Australian Skilled Migration

Information about Australian Skilled Migration and how to apply

A permanent or temporary residency visa for individuals between the ages of 18 – 49, having recent work experience in your named occupation, and be of good health and character

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Australian Skilled Migration – Points Based

Many individuals move to Australia every year for its warm climate, beautiful sunny shores and relaxed lifestyle. Whatever your motivation for migrating, we aim to provide a professional service to help you throughout the application process.

Skilled Migration: Permanent Residency Visas

The General Skilled Migration: 189

The Australian General Skilled Migration application is points based, assessing the applicant’s eligibility for migration. A General Skilled Migration application does not require employer sponsorship. When granted, the visa is for permanent residency and allows the individual to live and work anywhere in Australia.

Note: Not everyone is eligible to apply for a general skilled migration visa. The Australian Government has strict legislation to control migration to Australia. All Skilled Migration Visas are issued at the discretion of the Australian Government

State Sponsored Skilled Migration: 190

An application for Australian State-Sponsored Skilled Migration is also points based, sponsored by an individual State in Australia. It is also for permanent residency, but you are expected to live and work within the Sponsoring state for 2 years.

Skilled Migration: Temporary Residency Visa

Skilled Regional Temporary : 489

This application is a temporary visa allowing you to live and work in the appropriate region in Australia for up to 4 years.

To apply, you will either require an Invitation. To receive an invitation, you need to submit the expression of interest as above or and Extended Stay.

Australian Skilled migration: The outline process

Expression of interest:

Prior to submitting either of the above Skilled Migration applications, you will have to submit an expression of interest. This will involve having your skills assessed and you have to provide proof of your English language ability.

Assessing Your Eligibility for Skilled Migration

The basic criteria you must meet are:
  • You must be between the ages of 18 – 49
  • You must have recent work experience in your named occupation
  • You must be in good health
  • You must be of good character
Eligibility is initially assessed on a points system. Points are awarded in various categories including:
  • age
  • English language ability
  • specific work experience

Skills Assessment

The next phase of the process for your Australian skilled migration application is to have your skills evaluated by the relevant authority. You will be obliged to provide evidence of your qualifications and work experience. These will be assessed against your designated occupation.

As your selected operator, we will identify the correct assessing authority for your occupation, check and submit your application and handle any queries which may arise.

Once the assessment has been completed, you will notified of the outcome.  If positive, you will then have 2 months to submit the appropriate application.

Australian Skilled Migration Application

When you have successfully completed your skills assessment for your Australian skilled migration visa, you will be ready to proceed on to the migration application stage. We will provide you with and help you to prepare your application form, and then submit it for you. Once submitted, we will issue you with a list of documents required to support your application. Once more, we will deal with any queries which may emerge.

There are various changes taking place within the skilled migration system.

Applicants are invited to register before progressing to the next stage when they decide to progress and would like further communication.

At Visas For Australia, we have a dedicated team who deal with Australian migration applications.

You will have a named member of our team to advise and assist you, they will arrange all the paperwork and deal with the Australian Government on your behalf; whilst keeping you updated along the way.

This methodology frees your time up, so you can concentrate on making the other essential arrangements for your move to Australia.

Visa Details

Country to which the visa applies


Valid for stay up to



employment /work, migration

Australian Skilled Migration

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