Australia is a popular destination for skilled migrants. These include architects, internal auditors, civil engineers, physicians, nurses, social workers, and accountants.
If you are a skilled worker, you can get a permanent Australia visa. All you have to do is to use your work experience, qualifications, and language ability to meet the requirements needed for Australian immigration.
Here is a guide to help you apply for the right visa and become a permanent resident of Australia
A Look Into the Visa Application Process
Step 1: You must be on the skills shortage list
The Australian government issues a Skills Occupation List with different types of skills and occupations. If your skill is on the list, you are qualified to apply under the Skilled Migrant Category.
Step 2: You must have enough points in the Points Assessment
Points will be calculated based on different criteria. These include work experience, your age, occupation or trade, and your English language ability. You can also gain points if:
- You have previously worked or studied in Australia
- You have a close relative currently residing in Australia
- You’re sponsored by a state needing people with your specific skills
Step 3: Skill Assessment
Your skills will be assessed based on your work experience and post-secondary education background by the appropriate assessing bodies. You will only move on to the next stage if you have received positive feedback.
Once qualified for immigration, you must log your EOI or Expression of Interest, which places you in the pool of qualified applicants who can be invited to apply for a visa. It may take about 4-18 months for your EOI to be accepted.
3 Skilled Migration Visas You Can Get
Australian Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Visa 489
This is a four-year temporary visa that requires you to work and live in a regional areas like:
- South Australia
- Or the non-metropolitan areas of Western Australia and New South Wales
After working and living in Australia, you’ll be eligible to apply for permanent residency, which can then make you an Australian citizen.
Australian Skilled Independent Visa 189
This is a visa for skilled workers who aren’t sponsored by a state or territory, an employer, or a family member. It allows you to permanently live and work wherever in Australia. You may also include family members in the application.
Once your Australian Skilled Independent Visa is approved, you and your family don’t need a state to sponsor you to live and work in Australia. You can study as well and apply for Australian citizenship. Moreover, you can sponsor other family members for permanent residency. Most importantly, you can receive subsidized healthcare benefits from Medicare.
Australian Skilled Independent Visa 190
This is a visa where a state or territory sponsors or nominates the applicant. Once you are granted a visa under this subclass, you have to abide by some obligations.
These include living and working for at least two years in the nominating state, and participating in surveys conducted by the state. But after you have worked for two years in the state or territory that has nominated you, you can already live and work anywhere in Australia.
Benefits of this visa include subsidized healthcare benefits from Medicare and permanent residency for you and your family. You can also study in Australia and apply for Australian citizenship. It also allows you to sponsor other family members for permanent residency.
Take note that as part of each Skilled Migration application, you must take the International English Language Testing System or IELTS exam. Each case varies on what you need to score. We can advise you regarding such requirements.
Benefits of Becoming a Permanent Resident in Australia
As a permanent resident, you can go to different Australian territories anytime. Also, you can travel anywhere as long as you have a valid travel authorization.
Moreover, permanent residents of the Land Down Under can enjoy privileges, such as social security wherein you can have access to all the benefits granted normal citizens. You’ll be entitled to enjoy all benefits across:
- Financing and loans
- Starting a business
- Anything that is given to Australian residents
Under healthcare, you can get instant state funding or direct imbursement. As for education, you can enrol your kids in private school or in a government educational institution with state funding. Though the curriculum may vary, the areas based on which the development happens are quite the same.
Hiring Immigration Consultants
If you are planning to migrate to Australia from Dubai, the first and foremost thing you must do is to get help from reputable immigration consultants.
Here at Pathway Visas, we can help you get and enjoy all the above-mentioned benefits of becoming a permanent Australian resident if you choose to work with us today.
We can help you fulfil all the requirements so you can land in your target destination. We know how stressful relocation is so we can guide you through the entire visa application process. Give us a call today, or fill out the free assessment form so we can get in touch with you right away.