Are you based in India, and wish to know how to migrate to Australia from India? If yes, read the edit!
The involved nations are active members of the Commonwealth of Nations and they are proud of their economic, lingual, political, security and sports ties. Over the years, the relationship between both the countries has further strengthened, and today India-born Australians have become the fourth largest community in the country and Punjabi has become the fastest growing language there in.
In almost all Australian states, there are many associations and organizations formed by the Indian migrants in Oz. There are also several Indian schools and ethnic publications. Thus, they never feel away from home.
The ‘Land of Opportunities’ is an ideal country for migrants from a highly populated country, like India. In India, the competition is tough and opportunities are very limited and thus a large number of the overseas immigration-motivated aspirants from India migrate to the Australian shores to explore rewarding job opportunities, and live a better life.
The Indian manpower is recognized worldwide, and due to numerous reasons, the ‘Land of Kangaroos’ is their first choice. Majority of the prospective migrants eye the overseas hotspot’s Permanent Residency (PR) status. It allows them to live and work in the country indefinitely.
To entertain such migrants, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has introduced several attractive visa programmes. However, your visa application will be entertained ONLY if you have a good health and character certificate.
And once you fulfill the set requirements, you are a free bird in the country, to live, work and/or study at your own will. You can also sponsor your spouse/partner/relative or parents, if they meet the eligibility conditions.
General Skilled Migration Stream
This scheme has been developed for the skilled professionals and workers to come to the country. Applicants are selected through a points based system, and to qualify, one requires scoring a minimum of 60 points. You can choose one of the following streams: Skilled Independent Visa 189, State Nominated Visa 190, and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa –Subclass 489.
Thereafter, you must select an occupation from the one of the following lists: Skilled Occupation List (SOL), Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL), and State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL).
Once you are sure of your decision, you can contact the Australian High Commission located in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi–the capital city of India. The consulate at the High Commission will study your credentials and skills and will further assist you and help you know how can you convert the same into a PR Visa.
Who Have An Edge?
Those who possess the following requirements have a better chance, and are more likely to successfully migrate to Down Under: Those who have lived and worked in ‘Oz’ for at least two years, scored maximum passing marks, possess experience in the relevant occupation, possess good health and character certificate, and have good communication skills.
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