Australian Skilled Visas

VisaEnvoy are here to help and guide you with Expressions of Interest, Skill Assessment applications, State or Family sponsorship, points test applications (subclass 189 and 190 visa) and subclass 485 Skilled Graduate visas.

  • Skilled Visas (Permanent)

    Permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia:

This visa is for invited workers, eligible New Zealand citizens and eligible Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders with skills Australia needs, to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

Applicants must be over 18 and under 45 years of age, with good English language ability, recent relevant skilled work experience and qualifications that are equivalent to Australian standard. You must also nominate an occupation on the appropriate skills list.

An Australian business or sole trader may sponsor a skilled worker to come to Australia if they can demonstrate that you can’t find an Australian citizen or permanent resident with the skills and experience needed for the job. A Business can sponsor workers on either a temporary or a permanent basis.

Employer sponsored visas are designed to enable employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers in circumstances where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian to fill the position. As a result, it should not be used by businesses primarily to “create a position” – for example, in order to facilitate the entry, or stay, of the nominee and/or a family member to Australia rather than using more appropriate visa pathways where available.

A friend cannot sponsor you to come to Australia on a skilled visa.

To be eligible for Employer Sponsored Visas in Australia, you need to have: an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List; minimum of 2 years recent, relevant work experience; but not necessarily qualifications (varies with each occupation) and typically done through the Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482.

The Skilled 189 and 190 , 491, 494 , AU$ 4,640 is the Visa Application Charge for the main applicant.

Book a meeting today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.