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Understanding which Australian visa application form to complete is vital for any migrant or traveller to Australia. While completing the Online Assessment provides you with a clear understanding of whether you meet the basic requirements to emigrate to Australia, this is only the first of many stages to the migration process.
Anyone interested in applying under the Skilled Migration Program should first complete the Online Assessment to find out their eligibility under the skilled visa classes. It is only after being assessed that you will be advised on the appropriate route to take and provided with information regarding the appropriate Australian visa application form
The Skilled Migration Program facilitates emigration based on an applicant's qualifications and their suitability to help ease labour shortages in Australia.
The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) identifies those professions where shortages of workers are most severe and professionals on the MODL may have their application fast-tracked.
The Skilled Migration Program is points tested and points are awarded for age (applicants must be under 45), occupation, skills, language ability and other criteria.
ETA visas can be applied for online and are usually granted within minutes.
An ETA visa is a multiple entry visa and allows the holder to stay for up to three months at a time. An ETA visa is valid for one year. Working in Australia is not permitted on an ETA visa.
Find more information about the ETA Tourist Visa.
Young people aged between 18-30 years of age and citizens of countries with a working holiday maker agreement with Australia may be eligible for an Australian Working Holiday Visa, which can be applied for online.
A working holiday visa permits the holder to travel and work in Australia for up to one year, although a second working holiday visa that extends the length of stay in Australia up to two years is now possible.
Find More information about the Working Holiday Visa.
Family visas are used to reunite Australian citizens or permanent residents with partners or dependent family members in Australia. You can be advised on how to apply for one through completing the Australian skilled visa assessment
The family visa classes are not points tested, but require the sponsorship of an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
Australian Partner Visas enable the married spouses, common law spouses, de facto partners and fiance's of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia. Same sex partners can apply for an Interdependency Visa.
Family visas are also available for dependent children, orphaned relatives or adopted children, dependent relatives, remaining relatives and carers of Australian citizens.
Find more information about Family Migration to Australia.
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