GSM VISA

GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa is specifically issued to individuals with special skills and willing to settle in Australia. EPA being a one window facilitator in Australian immigration services provides consultation, assessment and visa services for GSM category. This visa is applicable for individuals who are able to get sponsorship of an Australian employer. Your application for skilled visas for Australia in subject to test score obtained in this Skill Select program. Apart from required skill and experience, relevant knowledge of English is an important parameter in determining your eligibility for obtaining Australian skilled visa.

Skilled Independent Visa (SUBCLASS 189)

This skilled visa is meant for immigrants planning to settle in Australia permanently. You need to attain a score of at least 65 in SkillSelect program to be eligible for this Australian visa subclass 189. Applicants need to be less than 45 years of age and must possess enough skill as required by their profession of choice. This chosen profession must have a mention in Australia’s SOL (skilled occupation list). Candidates opting for this visa class need not have an Australian sponsor.

ABOUT

The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory.
Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) applicants must obtain a minimum of 65 points on the point assessment.

To apply for this visa, you must submit an expression of interest (EOI) and be invited by SkillSelect.

Upon receiving an invitation to apply for this visa, you have 60 days to submit your application.

Once the 189 Visa (Skilled Independent) Visa has been granted, the visa holder and accompanying family members are are able to live, work and study in Australia as permanent residents.

Applying for a 189 Visa
To be eligible to apply for a 189 Skilled Independent Visa, applicants must:

• have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
• complete a successful skill assessment for the relevant occupation
• have at least competent English
• score at least 65 points. Calculate your points

ELIGIBILITY

189 Visa Eligibility
You may be able to apply for a 189 Skilled Independent Visaif you meet the following requirements:

OCCUPATION & SKILLS
Your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.

You must perform a successful skill assessment through the authorised assessing authority to show that you have the skills and qualifications to work in your chosen occupation.

POINTS TEST & INVITATION
You must lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply for this visa

You must score a minimum of 65 points to be invited to apply, however, invitations are often issued to applicants with more than 65 points.

The most recent invitation round outlines the point scores which attracted invitations. There are also some occupations which require more than 65 points to be considered.

You must meet the points score eligibility at the time you are invited to apply

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

This immigration visa subclass 190 is also for applicants desirous of settling in this county permanently. Candidates need not have obtained the requisite marks of 65 for applying for this visa. However, sponsorship by a state government or territorial government authority is mandatory for this visa class. Applicants must also be below 45 years of age and demonstrate required skill for the job applied for.

ABOUT

General

The 190 State Sponsored Visa allows you to

• stay in Australia permanently
• work and study in Australia
• enrol in Medicare (Australia’s public healthcare system)
• sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
• travel to and from Australia for 5 years
• apply for Australian Citizenship (If eligible)

Nomination

Applicants must be nominated for by an Australian state or territory government agency before applying for the 190 visa.

If you are nominated by a state or territory, the Department of Home Affairs will invite you to apply for the visa.

Each state and territory government agency has its own eligibility criteria.

Include your family

ELIGIBILITY

You may be eligible for the 190 Visa
You may be able to apply for a Skilled Nominated Subclass Subclass 190 Visa if you meet the following requirements:

STATE OR TERRITORY NOMINATION

You must be Nominated by an Australian State or Territory. Each State and Territory Government have their own list of eligible occupations and may have specific requirements for skills and work experience.

OCCUPATION & SKILLS

Your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.

You must perform a successful skill assessment through the authorised assessing authority to show that you have the skills and qualifications to work in your chosen occupation.

POINTS TEST & INVITATION

You must lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply for this visa

Skilled Work Regional Visa (Provisional) (Subclass 491)

The Subclass 491 Visa Australia offers a significant opportunity for skilled professionals to work in regional areas. Valid for 5 years, this visa necessitates a nomination from a state or a qualifying family member. It aims to bridge regional skill shortages, as outlined in the comprehensive Subclass 491 Visa Occupation List. To be eligible, one must fulfill the precise 491 Visa requirements. While the 491 Visa processing time can differ, this pathway opens the door to potential permanent residency in Australia.
This immigration visa subclass 190 is also for applicants desirous of settling in this county permanently. Candidates need not have obtained the requisite marks of 65 for applying for this visa. However, sponsorship by a state government or territorial government authority is mandatory for this visa class. Applicants must also be below 45 years of age and demonstrate required skill for the job applied for.

ABOUT

The 491 visa allows skilled workers live in a regional area of Australia for up to five years.

You must be invited to apply for this visa. To do so, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

491 visa holders can:

-> Live, work and study in Australia for up to five years
-> Include immediate family
-> Study in Australia
-> Transition to permanent residency (if eligible)

Nomination or Sponsorship

You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency or be sponsored by an eligible relative.

Score 65 points

You must score 65 points in order to receive an invitation to apply for this visa. Calculate your points.

ELIGIBILITY

Applying for a 491 (Provisional) Visa
You may be able to apply for a 491 Visa if you meet the following requirements:

OCCUPATION & SKILLS

Your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.

You must perform a successful skill assessment through the authorised assessing authority to show that you have the skills and qualifications to work in your chosen occupation.

POINTS TEST & INVITATION

You must lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply for this visa

You must score a minimum of 65 points to be invited to apply, however, invitations are often issued to applicants with more than 65 points.

The most recent invitation round outlines the point scores which attracted invitations. There are also some occupations which require more than 65 points to be considered.

GSM SUBCLASSES

General skilled migration visa allows skilled people to work and live in Australia. It is a points-based system and the most common form of migration to Australia. It is aimed at highly employable people in occupations with skill shortages willing to migrate to Australia to improve the workforce.

Skilled Independent visa – Subclass 189
Skilled Nominated visa – Subclass 190
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – Subclass 491

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Benefits Of Having A Skilled Independent Visa

Live, study or work in Australia for an indefinite period

Enrol in Medicare

Get eligible for Australian citizenship

Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residency

Leave and re-enter Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted