Skilled Visa

Over a quarter of the Australian population were born overseas, and the population continues to grow with hundreds of thousands of people migrating to Australia annually.

Ready Migration head office is based on the Gold Coast and has seen how the area is experiencing continued growth in popularity for those that migrate to Australia.

As the population grows so does the infrastructure. The Australian Immigration Department has over 100 visas to choose from, but one of the best ways to migrate to Australia is with a skilled visa. The Australian Immigration Department looks at what skills are required and adds them to a skilled occupation list. This list is regularly updated as the need arises. If a profession and/or skill is on the list and the quota has been met, the skill can often be removed from the skilled occupation list.

There are a variety of skilled visas that you can explore to migrate to Australia.

Visa - Gold Coast - Skilled Visa
Visa - Gold Coast - Skilled Visa

Firstly, there is the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa. This is a points-tested visa for those workers that are not sponsored by an employer or family member. This skilled visa entitles you to live and work in Australia on a permanent residency visa.

To apply for this skilled visa, you must submit an expression of interest

The main criteria as stated by the Australian Immigration Department is;

  • Your profession or skill set must be on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • You must obtain a skilled assessment for the relevant occupation
  • You must be under the age of 50 years
  • The relevant points required by the Australian Immigration Department
  • Have the required level of English

The Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is points tested for a person that is nominated by either a State or Territory Government agency. Much like the 189 visa this skilled visa enables you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

The main criteria are as stated above for the Subclass 189 Visa, however, you will require a State/Territory Nomination which you receive a further 5 points for. There are also more occupations eligible under the Nominated stream than the Independent option.

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489), this visa allows the specific worker the chance to live and work in a remote area of Australia for the duration of up to four years in order to qualify for Permanent Residence.

The main criteria are similar to the skilled permanent residence options above, however, you receive more points for your state/territory nomination.

A Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) allows recent graduates of an Australian institution to live and work in Australia temporarily, from 18 months up to 4 years depending on your circumstances.

The main criteria as stated by the Australian Immigration Department is;

  • You must be under the age of 50 years
  • Are currently in Australia and hold a valid visa
  • You must have studied a minimum of 2 years in an Australian institution
  • Have recently graduated with a relevant qualification or
  • Have a suitable skills assessment from an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • Competent in English

Ready Migration is an international migration company; our Australian offices are Gold Coast based.

No matter what your circumstances we can assess your eligibility for migration to Australia whether it be for a temporary or permanent stay. If you would like expert and affordable advice tailored to your individual circumstances, simply complete a No obligation Free Visa Assessment. One of our experienced, registered migration agents will be in touch with you to advise you of your options. Alternatively come to our Gold Coast or International based offices for a confidential chat.

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