How Can I Migrate to Australia Through State or Territory Sponsorship?

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If you wish to migrate to Australia as a skilled worker, the pathways are several based on your profile, visa category, and preference. However, not every pathway suits your profile and preference. Hence, you must gather the adequate knowledge about the immigration pathways and choose the one that matches your profile and conditions the best.

What are the options you have to move to Australia as a skilled migrant?

Let’s first take a look the options you have to immigrate to Australia as a foreign skilled worker

  • Apply for point based non sponsored visa (i.e. subclass 189)
  • Apply for Employer sponsored visa (Subclass 457 visa, Subclass 186 187, visa etc.)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Visas (i.e. Subclass 190, 489 visa, etc.)

The point based non-sponsored visas are often gets capped very quickly and have limited seats and scope to apply for. For the employer sponsored visas, you have to first get employment nomination, which first have to convince the authorities in Australia that there is a genuine need of foreign employee or skills in Australia (which is not usually easy to achieve).

What are pathways to Move to Australia through State or Territory Sponsorship?

The State or territory Sponsored visas provide you an opportunity to live and work in Australia both temporary and permanent basis. However, you must get sponsorship/nomination from a state or territory government agency in Australia to apply for this visa.

Let’s take a look at the key State or territory nominated visas in Australia you can apply for:

  • Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190)

This is a permanent visa that allows you to live and work in Australia for indefinite period. To apply for this visa, you need to choose an occupation from relevant skilled occupation list and then submit an online EOI (Expression of Interest) in SkillSelect (an electronic immigration system of Australia). Based on your submitted EOI the state or territory government agency in Australia select your profile and nominates it. Once you have received the nomination you can apply for the visa within 60 days of the receipt of nomination.

What are the key requirements of Subclass 190 visa?

  • Choose and nominate an occupation on the appropriate skilled occupation list
  • Get a skill assessment done for the nominated occupation
  • Need to be under 50 years of age
  • Must have the minimum level of English language proficiency
  • Should be nominated by a state or territory government agency in Australia
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

This visa allows you to live and work in particular regional areas of Australia for up to 4 years. To apply for this visa you need choose an occupation to nominated from relevant skilled occupation list and submit an EOI in the SkillSelect. If you are selected for nomination by specified state or territory government agency, you will have 60 days to apply for the visa.

What are the key requirements of Subclass 489 visa?

  • Choose and nominate an occupation on the appropriate skilled occupation list
  • Get a skill assessment done for the nominated occupation
  • Need to be under 50 years of age
  • Must have the minimum level of English language proficiency
  • Should be nominated by a state or territory government agency or by an eligible relative staying in a designated territory in Australia.

How to get key assistance to Apply for the State sponsored Visas in Australia?

To get the complete details about the State sponsored visas and apply for the same with thorough accuracy, you may seek the support and guidance from the registered migration expert for Australia at Visas Avenue. The Visas Avenue is a leading immigration advisory company in India for Australia immigration and visa procedure.

You may reach the expert at Visas Avenue via contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi) or 080-46668222 (Bangalore).

Your queries with regard to Australia immigration and visa process are most welcomed at the Visas Avenue email id- info@visasavenue.com to get prompt response from the immigration specialist.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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