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Australia, the world’s smallest continent as well as the world’s largest island, the name is derived from the Latin AUSTRALIAS, means southern, legends of an “unknown land of the south. Australia is often referred to as the “lucky country” with pulsating economy, political stability and a quality of life envied by many.

Australia is known around the world for its stunning landscapes. A great country to live in and do business, Australia has an enviable reputation as it offers premium standard of living.

Effective July 1, 2012, new points system has been rolled out the below mentioned Skilled Migration Visas.

The Qualifying Score is now 60 points for Skilled Subclasses:

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

Australian Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) was brought into being to cater to the skill shortages of Australia. It is a Permanent Visa and falls under the Australian Immigration points-based system.

Applicants must furnish that they possess the qualification or the skills of an occupation in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Applicants do not need sponsorship from family or the Australian State/ Territory Government nomination. Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60 points on a point assessment.

REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify for a Skilled Visa, the applicant (or their partner) must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements related to Age, English language ability, Specific Work Experience, Skills, Qualification, Health and Character. Based on these credentials, the applicant has to score a minimum of 60 Points in order to qualify.

FEATURES OF THIS PROGRAM
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AUSTRALIA SKILLED IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

The applicants have to satisfy the basic requirements to migrate under the skilled sponsored visa and must meet the 60 points to file for a visa.

Age

The age of the applicant should be between 18 – 49 years.

English Language

The applicant should prove that he/she meets the English language of competence or vocational level by submitting the test results before the application is lodged. He/ she should also meet the English Language threshold of minimum 6 bands of IELTS in all the components.

Nominated occupations

The applicant should nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that matches with his/her skills, qualifications and work experience.

Skill Assessment

It is mandatory for an applicant to get a positive skill assessment for a nominated occupation before the visa application is lodged.

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

This is a Permanent Resident Visa which is an option to the individuals who cannot meet the Skilled Independent Visa pass mark and for those applicants whose occupation is not listed in the SOL1.

The basic requirement of this visa is to get sponsorship from a sponsoring State/ Territory in Australia. Applicants should also meet the points test by scoring 60. This visa is designed by the Australian government to address skill shortages in Australia.

The Skilled Sponsored Visa is only a Permanent Resident Visa and the applicants under this category must live for 2 years in Specified State from which he/she has been nominated.

FEATURES OF THIS PROGRAM
ELIGIBILITY

The applicants have to satisfy the basic requirements to migrate under the skilled sponsored visa and must meet the 60 points to file for a visa.

Age

The age of the applicant should be between 18 -49 years.

English language

The applicant should prove that he/she meets the English language of competent or vocational level by submitting the test results before the application is lodged. He/ she should also meet the English Language threshold (IELTS 6 bands in all the components). If the applicant needs 10 or 20 points under Proficiency in English (IELTS 7 or more bands/ 8 or more bands respectively in all the components), English Language test results are required.

Nominated occupations

The applicant should nominate an occupation in the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) that is relevant to the applicant’s skills, qualifications and recent work experience and the occupation should also be available in the respective state that will sponsor the state nomination.

Skill Assessment

It is mandatory for an applicant to get a positive skill assessment for a nominated occupation before the application is lodged.

Maintenance funds

The applicants should show sufficient maintenance funds to obtain sponsorship from state territory.

Health & character requirements

The applicant has to meet with health and character requirements.

Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)

This provisional Visa is granted for a period of 4 years for individuals who cannot meet the Skilled Independent Visa pass mark. This visa provides a pathway to a permanent visa in Australia.

The basic requirement of this visa is to get sponsorship either from a sponsoring State or Territory regional area or eligible relative living in a designated area. Applicants should also meet the points test by scoring 60 including the points from the relative/ state sponsorship. This visa is designed by the Australian Government to address skill shortages in designated areas of Australia.

The Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa through the state is a provisional Visa only and applicants under this category must live for 2 years and work for at least 12 months in a Specified Regional Area of Australia which is a mandatory condition to further apply for a Permanent Residency.

FEATURES OF THE SUB CLASS 489 VISA
ELIGIBILITY

The applicants have to satisfy the basic requirements to migrate under the Skilled Regional State or Relative Sponsored Visa and must secure 60 points to file the Visa.

Age

18 – 49 years.

English Language

The applicant should prove that he/she meets the English language of competence or vocational level by submitting the test results before the application is submitted. The applicant should also meet the English Language threshold. If the applicant needs 10 or 20 points under Proficient English he/ she should score 7 or more bands in IELTS.

Nominated occupations

The applicant should nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) if the he/ she wishes to live in the designated area, the applicant should apply for relative sponsored Visa.

Skill Assessment

It is mandatory for an applicant to get a positive skill assessment for a nominated occupation before the application is filed.

Maintenance funds

The applicants should show sufficient maintenance funds to obtain sponsorship from state territory if applying for state /territory nominated regional visa.

Health & character requirements

The applicant has to meet all the health and character requirements.

OCCUPATION LISTS
SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (SOL)

The current Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is relevant for applicants for:

CONSOLIDATED SPONSORED OCCUPATION LIST (CSOL)

The current Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is relevant for applicants for:

GENERAL SKILLED MIGRANT PROGRAM

Australia’s economy remains one of the strongest in the world, offering millions of jobs every week, making it an extremely preferred destination for highly skilled young people. It also exhibits that Australian employers require skilled workforce for achieving their organizational goals.

The eligibility of skilled migrants, who desire to immigrate to Australia, is assessed on a point-based system. In this system, points are awarded after considering the age, work experience, qualifications and language proficiency of the aspirant.

THE APPLICANTS NEED TO SATISFY THE FOLLOWING THRESHOLD REQUIREMENTS:
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