Visa Options for International Students

Student Visa - Subclass 500

Australia has been known as the hub of education from the past decade due to practical and outstanding teaching methods. Students who wish to pursue studies from an Australian school, college or university can apply for a Student Visa which allow them to study and travel across Australia.

Requirements:
To get this visa, you must:

  • have been accepted to study full-time at an educational institution in Australia.
  • have organised appropriate welfare arrangements for the duration of your intended stay in Australia if you are under 18 years of age.
  • meet English language requirements.

Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 Visas

International students who successfully complete their courses can get full work rights in Australia for a duration of 18 months or more. This also helps them to gain more points required for skilled migration or to get sponsored by an employer.

Requirements:
To get this visa, you must:

  • are younger than 50 years of age
  • are in Australia
  • hold an eligible visa
  • meet the Australian study requirement
  • meet the English language requirement
  • have recently graduated with either an eligible qualification or with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the skilled occupation list (SOL).

Points Based Skilled Migration

International students get points for completing their education from Australia. More points are also rewarded for completing the course in a regional area. Moreover, an Australian qualification makes it easier to pass skills assessment in a skilled occupation.

Employer Nomination Scheme

International students may get job offer from an Australian company during or after their course of study. It may be possible for the company to sponsor the student for temporary or permanent residence.

Requirements:
To get this visa, you must:

  • have been nominated by an approved Australian employer
  • be younger than 50 years of age, unless you are exempt
  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless you are exempt
  • apply under the stream for which you were nominated.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa

Skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia can get permanent residence under one of the following three streams:

  • the Temporary Residence Transition stream
  • the Direct Entry stream
  • the Agreement stream.

Requirements:
To get this visa, you must:

  • have been nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia (regional Australia does not include the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong or Melbourne)
  • be younger than 50 years of age, unless you are exempt
  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless you are exempt
  • apply under the stream for which you were nominated.

Partner Migration

If an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen is your spouse, partner or fiancé, they can sponsor you for permanent residence.

Requirements:
To get this visa, you must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • eligible New Zealand citizen.

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Mr. Satinder Singh played a crucial rule in my visa application. I got visa under subclass 476 at a time when no Immigration Consultant in India had much knowledge about this visa. Due to fast track filing of my visa by him, I received my visa letter within thirty days. Further, there were no work restrictions imposed on my visa and today, I am enjoying full work rights. Moreover, he has been a great help in completing my points for Permanent Residence. All in all, Mr. Satinder Singh is a remarkable Migration Consultant and has my highest recommendation.

Manpreet Singh
(Skilled—Recognised Graduate visa - 476 visa)

Satinder's role in this successful application was certainly a significant factor. His timeliness, attention to detail, and thorough nature makes him ideal for such an undertaking. I found the entire experience a whole lot easier, thanks to the way Satinder organizes himself, and his obvious experience in this area.

Harpreet Sahota
(SKILLED INDEPENDENT SUBCLASS 189)