MIGRATION

Most Popular Visas

Skilled Migration Visas

Visa Summary

This visa lets invited workers with skills we need live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

With this visa, you can

  • stay in Australia permanently
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • if eligible, become an Australian citizen

Visa Requirements

  • have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • have a suitable skill assessment for the nominated occupation
  • submit EOI and obtain a score of 65 points
  • meet English requirement

Cost

  • Main application charge AUD $4,045
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $2,020
  • Additional application charge under 18 AUD $1,015

Visa Summary

This visa lets nominated skilled workers live and work in Australia as permanent residents.

With this visa, you can

  • stay in Australia permanently
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • if eligible, become an Australian citizen

Visa Requirements

  • nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications and is on the relevant state/territory sponsored occupation list
  • have a suitable skill assessment for the nominated occupation
  • submit EOI and obtain a score of 65 points
  • obtained state sponsorship and be invited to apply
  • meet the English requirement

Cost

  • Main application charge AUD $4,045
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $2,020
  • Additional application charge under 18 AUD $1,010

Employer Sponsored Visas

Visa Summary

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

With this visa, you can

  • live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Visa Requirements

  • must be nominated by an Australian employer
  • must meet the requirements for skills, licensing registration or membership and English ability
  • must have an occupation on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations
  • must be under 45 years of age when you apply

Visa Categories

  • Direct Entry stream
  • Labour agreement stream
  • Temporary Residence Transition stream

Cost

  • For Nomination AUD $540

For Visa application

First instalment, payable at time of visa application

  • Main application charge AUD $4,045
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $2,025
  • Additional application charge under 18 AUD $1,010

Second instalment, payable prior the grant of visa

  • For Secondary applicants who is at least 18
    or older and has less than Functional English
    AUD $4890

Visa Summary

This visa allows skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

With this visa, you can

  • live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Visa Requirements

  • must have an Australian employer nominating you to work in a position in regional Australia
  • must meet the requirements for skills, licensing registration or membership and English ability
  • must have an occupation on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations
  • must be under 45 years of age when you apply

Visa Categories

  • Direct Entry stream
  • Temporary Residence Transition stream

Cost

  • For RCB Assessment Varies depending on the state
  • For Nomination Nil

For Visa application

First instalment, payable at time of visa application

  • Main application charge AUD $4,045
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $2,025
  • Additional application charge under 18 AUD $1,010

Second instalment, payable prior the grant of visa

  • For Secondary applicants who is at least 18
    or older and has less than Functional English
    AUD $4890

Visa Summary

This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill.

The TSS visa is a temporary visa, the visa consists of the short-term, medium-term and labour agreement streams. The visa allows the applicant to work in Australia for up to four years. Especially for applicant who hold medium-term stream visa, if the applicant has worked for the same employer for 3 years on TSS visa he/she may be eligible for permanent resident visa via 186 or 187 TRT pathway

Application requirement for sponsors

  • your business must be legally established and currently operating
  • The department must not be aware of any adverse information about you or anyone associated with you that affects your suitability as a sponsor

Employer must pay the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy

  • For small businesses AUD $1,200 per year

    annual turnover less than AUD $10 million

  • For other businesses AUD $1,800 per year

    annual turnover of AUD $10 million or more

The position associated with the nomination must be genuine

  • Must conduct labour market testing
  • If the nominee will be paid an annual salary of less than AUD$250,000, you must determine and show us that you will pay the nominee at least the annual market salary rate (AMSR) for the nominated position. The current AMSR rate is indicated to be AUD$53,900

Visa Categories

For short-term stream applicants:

  • be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible short-term skilled occupations
  • have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation
  • have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt

For Medium-term stream applicants:

  • be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations
  • have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation
  • have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt
  • can work in Australia for up to 4 years, the applicant may be eligible to apply PR via 186 or 187 TRT pathway

Cost

  • For Standard Business Sponsorship AUD $420
  • For Nomination AUD $330

For Visa application

For short-term stream

  • Main application charge AUD $1,265
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $1,265
  • Additional application charge 18 AUD $320

For medium-term stream

  • Main application charge AUD $2,645
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $2,645
  • Additional application charge 18 AUD $660

