General Skilled Migration

The General Skilled Migration program is aimed at highly skilled workers (Subclass 189/190/491/191)

Skilled Migration Program

The General Skilled Migration program is for skilled individuals or families looking to permanently migrate to Australia, to fill Australia’s skill shortages. Visas within the General Skilled Migration program are points tested and are either independent, State / Territory sponsored or family-sponsored permanent visas.

The Skilled Occupation List determines which occupations are eligible to apply for permanent residency through the General Skilled Migration program

Work and study in Australia permanently and sponsor family

The 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. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 65 points on the point assessment to be eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189). To apply for this visa, an applicant 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 Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa has been granted, the visa holder and accompanying family members are are able to live, work and study in Australia as permanent residents.

189 Visa

189 Visa Fed Pomer APPROVED

FED, PHILIPPINES, 189 VISA

“My sincerest thank you goes to each and everyone in the Australian Skilled Migration team for helping me in my visa processing and turning my dream into a reality

Points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian State or Territory government

The Skilled Nominated Visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian State or Territory government. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 65 points on a points assessment to be eligible to apply for a Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) and must be nominated by a participating State or Territory government in Australia. To apply for this visa, you must submit an expression of interest (EOI) and be invited by SkillSelect.

190 Visa

ALJAY, PHILIPPINES, TSS VISA

“ASM give 100% support to the applicant and full information about anything that the applicant needs to know. From the processing and passing of VETASSESS, any information and steps that the applicant needs are provided. ASM are very open and always available”

The 489 visa is closed and has been replaced by the 491 visa

 

Come to Australia and live in a regional area for up to five years

The Skilled Regional Visa is designed to encourage skilled workers to live and work is specified regional parts of Australia for up to five years. Applicants must be sponsored by an Australian relative who is living in a designated area, or by a State or Territory government.

491 Visa

JOHN PAUL, PHILIPPINES, TSS VISA

“The team is truly professional in handling all documents and assisting despite time pressures. Thank you all ASM, I hope you can change many more lives.”

This Visa will allow Subclass 494 and 491 visa holders to transition to permanent residency

The subclass 191 skilled regional visa will be open to new applications in November 2022.

191 Visa

What is your situation?

I am not sponsored by anyone

Points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory.

State
will sponsor me

The Skilled Nominated Visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian State or an Australian Territory government.

My family will sponsor me

The Skilled Regional Visa is designed to encourage skilled workers to live and work is specified regional parts of Australia for up to five years.

Employer will sponsor me

Employer Sponsored Visas allow skilled overseas workers to live and work in Australia for their nominating Australian employer. Visa applicants must be qualified.

I am a New Zealand citizen

Visa holders who have been contributing to the Australian economy can apply for Permanent Residency. If granted this visa they can apply for Australian Citizenship after 1 year.

Self-assessment tools & information

Is my skill on the
skilled occupation list?

To meet the relevant criteria for some skilled visas you must have an occupation that is listed.

Get the list 

How many points do I score in the points test?

You must score a minimum of 65 points to be eligible. Use our calculator to find out if you qualify.

Let’s go

Where can I find more info on invitation rounds?

Invitation rounds for General Skilled Migration run once a month. Have a look at the current round and past rounds. 

Learn more

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Not sure what visa you could be eligible for?

Australian visas can be confusing, especially if you might have more than one option. Use our Visa Finder to view your visa options. 

Want to speak to someone about your case?

Not sure where to go from here or if you would even be eligible for an Australian Visa? Speak to an experienced migration agent today.