Confused thinking which Visa you must apply to move to Australia? Find out how to choose the right one
Moving to Australia? Well, the excitement is obvious when you are planning to move one of the most energetic, vibrant, and incredible country of the world. If you are a youngster aiming at an outstanding career abroad, Australia is the country to move to. Thriving economy, multiple occupations to apply, world-class cities, high standards of living, scenic locations, and brilliant infrastructure, are few of the key reasons why every young and talented individual want to immigrate to Australia.
What are the key challenges?
However, Australia’s immigration system confuses most of the individuals applying for visa in Australia. The things that confuse most of the Australia immigration aspirants are, choosing the right occupation and the right visa category for immigration to Australia.
Well, the occupation you can choose from the in demand occupation lists, SOL or CSOL, however, choosing the right visa needs a bit of research and thinking. Let’s explore various visa categories in Australia to find out which one suits your profile and preference the best.
(Note: With effect from April 19, 2017, Australian Government has replaced the old Occupation lists, i.e. SOL & CSOL with new Skilled Occupation lists, i.e. Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) & Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
The visa applicants, eligible to nominate an occupation from STSOL, also have access to some occupations in MLTSSL. Hence, both the lists (STSOL & MLTSSL) have been combined to form a new Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations and hence, there is no separate STSOL list.)
How to Choose the Right Visa Category for immigration to Australia?
Australia has designed several visa categories to invite skilled and talented immigrants to Australia. The skilled visas in Australia are based on economy and labour market needs across various states and territories in Australia as well as the preference of individuals. The Australian skilled visas can be divided into three main categories, i.e.
Non Sponsored Visas
This type of visa is not sponsored from any state or employer in Australia. You just need to meet the basic criteria and submit the EOI (expression of Interest) directly in online SkillSelect System to apply for a category of visa. The key example of this visa category is Skill Independent Subclass 189 Visa.
State Sponsored Visas
The state-sponsored visas are sponsored or nominated by the State or territory government agency in Australia. Hence, to apply for this visa you first need to get a nomination from a state or territory in Australia. This category of visas can be further divided into two main sub-categories, i.e.
- Permanent Residency Visa: It offers the Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia. Key example of this category of visa is State Nominated Subclass 190 Visa
- Temporary Visa: This allows living and working in Australia for up to 4 years. Key example of this category of visa is Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa
Hope the above description would have helped you to choose the right visa category for immigration to Australia. In case you need further assistance or support for Australia immigration, you may send your query to email id – [email protected] or can directly speak to the qualified immigration experts dialling the contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), or 080-46668222 (Bangalore).
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