Australia Immigration Point requirement increased- check your Eligibility

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on July 4, 2018

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Australian government vide a recent immigration rule change, increased the minimum points’ requirement for its point tested visa categories. The changes will impact the visa categories under General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program. Hence, if you are planning to apply any of the GSM visa categories you will have to recheck your eligibility once again.

What are the changes in point system?

Well, the minimum point requirement for a GSM visa category was 60 points earlier, however, now this requirement has been increased to 65 points with effect from 1st July, 2018. Hence, if your immigration point score is 60 points, you are not eligible to apply for any of the General Skilled Migration program visas.

Which are the visa categories need 65 points now

Well, three key visa categories under GSGM need minimum 65 points from an applicant, i.e.

  • Subclass 189 Visa (Skilled Permanent visa)
  • Subclass 190 Visa (Skilled Nominated permanent visa)
  • Subclass 489 visa (Skilled Regional temporary visa)

The first two of the above visas are permanent residence visas, which allow a holder to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Subclass 489 regional visa is temporary visa with a validity of 4 years.

Also read- Australia Makes Key Changes to Its Immigration Point System- Changes applicable w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

How to check your eligibility for Australia immigration through GSM

Australia’s point system assess the key factors of your profile, i.e. age, education, work experience, English language skills, etc. and accordingly allocate you points. The total score based on all factors must be 65 points as per the new update. To apply in SkillSelect online system of Australia and check you immigration points, the key documents you need apart from your experience and education documents are:

  • IELTS test proving your English proficiency level (minimum band 6 score) and
  • Skill Assessment Report from a relevant assessing authority

Both the above documents are necessary to create your profile in SkillSelect System and submit the EOI (Expression of Interest).

Click the Australia Immigration Point Calculator to check your immigration point score

Need assistance to apply Australia permanent visa as per new changes?

If you need inclusive support and assistance to apply Australia permanent residence visa as per the new point system requirement, you must coordinate with a trusted Visa and immigration Consultancy firm for Australia. Visas Avenue Immigration is one such trusted and registered Visa and Immigration Consultancy Agency for Australia.

It has got a tremendous record for obtaining Australia PR visa approvals for its vast number of clients across India. Every year, hundreds of immigration applicants apply Australian visa through Visas Avenue and obtain the same through the guidance of an expert.

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5 Things You Must Know About Point Based Immigration System in Australia

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on May 12, 2015

Point Based System of Australia

The Australia is one of the best countries to live and work in the world. Blessed with beautiful landscape, Diversity of Culture, breathtaking monuments and architecture, Modern and phenomenal lifestyle, Australia is the first choice for tourists as well as immigrants seeking Working, Visiting or Study Visa. This country offers lots of opportunities for Employment, Career and Lifestyle. This is the reason that huge number of immigrants travel to Australia every year. Lets discuss the main features of the Australia Immigration Point System that is used to allow the people to work under various skill categories in Australia:

What is Australia Immigration?

  1. Need To Submit Expression of Interest in SkillSelect: Australia offers a conducive environment for employment and work for the visitors coming from all parts of the world. If you are looking for a career and employment in Australia, first of all, you would require to submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. The SkillSelect is an online service through which the Government of Australia, manages the skill wise Migration to Australia.
  2. The Program is based on Government’s Economic & Skill Needs: The SkillSelect Service has been designed in such a way that it caters to the Economic Requirements of the country and also allows them to segregate the suitable immigrants interested in Australia Immigration in order to work in a specific area or territory in Australia.
  3. How SkillSelect Operates: As already mentioned, you will be considered for skilled visa, only if you have submitted the Expression of Interest (EOI) on Skilselect. The EOI that you will submit is not a Visa Application, however, it will help the authorities to determine your Australia Immigration Eligibility based on the basic details given by you in the form, i.e. Education, Work Experience, English Skills, Nominated Occupation and Personal Information, etc.
  4. The Types of Visas You Can Apply Through Skill Select:

Mainly below five Visas can be applied through an Expression of Interest on SkillSelect:

  1. Skilled Nominated Visa.
  2. Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Visa
  3. Business Talent Visa
  4. Business Innovation and Investment
  5. Skill Independent Visa

Apart from above five categories, below 3 types of Visas can also be applied after receiving the invitation from the SkillSelect Approved Australian Employer:

  • Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa
  1. Occupation Ceiling Criteria: The Occupation Ceiling shall be applied to the point based skilled visas of the General Migration Programs. The Occupation ceiling is employed in order to prevent the domination of just a few occupations in the country’s Immigration System, as there is a huge inclination observed towards the occupations of certain categories, i.e. Applications & Software Programmers & Accountants. Hence, there is a pro rata arrangements have been applied to such occupational groups. This arrangement might change during the year based on the number of EOI received and the change in the interest of the Immigrants towards various Occupations.

If you are not familiar with the Australia Immigration Guidelines, or SkillSelect, but want to submit EOI on SkillSelect, you may get in touch with a reliable Immigration Expert, who can guide you through the whole procedure and help you get Working Visa Invitation. The Visas Avenue is one of the leading Immigration Consultancy Services that has a team of well qualified and experienced Immigration Experts, helping the clients qualify the Immigration Procedures of various countries, i.e. Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Denmark, New Zeland, Hong Kong, South Africa etc. to get the Visas under various categories in quick and hassle-free manner.

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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