Australia Work Visa from the Best Immigration Consultants
Australia is a great place to live as it is a safe, friendly and a multicultural environment that welcomes skilled overseas international workers. The Australia Work Permit gives you the opportunity to work and live in Australia as a skilled migrant and close the gap on Australia’s skills deficit. Also, immigration to Australia under the Skilled or Work Visa program can help increase your chances of gaining permanent residence in Australia. Australia’s Skilled Independent Migration Program is a Permanent Visa and falls under the Australia Immigration points-based system. Applicants must be able to prove that they possess a qualification or the skills of an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List. The applicant has to meet the point’s threshold by scoring 65 points and satisfying the basic visa criteria. Applicants do not need sponsorship from family or the Australian state/ territory government nomination.
ADVANTAGES OF OPTING FOR A POINT BASED IMMIGRATION/PR PROGRAM
Eligibility criteria are clear and defined. If you meet the points, you are eligible. Your application is successful if complete documents are submitted & if the documentation is done accurately. You may be eligible for immigration, even if you have been previously rejected for any other visa. This is because of the clear defined eligibility criteria instead of the visa officer’s discretion. When you get a green card, you are eligible for all benefits like any other local citizen- free education for children, medical benefits, unemployment benefits & other government support. When you receive your citizenship-usually 4 years after you land in the country-you are able to travel to a number of countries without the need to apply for a visa & you are able to sponsor your family & relatives to join you.
SKILLED – INDEPENDENT VISA
The Australian Skilled – Independent Visa (subclass 189) is an Australian skilled visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Certain family members can be included in the application. You must score at least 65 points (the pass mark) on the Points Test to be eligible for this visa and the visa gives all visa applicants the opportunity to study, live and work and also to become a citizen of Australia within 4 years.
In order to apply for a Skilled Independent Visa to Australia, an applicant must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
- Must be under 50 years of age at the time of application
- Must nominate an occupation from the most recent Skilled Occupations List
- Must have a valid Skills Assessment from a designated Skills Assessment Board
- Must have at least some English language skills
The applicant should also nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that matches with his /her skills, qualifications and work experience. It is mandatory for an applicant to get a positive skill assessment for a nominated occupation before the visa application is lodged. The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim points for having Three/Five/Eight years of overseas experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years. The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim points for recognized qualifications which is at a level of Bachelors or higher or Ph.D. The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim additional points for Australian study for a qualification which is a course of at least two academic years or more. The applicant can claim additional points, if the Australian study requirement of living and studying in a ‘regional low population growth metropolitan area’ in Australia for at least 2 years, is met. The applicant for the Australia Skilled Independent migration Program can claim points for having worked in Australia in one of the occupations listed on the SOL, in a full-time paid employment. The experience should be at least for more than a year and is a legal employment. The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim points under partner skills, if the partner satisfies the basic requirements of age, English language ability, qualifications, and nominated occupation with a skills assessment. The partner should obtain a positive skill assessment from a relevant assessing authority and IELTS of 6 in each band. Spouse nominated occupation should also be eligible for same visa subclass as the primary applicant. There are 5 points granted for Professional years done from Australia in the last 4 years and Credential community language points if you have been assessed as a Para professional translator by NAATI. The applicant and the dependents are also required to meet with the health and character requirements to migrate to Australia. The medical examination should be conducted by a panel of doctors approved by the Australian government. The Applicant should obtain police clearance certificates from all countries in which he/she lived for more than 12 months cumulative or over a continuous period in the last 10 years leading up to the application. Secondary applicants for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program 18 years or over included in the application should provide evidence of having at least functional English.