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.
Australia | Skilled Migration Visa
Are you a skilled person wanting to live and work in Australia? This pathway allows you and your family members to come in Australia and ultimately apply for citizenship. The Australian migration system is considered as the most demand driven and applicants friendly. Each year Australia approves more migration visas than any other similar countries. The number of occupation categories that Australia permits is exceptionally high. Due to its rapid economical growth and low population density, Australia is the perfect migration destination for professionals who really care for their career and family.
What are the Basic Requirements for Skilled Migration?
Professionals should have the required education and the requisite professional experience for skilled migration. The current skilled immigration requirement for Australia is:
- Age should be below 44 years
- At least ITI, Diploma, Bachelor orMasters degree completed
- Should have Occupation listed on MLTSSL/STSOL listed occupation
- Should achieve at least 60 points according to DIBP specification
- Should have a good command of English (Min. IELTS score 6.0 required)
Skilled Migration Criteria
An applicant for skilled migration needs to meet strict threshold criteria. The applicant has to meet the points test by scoring 60 points.To Migrate to Australia, the points are granted on the following criteria’s:
These criteria include:
- English language
- Nominated Skilled occupation
- Skills Assessment
- Australian Values Statement
- Overseas and Australian Skilled Employment
- Australian Study Requirement
- Credentialed Community Language
- Regional Australia Study
- Partner Skills
- Professional Year
The points test based skilled migration visa sub classes will be consolidated into three visa sub classes:
- Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
- Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
- Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)
Australia Immigration Process in 5 easy steps
Step 1: Preliminary Data Gathering and Self Assessment.
Once we know that your occupation is in the MLTSSL or STSOL list, and you have required years of work experience. We will find out relevant assessing authority for that occupation and as per that we will start filing and documentation for it.
Step2: Lodge Skills Assessment Application with Assessing Body.
Your next step will be to lodge your skills assessment with the skills assessing body responsible for your profession. For skill verification, all applicants will have to undergo skills assessment from the relevant assessment authority. A number of skill assessment bodies are available for varying skills having different verification requirements. In most cases, the skills assessment will be based on the applicant's qualifications and work experience, though in some cases English language ability and formal examinations are required.
Step 3: Preparation for the Application - IELTS, State Sponsorship, EOI.
If you haven't sit for IELTS exam, you will have to do so and you will have to have at least 6 in each band in the test. For claiming points for your English language skill you will have to have at least 7 in each band. In case you don't have enough points, you may seek State Sponsorship. When you have received your skill assessment report, IELTS Score card and State Sponsorship if required, you can submit the 'Expression of Interest' (EOI). Although, at this stage you will have to have other supporting documents with you, such as, your job certificate (If required), academic records, marriage certificate, etc. You need to make sure that the data you are providing in the EOI is correct. Because the immigration authority will issue the invitation to apply based on the information provided in the EOI.
Step 4: Immigration Visa Application.
You may receive the 'Invitation to Apply' if you have enough point based on your EOI. By this time, you are supposed to have most of the details you need to make the final application. However, you may need to get some current documents, such as bank statement, or updated job certificate, etc.
Step 5: Supporting Papers Submission - Medical Examination, Police Clearance.
This is the last step in the visa application process - and usually a very positive sign. Once DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) has assessed and processed your application, they will ask for police clearance and medical checks for you and your family.Police checks are usually provided by the police or security service in your country.Medical checks must be done by a Panel Doctor. There are doctors who are registered with DIBP to offer migration medical checks. They are located in hundreds of cities around the world.
Immigration and related contexts a pleasant and happy venture.Just send your any query at [email protected]You may also Contact the expert directly to book the free appointment.