Hundreds and thousands of Indians are flocking to Australia to explore job opportunities, lifestyle, and culture. Since long, Indian migrants have become a major source of migrants to the destination in various sectors.
The largest number of Indian migrants is settled in and around Victoria, Sydney, and Melbourne even as the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is happy to have Indian migrants.
If you are one of the aspiring candidates, who wish to call Down Under your home, then you will surely like to know how immigration to Australia from India is possible.
Due to strong liking of Australian Government for the Indian migrants it is relatively easy to make a home in Oz, and once you are in the country, it becomes much easier to become its Permanent Resident and Citizen.
How to migrate from India is a question that bothers a large number of the prospective migrants, especially the first time applicants. If you are keen to acquire Permanent Residency (PR) or citizenship, then you need to follow certain rules and regulations fixed by the DIBP.
If you have a professional degree or are an expert in a specific field, then it will be a cakewalk to immigrate to your dream destination, and if you do not have a professional degree, then it will be quite a difficult task to find a right job. Perhaps, if you have a personal net worth to invest or start/acquire a business venture in the country, then you can certainly apply for a Business or Investor Visa.
Under the skilled category, approximately 128,500 new skilled immigrants will be welcomed in the country. Using the online tool SkillSelect candidates can use their education, skills, experience and language to acquire PR in the nation.
SkillSelect, better known as General Skilled Migration (GSM) Programme, has replaced the country’s old Skilled Worker Visas. It is a point based system and has five subclasses. To qualify, the candidates must score the minimum passing score, i.e., 60.
The five visa subclasses are:
To be considered for the GSM Programme, the candidates have to meet the basic eligibility requirements. The following list is certainly not a comprehensive list of the parameters on the basis of which the conditions of eligibility are decided, but it gives the prospective immigrants an idea of the basic requirements.
Immigration to Australia from India can become easier if you consult a professional immigration consultant. Though if you want, you can visit the website of DIBP and use the information given to submit your application on your own.