General Skilled Migration
Various Australian temporary and permanent residence visas are available to skilled applicants. Depending on the visa subclass, the applicant must nominate an occupation featured on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). The MLTSSL and STSOL evolves yearly to meet the needs of the Australian economy. Applicants must also pass a points test. You can be onshore or offshore when you apply and when the visa is granted.
The process begins with a submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) under a visa subclass. Only if the requirements for that subclass are met will you have the chance of be invited by to apply for your visa. You cannot apply without an invitation. As how you go with the SOL and points test will determine the visa subclass for which you are able to apply for, and therefore affect your EOI and its outcome, it is important to understand them.
Which visa subclass?
It is important to understand where you sit with the MLTSSL/STSOLand points test requirements to understand which subclass would apply to you. Don’t forget, we’re here to help.
- Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa that allows you to work and live in any part of Australia. Learn More
- Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a state nominated permanent residency visa. You are expected to be committed to living and working in the state from which you receive your invitation for a specified amount of time. Learn More
- Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) is a temporary visa which leads to the Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887), a permanent visa. You must be sponsored by either a state or an eligible relative who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, and lives in a designated area in Australia. You are expected to be committed to living and working a specified regional area for a specified amount of time. Learn More
- Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) is a permanent visa. You are expected to be committed to living and working a specified regional area for a specified amount of time. Learn More