Relocating to Tasmania might be your easiest and most convenient way of obtaining your Australian citizenship. Did you know that Tasmania has no occupation ceiling for visa’s being offered in a specific career? This means that even if your skill did not make the cut for a Work Visa and Residency on the main land, Tasmania would still welcome migrants whose occupations are listed on the Skilled Occupation List.
Tasmania is home to one of the best known World Heritage wilderness sites. This Australian Island state offers great food and wine, compact cities and clean air. Hobart is gateway to historic Port Arthur, the wildlife of Bruny Island and Maria Island, and breath-taking Wineglass Bay in Freycinet. The capital is Hobart where a quieter but bustling community forms the basis of their growing industry. While the rest of Australia might complain of exaggerated property prices Tasmania is still extremely affordable.
The state reserves no limit to the number of visa applicants for a list skill. This means that if visa application for your occupation has been capped by other Australian states you still have many options in Tasmania. And to sweeten the deal the state is also willing to sponsor you!
While applicants must, of course, still meet Australian Immigration requirements the state has broadened the spectrum to accept applications from candidates whose occupations fall under the State Migration Plan as well as Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL).
This has allowed professionals from hundreds of more occupations to migrate to Australia, with the state of Tasmania willing to sponsor them.
The Tasmanian Government actively pursues skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and its cultural diversity.
Prospective skilled migrants can apply to the Department of State Growth for a Tasmanian Government state nomination.
State nomination visas have a number of advantages.
State nomination gives applicants extra points to help meet the Department of Immigration and Border Patrol (DIBP)’s 60 point threshold. To check your points click on the interactive points calculator (state nomination provides 5 points for the 190 and 10 points for the 489).
Applicants receive priority processing at the DIBP, speeding up the time it takes to be issued a visa.
State nominations have no occupation ceilings and once you are nominated in SkillSelect you can immediately apply for a visa.
Staff from the Department of State Growth Business and Skilled Migration Unit provide support to applicants during the application process and at the time successful applicants arrive in Tasmania.
Applicants for state nominated visas have more occupations to choose from with access to the State Migration Plan PDF, 88.78 KB and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) (people applying for the Skilled Independent visa must use the short Skilled Occupation List).
The two general skilled migration visas that require state government nomination are the skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) which is a permanent resident visa, and the skilled regional visa (subclass 489) which is a provisional visa.