Posted on March 10, 2021
How to immigrate to Australia through subclass 491 Visa?
The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491 is a key pathway to Australia and a part of Australia’s most popular General Skilled Migration program. It is points-tested skilled visa that allow skilled foreign workers and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for up to 5 years.
It’s popular among applicants who are interested in migrating to any regional area of Australia and have either a State or Territory government nomination or a sponsorship from a relative who is living in regional Australia as a PR holder or a citizen.
The Subclass 491 is a temporary visa designed to help employers in regional Australia recruit and retain immigrants with required skills in high demand occupations as per Australia’s labour market needs
As a Visa Subclass 491 holder:
Visa Subclass 491- Eligibility Criteria
In order to qualify and apply under Visa Subclass 491, you must:
Nomination or Sponsorship Obligations
For State or Territory Government Nomination, each State & Territory Government in Australia has an occupation list in areas where they have shortage of skilled labor. The requirements are specific and are different from DHA’s requirements in terms of work experience, English language ability and specialized skills. Therefore, it is important for you to confirm State/Territory criteria before submitting your application.
While, for applicants under family sponsored pathway can nominate occupations under MLTSSL and the sponsor has to be a resident of Australia who is living in a designated regional area. Also, a sponsor must age at least 18 years, be an Australian citizen, PR holder, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand and be an eligible relative like, parents, children, nephew/niece, siblings, grandparents, etc.
Application Process for Australia immigration through Visa Subclass 491
Step 1- Get your skills assessment done by a regulatory body, so that the DHA can be sure about your skill level in the nominated occupation at the time of invitation. Your skills assessment must be done within past 3 years before the date of invitation, otherwise DHA will not accept your skills assessment.
Step 2- Satisfy points requirement and obtain minimum 65 points or above on the points test to qualify for this visa, otherwise you’ll not qualify to submit the EOI.
Step 3- Submit an expression of interest (EOI) before you apply through SkillSelect from within or outside Australia to let the DHA know you want to apply for visa subclass 491. If you satisfy the point requirement, a state or territory government will nominate you for this visa and send you an invitation to apply.
Step 4- If you score enough points as per the individual skillselect invitation round and there are visa places allocated for your nominated occupation, the DHA may invite you to apply.
Step 5: Receive an invitation to apply for visa and submit your complete and final visa application within 60 calendar days. Please note, receiving an invitation to apply does not mean that you are guaranteed above visa approval.
Step 6- Apply for the visa and prove that you can meet the points requirement on your invitation, which include proving the claims you have made in your EOI and can meet all other eligibility requirements of visa subclass 491
Step 7- Gather all the supporting documents as an evidence of all the claims you made in your EOI and show that you meet the criteria. Documents include, Identity documents, Relationship documents, Character documents, Skills Assessment Report, Expression of interest (EOI) documents, sponsorship documents (if applicable), Nomination documents (if nominated), translated copies of non-English documents, declaration Form, employment offer (if any) , English language test result, etc.
Step 8- Apply for the visa online in ImmiAccount along with your documents and visa application charges.
Step 9- Wait for visa outcome no matter whether you are in or outside Australia, once DHA takes a decision on your visa application, they’ll inform you in writing. If your visa is granted, the DHA will provide you a visa grant number, date your visa starts and visa conditions (if any).
Transition to a permanent visa
If you have resided in Australia as a Subclass 491 Visa holder for up to 3 years, then you can qualify to apply for Australia PR Visa through Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 Visa, which will commence from November 2022.
In order to applying for PR visa, you must:
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Posted on December 9, 2020
The Australia’s immigration system is gradually catching up with the country’s need for skilled and qualified immigrants in its effort towards quick economic recovery.
The year 2020 has been different for aspiring skilled foreign nationals who were planning to migrate to Australia. Most prominent visas subclasses, including Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190, Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491 remain in the news for issuing large number of invites in the last few months.
The invitations were specially issued to those applicants who met the occupation points and have a plan to settle down in any regional area of Australia. Up to an extent, DHA indeed played a key role in helping perspective immigrants who wish to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis.
For those who are dreaming about migrating to Australia in 2021, the General Skilled Migration is indeed an ideal option. All three prominent visas mentioned above are a part of GSM program, which we have explained below:
As a visa subclass 189 holder, you can live, work or study anywhere in Australia indefinitely and travel in and out of Australia for up to 5 years from the date of visa approval.
