The Australian skilled migration program enables qualified professionals and trades persons to apply for temporary or permanent visas.
This is probably the most important visa program in Australia. The majority of migrants in Australia have applied for a skilled visa based on their occupations and their work experience. It is also the most complex visa program in Australia. To channel demand from industry and trade the Australian government has specified a number of occupations needed in Australia. These occupations are listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Occupations on these lists include:
- IT Professionals
- Medical Professionals
- Qualified Trade Workers
A number of temporary or permanent skilled visa options are available for people with qualifications and work experience in above named occupational groups.
However, the skilled visa application process is complex and eligible applicants need to meet a number of requirements. The most important requirements for a skilled visa are:
- An occupation listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
- Qualifications at recognised Australian standard
- In most cases: work experience in your nominated occupation
- Good (or very good) English language skills
- Under 45years old
How to get started:
Visa Assessment: If you would like to apply for an Australian skilled visa please contact Margot for an initial consultation. Margot will look at your situation and discuss your options in detail, to provide you with all the information necessary for you to make an informed decision.
Skills Assessment: Before applying for a skilled visa you will need to have your skills formally assessed by the relevant authority. Each skills assessment authority has their own rules and requirements. Margot has many years experience in assisting clients in different occupations through the skills assessment process and will help you with the completion of relevant application forms as well as with the compiling of necessary supporting documentation.
Expression of Interest / Visa Assistance: Margot can assist with the completion of all required forms and collection of documents. Once all documents and information are gathered Margot will lodge both your expression of interest as well as your visa application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on your behalf.
If you are interested to find out more about the process and how Margot can assist you take the next step and arrange for an individual assessment of your options. Contact us for a comprehensive analysis of your situation today.