Are you an overseas professional looking to migrate to Australia? Skilled migration remains one of the most popular pathways to Australia permanent residency. With its strong economy, diverse culture and excellent quality of life, it is not surprising that more people are opting for skilled migration over other options.
Whether you’re a doctor, engineer, IT specialist or any other professional, you can use the skilled migration pathway to gain permanent residency in Australia.
Types of Skilled Migration Visas
There are three main types of skilled migration visas available in Australia. These are the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visa, Employer Sponsored Visas and Regional Visas.
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa is the most popular and allows you to live, work and study in Australia as a permanent resident. You can also obtain secondary residence rights if your partner or parent has permanent residence rights in Australia. This visa requires that you meet certain eligibility criteria such as age, language proficiency and qualifications. You will also need to demonstrate that you have suitable work experience.
The Employer Sponsored Visas allow employers to sponsor overseas professionals for permanent residence in Australia based on their relevant skills and qualifications. This is a good option if you already have an employer who is willing to sponsor you.
Regional Visas are available for people who want to live, work and study in regional areas of Australia, such as Tasmania or the Northern Territory.
Visa applicaiton process
Once you have decided which type of visa is best for your circumstances, you can begin the application process. This begins with a skills assessment from an approved body and then you will need to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) which outlines your skills and work experience.
Following this, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will assess your EOI against their criteria and you may be invited to lodge a visa application. This is when you will need to submit supporting documents such as police checks, health assessments, character references etc. Finally, if your application is successful, the visa will be granted.
Obtaining a Skilled Migration Visa With Past Work Experience
If you have prior work experience in your chosen field, this may also help to increase your chances of obtaining a skilled migration visa. You can use your past work experience to demonstrate that you have the skills and qualifications needed for successful migration. You will need to provide evidence of your previous employment such as references and pay slips.
How Lumos Global can help you ?
If you are looking to migrate to Australia, it is important to ensure that all of your paperwork is in order and that you have the right skills and qualifications for the visa type that you are applying for.
The experienced team at Lumos Global can provide comprehensive advice and support to ensure that your visa application is successful. They will help you to understand the different types of visas available and provide guidance on what steps need to be taken in order for you to have the best chance of success. With their assistance, you can rest assured that all aspects of your visa application are taken care of and managed professionally.