These visas can lead to Permanent residency:
For the general skilled migration points test, you can obtain 5 points if you have met the requirements for the award of a “specialist educational qualification”.
International students who complete a qualification or qualifications taking at least 2 years of study in Australia obtain extra points for skilled migration, and may be eligible for a Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 Visa.
You can score an additional 5 points in the points test for skilled migration if you have “credentialed community language qualifications”.
Applicants for a number of visa subclasses need to first lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and only the best candidates will receive invitation to lodge their applications.
A points-based test applies to some visas.
If you are applying for Skilled Migration, you will need to prove your English language ability. The required level of English depends on the visa subclass you are applying for and there are 4 different levels of English which may be relevant
You must nominate an occupation from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) if you are applying for an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.
The Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) applies to the following types of visa:
- 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) – where sponsored through a Standard Business Sponsorship
- Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – direct entry stream
- State/Territory Sponsored GSM Visas – such as subclass 190 and subclass 489
Actual processing times are dependent on a number of factors. Click to learn more.
This information is to be used for comparison only and does not represent an exhaustive list of visas or their requirements.