This visa is for Australian Permanent Residency. Permanent Residents in Australia are allowed to remain in Australia indefinitely. This visa also allows you to travel to and enter Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted. Once you have obtained your Citizenship, usually after 4 years of living in Australia,you may continue to travel in and out of the country. This Permanent Residency visa allows for your family to join you.
This visa is for you if you:
- are under the age of 45 years.
- have the required competent English language skills
- have your skills and qualifications that meet the Australian standard, for an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (MLTSSL).
You and your family would be permitted to live and work anywhere in Australia upon activation of your visa.
Once your occupation has been confirmed as a skill shortage on the MLTSSL list, we will then calculate your points. Australia requires applicants to score a minimum of 65 points in order to lodge your expression of interest. Draw rounds from the Expression of Interest could be higher depending on the demand by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. Please confirm this with your Migration Consultant. Your points are generally made up of, but not limited to the following criteria: Age, English Language ability, work experience and qualifications, single applicant or partner skills and partner English language ability. You would now be eligible to apply for a Skills Assessment based on the assessing authorities’ criteria.
Your Skills Assessment
The MLTSSL list will advise you on the assessing authority that will assess your application. Please note that for certain trade occupations for certain listed countries, TRA (Trades Recognition of Australia) will ask the assessing authority know as VETASSESS, to conduct the skills assessment on their behalf and also do a technical interview where required or a practical assessment in a workshop environment where required.
Do I need formal Qualifications?
Yes! Australia would require formal qualifications for this visa subclass. Most general/non trade occupations would require a minimum of 1 year of post qualification work experience and a general minimum of 4 years post qualification work experience for trade occupations. Apprenticeships may also be considered on a case by case basis.
The Main Requirements are:
1 x Valid Passport
1 x Academic qualifications
1 x Evidence of work experience for each period of employment
1 x Birth Certificate
1 x Evidence of English Language ability
1 x A clear criminal record (Certain cases can be discussed on a case by case basis, should there be an issue).
1 x A clean bill of health (Certain cases can be discussed on a case by case basis, should there be an issue)