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Posted on September 11, 2020
The Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 is one of the most popular visa categories. It is part of General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) of Department of Home Affairs, Australia.
It is largely popular point tested permanent residence visa of Australia along with the Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189.
In the program year 2019-20, total 11,499 people received nomination for Subclass 190 visa from different states in Australia, i.e. ACT (Australian Capital Territory), New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria, etc.
Since, it is a state nominated visa, therefore, an applicant need to first apply for and obtain the nomination from a state or territory in Australia. You also get valuable immigration points for this nomination.
It is a point tested visa, hence, you need to have decent point score based on key selection factors, i.e. age, education, English language proficiency, work experience, and State nomination, etc.
As of now, most of the states are inviting candidates for the interim visas nominations, which they have received on temporary basis.
All states of Australia every year get the nomination quota from the federal government of Australia, which has been delayed a bit this year.
Now this nomination allocation will possibly occur after the announcement of Australian federal budget, i.e. 6 October 2020.
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Posted on September 9, 2020
If you are immigrating to a new country, you have to follow various immigration rules, procedures and guidelines.However, if you are thorough with the process, follow the rules and instructions diligently and provide the genuine documents, you make your pathway hassle free at the end of the day.
Hence, immigration to Australia on Permanent Residence as any other country is easy and a bit challenging at the same time.
When you are moving to Australia from India, the things are often not that difficult as both India and Australia share a chemistry and history of immigration. Every year, a huge number of skilled workers, students, and visitors immigrate to Australia from India.
Hence, there is a sense of awareness is always there about Australian visa process and life in the Land Down Under, as some or other among your known people must be living or lived in Australia in the past.
The Department of Home Affairs, Australia has an online and point based process for allocating the Permanent Residence visa to the skilled workers, i.e. General Skilled Migration Program (GSM).
The GSM has three main visa categories, i.e.
The former two are permanent visas only, while the third one, i.e. Subclass 491 visa is a point tested provisional or TEMPORARY visa, which is issued by the Department of Home Affairs, Australia for 5 years only.
However, this 491 visa also provide you the Permanent Residency pathway, once you have spent enough time in Australia.
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Posted on August 22, 2020
The much-awaited SkillSelect Invitation round of Australia has finally opened on 14th July 2020. The Department of Home Affairs, Australia has issued 600 invitations to apply for General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) Visas in this round.
It is the first invitation round of program year 2020-21 and hence, eagerly awaited by the applicants in view of the disruption caused by recent pandemic.
Like most other advance nations, Australia too imposed some temporary measures in the country to prevent the Covid-19 virus from spreading.
However, now as the situation is getting gradually back to normalcy, these measures are likely to be lifted one by one paving the pathway for the routine immigration activities.
The recent 14th July invitation round opened by the Department of Home Affairs, Australia also indicates that the chaos over global pandemic is slowly but surely settling down and immigration activities are gradually getting back to normal.
In the first invitation round of the new program year, the government of Australia invited 600 candidates.
Out the total invitations, 500 invitation issued to Skilled Independent Visa Subclass Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189, while 100 invitations issued Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491.
The point’s requirement was 90 points for Subclass 189 visa, while it was 95 points for the Subclass 491 visa.
Hence, the number of issued visa invitations are satisfactory considering the land down under getting gradually back on track post Covid-19 situation few months back. You can follow a stepwise process to apply Australia skilled visa this year.
If you have been waiting for a long time to apply for the Australian visa in view of the recent lockdown caused by the pandemic. You can now pull your socks and get ready with your immigration file to apply for the relevant skilled PR visa in Australia.
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Posted on November 5, 2019
Australia has already announced to start two new regional visas towards the end of this year, i.e. on November 16, 2019.
Now, less than 15 days are remaining in the implementation of the 2 new regional Visas of Australia. This is the reason that applicants and experts are eager to know the key benefits and features attached to these two new Visas. The curiosity is quite high considering that the new visas will replace existing and popular visa categories, i.e. Subclass 489 and Subclass 187 visa.
Let’s find out more about the launch, implementation, and benefits of the two new regional visas of Australia.
