This scheme provides a range of permanent residence Visa options for professionals who wish to immigrate to Australia and are not sponsored by an employer and who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia. Applicants need to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) before they will be invited to apply for permanent residence.http
These include options for skilled professionals applying as an independent migrant as well as those sponsored by a relative, or nominated by a State or Territory government (STNI).
Independent - Visa Subclass 189
This option has the least number of restrictions and is often the preferred option if you do not have an employer sponsoring you. This visa subclass is points tested and the minimum points score required to allow you to lodge an application is 60points.
Sponsored - Visa Subclass 190 & 489
Most people will be nominated by a State or Territory Government. Each State or Territory Government has their own Migration Plan and is looking to attract only certain in demand occupations. You will need to meet their criteria as well as DIBP criteria.This visa subclass is points tested and the minimum points score required to allow you to lodge an application is 60points. You will be allocated an additional 5 points for securing a State or Territory Nomination.
If you are sponsored by an eligible relative, there are a number of obligations that must be met by your sponsor.
There are various types of Visas within this scheme. And you may be eligible for multiple Visas - each with different requirements and obligations.
Four Corners will apply our expertise and use our experience to recommend the best approach for your unique circumstances.
Working with Four Corners ensures you have a Personal Migration Plan, recommendations and rationale, an understanding of eligibility requirements and the confidence you need to understand the process.