Australia Skilled Migration Visa

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Subclass 189 Visa

The Australian Skilled Migration Independent Visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa which enables highly skilled migrants to make a permanent move to Australia.

You have to possess relevant skills and experience in an occupation that appears on the Skilled Occupation List (view on Requirements tab), score the pass mark of 60 points and be fluent in English. If you are from Ireland, UK, US or Canada you will automatically meet the English requirement, unless if you need additional points.

Why Move to Australia

  • Australia needs skilled workers urgently - 150,000 jobs are advertised weekly.
  • The unemployment rate is from 3.5-5%.
  • Full time permanent work available and Salaries paid to equate to suitable work experience.
  • Quality of living in Australia consistently outperforms that in the UK and Ireland (according to the world's largest human resources consulting firm - Mercer).

To Get an Australian Highly Skilled Visa You Must:

  • Satisfy the Basic Requirements (age, English language, qualifications, nominated occupation, work experience, skills, health, character).
  • Pass the Points Test with at least 60 points.
  • Nominate a skilled occupation from the Skilled Occupation List.
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Visa First is a MARA registered agent (MARN 1001083) with over 10 years of experience. Visa First will fully assesses your eligibility, provide advice on your points and process your application from start to finish, including your skills assessment, expression of interest and visa application.

Visa Terms and Conditions

The Australian Skilled Migration Visa enables highly skilled migrants to permanently move to Australia to fill shortages in the Australian workforce.

When you are granted a permanent resident visa, you will be allowed to live and work in Australia indefinitely, it is a multiple entry visa. If during the initial 5 years of the visa grant you wish to leave and re-enter, you should apply for citizenship, or if you are not eligible for citizenship, contact Visa First for your Resident Return Visa before you travel to ensure you maintain your permanent resident status.

Visa First can help set you up with everything you need to start living and working in Australia including a bank account, tax file number, tax information, a mobile SIM card, work courses, jobs and other arrival packages. See our related services below or click here.

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  • We've helped thousands of people in your situation.
  • Our additional services make sure you'll be completely ready for your OZ venture.
  • Your application will be lodged only after the initial free assessment.
  • Apply for a working holiday visa if you do not have a job offer, so you can find one onshore. 

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