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General Skilled Migration

Permanent Visa or General Skilled Migration is for those skilled individuals who want to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. This visa is also applicable to those individuals who can get sponsorship of an Australian employer. We provide guidance, skill assessment and visa services for Permanent Visa.

Visas Issued under this category include:

  1. Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) 
  2. Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190)
  3. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491) 

For the above Visas it is a mandatory requirement to have a valid Skill Assessment from an assessing authority. We help you obtain the Skill Assessment based on your Qualification and Work Experience from the Skills Assessment bodies.

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. The visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa grant.

With this visa, you can

  • Stay in Australia permanently
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare
  • Sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • If eligible, become an Australian citizen

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Be aged between 18 to 45 year.
  • Have a relevant occupation in the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List
  • Have a skills assessment from the relevant skills assessment body
  • Have at least competent English
  • Be invited to apply
  • Meet the health and character requirements

How long you can stay

  • This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. The visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa grant.
  • You become a permanent resident on the day Immigration grants the visa.

This is a points-tested visa

  • When you submit your EOI in Skill Select you will be given an indicative point score based on the claims you have made. You have to obtain a minimum score of 65 points to be invited to apply for this visa.
  • When you lodge your application you must provide evidence supporting your claims.

The EOI calculate points on the basis of following factors

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Australian Education
  • Level of English
  • Work Experience (Australian or Overseas)
  • CCL / NAATI
  • Professional Year (IT/Accounting/Engineering)
  • Single / Partner skills

Cost

  • The visa costs AUD4,045 for the main applicant.
  • There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.

Location

  • You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when a decision is made.

Family

  • You can include your partner and your or your partner’s child or stepchild in your application.
  • Family members who are granted the visa have the same rights and can do the same things as you.

Your obligations

  • You and your family members must comply with Australian laws and your visa conditions.
  • You can find your visa conditions in VEVO.

Travel

  • You can travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want for five years after the visa is granted.

Here at IME Advisors we are experienced in managing general skilled visa applications, and can help you with:

  1. Obtaining your skills assessment
  2. Preparing your relative sponsorship application
  3. Lodging and monitoring your visa application
  4. Correspondence with skills assessing authorities and the Department of Immigration until grant
  5. Managing your bridging visas for yourself and family members

 
Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. The visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa grant.

With this visa, you can

  • Stay in Australia permanently
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare
  • Sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • If eligible, become an Australian citizen

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Be aged between 18 to 45 year.
  • Have a relevant occupation in the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List
  • Be Nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency
  • Have a skills assessment from the relevant skills assessment body
  • Have at least competent English
  • Be invited to apply
  • Meet the health and character requirements

How long you can stay

  • This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. The visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa grant.
  • You become a permanent resident on the day Immigration grants the visa.
  • For citizenship purposes, your permanent residence starts on the day:

This is a points-tested visa

  • When you submit your EOI in Skill Select you will be given an indicative point score based on the claims you have made. You have to obtain a minimum score of 65 points to be invited to apply for this visa.
  • When you lodge your application you must provide evidence supporting your claims.

The EOI calculate points on the basis of following factors

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Australian Education
  • Level of English
  • Work Experience (Australian or Overseas)
  • CCL NAATI
  • Professional Year (IT/Accounting/Engineering)
  • Single/Partner skills
  • State Nomination Points

Cost

  • The visa costs AUD4,045 for the main applicant.
  • There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.

Location

  • You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when a decision is made.

Family

  • You can include your partner and your or your partner’s child or step-child in your application.
  • Family members who are granted the visa have the same rights and can do the same things as you.

Your obligations

  • You and your family members must comply with Australian laws and your visa conditions.
  • You can find your visa conditions in VEVO.

Travel

  • You can travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want for five years after the visa is granted.

Here at IME Advisors we are experienced in managing general skilled visa applications, and can help you with:

  • Obtaining your skills assessment
  • Preparing your relative sponsorship application
  • Lodging and monitoring your visa application
  • Correspondence with skills assessing authorities and the Department of Immigration until grant
  • Managing your bridging visas for yourself and family members

 

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491)

This visa is for skilled people nominated by a state or territory government to live and work in regional Australia.

With this visa, you can

  • Stay in Australia for 5 years
  • Live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid
  • Apply for permanent residence, if eligible, through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which commences on 16 November 2022.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you
  • Have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
  • Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • Be invited to apply
  • Satisfy the points test

How long you can stay

  • This is a temporary visa. You can stay in Australia for 5 years from the date your visa is granted.

Stay longer

  • You can't stay in Australia longer by extending this visa. 

Include family

  • You can include members of the family unit in your application

Cost

  • From AUD 4,045 for the main applicant.
  • There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.

Your obligations

  • You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws.

Travel

  • You can travel out of Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
  • The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.

Here at IME Advisors we are experienced in managing general skilled visa applications, and can help you with:

  • Obtaining your skills assessment
  • Preparing your relative sponsorship application
  • Lodging and monitoring your visa application
  • Correspondence with skills assessing authorities and the Department of Immigration until grant
  • Managing your bridging visas for yourself and family members