Skilled Migration Visa
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True Blue Migration can manage your skilled migration application through SkillSelect.
SKILLS IN SHORTAGE
Australia faces a long term skill shortage, so it's the perfect time to make your skilled migration application. The occupations in shortage include accountants, IT professionals, engineers, construction managers, finance professionals, nurses, teachers, social workers, scientists, architects, community service professionals, administrators and tradespeople. Trades in shortage include plumbers, electricians, tilers, metal fabricators, carpenters, bricklayers, fitters, aircraft trades, electronics trades, motor mechanics, painters, welders and many others.
To qualify for general skilled migration, you must meet a pre-determined point score. Points are earned through your age, your work experience, your trade or occupation and your English language ability. Other points may be added to your score if you have close relatives living in Australia or you have studied or worked in Australia previously. You also get points if you are sponsored by a state that needs people with your skills.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
Under Australia's SkillSelect (skilled migration) program, you are required to lodge an 'Expression of Interest' (EOI). This places you in a pool to be invited to apply for a visa. You must have your paperwork ready prior to lodging an EOI.
INVITATION TO APPLY
The visa you are invited to apply for - and the time taken for you to be invited - will depend on various things, including:
* The list on which your job appears(Skilled Occupation List (SOL) (PDF) or the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) (PDF))
* Your overall point score
* The number of people in your occupation who have already lodged an EOI
* State requirements and quotas for your occupation
STEPS IN THE SKILLSELECT PROGRAM
A SkillSelect (skilled migration visa) application requires you to obtain a positive skill assessment in your occupation, prepare and file an EOI, apply for state sponsorship (or family) sponsorship if required and upon invitation, lodge your visa application. We help you through all steps of this process. You can find out more about SkillSelect on the Immigration website.
FREE ONLINE ASSESSMENT
If you live overseas and are interested in long term residency in Australia or you are currently in Australia on a 457, 417 or other visa you may be eligible to apply for a skilled migration visa. Complete our online assessment form and we will let you know your options.
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