Immigration to Australia from India

Over the years, many Indians have moved to Australia for the purpose of studies, work or even to permanently settle down. Australia has all the right elements in place. Its infrastructure, the tall buildings, the aesthetic scenery, metropolitan cities and vibrant life draws people from far and wide to it.Australia has a higher employment rate compared to India. This is because there is a shortage of skilled personnel in Australia so they hire workers from outside.Even the wages that the employees receive there is high, not to mention the quality of lifestyle and basic facilities. For this reason, most of the skilled professionals, students, entrepreneurs and talented youngsters migrate to Australia from India.

Immigration to Australia from Indiacan be donethrough the following pathways

Skilled independent visa / permanent visa

  • You need to select your occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).
  • You need to get a score of above 60 in the point based immigration system of Australia.

These points will be based upon your age, work experience, education, English proficiency etc.

  • If you get selected, you can then apply for a visa.

Under this there are two categories

  • Skilled migration category

To apply for this visa, first choose an occupation from the SOL list. Then submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) on SkillSelect. SkillSelect is an online system to process skilled visa EOIs. Then if you get selected, you kay apply for your visa.

  • Sponsored/Nominated category

To apply for this visa you need to get a nomination or a sponsor from an employer within the state or territory government of Australia. Then choose your designated occupation from the CSOL list.

Temporary work visa

With this visa you can work in Australia for up to 4 years. It is divided into two categories.

  • Skilled nominated visa
  • Skilled regional visa

The above two visas are known as sponsored visas since you need to get a nomination or a sponsor from an employer within the state or territory government of Australia. Once you get hold of that, you can then apply for your visa online by creating an account on immiAccount.

Visit visa

This is a temporary visa for people who wish to visit Australia for a short period of time to travel, sight see, vacations stc.

Student visa

Australia is home to several prestigious world class universities and many students from India flock to Australia to study there. After selecting your University and course you can apply for a visa online.

The categories under student visa are

  • Higher education sector visa
  • Training and research visa
  • Vocational education and training sector visa
  • Postgraduate research sector visa

If you are related to a permanent citizen of Australia then even you can immigrate there and get a permanent residency. You can be related to that person by being either a spouse or a partner or a parent.

You can consult an immigration lawyer or an immigration consultant or a visa expert for more details about legally correct methods to be followed to obtain a visa.

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