You’ve worked hard to build your skills, and now you’re ready to take the next step in your career in Australia. Our migration agents in Sydney and Melbourne will handle your visa from start to finish, so your application process is easy and stress-free. We’ll help you navigate the complex requirements of skilled independent visas, making working and living in Australia simpler than ever.
To successfully apply for a skilled independent visa, you will need to score above a certain number of points in the general skilled migration points test. The exact amount of points you’ll need can vary, but we’ll be able to give you a good idea of where you stand.
Calculate your points here.
You’ll score more points towards a skilled independent visa if you:
If you don’t meet many of these criteria, but are currently employed by an Australian business, then consider applying for a sponsored work visa.
Stay and work in Australia permanently with a 189 visa. Our immigration lawyers will help you identify an occupation from the skilled occupation lists that fit your skills, and make sure you’re in the best position to be selected.
A 190 visa will let you move to Australia permanently. To get this visa, you’ll need to apply for nomination by a State or Territory government. Understanding each state’s different requirements can become complex, but we will ensure you understand and fulfil all requirements to get selected.
Work in a regional area and move to Australia permanently with a 489 visa. You’ll need to live and work in rural regions for at least four years to stay in Australia. The 489 also requires a nomination from a State or Territory government, or sponsorship by a relative in a regional area.
For more about General Skilled Migration (GSM), see our Skilled Visa Guide.