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General Skilled Migration

Skilled migration visas provide an excellent opportunity for skilled professionals to live and work in Australia. Under the Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) program, applicants can use their work experience, qualifications and language ability to meet the Australian immigration visa requirements.

General Requirements

  • Aged below 45 at the time of invitation
  • Occupation is in the list of eligible occupations
  • Pass the relevant skills assessment
  • Attain at least 65 points in the Australia General Skilled Migration Points Test
  • Provide evidence of competent English or higher
  • Meet the health and character requirements

Visa Options

  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190). Be nominated by a State or Territory government
  • Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (subclass 489). Be Sponsored by an Australian relative living in a Designated Area or nominated by a participating State or Territory government


 Free primary and secondary education and subsidized tertiary education 
 Healthcare benefits
 The right to travel, live and work in New Zealand
 Pathway to Australian citizenship

Visa Application Process

  1. Engage AIMS
  2. Skills Assessment
  3. Expression of Interest
  4. State Nomination (if necessary)
  5. Invitation to Apply
  6. Medical and police clearance
  7. Approval of Australia Residence or Provisional Visa

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