With the correct skills and qualifications Australia needs, you can apply to the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program. This is the widest way to obtain a residence visa in Australia.
The Australian Government seeks to provide the opportunity for professional and technical immigrants with the desired experience and qualifications to address the skilled worker shortage required to continue the growth of the Australian economy.
In addition to having the skills, you must meet the requirements based on age, command of English, among others. If you are applying to request a skilled visa you can do it from your country of residence, and then continue the process while in Australia during the validity of your student visa or some other type of temporary visa.
Under the General Skilled Migration program, three main Australian visa options are offered:
The 189 visa is for those people who find their occupation on Australia’s list of medium and long-term occupations. It does not require family or state sponsorship. This skilled visa allows you and your dependents to live as permanent residents in any part of the country.
The occupations defined to apply for this skilled visa appear in the combined list of eligible occupations. This combined list uses occupations from both: the medium and long term occupations list and the short term occupations list. This type of qualified migration visa in Australia requires sponsorship from an Australian state or territory.
You will have a temporary residence for 5 years. This skilled visa leads to permanent residence. Requires patronage of the state or territory, or certain relatives. To be applicable, your occupation must be listed in Australian medium and long-term occupations. If you live in a regional area and earn an income equal to or greater than AUD 53,900 for at least 3 tax years, the holders of this skilled visa are eligible for the permanent resident visa in Australia (191).
What requirements must I meet to apply for the Skilled Visa Australia?
The Skills Assessment is a requirement that you must successfully pass, so it is one of the first things you have to consider when you want to apply for a visa to work in Australia.
For you to apply for a work visa, you must have searched whether your profession is on the list of occupations. On this list are the professions that Australia currently needs.
The full skills assessment involves evaluating your qualifications and employment against the suitability of the occupation you have chosen. When conducting this qualification evaluation, the educational level of your qualifications will be taken into account against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in this way, they can determine the relevance of your qualifications for the selected occupation.
Furthermore, the job evaluation determines whether your work experience (obtained in Australia or another country) is at an appropriate skill level relevant to the designated occupation.
You must obtain a positive evaluation of both qualifications and employment so that you can apply for your skilled visa.
The list of Short Term (STSOL), Medium and Long Term (MLTSSL) and Regional Occupations (ROL) may change at any time without notice from the Australian Government, so you must ensure that your proposed occupation is eligible on the date you make your request. By clicking here you can check the list of occupations available for migration to Australia and the different visa categories. www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Here we present the step by step clearly and simply so that you can carry it out:
Step 1: Choose an occupation for which you wish to be evaluated and select the purpose of the visa.
Step 2: For information on the ANZSCO description of the chosen occupation, log in to http://www.abs.gov.au and enter the ANZSCO code for the selected occupation.
In this part, you will see the acronym for each list. In general, there are 4 groups of lists in Australia that you can choose from:
Step 3: The evaluation entity designated for the chosen occupation will appear, see nominate an occupation to obtain detailed information on the evaluation criteria of the responsible entity for the chosen occupation.
Step 4: Sign in to request or continue the assessment.
Step 5: Click Apply or Follow Up on Application and fill out the online application form. When you submit your application online, upload the required documents in high-quality scans. The more information you can contribute, the better. Please note: If you want your application to be processed as a priority, you must select this option in your application when submitting it.
Step 6: Your application will be assigned to an evaluation officer and, if additional documents are required, you will be notified by email.
Step 7: Once your skills assessment application is complete, you will be able to view and download the skills assessment results letter from the online portal. This answer can be obtained between 3 and 6 weeks. If you require support to comply with all the requirements raised by the authority in charge of evaluating you, at Visado we will help you to prepare all the relevant documentation so that you can apply for and obtain your skilled visa.
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