Skill Visa

The Australian General Skilled Migration program is targeted at individuals who possess the qualifications and skills for the growth of Australia’s economy. This visa will enable you to gain permanent residency status in Australia along with lots of benefits for you and your family. 

Skilled - Independent
(Subclass 189)

Time Frame

Permanent

Sponsorship Requirement

This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

Work Environment

Can live, work and study anywhere in Australia

Pass Mark

65

Skilled - Nominated
(Subclass 190)

Time Frame

Permanent

Sponsorship Requirement

For those who are nominated by a state or territory.

Work Environment

Can live, work and study anywhere in Australia

Pass Mark

65

Skilled Work Regional
(Provisional) (Subclass 491)

Time Frame

5 Years – May apply for Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa (subclass 191) after you have lived and have a taxable income at above a specific income threshold for at least three years.

Sponsorship Requirement

For those who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia.

Work Environment

Must live, work and study in a specified regional area in Australia

Pass Mark

65

REQUIREMENTS: GENERAL SKILLED VISA
  • 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.
  • Meet the health and character requirements.
BENEFITS: GENERAL SKILLED VISA
  • Live and work permanently in Australia
  • Pay local education fees for children.
  • Medicare benefits
  • Access certain social security payments
  • Apply for Australian citizenship
  • Sponsor family members for permanent residence

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