Australia has been experiencing a period of rapid economic growth in recent years. The number of industries has begun expanding because of this. Consequently, business has been booming in a variety of sectors meaning that there are so many career opportunities that are available for skilled migrant workers. Add this to the fact that the quality of life is enviable, educational opportunities are abundant, the healthcare system is one of the best in the world AND all the other positives, and you’ll quickly understand why so many skilled people see their futures in Australia.
Skilled Migration Australia
The Australian Government fully recognises the importance of attracting professional, skilled individuals to work in the country. Accordingly, they make sure that the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Medium Long term Skilled Shortage List (MLTSSL) is kept up to date in order to accurately reflect the Australian labour market needs.
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is a points-tested, unique system that is rolled out in three stages. To maximise your likelihood of being extended an invitation to apply, your application needs to be both entirely complete and accurate. To enhance your chances of your application being successful and that no mistakes are made, or information is omitted, Active Migration can help.
To date, we have aided many people from all over the world to make Australia their home. We understand the worries you’ll have, believe us. With these in mind, we can help allay them by providing you with bespoke help and advice on securing the visa you need to enjoy everything Australia has to offer you and your family.
Applying For Australian Permanent Visa Subclass 190
Australian permanent visa 190 holders are not citizens but residents of Australia. When you hold this visa, you are entitled to freely leave and re-enter the country without breaching any immigration regulations and laws. In fact, because this type of visa is permanent, if you hold it, you will be able to remain in the country indefinitely. Just keep in mind that if you move to live outside Australia’s borders for too long, you could lose your permanent residency status.
Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
Like the Subclass 189 Visa, the Subclass 190 Visa is also for points-tested skilled workers. This particular visa will ensure your permanent residency status to live and work in Australia. One key difference to the 189 visa is that you must be nominated by the territory or state government agency to qualify. Additionally, you will only be eligible for making this visa application if you’re expressly invited.
What you need to do to get everything moving is to submit an expression of interest (which we’ll talk about in more depth shortly). Then, you need to be invited via SkillSelect to make your application. What happens next is that the authorities will check to see if you have a score of at least 60 points in terms of the test factors. If you do, then you qualify!
Moving on to the next stage, when you finally receive your letter of invitation, you need to make completely sure of the following:
- You are not yet 45 years old
- Your nominated occupation is on the relevant skilled occupation list
- You have already found yourself a suitable skills assessment relating to your named occupation
- You have achieved competency in English
- You have accomplished the score you have specified in your letter of invitation
- Finally, that you have been nominated by an Australian territory or state government agency
If you don’t fall under any or all of these categories, don’t panic. Our team is here to help you to achieve your goal of living and working in Australia. We can even discuss options with you that you may not be currently aware of. To date, we have helped thousands of individuals and families to navigate the often-difficult process of getting an Australian visa. Just book a consultation with us to discuss your future.
Lodging and Expression of Interest (EOI)
Once you have explored your visa options, completed a positive skills assessment and have enough points to receive an invitation, you can then lodge your expression of interest (EOI). We passionately believe that to ensure you make all the life choices that are crucial to your future, you should always seek professional guidance and advice at the beginning of your Australian 190 visa journey. This way, you can make a fully informed decision with regards to your future, so you can be confident that you are making the right choices for you and (potentially) your family.
SkillSelect and an EOI
You may already have heard of SkillSelect at some point throughout your Australian journey. It is the name for the Australian Government’s online system for 190 visa applications. It’s imperative to note that although your EOI is valid for 24 calendar months and that it is possible to update it at any point throughout this time, you WILL NOT be able to change it when you have received your invitation.
So, what you MUST do is your absolute best to get this right first time because when you receive your invitation, you’ll only have 60 days to get your application in. That may seem like a long time, but it will go by in a heartbeat. That’s why you need to stay on top of everything that you need to when you need to. You see, if you don’t have the correct documents at the right time to support the claims you stated on your EOI, your Australian visa claim could easily be rejected. But…don’t worry…so long as you are fully prepared before you submit your EOI, you have every chance of it being successful.
Australia is currently crying out for skilled migrant workers. It is also an extremely attractive country in which to live. There’s so much to see and do, it’s safe, the climate is great and the pay is competitive. So, if you’re hoping to begin your journey towards living and working in this great country, contact the team at Active Migration. We look forward to discussing and planning your future with you.