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General Skilled migration program to Australia

Australia is one of the hotspot immigration destinations for the worldwide immigrants. It’s ideal country to live, study, work, and trade, simply because of its qualities, i.e. Cultural diversity, breathtaking monuments, excellent health, and education system, encouraging Government Policies, etc.

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The Significance of General Skilled Migration Program

The skilled migration program in Australia has been specially designed to cater to the skill shortages problem in Australia and improve the size and skill level of Australian Labour force. It is basically planned to allow migrants, who have skills and extraordinary capabilities to contribute to the economy and development of Australia.

However, the Skilled Migration program, as of now give preference to the applicants, interested in migrating to the regional areas, sponsored by employers or nominated by the state or territory.

How to Apply under General Skilled Migration Program

If you are a skilled worker, the General Skilled Migration Program is the ideal Visa Category for you to apply for Australia Immigration. In order to apply under this visa category you:

  • Need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI), through Skill Select (Skill Select is an online system to accept the EOI from applicants)
  • Once your EOI is ranked and accepted well, you will be sponsored by the Australian Employers or nominated by the State Governments or invited directly by the Government of Australia to lodge a visa application
  • Fulfill the basic visa process requirements.

General Skilled Migration Program Categories

There are various Visa Categories available under this Program:

Skill Independent Visa (subclass 189)

This is one of the most popular visa categories in Australia. The Skill Independent Visa is for the skilled workers who have been point tested, however, not sponsored, or nominated by any employer, family member or province or territory. Through Skill Independent Visa you can get permanent residency status to stay and work in Australia.
Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

The skilled Nominated visa –subclass 190 is for the candidates, who are sponsored by the Australian Province or territory. The applicants however, will be selected based on their skill, experience, and profile details as mentioned in Skill select.

Skilled Nominated (Provisional Visa)

The Skilled Nominated (Provisional) Visa –subclass 489 is a temporary visa issued to skill migrants to stay and work in Australian regional area after being sponsored by a state or territory.

Skill Sponsored (Provisional Visa)

The Skilled Sponsored (Provisional) Visa is a temporary visa issued to skill migrants to stay and work in Australia, after they are sponsored by their family members in Australia.

Skilled Regional Visa

This Visa Category is for the highly skilled applicants willing to get settled in a particular state or territory in Australia with the essential education, qualification, and capability of getting the Skilled Regional Visa.

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

The applicants coming to Australia under Employer Nomination scheme are the Permanent Residents. Also, if you already got the temporary working visa, i.e. Working Holiday Visa or student visa, you can apply for this visa.

Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS)

The RSMS scheme of the Government of Australia permits employers to sponsor skilled migrants for vacancies available in Australia as well as the permanent residency. However, this particular scheme is limited to specific areas of Australia.

Labour Agreements

The Labour Agreement allows employers in Australia to hire certain number of workers from outside Australia to cater to the skills shortages in Australian Labour Market. The immigrants such allowed can come on either temporary or permanent basis.

In order to get further clarification on above Immigration Program, you may call our Immigration Specialist or can submit the free assessment form on our website, so that we can contact you with our expert advice and further guidelines for applying for visa under this category.

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