A Focus on Skilled Independent Visas

Skilled Independent Visas

Skilled Independent Visas

Skilled Independent Visas may provide positive options for visa pathways to live and work in Australia.

While there have been some negative reports about the Australian Government wanting to reduce immigration intakes, there are also other reports to show a great support for Skilled Independent Visas.       

A research paper from Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs, titled Shaping a Nation, found that there are many benefits to Australian businesses and the Australian economy. Including having skilled migrants from overseas as they come to Australia with diverse skills and cultural innovation. 

Overall, the research paper identifies that the ‘increased diversity that migrants bring is likely to play an important role in helping Australian businesses to innovative in the face of intensified global competition and technological change’.

Skilled Independent Visas

With significant changes to the employer sponsored visas, including RSMS (187), ENS (186), and the TSS (482) Visas, we believe that for many skilled people from overseas the Skilled Independent Visas may provide positive options for visa pathways to live and work in Australia.

These visas are:

These visa categories are not employer sponsored. This means you would need to find an employer in Australia, and in the case of the Skilled Nominated (190) Visa you would need to work in the state or territory in Australia that nominated you.

Further, to qualify for these skilled visas, your occupation needs to be on the relevant skilled occupation list. You must also pass the Points Test before being invited by the Australian government to apply for a visa.

Our team of Registered Migration Agents provide an initial free assessment on your points score and eligibility for the Skilled Independent Visas.

If you would like a free assessment, please get in touch with us.

You can email us at carol@carolshipwaymigration.com.au and we can make a time to chat via Skype or in person. Alternatively, you can call our Head Office on +61 7 4041 1580.

We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your migration journey to Australia.



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