Skilled Work Visa

Pathway to permanent residency for people with experience & qualifications.

Skilled Migrants can choose from the General Skilled Migration Program or the Employer Sponsored Stream as pathways to migrate to Australia

General Skilled Migration (GSM) program and visa options:

The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is for skilled individuals looking to permanently migrate to Australia with work experience and/or qualifications in demand in Australia. SkillSelect is used to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to apply for visas under GSM. Visas under SkillSelect Stream are points tested. 

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) determines which occupations are eligible to apply for permanent residency through the General Skilled Migration program.

Points-tested permanent residency visa for skilled workers.

Points-tested permanent residency visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian State or Territory government.

Allows skilled workers live in a regional area of Australia for up to five years.

Allows Subclass 494 and 491 visa holders to transition to permanent residency.

Employer-Sponsored Stream and visa options:

The Employer-Sponsored Stream allows skilled individuals and their families to live and work in Australia. Visa holder must be nominated or ‘sponsored’ by an approved Australian employer and must be qualified or have sufficient working experience in an occupation listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

Allows skilled workers and their families to live and work in Australia for an approved business for up to four years.

Permanent residency visa for skilled workers who have a nominating employer in Australia.

Permanent residency visa for skilled workers who have a nominating employer in regional Australia.

Allows skilled workers sponsored by an Australian employer to live and work in a regional area for up to five years.

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Skilled Work Visa FAQs

This visa allows people with skills, qualifications and experience in demand in Australia to work, live and in most cases permanently migrate in Australia.

  • Your Occupation must be listed in Medium & Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) or Regional Occupation List (ROL)
  • You must be 18-44 years of age for Skill Select Stream or any age for Temporary Skills Shortage Stream
  • You must have relevant work experience (case-by-case basis) to your nominated occupation
  • You must have educational qualification/s recognised by a Relevant Assessing Authority
  • You must demonstrate English Language Ability
  • You must have a favourable letter from a Relevant Skills Assessing Authority (case-by-case basis)
  • You can apply:
    • independently; without a sponsor, or
    • with sponsorship by an approved Australian employer or
    • with sponsorship by a State of Territory government or
    • with sponsorship by a relative living in a regional area.

Please contact us for more information on the requirements.

Skilled work visa applications processing times vary. A well-presented visa application prepared by Australian migration law professionals may reduce further delays due to incomplete and insufficient documents.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) application is free.

Visa Application Charge (Government Fee) for Temporary Skills Shortage Stream visa application starts at $1265 for and $4045 for Skill Select Stream.

You might also have to pay other costs like health checks, police certificates and biometrics. 

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“Thank you very much MSA for all your help this year.

Your team was instrumental in advancing my Australian Permanent Residency application & taking it to a progress more than I ever did on my own!

May you continue to remain inspired in helping other people fulfil their aspiration of building a life in Australia.”

Celeste O.

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