Australia is one of the most popular immigration destinations for Indians in the world. The prime reason is the deficiency of skilled personnel in the country, and so it invites thousands of immigrants every year to the country which provides opportunities to young and talented individual to work and settle in Australia.
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program of Australia is largely popular among the people, who aspire to get Permanent Residency (PR) and Migrate to Australia.
How GSM Works?
GSM follows a point system that assess the profiles submitted for Australia PR based on criteria – age, education, English Proficiency, work experience etc. The top ranking profiles of the applicants get the invitation from DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection). The applicants need to score minimum 60 points to qualify for GSM.
Selection is based on profile score, applicant will get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for desired visa from the immigration authorities. The Skill Select Invitation round opens twice a month to select the top ranking profiles to issue ITA to apply visa. Once the Invitation to Apply (ITA) is received, an applicant needs to apply for the desired visa.
Key Visa Categories under GSM -
Permanent Visa :
o Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa: Permanent Residence (PR) visa, which you can apply directly via Skill Select, there is no need of any prior nomination. This visa permit allows you to live and work in Australia on permanent basis.
o Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa: It is also a permanent residence visa yet nominated by a state or territory in Australia. So, an applicant first needs to acquire state nomination to apply for this visa.
Temporary Visa :
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa: This visa is issued to live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. In order to apply you need the sponsorship or nomination from regional Australia or from a family member settled in regional Australia.
Pathways to Migration in Australia – To migrate to Australia, there are different pathways listed below, which an individual could select based on their suitability.
Australia being world famous for its natural wonders and Great Barrier Reef attracts enormous tourists every year. People visit for various reasons such as sightseeing, holidays, visiting relatives and friends, medical treatment, or business purpose etc, accordingly an individual has to apply for the visas subclasses.
Australia has now become the most relished education destination among overseas students. Based on the course, the student could choose the visa subcategory from visa
Valid working visa is required, if an individual wants to work in Australia either on permanent or temporary basis, which is divided in to two categories- Skilled Migration visa and Nominated or sponsored work visa as mentioned above.
Working Holiday Visa:
The working holiday visa is granted to young people in the age group of 18 to 30 years to let them work in their extended holidays. The extended holidays are supplemented with temporary employment in the country.
The visa holder can stay in Australia for at least 12 months, can study for 4 months or can work for 6 months and can enter and exit Australia whenever wishes to. But here is list of clauses which should be taken care of –
The working holiday visa is granted to the citizens of USA, Argentina, Chile, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, and Uruguay. They should also have completed their tertiary qualification or in the 3rd year their course.
Call the registered migration expert for Australia or you also mail your queries on their respective email id.
Apart from this, if you submit the free assessment form, the expert can call you back with the complete evaluation of your eligibility for desired Australian Visa.
If you are applying for the Australia PR from India for the first, time it is wise to get advice and assistance from an expert because the process involve various technical hitches which requires a specialized help.
Of course being a student and investor needs a lot of money and brain, aside from endurance and resilience. But remember, Australia only takes the best migrants. Good luck!