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How do I Move to Australia from India?

Want to move to Australia from India? Well, you can use different pathways, i.e. skilled migrant, businessmen, student, etc. to move to Australia depending on your profile & preference. Check a few of them given here.

Australia is one among the key destinations, where Indians prefer to live, study, work, or settle permanently. Immigration to Australia from India has been significant over the years. People, especially the skilled workers from India, find Australia just about perfect country to immigrate to, with high employment rate, higher wages, and much better quality of life and facilities. The scenic beauty, world class cities and vibrant lifestyle is another factor that magnetizes young and talented individuals to move to Australia from India. Here are the pathways you can choose to move to Australia from India.

What are the pathways to move to Australia from India?


Depending on your profile and preference, there are multiple pathways you can choose from to immigrate to Australia from India. Here are the options available for Australia immigration from India.

   A.  How to Move to Australia as Skilled Worker?


You can move to Australia from India as skilled migrant (permanent visa). Under this category you need to choose an occupation from SOL (Skilled Occupation List) or CSOL (Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List) to apply for desired visa category.

How it works?

If you are looking to move to Australia as skilled migrants, you need to clear the point based immigration system of Australia. The points will be allocated based on your age, education, work experience, English Proficiency, etc. factors. The minimum score you need to achieve on point system is 60 points. However, higher score will enhance your chances of getting selected. If your profile is selected under this category, you will get invitation to apply for visa.

Check the Australia Immigration Point Calculator here

This process can be divided into two main categories, i.e. Skilled Migration Category, Sponsored Category.

  • Skilled Migration Category: If you choose to apply under this category your profile will be reviewed based on your skills, experience, and other profile details. The Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 is the visa available under this category. You need to first choose an occupation from SOL list and then need to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) on SkillSelect (online system to process skilled visa EOIs). If your profile selected you will get ITA (invitation to apply) for visa.
  • Sponsored/Nominated Category: It’s a Sponsored Visa Category. Hence, if you are applying under this category, you fist need to get the nomination from an Australian State or Employer and also need to choose an occupation from CSOL list. The Sponsored or nominated category of visas can be further divided in two sub categories, i.e. The visas under this category allow you the permanent residency in Australia, i.e. Skilled-Nominated visa (subclass 190), Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186), and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187).

   B.  How to move to Australia on Temporary work Visa?

The temporary work visa allows you to work in Australia for up to 4 years. The visas under this category are the sponsored visas, i.e.

  • Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457),
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).

These visas can be converted in to permanent residency later on with certain conditions. To apply under this category, you need to first get the sponsorship/nomination from an eligible employer or the state or territory government in Australia. Once you got the nomination, you can apply online creating an ImmiAccount online.

Find the complete details of work visas in Australia here.

How to Move to Australia from India as Businessman?

If you want to move to Australia to start a new or invest in an existing business, you need to choose the appropriate business visa to apply. Moreover, you also need to invest an appropriate amount in an Australian business venture, based on the visa you are applying. Key Visas under this category are Business and Investment category Visas.

The visas under this category have been designed for the people who wish willing to setup a new or invest in existing business in Australia. The business visas under this category, i.e. subclass 132, subclass, 188/888, allow you and your dependent family members to get PR in Australia.

Check the further details regarding business visas in Australia here.

How Can I Move to Australia from India as Spouse or Relative?

If you are a spouse or relative of a permanent resident or citizen in Australia, you can also immigrate to Australia and get the permanent residency. However, you can apply under this category of visas provided you are being sponsored by the:

  • Australian citizens or
  • Permanent residents
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen.

The sponsor needs to be the one among the partner/spouse/parent or relative of the visa applicant.

How Can I Move to Australia from India as a Student?

Today, there are several students from India moving to Australia to get enrolled in the world class Australian universities. You can choose the appropriate university, course of study and visa to move to Australia to pursue your studies. A few key student visa categories are:

  • Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 573)
  • Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (subclass 574).
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector visa (subclass 572).
  • Training and Research visa (subclass 402).

Check the Australia Study Visa page here for details.

How to get the key guidance to move Australia from India?

If you want to move to Australia from India to work, study, business, or to settle permanently, you can get the complete support and assistance from the Visa and Immigration expert for Australia at Visas Avenue Immigration.

Call the registered migration expert for Australia on contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi) or 080-46668222 (Bangalore). You also mail your queries to our email id-

Apart from this, if you submit the free assessment form available here, the expert can call you back with the complete assessment of your eligibility for desired Australian Visa.


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