This visa allows skilled professionals to live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan areas of Australia for up to four years.
There are three pathways to the visa:
Age: You should be under 45 years old.
Skilled Occupation: Experience must be relevant to the eligible list of skilled Occupations.
Point Score: 60 points based on Age, Education, Experience, English Language ability, Australian Study and Work, Partner skills and other parameters.
Have competent English Language Scores.
State or Territory Nomination: You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government, listed skills and met respective state requirements.
Sponsorship by an Eligible relative (Invited Pathway).
Invitation to Apply: You will receive an invitation to apply for the visa if there are places vacant for your preferred nominated occupation and your rank should be high enough in points score.
Health & Character: You must meet Health & Character requirements.
You need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) through Skillselect if you are applying via the invited pathway. In Skillselect you need to provide the details of your nominated occupation, skills and qualifications and whether you sponsored by a family member or wish to be nominated by an Australian state or territory. SkillSelect will estimate points score based on the details provided by you.
If you score high enough:
Then you will be invited to apply for the visa if you are sponsored by a relative. Australian state and territory government agencies will decide based on your EOI whether to nominate you or not. Once you are nominated, then you will be invited to apply for the visa.
If you are applying through the extended stay pathway, you need to apply for the visa only if you meet the eligibility criteria.
If you are applying through the subsequent entry pathway, you need to apply for the visa only if you meet the eligibility criteria.
Visa Charges: AUD 3670
Adult Dependant: AUD 1835
Child Dependant: AUD 920
Extended stay pathway: from AUD 325
Career Overseas Service Charges: Please contact our Visa Experts