General Skilled Migration Visas

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General Skilled Migration Visas offer skilled individuals a path to live and work in Australia. They focus on filling skill gaps in the Australian labor market, enabling individuals to contribute significantly to the Australian economy.

These visas are ideal for skilled workers not sponsored by employers. They prioritize talent in various sectors, offering an attractive route for skilled professionals to settle in Australia.

Benefits of this Visas

  • Permanent Residency: Settle in Australia permanently, enjoying all the rights and benefits.
  • Work and Study Rights: Full freedom to work and pursue education anywhere in Australia.
  • Healthcare Access: Eligibility for Medicare, ensuring comprehensive public healthcare.
  • Sponsor Relatives: Sponsor family members for their Australian residency.
  • Australian Citizenship: A pathway to citizenship, post-meeting residency criteria.
  • Family Inclusion: Rights extended to family members, enhancing family unity.
  • Broad Occupation Range: Suitable for a wide spectrum of occupations.

Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)

For skilled workers who do not need a sponsor or nomination. This visa allows you to live and work anywhere in Australia permanently.

Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

Requires nomination by an Australian state or territory. This visa is for those whose skills are needed in a specific region of Australia.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491)

A provisional visa requiring state nomination or sponsorship by a relative living in a designated area. It's for those willing to live and work in regional Australia.

Eligibility Requirements:

While eligibility criteria may vary depending on the specific visa subclass, common requirements for GSM visas typically include:

  • Age Criteria: Applicants must generally be under 45 years.
  • Skill Assessment: Positive assessment in a relevant occupation is required.
  • English Language Proficiency: Demonstrable English skills.
  • Points Test: Achieving the minimum points score.
  • Health and Character: Must pass health and character checks.
  • Nomination (for some subclasses): Required for certain visa subclasses.
  • Work Experience: Relevant experience in the nominated occupation.
  • Educational Qualifications: Relevant qualifications to the occupation.
  • No Outstanding Debts: Must have no debts to the Australian government.
  • Compliant Visa History: A good history with previous Australian visas.

Visa Application Processes

Skill Assessment: Obtain an assessment from an authorized assessing body relevant to your occupation.

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI): Via SkillSelect, detailing your skills and preferred visa subclass.

Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA): Eligible candidates will receive an invitation for visa application.

Visa Application: Submit a comprehensive application with all necessary documents.

Visa Decision: Await the decision, with processing times varying based on several factors.

Processing times vary depending on the subclass and individual cases. It can range from a few months to over a year, influenced by the completeness of the application and the volume of applications received.

Yes, dependents such as a spouse/partner and children can be included. They will have the same rights as the primary applicant once the visa is granted.

No, it's mandatory only for the Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491). The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) does not require any nomination.

A minimum of 65 points is generally required. These points are calculated based on age, work experience, English proficiency, and other factors. Higher points can increase the chances of receiving an invitation to apply.

Yes, certain applicants, like those nominated by a state or territory government, academics, or scientists, may receive age exemptions.

Yes, visas can be canceled if the holder does not comply with visa conditions or if false information is provided in the application. It's crucial to maintain the integrity of your application and adhere to all visa conditions.

An EOI remains valid for two years. If not selected, you can update it to improve your points score. If it expires, you need to submit a new EOI.

An EOI remains valid for two years. If not selected, you can update it to improve your points score. If it expires, you need to submit a new EOI.

Yes, after living in Australia for a certain period and meeting other criteria like character and language proficiency, you can apply for citizenship.

Yes, after living in Australia for a certain period and meeting other criteria like character and language proficiency, you can apply for citizenship.

While Medicare covers many healthcare needs, it's advisable to have private health insurance for services not covered by Medicare.

Generally, there are no restrictions on traveling in and out of Australia on these visas. However, it's advisable to ensure your visa includes travel rights and to check for any specific conditions.

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