Australia Work & Live Visa

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 121)

    The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia.

    This visa is for Australian Employers who want to sponsor highly skilled workers for a permanent visa to work in their business. The employees need to be either:

    • Highly skilled workers from overseas
    • Highly skilled temporary residents currently in Australia.

    If you are currently living or working in Australia on a qualifying visa, you can apply for the ENS (subclass 856) visa. If you do not hold a qualifying visa, you may still be eligible to apply in Australia for ENS if you last held a qualifying visa no more than 28 days prior to lodging an application.

    The ENS (subclass 121) visa is for applicants who are outside Australia.

    This visa will allow you and any dependent family members included in your visa application to live as permanent residents in Australia.

    Australian permanent residents can:
    • Work & Live in Australia on a permanent basis
    • Study in Australia at school or university
    • Receive subsidized healthcare through Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
    • Access certain social security payments (subject to waiting periods)
    • Be eligible for Australian citizenship (subject to the residency eligibility criteria)
    • Sponsor people for permanent residence.
    Applying for This Visa

    If the employer and employee are eligible, willing and able to meet their obligations under the Employer Nomination Scheme, they can commence the 2-step application process.

    Step 1. The employer must nominate the person to fill the desired position.

    Step 2. The employee must apply for a visa to work in Australia.

  • Australian Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) About this visa

    The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) grants permanent residence to overseas workers who are sponsored by their Australian employer. The Employer Nomination Scheme is specifically designed to enhance Australia's ability to compete globally while satisfying genuine shortages in the Australian skilled labour market.

    Basic Requirements

    The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows overseas workers or temporary workers in Australia to be sponsored for permanent positions that the employer has been unable to fill from within the Australian labour market or through their own training efforts.

    The Employer Nomination Scheme visa application process is made up of two important stages:

    I. Nomination by an employer

    The Australian employer must obtain sponsorship status. To obtain sponsorship, the employer must:

    In addition, applicants must also pass a points test. Points can be claimed in areas related to age, English language ability, specific work experience, spouse skills and other bonus categories.

    • Demonstrate that they are actively and lawfully operating in Australia
    • Have a commitment to training existing employees
    II. Visa application

    Once the nomination has been approved, the visa application must be lodged within six (6) months. The visa application must be lodged at the same Business Centre of DIAC as the corresponding nomination, even if the nominee is outside Australia. To qualify, prospective applicants must be less than 49 years of age, meet the prescribed English language criteria and hold the necessary skills and qualifications for the nominated position. In some cases, applicants may access exemptions for the age, skills and English language criteria depending on the occupation, salary and past work experience for their particular case. All applicants are required to satisfy certain health and character requirements in order to meet the visa criteria.

    Entitlements

    Successful visa applicants under the Employer Nomination Scheme become permanent residents of Australia. Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsided healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.

    Please contact our fully experienced immigration consultants for more detail.

  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)

    This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. With this visa, you can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and eligible family members can be included in your application. This is a permanent visa and allows visa-holders to remain in Australia indefinitely with full work rights.

    If you apply to migrate to Australia under the Skilled–Independent category or the Skilled–Sponsored category, you will be assessed against a points test.

    Points are awarded for:
    • Age
    • English language ability
    • Australian work experience
    • Overseas work experience
    • Recognized qualifications
    • Designated Language
    • Partner Skills
    • State or Territory nomination
    • Designated Area Sponsorship (sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area - only available to provisional visa applicants)
    • Regional Study

    This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

    It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident along with your family members (you, your spouse and children).

    Requirements

    You must score sufficient points to reach the eligibility score:

    The current pass marks are:

      Category   Current Pass Mark
      1. Skilled-Independent (subclass 189)   60

    Please see below for point allocation:

    Age :

      Age at time of invitation   Points
      1. 18-24   25 points
      2. 25-32   30 points
      3. 33-39   25 Points
      4. 40-44   15 Points
      5. 45-49   0 Points

    English Language at time of invitation

      1. Competent English - IELTS 6 or below   0 Points
      2. roficient English - IELTS 7   10 Points
      3. Superior English - IELTS 8   20 Points

    Work Experience

    Australian work experience in nominated occupation or a closely related occupation (Please see the SOL) at time of invitation

      1. No Australian work experience   0 Points
      2.One year Australian   05 Points
      3.Three years Australian   10 Points
      4. Five years Australian   15 Points
      5. Eight years Australian   20 Points

    Overseas work experience in nominated occupation or a closely related occupation (Please see the SOL) at time of invitation

      1. No recognized qualification   0 Points
      2.Offshore recognised apprenticeship
    AQFIII/IV completed in Australia
    Diploma completed in Australia
      10 Points
      3. Bachelor degree
    (including a Bachelor degree
    with Honours or Masters)
      15 Points
      4. PhD   20 Points

    Educational Qualifications at time of invitation

      1. No recognized qualification   0 Points
      2. One or more degrees, diplomas or trade
    qualifications, awarded by an Australian
    educational institution and meet
    Australian Study Requirement
      5 Points
      3. Community language qualifications   5 Points
      4. Partner skills   5 Points
      5. Professional Year   5 Points

    Sponsorship by state or territory

      1. Sponsored by Government   05 Points
      2. Sponsorship by family or state or
    territory government to regional Australia
      10 Points
      3. Study in a regional area   Study in a regional area 05 Points

    This point's chart should be used only as a guide. This Chart gives you an indication of whether you will be eligible for migration under the Skilled Migration Program; it does not guarantee that you will succeed in an application for migration to Australia. There are other criteria and an applicant must meet as well as the points test. Visas Wizard does not guarantee that you will eligible for any visa under the General Skilled Categories if you achieve the current pass mark by using this point test chart

    Please contact with our fully experienced immigration consultants for more detail.

  • Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190)

    This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, but must be sponsored by a state or territory, or a family member. With this visa, you can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and eligible family members can be included in your application. This is a permanent visa and allows visa-holders to remain in Australia indefinitely with full work rights.

    If you apply to migrate to Australia under the Skilled–Independent category or the Skilled–Sponsored category, you will be assessed against a points test.

    Points are awarded for:
    • Age
    • English language ability
    • Australian work experience
    • Overseas work experience
    • Recognized qualifications
    • Designated Language
    • Partner Skills
    • State or Territory nomination
    • Designated Area Sponsorship (sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area - only available to provisional visa applicants)
    • Regional Study

    This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

    It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident along with your family members (you, your spouse and children).

    Requirements

    You must score sufficient points to reach the eligibility score :

    The current pass marks are:

      Category   Current Pass Mark
           
      Skilled-Sponsored (subclass 190)   60

    Please see below for point allocation:

    Age :

      Age at time of invitation   Points
           
      18-24   25 points
           
      25-32   30 points
           
      33-39   25 Points
           
      40-44   15 Points
           
      45-49   0 Points

    English Language at time of invitation

      Competent English - IELTS 6 or below   0 Points
           
      Proficient English - IELTS 7   10 Points
           
      Superior English - IELTS 8   20 Points

    Work Experience

    Australian work experience in nominated occupation or a closely related occupation (Please see the SOL) at time of invitation

      No Australian work experience   0 Points
           
      One year Australian   05 Points
           
      Three years Australian   10 Points
           
      Five years Australian   15 Points
           
      Eight years Australian   20 Points

    Overseas work experience in nominated occupation or a closely related occupation (Please see the SOL) at time of invitation

      No overseas work experience   0 Points
           
      Three years overseas   05 Points
           
      Five years overseas   10 Points
           
      Eight years overseas   15 Points

    Educational Qualifications at time of invitation

      No recognized qualification   0 Points
           
      Offshore recognised apprenticeship
    AQFIII/IV completed in Australia
    Diploma completed in Australia
      10 Points
           
      Bachelor degree
    (including a Bachelor degree
    with Honours or Masters)
      15 Points
           
      PhD   20 Points

    Australian study qualifications at time of invitation

      No recognized qualification   0 Points
           
      One or more degrees, diplomas
    or trade qualifications, awarded by an
    Australian educational institution and meet
    Australian Study Requirement
      5 Points
           
      Community language qualifications   5 Points
           
      Partner skills   5 Points
           
      Professional Year   5 Points

    Sponsorship by state or territory

      Sponsored by Government   05 Points
           
      Sponsorship by family or state
    or territory government to
    regional Australia
      10 Points
           
      Study in a regional area   05 Points

    This point's chart should be used only as a guide. This Chart gives you an indication of whether you will be eligible for migration under the Skilled Migration Program; it does not guarantee that you will succeed in an application for migration to Australia. There are other criteria and an applicant must meet as well as the points test. Visas Wizard does not guarantee that you will eligible for any visa under the General Skilled Categories if you achieve the current pass mark by using this point test chart

    Please contact with our fully experienced immigration consultants for more detail.

  • Skilled nominated visa (Subclass 489)

    This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, ,however they should be sponsored by a family member. With this visa, you can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and eligible family members can be included in your application. This is a permanent visa and allows visa-holders to remain in Australia indefinitely with full work rights.

    If you apply to migrate to Australia under the Skilled–Independent category or the Skilled–Sponsored category, you will be assessed against a points test.

    Points are awarded for:
    • Age
    • English language ability
    • Australian work experience
    • Overseas work experience
    • Recognized qualifications
    • Designated Language
    • Partner Skills
    • State or Territory nomination
    • Designated Area Sponsorship (sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area - only available to provisional visa applicants)
    • Regional Study

    This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

    It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident along with your family members (you, your spouse and children).

