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The various Australia permanent visa subclasses require that:
If you are qualified and were fortunate enough to be issued an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence, you can
Are you applying for skilled immigration and are not being sponsored by an employer, agency, state, or territory? Check the following.
If you are applying independently, you must apply for immigration under Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa. You may file from outside Australia (offshore) or if you are already living legally in Australia (onshore).
Check the visa subclasses below if you are being sponsored for work.
You may apply for this permanent visa if:
Another permanent visa, the Subclass 186 visa is for people nominated by an employer. There are three streams under SC 186.
As the category states, your employer must offer you work in a regional area of Australia. Employment must be for at least two years after your visa is i. If your occupation requires licensure, you will need relevant registration. You can check if your occupation will qualify you for immigration by looking it up in the Regional Occupation List, or ROL.
Australia's states and territories can nominate individuals for permanent residence! As a SkillSelect applicant, you should select a State or Territory government to be considered for nomination. The State or Territory then reviews and decides who to nominate from among the applicants.
Remember, each State or Territory has its own Migration Plan and list of eligible occupations. It is, therefore, good practice before completing your EOI, to check which State or Territory has your trade or profession.
If you recently graduated from an Australian educational institution, and have relevant skills and qualifications that are needed in Australia, consider applying for Subclass 485 Visa. To qualify, you must be living in Australia legally once a decision is made on your application. You can only access the visa application once as a primary applicant, so be careful when completing your form.
There are two streams for this temporary visa that will allow you to live and work in Australia for a limited time:
This is a temporary visa for skilled workers who are willing to live, work, and study in specified regional areas of Australia. To qualify, you must be a current holder of specific visa subclasses. If your application is approved, you may stay up to four years from the date your current skilled visa was granted.
If you were granted a Subclass 489 Visa, a member of your family holding either a Subclass visa 475, 487, 489, 495 or 496, may apply for a Subsequent entry pathway visa. Your family member must live, work, and study in a specified regional area of Australia as well. The visa is valid until your Subclass 489 visa ends.
To qualify, answer these two questions first:
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Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.
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