Being one of the top countries for immigration, Australia has designed different categories or classes of Visa for permanent residency. To apply for these categories one need to fulfill the requirements of the Point Based Immigration System.
This Point Based Immigration System helps in determining one’s eligibility for the respective visa on the basis of the points scored for key selection factors, viz., age, language, work experience, education, etc.
Australian government offers numerous visa categories to skilled foreign workers interested in permanent residency. First of all, you need to choose the right visa category and accordingly obtain the documents required to apply, i.e.
- Clear English Language Proficiency test (i.e. IELTS) with minimum band 6 in all four abilities
- Skill Assessment Report from a recognised assessing authority
Steps for Immigration to Australia from India:
- Submission of IELTS Certificate (with quality score)
- Submit your skill assessment certificate
- Select the Skill Occupation to apply the visa for.
- Get sponsorship from an Australian territory. (only if applicable)
- Now submit an EOI on Skill select.
- If your application fulfills all the criteria, you get selected.
- You can then apply for a visa in the next 60 days.
There no specific processing time for Visa. As there are various categories available, the processing time for each differs. It may take a month to a year’s time in the processing of the visa, depending on the type the applicant has applied for. The minimum time required is a month.
Applying anywhere comes after a thorough research and proper planning. Similarly, if you wish to apply for any of the above visas, you need to have a thorough understanding of the requirements and the procedure. One needs to be eligible in accordance with the respective applied visa. Also, the person needs to provide proper documentation. Any fault in documentation can end up generating serious issues for the applicant.
Australia is one country, which is also a continent. It holds a lot of attraction for the immigrants with its outstanding facilities for all, students, tourists, as well as, the workers. Valued workers, entrepreneurs, students, and pleasure chasers each one of them are welcomed, as well as, greeted with various benefits of Immigration to Australia.
Every year Australia releases a high demand occupation list, i.e. the Combined list of eligible Skilled Occupations and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), etc. Applicant needs to select an occupation from the given relevant skilled occupation list and subsequently, submit EOI (Expression of Interest) in online Skill Select System.