Australia

Australian Immigration Work Permit and Visa Services Overview

Australia is with little doubt probably the most attractive place in the world for skilled workers, business people and even casual workers and holiday makers to head. With over 100,000 Australian skilled Visa and an equal number of working holiday visas granted annually.

Generally immigration to Australia as a skilled worker grants instant permanent residence status, providing the applicant meets the basic requirements under the Australian skilled worker points structure. There have been a number of changes to the skilled worker migration system, which has enabled in many cases a more straight forward route to emigrating to Australia. However given the fairly frequent changes it is particularly important that a skilled and experiences migration law firm deals.

Many applicants who have extensive business knowledge, that do not currently qualify under the skilled category migration path, often apply successfully under the business categories. Business visa’s are not points tested, however there are basic requirements that the applicant must be able to meet, including having required funds and appropriate business backgrounds.

There is also an option for Australian Immigration under the Investment visa. Again, the applicant will need to have substantial funds combined with direct investment business knowledge in order to apply.

The Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) is one of the fastest growing visa scheme, where Australian employers faced with an ever growing demand to find suitably skilled and stable employees, sponsor individuals to fill positions within their organization. In addition to this the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, allow applicants who are willing to work in regional centre around Australia an easier path of migration the country, especially in areas where there is a vast skilled shortage.

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If you do not currently qualify for any of the above, but would like to gain some Australian work experience and get a taste of life in Australia, you may like to consider the Australia Working Holiday Maker visa. This visa was designed to encourage young holidaymakers from agreed countries to have an extended holiday in Australia by supplementing their travel funds through incidental employment, and to experience closer contact with a local community.

Maybe you are retired and wish to spend some of your retired years in Australia? If you are over 55 and have the required funds to temporarily settle in Australia for a period of up to 4 years, retirement to Australia may be possible for you.