General Skilled Migration

Although Australia is enjoying relative prosperity in a context of global economic uncertainty, the Australian Government has made a number of recent changes to the number of people that can enter Australia under the General Skilled Migration program and to way applications are prioritised for processing.

There are a number of different visas in the Skilled Migration program. Most applications in this category are assessed against a ‘points test’ and require lodgment of an expression of interest application.  You can accrue points based on your age, English language ability, qualifications, work experience, nominated occupation, nomination by an Australian State or Territory government agency, or sponsorship by an Australian relative.

Independent migrants are selected on the basis of their skills, attributes and suitability for employment so they are in a position to contribute quickly to the Australian economy.

There are 5 different visa options under this point-test program:

  1. Skilled Independent Visa – 189 (permanent visa)
  2. Skilled Nominated Visa – 190 (permanent visa)
  3. Skilled Regional Visa – 887 (permanent visa)
  4. Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa – 476 (Temporary visa 18 months)
  5. Skilled Temporary Regional Visa – 489 (Temporary visa 4 years)

IMMIGATE can provide you with detailed and professional advice aimed at guiding you towards any of the above visa pathways through the General Skilled Migration program and you can contact us for a free consultation.

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