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why immigrate to australia
here are few good reasons to move and settle in Australia
Australia is a politically stable, culturally diverse and democratic society with a skilled workforce and a strong, competitive economy. Australia’s overseas born resident population is close to 30%, which shows how friendly and welcoming this country is for Immigrants. Australia’s multicultural society includes its Indigenous peoples and migrants from some 200 countries.
Australia has opened more than 190,000 opportunities for Skilled Immigrants to work and settle in Australia for 2021-22.
If you wish to become a permanent resident of Australia, there are different pathways that can help you get permanent residency.
These pathways are in the form of visa programs that you can choose from the Australian Department of Home Affairs list.
The visa categories are based on the applicant’s profile, requirements, eligibility and qualification criteria.
what is general skilled migration program
Here is everything you need to know about getting Permanent Residency through Skilled Migration Program
The Skilled Migration Program is for Skilled Individuals and Families to permanently migrate to Australia for work and settle.
This program is intended to fill Australia's Skill Shortages with Skilled Migrant workers.
In order to apply for the Skilled Migration Program, your occupation should be listed in the Australian Skilled Occupation list.
There are 3 types of Visas one can apply for Permanent Residency under the General Migration Program.
- Skilled Independent Visa: Subclass189
- Skilled Nominated Visa: Subclass 190
- SkilledWork Regional Provisional Visa: Subclass 491 (Replaced Skilled Regional Visa subclass 489)
To apply for Skilled Independent or Skilled Nominated Visa, the candidate should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). The Australian Government will review your EOI and if eligible, will invite you to apply for the skilled visa.
The entire Visa application process will take anywhere between 6-12 months.
types of Skilled Migration Programs
These are the 3 types of Visa that you can apply for to get Permanent Residency in Australia under the General Migration Program
Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
The Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 is a point-based visa program that invites skilled foreign professionals to live and work anywhere in Australia as permanent residents. It is awarded to Skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian Employer, State, Territory or Relatives.
Eligible candidates are also allowed to sponsor their eligible relatives for Australian PR.
Eligible candidates can
lBecome an Australian citizen
lLive and work in Australia with certain rights
lReap public healthcare benefits
lSponsor their skilled family members for Australian permanent residency
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Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
The Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 is a point-based visa program that invites the required skilled workforce from outside Australia. It is awarded to people nominated by the Australian State or Territory government.
This is an excellent option if you don’t have enough points for a Skilled Independent Visa. With this Visa, you can permanently stay, work, and study in Australia. The eligible score points are 65 points.
A candidate is nominated under the Skilled Nominated visa once the eligibility criteria are fulfilled.
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Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa
The Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 491) allows Skilled workers from outside Australia to live in an Australian regional area for up to 5 years.
With this Visa, eligible candidates can live, work and study in Australia for up to 5 years and bring in their immediate family.
People with 491 Visa also get preference in Permanent Residency of Australia.
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benefits of having permanent residence visa
Being a Permanent Resident of Australia will entitle you to receive most of the benefits a typical Australia Citizen would receive
Eligible Permanent Residents can apply for Australian Citizenship
With PR Visa one can enroll in Australia's healthcare scheme, Medicare
Upto certain age, children can get free education and you can avail childcare rebates
live, work, study
With PR, you can Indefinitely live, work and study anywhere in Australia
Work in new zeland
Yes that's true. With Australian PR you can visit, work and live in New Zealand
You are allowed to sponsor eligible relatives for Permanent Residence
Here are the major visa programs that serve as the pathways to Australian permanent residency:
Visa Programs in Australia (Excluding the repealed visas)
lVisitor visa (subclass 600)
lElectronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)
leVisitor (subclass 651)
lTransit visa (subclass 771)
lWorking Holiday visa (subclass 417)
lWork and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
Studying and Training Visas
lStudent visa (subclass 500)
lStudent Guardian visa (subclass 590)
lTraining visa (subclass 407)
Working and Skilled Visas
lBusiness Innovation and Investment (permanent) visa (subclass 888)
lBusiness Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)
lBusiness Owner (subclass 890)
lSkilled recognition graduate visa
lGlobal Talent visa (subclass 858)
lEmployer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
lInvestor visa (subclass 891)
lPermanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 189) (subclass 190) (subclass 191) (subclass 486)
lRegional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
lSkilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 494)
lSkilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
lSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
lSkilled-Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476)
lSkilled Regional visa (subclass 887)
lSkilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)
lSkilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
lState or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
lState or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
lTemporary Activity visa (subclass 408)
lTemporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
lTemporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)
lTemporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)
lTemporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
Family and Partner Visas
lAged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114)
lAged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838)
lAged Parent visa (subclass 804)
lCarer visa (subclass 836) (subclass 116)
lChild visa (subclass 101) (subclass 802)
lContributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) (subclass 884) (subclass 864)
lContributory Parent visa (subclass 143)
lDependent Child visa (subclass 445)
lParent visa (subclass 103)
lPartner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100)
lPartner visa (subclass 820 801)
lProspective Marriage visa (subclass 300)
lRemaining Relative visa (subclass 115) (subclass 835)
lSponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)
Visa Processing Times
Less than 1 Day
Partner (First Stage)
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other visas you can apply for
Planning for a business or short trip? Here are the other Australian Visas you can explore