The Migration Process
If you are considering immigrating to Australia, it is important to understand the process and the visa categories and pathways available to you.
To be considered for visas for Australia a combination of the following is required, having an occupation on the skilled list, having a successful skills assessment in your occupation, meeting English, Health, Character, Age requirements and having the required qualifications and work experience.
- SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Australia’s immigration system has been designed to seek out the best international candidates for positions where there is an existing skills shortage in the country. All Permanent Visas require a skills assessment in your occupation.
- VISA OPTIONS
The Australian immigration system is organised and there are many pathways for entry to the country. The type of visa you apply for will depend upon your situation, what you intend to be in Australia for and how long you intend to stay in the country. An experienced Migration Agent is a great starting point to explain to you the types of visa categories available to you and your best pathway for success.
- VISA PREPARATION
Once we have provided you with your visa options you can choose which option you would like to pursue. Using an experienced Migration Agent won’t influence the outcome of your application, but it may ensure your application is processed quicker due to being decision ready. Find out how here.
- POLICE CHECKS, HEALTH CHECKS AND BIOMETRICS
The Department of Home Affairs will likely require you to undertake identification, health and character checks. We will provide all instructions for these items once your visa is submitted.
- VISA APPROVAL
Once your visa is approved, we will notify you and you will have a period of up to 12 months to arrive in Australia.
- PREPARE FOR YOUR MOVE
There will be a lot involved with preparing for your move including researching flights, new accommodation, confirming employment commencements dates etc. Most local municipal areas within Australia will have an economic division that can offer assistance for relocating to the area. For information about migrating to Queensland, click here.