Skilled – Independent, Regional & Sponsored Migration
Australian immigration regulations allow highly qualified persons to enter Australia under the skilled migration program. In order to apply for an Australian skilled visa, there are number of requirements which need to be met.
The Department of Immigration will look at the following aspects; age, qualifications, nominated occupation, work experience etc. In addition to satisfying the criteria, your occupation must be on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL).
Partner – Onshore, Offshore & Prospective Marriage Visas
Married partners (opposite-sex spouses) and de facto (unmarried) partners, including those in a same-sex relationship, of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen may be granted a visa to enter Australia and remain permanently under the Partner category.
The visa applicant must satisfy the legal criteria to be eligible for the visa, as well as satisfy health and character criteria. In some circumstances, an Assurance of Support may also be required.
Family – Child, Parent & Aged Parent Visas
The Family Stream facilitates the reunion of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens with their close family members.
The Remaining Relative Visa allows people to join their brothers, sisters or parents who are their only near relatives and who usually reside in Australia.
Working Holiday Visas – Travel As You Earn
People aged 18 to 30 years (i.e. you must have turned 18, but not turned 31, at the time of your visa application) who are interested in a working holiday in Australia of up to 12 months may apply for a working holiday visa.
A Working Holiday Visa is valid for 12 months after the date of entry. If you wish to stay in Australia for longer than 12 months, in some cases you will be able to apply for a second Working Holiday Visa.
Tourist – ETA, eVisitor & Sponsored Family Visitor Visas
A tourist visa will allow you to temporarily visit Australia for a holiday, recreational purposes, or to visit family and friends. Some tourists may also be eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or an eVisitor.
A tourist Visa may also allow you to visit Australia for other non-work short-term purposes such as study for less than three months.