Skilled Migration

Australia has a number of visa options for individuals who wish to work in Australia. These visas are designed to target genuine skill shortages, diversify business expertise and increase entrepreneurial talent, without displacing Australian workers.

The skilled independent visa (sub-class 189) is for independent professionals who merit making the application based on their own credentials, skills, qualifications and experience. They do not require any employer nomination or family sponsorship. With the grant of the visa, you are granted the rights to live and work anywhere in Australia on a permanent basis. Under the current legislation, one must achieve a minimum of 65 points which is based on Age, qualification, experience and knowledge of English language. The higher the point score the sooner one gets an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to make the application.

The skilled Nominated (sub-class 190) is for qualified and experienced professionals or trade persons whose occupation is on the short -term skilled occupation list (STSOL) and also on the migration plan of the state or territory (MTSSL). To apply for this category of visa, the applicant must be sponsored for the role.

The Skilled Nominated/Sponsored (sub-class 491) is a provisional visa (replacing the Sub-class 489 visa) which may lead to a permanent Visa. After 2 years the visa holder may make an application for a permanent visa. This visa can provide you with additional points if sponsored by family.

Please contact us for a complimentary initial appointment to discuss your situation and the various options available. Oculus Migrations provides ethical advice and the best pathway to business migrants.