General Skilled Migration

General Skilled Migration Visa Categories:

Australia has a number of visa options for individuals who wish to work or invest in Australia. These visas are designed to target genuine skill shortages, diversify business expertise and increase entrepreneurial talent, without displacing Australian workers.

Some of the visa options in GSM are as follows

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

Features

This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:


Eligibility

You must:


Length of stay

Permanently


Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-tested) stream

Features

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

For the Skilled Independent (Points-tested) stream you need to submit an expression of interest.

If you are a New Zealand citizen you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream.


Eligibility

You must:


Length of stay

Permanently


Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

Features

This visa allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.


Eligibility

You must:


Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

Features


Eligibility

You must:


Length of stay

Up to four years