General Skilled Migration (GSM)

General Skilled Migration is one of the most common forms of migration to Australia. People all around the world are attracted to Australia for job opportunities and high living standards.

There are various skilled migration options:

SKILLED INDEPENDENT SUBCLASS 189

In this type of visa, the applicant is granted permanent residence of Australia on Points based system and doesn’t need sponsorship by a relative or state/territory government/employer.

Requirements:
To get this visa the applicant must have:

  • nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • not yet turned 50 years of age
  • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
  • at least competent English

SKILLED NOMINATED SUBCLASS 190

This is a permanent residence visa which requires nomination by a state or territory government agency. In order to get this visa, the applicant must be a points-tested skilled worker.

Requirements:
In order to get this visa, the applicant must have:

  • nominated an occupation that is on the relevantskilled occupation list
  • obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • not yet turned 50 years of age
  • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
  • at least competent English
  • been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.

SKILLED REGIONAL PROVISIONAL SUBCLASS 489

Under this 4-year provisional visa, the visa holder can live only in certain areas of Australia. Sponsorship by an Australian relative living in designated area, or by a state or territory government is required to get this visa.

Requirements:
In order to get this visa, the applicant must have:

  • been nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area
  • nominated an occupation that is on the relevantskilled occupations list
  • a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • not yet turned 50 years of age
  • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
  • at least competent English

SKILLED REGIONAL SUBCLASS 887

In order to get this visa, the applicant must have an eligible visa and must have lived for at least two years and worked for at least an year in a specified regional area. The applicant must be in Australia in order to apply for this visa and also when the visa is granted.

Requirements:
In order to get this visa the applicant must:

  • be in Australia
  • hold a
    • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
    • Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 495)
    • Skilled Designated Area Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 496)
    • Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475 or 487) or
    • Bridging visa A or Bridging visa B after applying for a subclass 495, 487 or 489 visa.
  • have lived in a specified regional area of Australia for at least two years
  • have worked full time in a specified regional area for at least one year
  • meet health and character requirements.

GRADUATE TEMPORARY SUBCLASS 485

This is a temporary visa in which the visa holder has full work rights. International students who have completed a qualification taking two years of study in Australia can apply for this visa.

Requirements:
To apply for this visa the applicant must:

  • be younger than 50 years of age
  • be 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 theRequirement skilled occupation list (SOL).

RECOGNISED GRADUATE SUBCLASS 476

This is a 18 month temporary visa with full work rights for recent engineering graduates across the world.

Requirements:
To apply for this visa, the applicant:

  • must be younger than 50 years of age
  • must hold an eligible ​visa
  • must have included in your application evidence that you have met the English language requirement
  • must meet the Australian study requirement in the last six months
  • must meet health and character requirements.
  • must have health insurance in Australia
  • must meet the specific requirements of the stream in which you are applying for this visa.

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

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Harpreet Sahota
(SKILLED INDEPENDENT SUBCLASS 189)