The new skilled regional provisional visas have been designed for the skilled migrants, and their family members, willing to live and work in Australia- the land down under. Following are the two new skilled regional provisional visas going to start from November 16, 2019:
An immigrant who holds any of these new skilled regional provisional visas shall require living and working in regional parts of the Oz. The above regional visas will be issued with a validity period of up to 5 years.
Moreover, holders of the above new regional (provisional) visas will be able to apply for a Permanent Residence visa. The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa 191, which will start from November 2022.
The employers in the regional parts of the country will have access to extra-regional occupations for priority processing of regional visa applications and to sponsor migrants. There will also be extra points for some Points-tested migrants, who are sponsored to immigrate to and settle in regional parts. Find below the list of benefits the new regional visas will bring:
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Posted on August 21, 2019
August 17, 2019, New Delhi, India– Visas Avenue received significant number Australian visa approvals for its clients in the 2nd quarter of the year 2019. Visas Avenue has emerged as the leading and trusted Visa Consultancy in India in last few years. It specializes in Australia and Canada immigration and permanent residency process and hence, the number of people receiving the visa approvals for these countries through Visas Avenue is quite high.
From April to June 2019, Visas Avenue has received a very high number of Permanent Residence (PR) visa and Visit visa approvals for its client’s aka Australian visa approvals. Let’s take a look at the list of clients, who received the approval for their PR visa, Visit visa, etc.through Visas Avenue in the second quarter of 2019:
Australian Visa Approvals Received By Visas Avenue
(April to June 2019)
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Visas Avenue offers key services associated with the visa process to the people applying for visa in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, etc. countries. Here are the key services it offers to the applicants.
Talking about Australia immigration, Visa Avenue helps applicants apply GSM (General Skilled Migration) category visas, i.e. Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa, Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa. It also offers assistance to apply Australian Visit Visa, family-sponsored visa, spouse category visa, parent visa, etc.
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If you wish to apply and get permanent residence visa in Australia, it’s the high time to start your process as the Australian government has recently announced key changes in its points system for immigration to help applicants get easy Australia immigration points and subsequently, get Invitation to apply for the desired PR visa.
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Posted on August 7, 2019
Want to settle in an advanced country to get the best career options, high standards of living, and best quality of life and enhanced infrastructure facilities?
You must be confused thinking about the right country to move to. Well, you don’t need to be as we are going to tell you about a country which is just perfect for a new immigrant from all aspects. Yes, Canada is a real paradise for immigrants. Find below some good reasons to apply for permanent residency visa in Canada.
When you plan to settle in a country, the two things you often notice, i.e. quality of life in that particular country and how good it is for the citizenship. Canada is no.1 country for quality of life parameter and 2nd best in the world for citizenship, as per the recent best country survey by US News and World report.
This is certainly a point to think about. If any country is inviting the massive number of immigrants every year and that too on permanent residence (PR) visa, you certainly stand a chance to get selected if your profile is decent enough based on education, work experience, and language proficiency, etc. Canada every year invites more than 3,00,000 permanent residents every year.
Canada’s Federal Express Entry immigration system is one of the easiest, user-friendly an efficient immigration program when it comes to processing the Canada PR applications and awarding PR status to the applicants from overseas. The express entry system is a point-based online immigration system launched (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in January 2015. It is a merit-based system wherein you get selected based on your scored points irrespective of your country of origin or background status.
As the title suggests, Canada’s fastest Express Entry immigration process the received Canada PR applications within 6-8 months. However, the processing time may vary based on individual applications, and verifications of application and documents in the profile and submitted
The immigration policy of most advance donations today is not very welcoming these days. However, Canada is every year inviting the huge number of immigrants under-skilled worker and other categories. The Canadian government needs a skilled worker for its fast-growing industries, however, due to low population growth, not enough skilled people are available to take up the skilled jobs.
This is the reason that Canada is inviting the skilled workers in bulk and easing its immigration rules and procedures constantly.
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Posted on July 29, 2019
The Australian government has announced some crucial changes in its immigration programs and visa categories in the last few months. Luckily, this time around, most of these changes were positive form the applicant’s perspective. From November 16, 2019, the DHA (Department of Home Affairs), Australia will introduce two new skilled regional provisional visas, moreover, a new permanent visa pathway will also open from November 2022. Now, talking about the key rule changes, two of them have been the talk of the town for quite some town now, i.e.
