It is always easier to complete a short assessment form for quick feedback.
While there are different skilled migration point-tested visa subclasses, we explain the most popular one, subclass 189, as an example below.
This visa subclass has two streams. New Zealand stream for eligible NZ citizens and Point Tested Stream for invited workers with the minimum points.
To apply for the pint-tested stream, you will need to:
- Be between 18 and 45 years when you make the application
- Have a qualification under the Occupation List
- Have your skills and qualification(s) assessed by the relevant Australian authorities
- Have 65 points based on the Australian immigration point-based system
- Have an English level equivalent to score 6 on the IELTS or any other English test required for migration to Australia.
This is a permanent visa that lets you live and work in Australia indefinitely. After four years of law full residence in Australia and one year of permanent residency, you can apply for citizenship. Under normal conditions, you will receive your citizenship certificate nearly a year after you lodge your citizenship application.
- Processing time: Department of Home Affairs normally updates the average processing time of visa applications. Please click hereto have a quick look.
- Government fees and charges: Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website to calculate your application charges as they change every year. Please bear in mind that the assessment of your credentials ad nomination fees are also part of the overall costs.
You may also google “Visa pricing estimator – Immigration and citizenship”. Hopefully this will take you to a page where you are asked to enter the number of applicants and further details. Then you will be given an estimate of your visa application charge.
- Professional fees: There is no set fee for lawyers or migration agents. They may charge you hourly or a lump sum. It also depends on the number of applicants and whether they need to have their skills assessed or not. The best way is to contact lawyers or migration agents individually and ask for a detailed information.