Visa Summary

This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker

Visa Categories

  • Employer Sponsored stream
  • Labour Agreement stream
  • Subsequent entrant

With this visa, you can (Employer Sponsored stream)

  • live, work and study only in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • if eligible, apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time your visa is granted

Visa Requirements (Employer Sponsored stream)

  • be nominated to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • have at least 3 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation
  • have a relevant skills assessment, unless an exemption applies
  • work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless an exemption applies
  • be under 45 years of age, unless an exemption applies
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency

Specified Region (Employer Sponsored stream)

You can live, work and study only in a designated regional area. Designated regional areas include all of Australia except for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

Pathways to permanent residence
(Employer Sponsored stream)

Cost

First instalment, payable at time of visa application:

  • Main application charge AUD $4,045
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $2,025
  • Additional application charge under 18 AUD $1,010

Second instalment, payable prior the grant of visa:

  • For Secondary applicants who is at least 18
    or older and has less than Functional English
    AUD $4890

Family and Partner Visas

Basic Eligibility

  • You must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is Australian citizen, Australian permanent and eligible New Zealand citizen
  • you apply for the temporary and the permanent partner visas together

Subclass 309 Summary

  • This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 100).
  • Be outside Australia when you apply for this visa

Subclass 100 Summary

  • This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanent. It is usually granted to people who hold a temporary partner visa (Subclass 309)
  • In most cases, continue to be in a genuine and ongoing relationship with your partner

Cost

  • Main application charge AUD $7,715
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $3,860
  • Additional application charge under 18 AUD $1,935

Basic Eligibility

  • You must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is Australian citizen, Australian permanent and eligible New Zealand citizen
  • You apply for the temporary and the permanent partner visas together

Subclass 820 Summary

  • This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).
  • Be inside Australia when you apply for this visa

Subclass 100 Summary

  • This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently. It is usually granted to people who hold a temporary partner visa (Subclass 820)
  • In most cases, continue to be in a genuine and ongoing relationship with your partner
  • You must hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

Cost

  • Main application charge AUD $7,715
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $3,860
  • Additional application charge under 18 AUD $1,935

Visa Summary

This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

With this visa, you can

  • move to or stay in Australia as a permanent resident 
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenshipif eligible

Visa Requirements

  • have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • the applicant must be able to obtain an assurance of support from an eligible assurer. The assurer can be the eligible child of the applicant, a natural person or a body who is able to pass the income test
  • the applicant must meet the balance-of-family test where at least half of your children is either an Australian citizen, and Australian Permeant resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • the assurer needs to provide financial support for the applicant so the applicant will not have to rely on government assistance after she/he enters Australia on this visa
  • meet all applicable visa conditions and follow Australian law
  • not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa

Apply for a Parent Visa (subclass 103) as a retiree

If you apply for the subclass 103 visa as retiree you do not have to:

  • Meet the balance of family test, or
  • Have a sponsor or and assurance of support

Cost

First instalment, payable at time of visa application:

  • Main application charge AUD $4,350
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $2,175
  • Additional application charge 18- AUD $1,090

Second instalment, payable prior the grant of visa:

  • Per Person AUD $2,065

Visa Summary

This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

With this visa, you can

  • move to or stay in Australia as a permanent resident 
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenshipif eligible

Visa Requirements

  • have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
  • meet the balance-of-family test, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathways or hold a Subclass 173 visa
  • the applicant must be able to obtain an assurance of support from an eligible assurer. The assurer can be the eligible child of the applicant, a natural person or a body who is able to pass the income test
  • the assurer needs to provide financial support for the applicant so the applicant will not have to rely on government assistance after she/he enters Australia on this visa
  • meet all applicable visa conditions and follow Australian law
  • not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa

Apply for a Parent Visa (subclass 143) as a retiree

If you apply for the subclass 143 visa as retiree you do not have to:

  • Meet the balance of family test, or
  • Have a sponsor or and assurance of support

Cost

  • Main application charge AUD $4,155
  • Additional application charge 18+ AUD $1,400
  • Additional application charge 18- AUD $705
  • Contributory fee Per Person AUD$43,600

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