Australia Immigration Visa

Immigration to Australia:

Facts and Figure about Australia:

Location: Oceania

Status: UN Member Country

Capital City: Canberra

Main Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin

Area: 7,713,360 km2

Currency: 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents

Languages: English, Aboriginal languages

Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, others

Map of Australia:

Australian Immigration:

Australia is one of the popular destinations for skilled peoples wishing to live in a peaceful and health environment. Economy is very strong and Australian Government encourages young peoples as an immigrants. These peoples are assessed with a Point Based System in Age, Work Experience, Occupational Experience and English capabilities skills.

Following are the categories of Australian Immigration:

Skilled Independent (Sub Class 175)

The Skilled – Independent (subclass 175) visa is the preferred visa for those who wish to immigrate to Australia and do not have a family member or Australian state or territory government to sponsor them.

This visa replaced the Skilled – Independent (subclass 136) visa and the Skilled – Independent New Zealand Citizen (subclass 861) visa on 01 September 2007. New Zealand citizens can apply and wait for a decision about this visa category whether they are outside or within Australia.

The offshore Skilled – Independent visa is assessed on a Points based System, with 120 points required to pass and 100 points required to be placed within a reserve pool. Those who are granted a Skilled – Independent visa can live and work in any part of Australia and take up any employment they wish.

To be eligible to apply for a Skilled – Independent (subclass 175) visa, applicants must meet certain requirements.

  • The Person applying must be under age of 45

  • having good competent or Vocational English Skills

  • having 4 to 7 years of Occupational  Working Experience on SOL.

The applicant must nominate an occupation listed on the S and have a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for the nominated occupation listed on the Skilled Occupational List (SOL).

The person applying must have either:

  • been employed for 12 out of the last 24 months in an occupation listed on the SOL ; or

  • met the two year study requirement in the last six months with Australian qualifications closely related to the nominated occupation

The applicant must meet the points test threshold of 120 points and pass all health and character requirements.

Skilled Sponsored Sub Class 176


This permanent visa replaced the State Territory Nominated Independent (subclass 137) visa, the Skilled – Australian Sponsored (subclass 138) visa, and the Skilled Australian Sponsored New Zealand Citizen (subclass 862) visa on 01 September 2007. New Zealand citizens can use this visa subclass regardless of whether they are within Australia or not when the decision is made.

This visa is scored on a Points Based System with 100 points required to pass and 80 points required to be placed into a reserve pool.

Eligibility:

  • Should be under age of 45 and sponsored by any relative in any state or territory in Australia

  • Must have good command of Competent or Vocational English Skills.

The applicant must nominate an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupational List (SOL) and have a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for the nominated occupation.

The person applying must have either:

  • been employed for 12 out of the last 24 months in an occupation listed on the (SOL); or

  • met the two year study requirement in the last six months with Australian qualifications closely related to the nominated occupation

The applicant must meet the points test threshold of 100 points and pass all health and character requirements.

Skilled Regional Sponsored (Sub Class 475)

This provisional visa, valid for three years, replaced the Skilled – Independent Regional (subclass 495) visa, the Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored (subclass 496) visa and the Skilled – Designated Area New Zealand Citizen (subclass 863) visa on 01 September 2007. Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa holders can apply for a permanent Skilled – Regional visa once they have lived for two years and worked full-time for one year in a specified regional area of Australia.

This visa is assessed by a points based system, with 100 points required to pass. There is no reserve pool for this visa.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a Skilled – Regional Sponsored (subclass 475) visa, applicants must meet certain requirements.

The person applying must be under 45 years of age and be sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area or sponsored by a state/territory government.

Should have good command of Competent or Vocational English

concessional competent English if the applicant has paid a fee to attend an English language course in a participating state or territory

he applicant must nominate an occupation listed on the SOL  and have a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for the nominated occupation.

The person applying must have either:

  • been employed for 12 out of the last 24 months in an occupation listed on the SOL ; or

  • met the two year study requirement in the last six months with Australian qualifications closely related to the nominated occupation

The applicant must meet the points test threshold of 100 points and pass all health and character requirements.

Skilled Recognized Graduate Sub Class 476

This 18 month temporary visa is for engineering graduates of recognized overseas universities with skills in demand in Australia. Recognized Graduate (subclass 476) visa holders will have unrestricted work and study rights and can apply for a permanent General Skilled Migration or employer sponsored visa at any time.

The Recognized Graduate (subclass 476) visa will initially be restricted to graduates with a bachelor degree or higher qualification in engineering from a recognized university.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a Skilled – Recognized Graduate (subclass 476) visa, applicants must meet certain requirements:

  • The person applying must be under 31 years of age and meet the threshold of competent English

  • The applicant must have completed an Engineering degree qualification or higher at an educational institute recognized by the government of Australia

  • The applicant must meet all health and character requirements


Business Skilled Immigration:

If you are a well-qualified and successful business person wishing to move to Australia under the business migration categories, there may very well be an opportunity for you to eventually gain permanent entry to Australia. It is likely that you will be able to apply in a category under which relevant skills, business experience and language ability are needed in order to satisfy Australian immigration requirements to live and work in Australia. If you do not meet these requirements then you may alternately qualify if you meet Skilled Migrant Visa Requirements.

Each business migration category has different requirements for entry to Australia. In most cases you will be granted a four-year temporary business visa initially, and then after satisfying evidence of a specific level of business activity or investment, you will be able to apply for permanent residency. A direct permanent residence category will still be available for high-caliber business migrants sponsored by State/Territory governments known as the Business Talent visa. Please select the relevant link from the categories below for more information on the requirements for each visa class:

Business Entry Categories

  • Business- for owners or part-owners of a business

  • Senior Executive- for senior executive employees of major businesses.
    For Business Owners and Senior Executives, Certain Obligations  must be met and applicants will be mentioned on arrival in Australia.

  • Investors- for investors/business people willing to make a significant investment in Australia
    Note: Applicants coming under all of the above categories may also be sponsored by an Australian State/Territory, making the requirements for business entry a bit more lenient, because sponsorship from a State or Territory government allows applicants to be assessed against lower level criteria. State and Territory governments have specific criteria for deciding who they will sponsor and the relevant State/Territory business development agencies should be contacted for information in this regard.

  • Business Talent (permanent residency) – for very high-caliber business people who have sponsorship from an Australian State/Territory government.