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General Skilled Migration Program

Have you ever heard of General Skilled Migration program? Who are eligible for this program? How do I apply for it?

I believe many questions are lingering on your mind already. So, let’s find out!

General Skilled Migration is a program that allows skilled people to migrate and work in Australia temporarily or even permanently. This visa program is point tested, which means applicants must satisfy the minimum point requirement. Skilled applicants are able to apply for this skilled migration visa program by independent, state/territory sponsorship, or eligible relative’s sponsorship.

Skilled workers around the world whose occupation and education are registered in the skilled occupation list are welcomed to apply for this visa program.

General Skilled Migration program has three different visa subclasses. These visa subclasses have different criteria and requirement.

For further information about the General Skilled Visa subclasses, please check the details below.

General Skilled Migration Benefits:

  • Allows you to work, live and study in Australia.
  • Able to enrol in Australian public healthcare scheme.
  • Able to sponsor your family to Australia.
  • Permanent Visa allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.
  • Give you a pathway to become an Australian citizen.
Subclass 189

Skilled Independent Visa

Subclass 189 Visa is a permanent visa that allows skilled migrants and New Zealand Citizen to work and live anywhere in Australia indefinitely.

Subclass 189 Visa is offered through a point tested basis and you don’t need a sponsor to apply for this visa.

  • You must have an occupation on the relevant skilled list.
  • You must have a positive skills assessment for the occupation.
  • You must be able to score a minimum of 65 points.
  • You must be no more than 45 years of age.
  • You must show a proficient English ability.
  • You must be invited to apply for this visa by the Australian government.
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Subclass 190