General Skilled Migration to Australia - 6 Visa classes for working in Australia

general skilled migration to australiaGeneral skilled migration to Australia is one of the most common ways to immigrate to Australia. It allows applicants to get a work visa on the grounds of:

  • A job offer (sponsorship) from an Australian employer.
  • A particular state or territory wishing to nominate an individual.
  • A family member being able to act as the immigrant's sponsor.
  • An person who have studied in Australia and now wants to work there.
  • The applicant has sufficient points to make an independent application, i.e. without nomination, sponsorship or relevant studies.

The basic requirements for applying for general skilled migration to Australia

Applications for seneral skilled migration to Australia must meet some general requirements:

  • You must be able to nominate a profession that is on a skilled occupation list.
  • You must be able to obtain a positive skills assessment in their nominated occupation.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 45.
  • Most applicants need to have a formal English language test.
  • Completion of one or more suitable qualifications after at least two years of study in Australia. This is only applicable to some visas.
  • In some cases it will be necessary to make an Expression of Interest application via SkillSelect and receive an invitation to apply for a visa before you can lodge your general skilled migration application.

The General Skilled Migration classes

General skilled migration to Australia has six classes:

Who can help you?

Only registered or exempt licensed immigration agents can assist you with skilled migration to Australia.

This means you must never use the services of an agent who does not appear on the MARA website.

Also beware of agents outside of Australia offering only DIBP numbers. This number looks very official but it is simply used for administrative purposes. A DIBP number does not represent and endorsement of the agent by the Australian government!

Please feel free to check the credentials of our registered migration agent's details on the official Migration Agents Registration Authority website.

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