General Skilled Migration
Skilled migration to Australia is for applicants with qualifications, skills, English language proficiency, and aged between 18 and 45 years. Applicants must have qualifications, experience, and other specified criteria in order to nominate an occupation listed in the Skilled Occupation List for migration.
All Skilled Application is being done through SkillSelect. An Expression of Interest (EOI) is to be lodged before you get an invitation to apply for the visa. EOI must be carefully lodged as incorrect points claimed at the time of EOI can drastically affect the later stage of the visa application. Aives Australia is an authority in Skilled Migration matters, where our Senior RMA Mr. Rasheed Backer and Associate RMA Mr. Hiyas Backer have more than 25 years of expertise in specializing various offshore and onshore Skilled Migration applications. The most important stage in the migration process is the initial direction-setting discussion with the client; at this stage, we would normally request a range of basic documentation in order to confirm the eligibility and to identify any potential difficulties or delaying factors.
The following are the types of general skilled visas under the different categories
Skilled Independent(Subclass 189) Visa:
This is a Permanent visa for which applicants must meet the basic requirements and must pass the points test. This is an independent category of visa where the visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. The applicant should lodge an Expression of Interest via Skillselect and must be invited to apply for the visa. The applicant should score at least 65 (currently) on the points test and have at least competent English. The English test score requirement may vary depends upon the applicant’s point score.
Skilled – Nominated(Subclass 190) Visa:
This is a point-based visa for skilled migrants who are nominated by a state or territory. This is a permanent visa and the visa holder will have moral obligations to the nominated state/territory. The applicant should lodge an Expression of Interest via Skillselect and must be invited to apply for the visa. The applicant must be nominated by an Australian state and have at least competent English. The English test score requirement may vary depends upon the applicant’s point score.
Skilled – Regional(Subclass 491) Visa:
This is a five-year visa, and a visa holder must live and work in the specified regional area. This is a provisional visa which is a pathway to permanent residence. This visa is points tested and is for skilled migrants who are nominated by a state/territory or Regional area to live and work in Australia. The applicant should lodge an Expression of Interest via Skillselect and must be invited to apply for the visa. The applicant must meet the requirement of the regional area.