Australia is an amazing destination for those who wish to migrate overseas. With the recent European Economic meltdown, it has become the center of attraction for prospective immigrants. For those who wish to move overseas Australia Immigration 2015 will prove to be extremely beneficial.
The country offers social security, high standard of living, and it is open for citizens of any country, culture and religion. It is one of those rare nations which have regarded discrimination in any form as an act of legal offence.
Majority of the candidates, who come to the country, come with an intention of peacefully living and working there. For qualified skilled professionals, sky is the only limit. The nation offers them excellent and well-paying job opportunities.
There is a strong emphasis in the AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION scheme on drawing individuals who can make handsome contributions to the national economy. In case one is below 45, converse in at least vocational level English, and possess qualifications in any of the many priority vocations & trades, he may be qualified under the Skilled Migration Scheme.
The ‘Land of Kangaroos’ is rather famous for its rich and modern lifestyle, blue beaches, close proximity with nature and excellent work environment and offers many other benefits to visitors that will greet if they get involved in Australia Immigration 2015.
Significantly, the concerned Australian department, namely, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), has released the occupational caps for the fiscal year of 2015-16. The caps APPLY to Family Sponsored Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subcategory 489, and Skilled Independent Subcategory 189 Permits.
With the aim to make the immigration passage easier, the DIBP has developed many easy-to-follow visa programmes for skilled professionals that will help them to enter the country pretty smoothly and with minus any major difficulties.
Among many programmes following two are the most hassle-free paths that may take you as a Permanent Residence (PR) to your dream country.
Australia Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190): It is essentially a point based category sponsored by state/territory and specially designed for trained workers. Successful applicant is free to live and work anywhere within Australian territory. He can also bring along his eligible family members.
In order to submit an application you must be:
- 18 or above and below 50 years of age.
- Fluent in English language.
- Score at least 60 points on the point test.
- Should be practicing an occupation that is mentioned on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
- Get your occupational skills duly assessed by the relevant skill assessment authority.
- Should be medically fit and should not hold criminal background.
In order to submit an application, you first need to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) via SkillSelect. You can do so while living in Down Under or from outside the country. Once you meet with the basic requirements and are nominated by the state/territory, you will receive an ‘Invitation to Apply (ITA)’.
Australia Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189): This is a point based permanent category and especially designed for skilled workers who are neither sponsored by a state/territory, family member or by an employer.
Once you have acquired this visa, you enjoy complete work rights and can live anywhere in the country. You may also bring along your eligible family members. The visa allows visa holder to live in the country with his family members indefinitely.
Visa Application Process
In order to begin the process, you will have to present an EoI, via SkillSelect. In order to be given an ITA you must:
- Submit an EoI via SkillSelect.
- Practice an occupation mentioned on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
- Get your skills duly assessed by the applicable skill assessment authority.
- Must be above 18 or below 50 at the time of submitting an application.
- Should be fluent in English language.
- Should obtain at least 60 points on the point system.
Summary: For all those who are/were looking for an Opportunity for Australia Immigration, the year 2015 seems promising. Without wasting any more time, the potential immigrants should submit their application. Some of the most popular options available for immigration are Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), and Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189).