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa is the popular skilled visa under General Skilled Migration(GSM). It is a temporary visa allocated by the Australian government for 4 years.
Let’s find out more details about the key changes that the new subclass 491 visa will bring:
Key features of New Skilled Worker Regional Subclass 491 visa
Here are the key changes new Subclass 491 visa shall bring:
The nomination from State or Territory requirements is likely to remain the same which are in place right now for the 489 visa. However, there are a few things which can improve your chances, i.e.
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Posted on July 1, 2019
Applying for permanent residency in Australia as a skilled worker? Well, selecting the right visa category is often the key concern, when you take the decision to apply for Australia PR as a skilled professional. The Australian government has designed multiple visa categories, depending on the immigration type, applicant category, and particular condition.
Hence, for one type of immigration, you may have to choose the most appropriate visa category among many others in the list.
Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 is a standout visa category for skilled and talented applicants from overseas. It’s a point tested skilled visa of Australia, under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program. If you apply and get this Subclass 189 visa, you become eligible to live, work and settle permanently in Australia.
The best thing about applying this visa is that you don’t need any job offer, state nomination or family member sponsorship to apply for this visa. You can directly apply for this visa and get selected based on your profile and point score.
Being a GSM visa, Subclass 189 visa is based on some selection factors, for which, an applicant also get the points. Here are some key requirements to apply for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa:
Age is an important selection factor to apply for this visa. To apply for this visa, you need to be under 45 years.
As an applicant, you must declare that you have a suitable skills assessment at the time of invitation. You also require providing a copy of this skills assessment with your application.
Since it’s a point tested visa, you must score minimum 65 points or more based on all the mentioned selection factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, etc. to apply for this visa.
To apply, you must have at least competent English, i.e. IELTS band score 6 in all four language abilities, i.e. Speaking, Reading, Listening and Reading.
Your occupation should be on the appropriate list of eligible skilled occupations for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Point-Tested stream.
You and accompanying family members must meet the health requirement. You need to provide a medical certificate to prove your health status.
You and accompanying family members (aged 16 years and above)must meet the existing character requirement. The family members not accompanying you also require meeting the character requirement. Provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.
To understand the above requirements, and apply for the Australia PR in a stepwise manner, you may need support and assistance of a trusted Australia Immigration Consultant.
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The VA team offers assistance in following key aspects of Australia immigration, i.e.
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Posted on May 11, 2019
The Australian government has announced multiple immigration rule changes in April 2019. Among all other rule changes announced recently by the government, the introduction of 3 new visa categories and changes in Immigration point system with effect from November 16, 2019, stands out.
The upcoming changes in the Australia Immigration point system, we have already explained in our separate news article and blogs, etc., hence, in this post, we will discuss the 3 new visas announced by the Aussie government.
The government has announced 3 new visa categories last month. Two of them are regional visas, while one is a Permanent Residence (PR) Visa.
Find Below the three new visas announced by the government:
This will be a point based visa nominated by a state or territory government agency. This visa can also be sponsored by a family member living in the designated regional area.
The particular Visa will support the regional Australia employers to hire foreign skilled workers. This visa will be under the Labour and Employer-Sponsored Agreement.
The first two are temporary regional visas, while the third one, i.e. Subclass 191 is a permanent residence visa. Also, the first two will be implemented from this year only as mentioned above, however, Subclass 191 visa will take effect after 3 years, i.e. in 2022. Subclass 191 visa aims to offer permanent residency pathway to people who decide to settle in the regional part of Australia.
Also, the upcoming permanent visa will be open for specifically skilled people only, who have already lived and worked in Australia for three years or above, w.e.f. 16th November 2022.
The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Mr. David Coleman, recently released an illuminating statement about the New Skilled Regional Visas Migration Amendment Regulations 2019. It describes the general requirements for the PR visa, i.e. Health, character, Security, etc.
Well, this new Subclass 191 Permanent Residence visa can only be applied by those individuals, who already hold the below new visas as on November 16, 2022 (for 3 years).
Also, they must have earned enough income while being in regional Australia on the above visa subclasses.
