If you’re planning to move to Australia but don’t meet the requirements for an independent skilled visa then State sponsorship in Victoria could be the answer.
How does it work in Victoria?
The Victorian Government can nominate eligible overseas workers, provided they meet a set criteria and have skills required by the State.
It’s important to note that a Government nomination is not an actual visa application, you will still need to apply for a visa via the normal channel once you have been nominated.
A State nomination simply boosts your application, giving you a better chance of success.
The Victorian Government participates in the Skilled Nominated (190) and Skilled Regional (489) visa programs.
To quality, your job must be listed on the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria or the State Nomination Occupation List for Graduates in Victoria.
You may also need to meet requirements with regards to English skills, work experience and qualifications.
Sometimes you may need a job offer from a Victorian employer, but this is not always the case.
There is no charge for Victorian Government nomination, but you will need to pay a fee when you come to apply for the actual visa itself.
Why choose Victoria?
Although it’s one of the smallest States in Australia, Victoria is in fact the most crowded!
It’s a popular place to live and with attractions such as The Great Ocean Road and Yarra Valley, it’s little wonder so many people want to call it home.
And, let’s not forget the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. The State capital was recently named as the world’s most liveable city.
Let us assist you!
Applying for State-sponsorship can be complicated, with requirements differing from one State to the next.
You may wish to consider easing the burden by using a registered migration agent to prepare and lodge an application on your behalf.
Your agent will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your application goes as smoothly as possible.