Australia Skilled visasThousands of skilled workers migrate to Australia each year to get a taste of the Australia way of life. Numerous pathways exists, and whether you qualify for an Australia Skilled visa will depend on factors such as:
- your age
- your qualifications
- work experience, and
- English language ability
189 – Skilled Independent (Permanent) visaThe Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa is for highly skilled workers who meet the points test, and have their occupation listed on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL).
This is a permanent residence visa which gives the visa holder the freedom to live in any state or territory of their choice.Read more →
190 – Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visaYou may be eligible to apply for a Skilled Nominated visa if you have lodged an Expression of Interest and have been invited to apply by a state or territory government agency.
This visa lets you and any additional applicants live and work in Australia permanently.Read more →
489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visaThe Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa is a temporary four year residence visa for skilled workers who do not meet the requirements for a Skilled Independent or Skilled Nominated visa.
The main applicant and any additional applicants are permitted to live in a designated regional area of Australia. If you have met all the eligibility criteria for you may be able to apply the permanent Skilled Regional visa.Read more →
887 – Skilled Regional (Permanent) visaThe Skilled Regional (Permanent) visa lets you and any additional applicants live in Australia permanently.
To be eligible for this permanent residence visa, you must be the holder of any of the following:Read more →
- Skilled Regional visa (subclass 489)
- Skilled Independent Regional visa (subclass 495)
- Skilled Designated Area Sponsored visa (subclass 496)
- Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475 or 487), or
- Bridging visa A or Bridging visa B after applying for a subclass 495, 487 or 489 visa