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Emigrate to Australia

The General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is the only path for skilled workers to emigrate to Australia. Candidates must meet the Basic Requirements for GSM and pass the Australian immigration Points Test to qualify.

For more information please select the category that most closely resembles your current circumstances, or visit the corresponding Online Assessment to see if you qualify.

Australian Visa Categories

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Skilled Independent

This visa subclass is the most popular skilled migration category for immigration to Australia and is geared to skilled workers who can make an immediate contribution to the Australian economy.

Skilled Sponsored

An Australian skilled immigration category for skilled applicants who have close family members living in Australia or who are sponsored by an Australian State or Territory.

Skilled Regional Sponsored

This Skilled Migration subclass is for skilled migrants who either have sponsorship from a participating state, or have sponsorship from a relative who lives in a Designated Area of Australia.

Skilled Regional

An Australian skilled migration category for skilled migrants who have been living in Australia on a Skilled - Regional Sponsored visa and are seeking permanent residence.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

The Australian Government's RSMS is limited to certain areas of Australia. It allows employers to sponsor skilled migrants for job vacancies. The RSMS visa provides permanent residency.

Skills Matching Visa

The Australian skilled migration visa for those who may or may not meet the Points Test and are seeking to be nominated by an Australian State/Territory or employer.

Labour Agreements

Labour Agreements enable Australian employers to recruit a specified number of workers from overseas in response to identified skills shortages in the Australian labour market.

Graduate Skilled

An Australian skilled immigration category for foreign students who have family in Australia and have recently completed a program of study in Australia.