General Skilled Migration

The General Skilled Migration program is aimed at highly skilled workers (Subclass 189/190/489)

Australian Skilled Migration can assist with a number of visa options for skilled workers.

The General Skilled Migration Program is aimed at skilled workers in particular occupations willing to migrate to Australia to improve Australia’s workforce.

We specialise in three types of General Skilled Migration Visas:

To be eligible to apply for the above visas, applicants must first lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply for skilled migration.

Your occupation must be listed on the Skilled Occupation List

Select the option that applies to you:

Skilled individuals have three options when applying for Permanent Residency through General Skilled Migration

Option 1

You do not wish to be sponsored by a State/Territory or Family member in Australia

Option 2

You wish to be sponsored by and Australian State or Territory

Option 3

You have a family member in Australia who is willing to sponsor you

Take our free online points test to find out if you may be eligible to apply for General Skilled Migration

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.

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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.

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

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