Types of Australian skilled visas for skilled foreign workers

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Working in Australia as a skilled migrant comes with several benefits. The country’s flourishing economy draws a foreign workforce that contributes to Australia in both economic and cultural aspects. Migrants with high-level skills need to undergo legal procedures, one of which is to apply for the appropriate Australian working visa. The following details will shed light on some complexities that will come along the way:

Rundown of the different types of skilled visas for Australia

Skilled visas for Australia

Work visas for Australia that target foreign labour include the following:

  • Subclass 457 – Also called Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, this program allows holders to work in Australia for up to four years, bring their family, and travel in and out of the country without restriction.
  • Subclass 187 – Known as Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa, this program has three streams: Temporary Residence Transition stream, Direct Entry stream, and Agreements stream. The first one is for Subclass 457 visa holders who have completed a two-year work with an employer and receive an offer for permanent position. The second applies to workers who have never or only worked briefly in Australia, while the third applies to workers who received sponsorship through a labour or regional migration agreement.
  • Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme has three streams similar to Subclass 187.
  • Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent visas apply to migrants who do not have sponsorship of any kind. This visa has to general conditions: holders can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia; and they can include certain family members in the application.
  • Subclass 190 – Skilled-Nominated visas are for workers who received a nomination from an Australian state or territory. This permits holders to live and work in the state or territory that sponsors them for a minimum of two years and are able to migrate to Australia permanently. They can also include certain family members in the application.
  • Subclass 489 – Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) visas apply to those who received sponsorship or nomination. This visa comes with two general conditions: holders can work for four years in a regional area; and they can include certain family members in the application.

General application process

Some skilled visas for Australia require applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), which details their basic personal information, work experience, education records, English language proficiency, and skills assessment. One important thing to note is that applicants need to have an occupation included in the Skilled Occupation List or Consolidated Skilled Occupation List. They should also pass the Points Test for their application to be considered by the nominating state or territory or sponsoring employer.

Personal assistance

Professional representation from registered migration companies like National Visas is supported by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. National Visas has agents updated in Migration Law and experienced in processing various kinds of Australian visas. Since Australian work visa subclasses have particular conditions and requirements that make the application complicated, applicants can consult with a National Visas migration agent in order to alleviate difficulties in their visa application.

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