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Australian Skilled Regional Visa

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Australian Skilled Migration Visas

Skilled workers who wish to apply for permanent migration to Australia can apply through the Australian General Skilled Migration Program. The program aims to meet current skills shortages by attracting skilled migrants.

Click Here to Complete the Free Online Australian Skilled Migration Visa Assessment

Australian Visa Bureau's free online Skilled Migration Visa assessment will provide you with your points score on completion and you will be given the option at that stage to request a free telephonic or email consultation with an experienced migration consultant specialising in evaluating eligibility for migration to Australia. As part of this initial free consultation, the consultant will discuss the options open to you and provide you with guidance on what visas are suitable and practical to you situation.

You are not obliged to use our services at any point and we encourage you to take the free online assessment to assess your eligibility. Should you choose to use our services, your application will be handled by a MARA-registered migration agent initially and you will be assigned a personal caseworker who will guide you through every step of the process, from confirming your eligibility and gathering documents to checking your final application before lodging it to the Australian government.

The Skilled - Regional Visa (subclass 887) sponsored work visa category is for highly skilled individuals who also have education, skills and employability which will contribute to the economy in Australia, are willing to settle in States/Territories where their skills are in demand and can demonstrate that they have spent 2 years lawfully living in Australia already (generally on a Skilled - Nominated (Provisional) visa).

To qualify for citizenship, you must demonstrate that you have spent 2 years lawfully living in Australia (generally on a Skilled - Nominated (Provisional) visa).

Under this category you are expected to live in the State/Territory that first nominated you for the first two years of your new life in Australia.

This visa entitles you to permanent residence in Australia based on a combination of your skills, your work experience and sponsorship from the State/Territory that nominated you.

  • Satisfy the Basic Requirements;
  • Obtain a positive skills assessment from an Australian assessing authority for a nominated occupation on the Skills Occupation List;
  • Be nominated by a participating State/Territory for your occupation; and
  • Have lived in Australia for 2 years on a Skilled - Nominated (Provisional) visa.

Skilled Nominated Visa Application Process

Nominees are selected by participating States/Territories in Australia to meet the skills shortages in those States/Territories. The current participating States/Territories are Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

If you were successful in applying under this category, you would have to undertake the following obligations:

  • Live in the nominating State/Territory for at least 2 years;
  • Keep immigration authorities informed of changes to your address; and
  • Take part in surveys as required.

Each participating State/Territory maintains a list of occupations in demand whereby nomination may be a possibility.

The advantage to you in applying through the state sponsored work visa category is that your migration application will be processed significantly faster in line with the visa processing priorities, and it may be easier for you to find a job in Australia.