extended Stay Pathway – For those who hold a provisional skilled regional visa (subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496). Applicants are to have complied with all conditions of this visa and have not held more than one of these visa subclasses.

    Invited Pathway 
    – For those under the age of 45 who are not eligible for the extended stay pathway but wish to be nominated by an Australian State or Territory Government Agency or wish to obtain sponsorship by an eligible relative.

    – Must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and score a minimum of 65 on the points test to receive an invitation to apply for the visa.

    – Points can be awarded for age, qualifications, English language level and Australian or overseas employment experience.

    – A skills assessment is required to ensure applicants have the required skills and qualifications to work in the nominated occupation.

    – Must have a Competent level of English.

  • Applicants must also show evidence of good health and character.

Skilled Regional (Permanent)

Subclass 887
  •  Enables those who have lived and worked in a regional or designated area of Australia to stay in Australia on a permanent basis.

  • Applicants must hold a provisional skilled regional visa (subclass 489, 495, 496, 475, 487) or a Bridging Visa A or B as a result of applying for a subclass 489, 495 or 487 visa)

  • This visa requires the applicant to have lived in Australia for at least 2 years and worked in a regional area for at least 1 year.

  • This visa permits applicants to include their family members in the visa application if the family members hold skilled visas or a Bridging Visa A or B as a result of applying for a skilled visa.

  • Applicants must also show evidence of good health and character.

Temporary Graduate

Subclass 485
  • Enables international students under the age of 50 who have graduated with required skills and qualifications to live, study or work in Australia temporarily for up to 4 years.

  • This visa provides the following two streams:

Graduate Work Stream – For those who have recently graduated with an eligible qualification (degree, diploma or trade qualification) in an area of study that is related to an occupation listed on the medium to long-term strategic skills list (MLTSSL). Applicants are required to obtain a positive skills assessment. This visa is valid for 18 months from date of grant.

Post-Study Work Stream – For those who have recently graduated with an eligible qualification (minimum degree level) in any area of study from an Australian education provider. Requires applicants to have applied for their first student visa on or after 5 November 2011. This visa is valid for 2 years (Bachelor degree /Masters by coursework), 3 years for (Masters by research) and 4 years for a Doctorate/PhD studies).

  • Must also provide evidence of:
    – Holding or previously holding a student or eligible visa
    – Meeting the Australian study requirement
    – English language requirements
    – Good Health and Character
    – Health Insurance

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