Australia Migration Pathways

Skilled Migration How-To Guide

By The Visas of OZ December 30, 2020

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To apply for a Skilled Migration visa, an applicant must have their skills assessed as suitable by the relevant assessing authority.

Do you have the skills that are in demand in Australia?

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Skills assessment criteria are dependent on the nominated occupation and are determined by each assessing authority.

How your skills will be assessed for migration purposes?

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Points can be allocated for professional skills, qualifications, English language knowledge, age and other attributes

Can you achieve the minimum required score in the points test?

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The results of five acceptable English language tests are classified into five proficiency levels

Do you have the required level of the English language knowledge?

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Professionals cannot apply directly for skilled visas and must first lodge an Expression of Interest in SkillSelect system

How do you lodge an Expression of Interest in the SkillSelect?

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Skilled applicants that are nominated by state or territory governments receive priority processing

Do you need to be nominated by an Australian state or territory?

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Skilled applicants that are nominated by state or territory governments receive priority processing

Can you get an invitation to apply for a skilled visa?

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Visa applicants and their dependants are required to meet certain health criteria prior to visa grant

Do you and members of your family meet health requirements?

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All visa applicants included in the application must be of good character and may be asked to provide police clearance certificates

Do you and members of your family meet character requirements?

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Lodging an application is more complex than just choosing and filling the correct form and paying visa application charges

Can you lodge a valid visa application and receive a grant letter?

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If an individual decides to seek migration assistance, they should engage a registered migration agent

Do you need assistance or can you do it yourself?

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Complete Skilled Visas Eligibility form and provide detailed answers to all questions

Do you want a free assessment of your chances in skilled migration