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Skilled Immigration

Skilled Stream Permanent Visa (Immigration)

Australian Skilled immigration is a stepwise procedure. First, to be qualified for skilled immigration, the candidate needs to get skills and qualification assessment from relevant assessing authority of Australia.

The second step after getting a positive skills assessment is to dispatch the Expression of Interest (EOI) or state selection application in case of nominated visa sub-classes. After receiving the invitation from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the applicant has to then apply for a visa application.

Visa Subclasses for Skilled Immigration to Australia

There are a number of visa categories through which you can immigrate to Australia. Following are some visa subclasses for skilled immigration:

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

This visa category is for the skilled workers and is not sponsored by a family member, state or employer. Having this type of visa, you can allow you to live and work anywhere in Australia.

Skilled – Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

This visa is for skilled professionals who are nominated by the state or the territory. Under this visa, you can work or live anywhere in Australia according to the locally applicable laws within that specific territory.

Graduate Temporary Visa (Subclass 485)

This type of visa allows those students to work who have completed at least two years of study in Australia. Overseas students who have successfully completed their Bachelor’s degree or higher education from an Australian institution and remained in Australia for four years, are eligible to obtain this visa. For this category the students do not need to nominate an occupation on the skilled occupation list (SOL).

Sponsored Provisional or Skilled – Nominated Visa (Subclass 489)

This visa category is for the workers who are nominated by the territory or state to live in a Provincial Region or in the area where population Growth is very low, or that in case an

eligible family member living in that specific area sponsors you. Candidates will have to work only in that specified region upon the visa being granted.