Australia immigration can be possible through several easy-to-follow visa options up for grabs from Immigration Australia. You can use any of these before you shift to the wonderful immigration hotspot. Your chances of overseas movement increase tremendously in case you are skilled, and your profession is mentioned on the latest Skilled Occupation List (SOL), brought out from time to time by the concerned organization/s.
A skilled worker is basically a person who has been trained, has acquired special skills, knowledge and education in his respective field. He may either have attended a formal university, college or technical training institute or he may also have learned the acquired skills on the job. The concept of skill migration is quite common. Trained workers migrate very often. The one thing that motivates them to move to foreign shores is better opportunity–both in terms of capital and growth within the industry.
The ‘Land of Kangaroos’ is one such country that duly attracts qualified manpower from almost every corner of the world—from India to Ireland, from Canada to Cuba. Down Under does not only provide them prosperous opportunities but it also gives them a feel of home away from home.
If you are a qualified worker and thinking of migration, then no other country is better than Australia as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) provides many subclasses through which you can easily obtain a permit for Australia and move to you dream destination.
Let’s have a look for Skilled Migration Permit Sub-classes to Australia!
Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457): This is a sponsored visa and valid for four years. It permits trained workers to work for their approved sponsor in their specific nominated profession.
Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401): You are eligible to submit an application for the above stated visa if you have been nominated by an approved Australian sponsor, or if you have been nominated to perform an approved activity, and have the required experience and skills.
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400): You are eligible to present an application for the above stated category if you are outside Oz and have knowledge, skills and experience to assist a business in Australia, or have been invited/nominated by an organization to participate in an event, or are needed in the country under exceptional circumstances of national concern.
Special Program visa (subclass 416) for the Seasonal Worker Program: You are eligible to submit an application for the visa if you have been invited/sponsored by a special program sponsor approved by DIBP to be a part of the Seasonal Worker programme.
Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401): To be entitled, you have to be sponsored by an approved sponsor, or are invited/nominated, to undertake an activity and have the required skills and experience, as per the nominated activity.
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190): This category is especially designed for points test skilled professionals who are nominated by the territorial or state authority. It allows the potential applicants to live and work in the immigration hotspot indefinitely. To apply, you have to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI), and thereafter get an invite to apply via skill select.
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188): it is especially designed for people with high business aspirations who intend to start their own business venture, or else join an existing business venture in Oz. You are qualified to submit a petition if you have been nominated by a state or territorial authority and are invited to apply by the DIBP.
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189): It is basically a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) and especially designed for point test skilled professionals who are either sponsored by an approved employer or by a close family member, or have been nominated by a provincial or territorial authority.