The Australian General Skilled Migration Process – Beginning to End!

Nurse Visa Australia

If you are looking to migrate permanently to Australia and you do not have: – An Partner who is Australian (or New Zealand) Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident; – A Job Offer that includes Visa Sponsorship; or – Family in Australia who wish to Sponsor you Your best bet for a visa is likely to be under the ‘General Skilled …

Resident Return Visas (subclasses 155 and 157)

A permanent visa allows you to have residency in Australia indefinitely. However, permanent visas are only granted with a 5-year travel facility. So what happens if you need to go overseas (and more importantly, return to Australia) after you travel facility has expired? Essentially your options are: Apply for a Resident Return Visa (RRV) Apply for Australian Citizenship Applying for …

Investor Visa (subclass 891) – The Pathway to Permanent Residency

The Investor Visa (subclass 891) is a permanent visa that allows a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. In order to be eligible to apply for this visa, a person must: already hold an Investor (Provisional)(Subclass 162) visa. Note: the subclass 162 is no longer open to new applicants, and have maintained …

Provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188)

This temporary visa is intended to attract new investment and business talent to Australia, while providing applicants with a pathway to permanent residence in Australia, via the subclass 888 permanent Business Innovation and Investment Visa. In order to be eligible for the subclass 188 visa, applicants must lodge submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Department’s SkillSelect portal and …

Business Innovation and Investment Visa (subclass 888)- The Pathway to Permanent Residency

The Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888) is a permanent visa that allows a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. In order to be eligible for the subclass 888 visa, a person must first have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory or the Federal Government, and either: hold a …

Australian Investor Visas – Overview

There are two kinds of permanent visas that allow a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. These are the Investor visa (subclass 891) and Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888). Both of these visas require you to make a significant financial investment in Australia (between $1.5 million and $15 million, depending …

My Australian Visa Has Been Refused – What Are My Options Now?

Anybody who has been through the process of applying for an Australian visa knows that it can be long, arduous and involves a lot of work. For those who go through the whole process, only to find at the end of it the result is a refusal – well, it can be a real body blow. However, the refusal decision …

Australia – The New Land of Opportunity?

Global Australia Map

I recently returned from one of the most eye-opening cultural experiences of my life; 3 weeks in modern day America. It’s not the Confederate flag-waving, open carry nuts in the South that left an impression; indeed, we spent most of our time in the Pacific Northwest, where ‘Black Lives Matter’ banners and stickers outweigh even the Stars and Stripes in …

Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas

There are two permanent employer sponsored visas: The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (186) visa, and The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (187) visa. The intention of these visas is to allow highly skilled workers permanent entry into Australia when an employer can not find a local to fill the position. You can be in or outside of Australia when applying …