    Requirements

    You must score sufficient points to reach the eligibility score:

    The current pass marks are:

      Category   Current Pass Mark
      1. Skilled-Independent (subclass 189)   60

    Please see below for point allocation:

    Age :

      Age at time of invitation   Points
      1. 18-24   25 points
      2. 25-32   30 points
      3. 33-39   25 Points
      4. 40-44   15 Points
      5. 45-49   0 Points

    English Language at time of invitation

      1. Competent English - IELTS 6 or below   0 Points
      2. roficient English - IELTS 7   10 Points
      3. Superior English - IELTS 8   20 Points

    Work Experience

    Australian work experience in nominated occupation or a closely related occupation (Please see the SOL) at time of invitation

      1. No Australian work experience   0 Points
      2.One year Australian   05 Points
      3.Three years Australian   10 Points
      4. Five years Australian   15 Points
      5. Eight years Australian   20 Points

    Overseas work experience in nominated occupation or a closely related occupation (Please see the SOL) at time of invitation

      1. No recognized qualification   0 Points
      2.Offshore recognised apprenticeship
    AQFIII/IV completed in Australia
    Diploma completed in Australia
      10 Points
      3. Bachelor degree
    (including a Bachelor degree
    with Honours or Masters)
      15 Points
      4. PhD   20 Points

    Educational Qualifications at time of invitation

      1. No recognized qualification   0 Points
      2. One or more degrees, diplomas or trade
    qualifications, awarded by an Australian
    educational institution and meet
    Australian Study Requirement
      5 Points
      3. Community language qualifications   5 Points
      4. Partner skills   5 Points
      5. Professional Year   5 Points

    Sponsorship by state or territory

      1. Sponsored by Government   05 Points
      2. Sponsorship by family or state or
    territory government to regional Australia
      10 Points
      3. Study in a regional area   Study in a regional area 05 Points

    This point's chart should be used only as a guide. This Chart gives you an indication of whether you will be eligible for migration under the Skilled Migration Program; it does not guarantee that you will succeed in an application for migration to Australia. There are other criteria and an applicant must meet as well as the points test. Visas Wizard does not guarantee that you will eligible for any visa under the General Skilled Categories if you achieve the current pass mark by using this point test chart

    Please contact with our fully experienced immigration consultants for more detail.

  • Temporary work visa (Subclass 457)

    Temporary Business visa subclass 457 (Long Stay) is a temporary work visa that allows employers to sponsor overseas workers to fill nominated skilled positions in Australia. 457 visa is the most common pathway of business sponsorship for overseas workers. This is commonly known as work permit visa.

    In 457 Visa, applicants must have an employer willing to sponsor them as part of the visa application process. Employers must meet specific sponsorship and nomination criteria before the prospective employee can apply for a 457 visa.

    Subclass 457 visa is valid for up to four (4) years and work experience gained in Australia. On this visa may lead to permanent residence either through sponsorship by an eligible employer or the skilled migration program.

    Basic Requirements

    To qualify for a 457 visa, applicants must have an employer who is willing to sponsor them. There are three steps in the visa application process:

    I. Sponsorship

    Employers must seek and obtain approval to sponsor and recruit overseas workers. Once sponsorship status is approved, it is valid for 3 years and allows the business to nominate as many positions as required during that period.

    II. Nomination

    Employers must nominate each of the positions they wish to fill with an overseas worker. The nomination must relate to an occupation which meets a minimum skills threshold covering managerial, professional, associate professional and trade occupations. The nominated position must also be paid a minimum salary level as specified in a Gazette Notice and satisfy other basic requirements such as evidence of equivalent terms and conditions of employment. Applicant needs to have IELTS 5 in each band, relevant qualification and also relevant work experience.

    III. Visa Application

    The overseas workers identified to fill the vacancy must apply for a subclass 457 visa to enter and remain in Australia. The applicant must demonstrate that they have skills to match the nominated position and must be offered employment at not less than the salary indicated in the nomination application.

    The applicant is also required to satisfy certain health and character requirements to meet the 457 visa criteria.

    Entitlements

    The 457 visa is a temporary visa valid for up to four (4) years and permits the holder to live and work in Australia with the sponsoring employer.

    Immediate family members (such as a partner and dependent children) can be included in the application are also entitled to live and work on this visa type. Although the main applicant is restricted to working with the sponsoring employer in the nominated position, other family members are free to undertake any type of employment. Dependent children are also able to attend school.

  • Australian Work and Holiday Visas –Subclass 462

      The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia.

      This visa is for Australian Employers who want to sponsor highly skilled workers for a permanent visa to work in their business. The employees need to be either:

    • Highly skilled workers from overseas
    • Highly skilled temporary residents currently in Australia.

    If you are currently living or working in Australia on a qualifying visa, you can apply for the ENS (subclass 856) visa. If you do not hold a qualifying visa, you may still be eligible to apply in Australia for ENS if you last held a qualifying visa no more than 28 days prior to lodging an application.

    The ENS (subclass 121) visa is for applicants who are outside Australia.

    This visa will allow you and any dependent family members included in your visa application to live as permanent residents in Australia.

    Australian permanent residents can:
    • Work & Live in Australia on a permanent basis
    • Study in Australia at school or university
    • Receive subsidized healthcare through Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
    • Access certain social security payments (subject to waiting periods)
    • Be eligible for Australian citizenship (subject to the residency eligibility criteria)
    • Sponsor people for permanent residence.

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