Are you willing to relocate to the country of outback and beautiful beaches on a permanent basis? Well, Australia is the place for the young, the old, individuals and families who are talented enough to help shape the countryâ€™s economy and are looking for better standards of living. This is why the Australian immigration system has introduced different categories of visas that enable skilled individuals from all over the world to find a permanent residence in the country.Â Â Â
For skilled migration to Australia, a Points System is followed where the applicants need to obtain a certain score in order to be eligible to apply for the visa. The applicants first need to file an Expression Of Interest to the SkillSelect where they need to provide the points scored.Â
Based on this information, they receive an invite from the immigration authorities and hence they apply for the visa. If the applicant is not able to fulfil the points-based criteria, they are not eligible to receive an invite or to apply for the visa.Â
Minimum Points RequiredÂ
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)|
|Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)|
The Points are calculated based on different criteria namely:Â
The above-mentioned requirements are common for both Visa subclass 189 and visa subclass 190. There is one more criterion for points calculation in visa subclass 190 which the Nomination. For those who receive a nomination from an Australia state or territory receive additional 5 points.Â
The score of 65 points that we mentioned about the Visa Subclass 189 and Visa Subclass 190 is the minimum score required. This means you will be eligible to receive an invitation to apply for the visa with these points. But will you actually get PR with these points? With so many skilled people willing to immigrate to the country, the authorities are likely to select the ones with higher points. Hence, mere 65 points are not enough for getting Australian PR.
With the minimum scores soaring as high as 95, chances of receiving an invite with a score of 70 also seem tough. But, it does not mean that you do not have a chance. The waiting time to receive the invitation could get longer for you. Here is the average timeline of receiving the invitation based on the scores of the applicants.Â Â
|Minimum PointsÂ||Waiting Time to Get the InviteÂ|
|65 PointsÂ||One Year or No realistic chance of getting an inviteÂ|
|70 – 75 PointsÂ||5 – 6 months|
|80 Points or moreÂ||1 monthÂ|
The profession of the applicant also plays a role in deciding whether their score will be able to get them an invitation to apply. For instance, as per the current draw in September 2019, Accountants, Industrial and Mechanical Engineers received an invite for a minimum score of 95. The minimum score for software programmers was 85. This means as per the competition in your field, the minimum cut-off score can increase.
There can be a different set of requirements for each category of Visa but some of them are common for all. One must read the eligibility requirements mentioned at the Home Affairs website of Australia immigration and include them in a checklist. Some of the basic requirements are:
|Visa CategoryÂ||Minimum CostÂ|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||AUD4,045|
|Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)||AUD4,045|
The costs may subject to change as per immigration authorities. Also, there are some additional costs of health checkups and police verification involved in obtaining the visas which are not included in the costs mentioned above.
Well, no one likes to wait but the formalities and processing of obtaining the visa take times. As we discussed above, the time to get an invite might increase for you based on your score. Hence, it is important to score more than 70 points. The waiting time also depends upon the number of applications received in a particular profession and the number of places available.Â
Also, if you want your application to take the least time make sure you have prepared it the right way. There should be no errors and no missing documents. Here is a list of processing time requirements of different visas.Â
|Visa CategoryÂ||Processing Time|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||9 to 10 MonthsÂ|
|Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)||11 to 22 Months (17 to 22 Months for New Zealand Stream)|
For details on each visa and its requirements, please visit the website of Home Affairs Australia. You can also contact usÂ and seek guidance on how to enhance your points and achieve Australia PR.
Ans- The first step, however, before you get to all this information is to decide and go through the types of visas that are offered by the Australian government that can give you the chance to work and earn in Australia. Read More…
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The COVID-19 Pandemic has become a global concern and has created panic amongst the people. But, should we be panicking?
Not at all. Like many other pandemics such as SMALLPOX, POLIO, EBOLA, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS, COVID-19 pandemic, too, is temporary and will disappear or be controlled in months, if not weeks.
In the trying times of COVID-19, most of public and private sectors are temporarily shut to break the chain of spreading any further. And, all of us are maintaining SOCIAL DISTANCING as there is no cure yet, to fight this invisible enemy. But it doesn’t mean that things are not going forward. Here are excerpts from Engineers Australia, Australia Computer Society & VETASSESS:
Our events and training services may have moved online, but all other Engineers Australia services – including Chartered assessments – continue and our team remains on duty and contactable, even if many of us are working remotely.
As the profession’s peak body, we have around 100,000 members, and we stand ready to harness that network and our members’ expertise to help as the Australian community comes together to face the challenges of coming months.Read more
As the global spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve and we navigate through these uncertain times, our priority as a national body is the wellbeing of our members, the ICT sector, our nation and citizens.
To provide our members with one less thing to worry about, and appreciate the need for support and advice during these trying times, ACS has made the decision to practically support our members by providing 6-month extensions to all members that were active financial as of 1 March 2020.Read more
VETASSESS is operating as normal as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. We have had to cancel offshore practical trade assessments for migration purposes, but we can conduct Technical Interview assessments online.
All other skills assessments for migration purposes are continuing as normal but we are experiencing delays in our ability to process some applications. We continue to give this matter priority and thank you for understanding.
VETASSESS’ operations are continuing as normal and our staff are working remotely. Our team members are committed to maintaining our high level of service and we are still accepting and processing applications.Read more
Henceforth, it is quite clear that there is no need to panic and the “Immigration in The Times of COVID-19” will undoubtedly continue.