The government has also announced to remove the below two visa categories:
The two of the visas mentioned above will remove these visa categories. Let’s take a look.
|OldVisa to be Removed||Visa Replacing the old visa|
|Subclass 187 Visa||Employer-Sponsored Regional Subclass 494 Visa|
|subclass 489 Visa||Regional Provisional Skilled Work Subclass 491 Visa|
The Subclass 187 Visa to be replaced by the newEmployer Sponsored Regional Subclass 494 Visa, while the Subclass 489 Visa will be replaced by the Subclass 491 Visa. The existing Subclass 489 visa falls under point based General Skilled Migration (GSM) program of Australia and meant for the skilled workers willing to move to regional parts of the country.
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Posted on May 1, 2019
Are you a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduate aspire to settle in Australia? Well, you have a great opportunity now to make your dream come true with the upcoming changes in Australia’s immigration point system.
The Australian government has recently revealed the details about the upcoming changes in its immigration points system applicable from November 16, 2019, to GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa categories, i.e.
Now, the DHA (Department of Home Affairs), Australia will allocate some additional points to the applicants with STEM education, skilled spouse or no spouse, etc. Find below the changes applicable to the existing point system of GSM visas:
The above changes will be applicable to all GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa categories mentioned above.
If you are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduate with fare bid of work experience, you stand a very good chance of grabbing the Australia PR with the new upcoming point system changes. The STEM graduates will now get 10 points in the new point system of Australia immigration. Now, as a STEM graduate, you would obviously fall in one of the below two categories, i.e.
In each case, you will get 10 immigration points w.e.f. November 16, 2019. Moreover, if your spouse or defacto partner has competent English, you can get 5 points more. It will add a total of 25 points in your point score without making any effort.
10 points (STEM Education) +10 (skilled spouse/no spouse) + 5 (Partner’s competent English)
Hence, with 25 points already obtained, you can get very good immigration point score overall out of 100 points to win Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Australian Permanent Residency (PR) from DHA. To get further assistance regarding upcoming point system changes and to prepare your immigration file in advance, you may get in touch with certified Australia Migration expert at Visas Avenue – a leading Immigration ConsultancyService.
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Posted on April 26, 2019
The Australian government has announced some key immigration rule changes a couple of weeks back. One of these important changes announced was the introduction of new Skilled Regional Visas Subclass 491.
The Australian government in last few months emphasizing on diverting the new immigrants to regional parts of Australia, as the big cities, such as Melbourne, Sydney, etc. are overburdened due to massive migration to these cities in last few years. Hence, the government has decided to divert new migrants to regional Australia and provide some relaxations also in the process to encourage migration into the regional parts.
The Department of Home Affairs Australia is going to implement some key changes to Skilled Immigration Policy in Australia with effect from November 16, 2019.
As mentioned above the new Subclass 491 visa will replace the existing Subclass 489 visa. Also, the newly enhanced point system will support the newly introduced Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa.
Moreover, w.e.f. November 16, 2019, the applicants nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia, will now get 15 points, whereas earlier they used to get the 10 points only.
To go with the above changes, Australia is also implementing the below point system changes from November this year, i.e.
Hence, if you have got sponsorship or nomination from regional Australia, and you also meet the criteria of new changes in the point system, i.e.
You can earn up to 40 immigration points (15+10+10+5) without much of an effort.
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Posted on April 26, 2019
Australia has recently announced to make key changes in its point system for immigration and permanent residency process. All announced changes will come in to effect from November 16, 2019. The new Australia Immigration point system changes 2019has shown a new ray of hope to the skilled professionals applying for the visa in the Kangaroo Land.
Let’s first take a look at the new point system changes applicable toward the year-end.
With effect from November 16, 2019, the following changes will be implemented in Australia’s Immigration point Calculator 2019:
The above changes will be applicable to all GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa categories, i.e.
All the above visas are point tested visa categories. The former two are permanent residence visas, however, later one is the temporary visa granted by the Australian government for 4 years.
Now, the applicants will get 10 immigration points for not having a spouse or de facto partner. Hence, the applicants who are not married can earn some valuable points based on their marital or partner status.
Moreover, the applicants who have a skilled spouse or de facto partner will also get 10 points. Also, the applicants with a spouse or de facto partner who has competent English will get 5 immigration points. Hence, if your spouse has some key skills or proficient in English, you can earn valuable points and enhance your chances of getting Australia permanent residency invitation. As of now, the applicant gets the points only for its profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, etc. and also based on things like arranged employment, state nomination, etc. However, now the marital or partner status of the partner can also get him points, which will make things easy for the applicants.
