Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189): Points-tested stream

  • Suitable for those who are not sponsored by:
    • an employer
    • a state or territory
    • a family member
  • Your occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • You can legally work, live and study anywhere in Australia
  • Visa duration: permanent

Skilled – Nominated (Subclass 190)

  • For those who are nominated by a state or territory
  • Your occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
  • You can legally work, live and study anywhere in Australia but have an obligation to your sponsoring state
  • Visa duration: permanent

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

  • For those who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia
  • Your occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL)
  • You must live, work and study in a specified regional/ designated area in Australia
  • Visa duration: 5 years provisional. May apply for permanent visa after 3 years of residence and full time work in a specific regional/ designated area

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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