Every year thousands of people migrate to Australia, to work, to study and do business. According to the official report of Australia Immigration 2015, out of the total visas granted, approximately 68 percent visas are issued to skilled professionals.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection, (DIBP) which manages the immigration procedures of Australia, selects the candidates through the stringent point-based system. All the candidates applying for work visas must qualify the point-based test to obtain the work visas to Australia. Securing 60 points in the point-based system doesn’t ensure that the permission will be granted to you.
Qualifying the point-based system will give you an opportunity to apply for the visa. You are supposed to meet other requirements as well to secure a valid visa to Australia. Skilled professionals, seeking the help of registered migration consultants understand the immigration procedures and apply for the same.
What skill have you nominated on your visa?
If your professional experience matches with the Skilled Occupations List (SOL), then you can apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189).
Everything matters -your age, skills professional work experience, educational qualifications, fetches you points.
If the state sponsors you under the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) stream, then you are awarded some extra points.
When it comes to Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), your skills matter rather than someone sponsoring you. Everyone may not qualify the point-based system, but there are options available with the registered migration agents who guide you with the courses recognized by Australia Immigration that can help you secure additional points.