Moreover, the applicants with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) qualification, will also get 10 valuable points in the Australia immigration point calculator 2019.
If you are a STEM graduate or postgraduate and your spouse is also skilled with a competent English, you can get a total of 25 points (10+5+10) without much of an effort or fuss. Hence, the new point system of Australia will benefit the applicants in various ways.
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Posted on March 12, 2019
Visas Avenue has yet again affirmed its status as a popular and trustworthy Visa consultant for immigration to Australia, Canada, etc. countries. Recently, Visas Avenue team has received multiple visa approvals for PR and other visa categories of Australia. The VA team has been the best guide, counselor and support system for thousands of immigration applicants in the last few years.
The team of experienced immigration professionals at Visas Avenue every year helps hundreds of visa applicants to acquire visa approval for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc. countries. It’s a registered Immigration Consultancy Service with an outstanding track record for helping applicants receive the approval of the desired visa.
Visas Avenue team specializes in Australia immigration and PR process, and this fact has been reaffirmed by the VA team as recently, they have received the huge number of Australian visa approvals for their clients.
Find below the list of Visas Avenue clients who have recently received visa approvals for immigration to Australia:
Most of the visa approval recipients above has received the approval quicker than the expected time through the valuable assistance and follow up of Visas Avenue team of immigration experts and Client service managers.
Visas Avenue offers below immigration associated services to its vast number of clients through its Visa Consultancy offices in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
If you aspire to get the visa in Canada or Australia, you may get in touch with vastly experienced immigration experts and professionals at Visa Avenue for complete process assistance right from creating a profile to receiving the approval of Visa from the relevant visa office of Australia or Canada, etc.
If you wish to apply and obtain Visa for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. countries, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue most experienced immigration and visa experts for crucial assistance. You are promised to get world class immigration solutions from the vastly experienced immigration experts and professionals, right from the beginning till approval of your desired visa. The VA team has a success rate of more than 90 percent in terms of acquiring the visa approvals for Australia and Canada, etc. countries.
If you are all set to prepare your file and start the process at earliest, you may call Visas Avenue immigration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on December 11, 2018
In last two decades, immigration across the world has seen a big paradigm shift. The top advanced nations, such as United States of America, United Kingdom, etc. have revealed new policies and most of them are targeted towards controlling the number of immigrants. Moreover, Canada and Australia have emerged as the two most desired countries for immigration in last one decade or so.
However, in last few months, the immigration policies of Australian government have raised many questions for the immigration aspirants seeking permanent residency in Australia.
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Recent Australia Immigration Rule changes
Recent changes in Australia immigration rule and process requirements didn’t really pleased the aspirants and applicants of visa in Australia. There has been frequent changes in immigration rules, requirements and visa categories, i.e. closure of Subclass 457 visa, Reduction in Australia’s skilled occupation list, the introduction of new visa categories, changes in citizenship test requirements, etc. It is important to note that Australia is still an excellent immigration destination and seek the skilled and talented people as well to meet the skill shortage in the country.
It’s just that now the rules and policies have become stricter for many visa programs or categories. Hence, a desperate need is being felt for the guidance and assistance of an expert. An expert, who can reduce your stress and worries, being an expert and help you in most of the procedural aspects.
A trusted Visa Consultant for inclusive Visa Assistance
If you are planning to move to Australia in 2019, you must get your documents ready right now. It’s important to take services from a trusted and accredited Australian immigration consultant. A good consultant provides you help and assistance in most of the key aspects of the immigration process, i.e.
The applicants often find it difficult to understand, interpret and follow the complex instructions of the visa process. Moreover, frequent changes in process requirements makes the job even more difficult for the applicants. Experienced migration experts in a Visa Consultancy uses their experience and expertise to guide and support the applicant in the visa and immigration procedure.
Visas Avenue- a trusted Visa Consultancy Service for Australia immigration
Visas Avenue is reputed and registered Immigration Consultancy Company for Australia immigration and PR Process. The Immigration professionals at Visas Avenue have been the faces behind many visa success stories. The visa professionals at VA team have expertise in all key aspects of Australia immigration and PR process, i.e.
So, if you wish to start your Australia PR Process at earliest, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.
