IMMIGRATE TO Australia
Australia Business ImmigrationAustralia's business skills migration program encourages successful business people (business owners, investors and senior executives) to settle permanently in Australia and develop new or existing businesses in Australia.
There are several options designed to enable business migration to Australia. Exactly which type of migration is relevant relies upon your exact requirements, relevant business experience and available investment capital.
A direct permanent residence category will still be available for certain business migrants sponsored by State/Territory governments. This is known as the Business Talent visa
Australia Skilled Worker VisaThe Australian Immigration program offers places for skilled workers intending to apply for an Australian Skilled Worker Visa. Age, Qualifications, experience and other factors are considered.
The skill stream of Australia's migration program is intended for people who are highly skilled, are under 45 and who will quickly make a contribution to the Australian economy.
To make a valid application, applicants or their spouses must be able to satisfy these basic requirements. If you are not able to satisfy these basic requirements, you should not continue with a skilled migration application.
Skilled - State/Territory Nominated Independent (137)Under the Skilled - State/Territory Nominated Independent visa, an applicant who doesn't meet the pass mark of 120 can seek sponsorship from a particular State or Territory for a permanent resident visa.
The applicant must still meet the basic requirements and pass a skills assessment before making an application to a participating State for sponsorship, however this visa only requires that you meet the "pool mark" of 70 points.
Please note that obtaining state sponsorship does not guarantee the approval of your permanent resident visa, as the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) will make the final decision.
States that are currently actively supporting State/Territory sponsorship are :
- - South Australia
- - Victoria
- - Tasmania
- - Queensland
- - New South Wales
- - Western Australia
- - Northern Territory
Please also bear in mind that your occupation must be on the Skilled Occupations List and the occupations list for the specific state in which you apply to for nomination.
Skilled - Skilled Independent Regional (SIR) (495)Under the Skilled - Skilled Independent Regional visa, an applicant who doesn't meet the pass mark of 120 can seek sponsorship from a particular regional area of Australia. This visa is a temporary visa and is granted for a three year period, with the right to apply for permanent residency after 2 years.
The applicant must still meet the basic requirements and pass a skills assessment before making an application to a participating State for sponsorship under the SIR category, however this visa only requires that you meet the points pass mark of 110.
Please note that obtaining state sponsorship does not guarantee the approval of your temporary resident visa, as the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) will make the final decision.
States that are currently actively supporting SIR sponsorship are :
- - South Australia
- - Victoria
- - Tasmania
- - Queensland.
Visitor Visa for AustraliaThe Visitor Visa for Australia allows people wanting to visit for tourism or other recreational activities such as holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives or friends or other short-term non-work purposes (including short-term study).
Tourist Short Stay Visitor Visa for Australia: Subclass 676 :This particular visa is valid for a period of three months or less and is not usually extendable. If you intend to stay longer then please refer to the Long Stay visa below.
This visa can be granted for single or multiple entries.
Australia Work Permit - Employer Nominated Visa
There are four categories for employer-sponsored migration to Australia :
Australian employer categories :The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) has been developed for Australian employers to recruit permanent, highly-skilled staff from overseas or from people temporarily in Australia, when the employers have been unable to fill a vacancy from within the Australian labor market or through their own training programs.
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) is designed to help employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia, who are unable to fill skilled vacancies from the Australian labor market.
Labor Agreements (LA) enable Australian employers to recruit (either permanently or temporarily) a specified number of workers from overseas in response to identified or emerging labor market (or skill) shortages in the Australian labor market.
International OrganizationsRegional Headquarters Agreements (RHQ) provide streamlined immigration arrangements to enable the transfer, either permanently or temporarily, key executive and specialist personnel of an organization that Australia has identified as managing functions that support an international operation.
The Employer Nomination Scheme information describes who is eligible to sponsor, and to apply for, an Australia Work Permit under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS). It is a general guide only, but it will help you decide if this category applies to you.
Please note : If you apply from outside Australia, you will be applying to migrate. If you are applying in Australia, you will be applying for permanent residence. On these web pages, the term migrate covers both.
Australia Working Holiday VisasThe Australia Working Holiday Visa allows working holiday makers to have an extended working holiday in Australia by supplementing their travel funds through incidental employment, and to experience closer contact with a local community in Australia.