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What is the visa service?

This service is available for individuals who wish to pursue their Permanent Residency (PR) via the General Skilled Migration (GSM) route. We provide comprehensive assessments and guidance throughout the entire process of lodging your application.

Features

  • Available to highly skilled workers who are willing to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis
  • Your occupation must be listed on the Skilled Occupation List
  • Also applicable to those individuals who can get sponsorship from an Australian employer.
  • Applicants must first lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply for skilled migration.

Benefits

  • Gain entry to Australia without the need for sponsorship
  • The visa holder is eligible to live, work and study in Australia
  • Bring eligible members of your immediate family with you

FAQs

An applicant must:

  • have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • be invited to apply for this visa
  • have a score of at least 65 points

Current Visas under this category:

  • Skilled Independent visa – Subclass 189
  • Skilled Regional sponsored visa – Subclass 489 (This visa subclass has two different streams – State Regional Sponsored and Family Sponsored)*
  • Skilled Nominated visa – Subclass 190

*The 489 visa will be replaced by the new 491 visa under the Regional Skilled program commencing on 16 Nov 2019.

  • It is mandatory to submit an Expression of Interest through Skillselect;
  • If invited, you must:
    • Submit a state nomination application with chosen state (if applying for 489 and 190). Then, you must wait until the nomination application is approved in order to submit a visa application to the Department of Home Affairs within 60 days; OR
    • Submit a visa application to the Department of Home Affairs within 60 days.

Yes. An applicant must be under the age of 45 when an invitation is issued. If the applicant turns 45 after an EOI is submitted but before an invitation is issued, the applicant will not be invited to apply.

Yes, you can be located either within Australia or outside of Australia when applying for the GSM visa application. If you’re in Australia when applying for a Permanent Skilled Migration visa, a Bridging Visa will be granted to extend your stay in Australia while you await an outcome.

Yes dependant family unit members such as partners and children under the age of 18 years can be included on the application. Dependants aged 18 to 23 years can be included provided they are substantially dependant for their basic needs, such as full time students.

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