Posted on June 25, 2018
In last few months, the Turnbull government of Australia has made some key changes to its immigration rules and process requirements. A few of such changes are, abolition of popular Subclass 457 visa, change in occupation lists, citizenship process amendments, etc. All these steps are being seen as the efforts to curb the immigration influx in the land down under.
Under such circumstances, the aspirants and applicants of Australian visa are bamboozled about their decision, i.e. plan immigration to Australia or not?
Move to Australia or not
Well, despite the few steps taken by Oz government to control the immigration, Australia is still the top choice for immigration and permanent residency. The permanent residency process in Australia is still easier and uncomplicated compared to top advanced nations, such as, USA and UK. Moreover, Australia’s top livable cities, infrastructure, professional opportunities, etc. make it the top country to apply and obtain permanent residency. Let’s take a look at Australia’s global ranking as per US News and World report.
Australia – the top destination for immigration
|Ranking Parameter||World Ranking|
|Quality of life||5|
|Best country to travel alone||4|
As you can see above, Australia is 5th best country for quality of life and 2nd best for comfortable retirement parameter. It is also 8th best country in the world as far as citizenship parameter is concerned.
Skill Shortage in Australia
Although, Australia has made few of its immigration rules strict in the recent past, however, one cannot deny the fact that it still need skilled and talented professionals from overseas to meet the ongoing skill shortage across its various states and territories. Australian industries and employers need skilled professionals, which they don’t usually get in the country.
This is the reason that Australian government every year releases the high demand skilled occupation list. The applicants interested in Australia immigration, nominate an occupation based on their skill and experience and accordingly apply for the most relevant skilled visa in Australia.
Australia’s General Skilled Migration Program
Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is one of the best online point based program in the world. The GSM has three key visa categories, i.e. Subclass 189, Subclass 190 and Subclass 489 visa. All of the three visa categories under GSM are point tested visas.
The applicants applying for these visas are evaluated based on their age, education, English proficiency, work experience, etc. Accordingly, every candidate gets a point score, which must be 60 minimum to qualify as the applicant. The DIBP open an invitation round periodically to select the candidates with top immigration point score.
Apply Australia PR this year through expert guidance
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Posted on May 24, 2018
Australia is one among those countries in the world, which first introduced the point system for allowing immigrants in the country. Today, a few countries are following the same pattern. However, Australia’s point-based immigration system is largely popular across the world. In fact, several countries are in process to adapt the merit-based immigration system like Australia.
GSM – The Point based immigration system of Australia
General Skilled Migration (GSM) is the point-based system that has two skilled permanent visa categories, i.e. Subclass 189 and Subclass 190 visa. One visa, i.e. Subclass 489 visa is the temporary visa valid for 4 years. All three visa categories under GSM are point tested visas.
How it works?
Australia immigration points table
As per Australia’s point-based immigration system, you get points for various factors of your profile, i.e. age, education, work experience, language skills (English), etc. The table below indicates the maximum points you can obtain for each profile factor.
|Australia Immigration Points Table|
|Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside Australia||Maximum Points|
|Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in Australia||Maximum Points|
|A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution that is of a recognised standard.||20|
|Australian study requirement||Maximum Points|
|At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement||5|
|Specialist education qualification||Maximum Points|
|A Master’s degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least two academic years in a relevant field.||5|
|Accredited in a community language||5|
|Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement||5|
|Partner skill qualifications||5|
|Professional year in Australia||5|
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If you are still confused about the point-based immigration system of Australia, you may contact qualified and experienced immigration expert at Visas Avenue. You will get inclusive assistance from the immigration expert right form online EOI submission to visa filing and follow up.
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Posted on February 8, 2018
Australia magnetizes the immigration aspirants from all parts of the planet. It is evident from the immigration applications received by DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) under diverse visa categories. Skilled PR Visa is the most applied visa category in Australia, hence, DIBP receives a huge number of applications under this visa category every year. However, obtaining Australian skilled PR visa is not a cake walk by any means, as you have to pass through the point based skilled migration system of Australia by scoring the enough points.
Australia’s Point-based Immigration system
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) is the most common and popular point based skilled immigration system of Australia. It has two permanent visa categories, i.e. Subclass 189 Visa and Subclass 190 visa and one temporary visa category, i.e. Subclass 489 visa.The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa is the most popular Skilled Visa category in Australia. It is the permanent visa that allows you to live and work in any part of Australia permanently.
