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Are you a skilled worker planning to live and work in Australia? As Australia’s economic environment improves and starts to stabilize after the global financial crisis, Australian employers’ demand for overseas workers to fill skills vacancies has increased.
In answer to these increasing demands for skilled workers, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has recently streamlined its Australia Skilled Visa requirements and has given priority for its processing, aiming to halve the processing times from the current median of 22 calendar days. Likewise, changes have been made to the Australian skilled visa in order to make it easier to obtain and earlier to process.
As the government needs skilled workers to work in Australia, with Australian employers increasing salaries to entice would be workers to work for them, now is the time to apply for an Australian Skilled Visa.
For jobseekers who are not sponsored by any Australian employer or even does not have a job yet, the best visa you need to apply for in order to immigrate to Australia is the Australian Skilled Independent Visa.
Under the General Skilled Migration Program, your Skilled Independent visa eligibility is assessed under the following points:
satisfy the basic visa requirements namely:
The Visa Application Charge of AU$2575, or the equivalent thereof, must be paid at the time of application.
Payment must be in the currency accepted by the Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate where the application is being lodged.
If your Australian Skilled Migrant Visa application is approved, the visa allows you to live as permanent residents in Australia.
As an Australian permanent resident you can:
study in Australia