Although the minimum point score needed to apply in SkillSelect System for the above point tested visa categories is 60 points, however, this score is often not enough to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Skilled PR visa in Australia.Hence, if you are also a skilled worker looking to apply and obtain Skilled Permanent visa in Australia, you must be wanting to know as to what could beright immigration point score to qualify for the Australian PR visa in the year 2018.
Winning Australia Immigration Point Score in 2018
Australia periodically invites the top ranking candidates from online SkillSelect System. Hence, to become eligible to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) from immigration authorities, you must score enough immigration points to get ITA. Let’s take a look at the recent Invitation round results to find out candidates up to what point score received the invites from DIBP.
Invitations issued on 3 January 2018
On 3rd January Invitation round DIBP issued total 305 invitation, i.e. 300 invitation for Subclass 189 Visa and 5 candidates were invited for subclass 489 visa.
Find below the table indicating the cutoff marks and date of effect for both Subclass 189 Visa and Subclass 489 Visa:
|Visa Subclass||Points score||Date of effect|
|Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)||70||21-09-2017 18:52|
|Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)||80||10-11-2017 21:08|
As you can see, the qualifying marks to obtain Australia PR invitation from DIBP as per the latest Invitation round were 70 points or above, i.e. the applicants with point score 70 or above in online SkillSelect System got the invitation to apply Subclass 189 visa. Although the qualifying score or cut off marks change in every invitation round, however, still it is an important indication about the cut off trend at the moment.
In view of high demand, and to keep with the last years, following occupation groups will remain under pro rata arrangements to make certain the availability of invitations throughout the program year.
Cut off for the Pro-rata occupations – 3rdJanuary 2018 invitation round
|Occupation ID||Description||Points score||Date of effect|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||75||13-09-2017 10:51|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||70||20-09-2017 23:47|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||75||02-01-2018 23:00|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||70||31-10-2016 17:37|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||70||30-08-2017 00:03|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||70||21-09-2017 18:50|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||70||21-09-2017 18:52|
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Posted on January 6, 2018
The stern immigration rules in the USA are forcing several H1-B visa holders to get PR in alternate countries. Australia is the prime choice at now for US immigrants on the temporary visa, in view of its several similarities to the USA in terms of lifestyle, culture, top liveable cities, high standards of living, English speaking population, opportunities for foreign skilled workers, and multicultural society, etc. However, in last few months, Australia has made some key changes in its immigration rules and requirements. In fact, some of them made the process stricter than earlier.
Changes in Australia Immigration Rules and Requirements
Australia has made some key changes in its immigration rules and visa process requirements in last few months under the Turnbull administration. For instance, in April 2017, Australian government abolished Subclass 457 visa, which was largely popular among the foreign skilled workers looking to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis. Moreover, recently Australia made its citizenship test requirements stricter than earlier. A few week earlier, Australian government also announced to implement 10-year visa ban on the applicants, who provide fake information or documents for their Australian visa application. However, after few days, Australian parliament voted against this rule.
Hence, to apply for PR visa in Australia from the USA, you either need to have a thorough knowledge of Oz immigration process, or you need to hire a genuine and accredited Australia Immigration Consultant to get vital assistance.
How to find the best Australia immigration Consultant
You may find various agents and agencies across the world, however, you must choose a trusted one for genuine process support to apply for Australian PR Visa. With its outstanding success rate and incredible client service efficiency, Visas Avenue at now is one of the best Australian Visa and Immigration DocumentationConsultancy Agency in India. It employs highly skilled, experienced and accredited immigration experts, who are thorough with key Australia immigration programs and procedures, i.e.
Key Services Visas Avenue offer for Australian PR
Visas Avenue being the leading Australian Visa Documentation Consultant offer some key services to make it easy for applicants to interpret the process and submit error free visa application.
Here are the key services it offers to the Aussie Visa applicants:
Also read- How to apply PR visa in Australia from USA
If you have plans to apply for Permanent Residency in Australia from the USA, you may contact certified Australian Migration experts to get inclusive support and assistance in visa documentation process. You contact Visas Avenue Oz migration expert at Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, forward your Australia immigration and PR associated queries to Visas Avenue e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.