Every year more than 200,000 migrants are allowed to explore and benefit from the tons of privileges that Australia, the land of Plenty, has to offer. Where breathtaking sandy beaches and the diversified cultural attractions make it a popular tourist destination, even greater job opportunities, qualified educational institutes, and the booming economy appeal to thousands of migrants as well.

The country has accommodated more than 7million overseas people since 1945, which is around 28.2% of its population in 2015.

How can you migrate to Australia and benefit from the untapped opportunities and an incredible lifestyle that the Australian citizens are proud of?

Immigration To Australia

Australian government offers more than 40 types of migrant visas that can help you obtain permanent residence in Australia.

The question that arises here is which category suits you as an immigrant? Here are some prominent ways to immigrate to Australia:

1.    Student Visa

A student visa allows international students to study in top-class Australian universities, schools, and vocational centres. There are more than 1200 institutes of higher education in the country to choose from.

All the immigrant students are allowed to work 20 hours a week after the commencement of their courses to support their cost of living.  After completing the course, a student can decide either to go back to their homeland or start employment under a temporary graduate visa. 

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for this visa requires you to be older than 6 years with a confirmed admission in a recognized institution. Health insurance, command over the English language, and parental consent (for people below 18 years of age) are some prerequisites.

2.    Skilled Independent Visa

The growing economy of the country requires professionals to contribute to its development process. There is a high demand for professionals from different fields. An individual must be sponsored by a family member, an employer or nominated by a state or territory government.  The applicant is evaluated based on their submitted Expression of Interest on the Skill Select program.

  • Main Requirements
  • The age limit ranges from 18 to 45 years old.
  • Nominated job must be from the Skilled Occupation List
  • Must have skills and experience in their chosen field
  • IELTS score should be 6.0+
  • A minimum score of 60 points on the special test
  • Must have good health and zero criminal record

The Australia skilled visa requires a candidate to submit their Expression of Interest which is valid for two years. The score is allocated based on your age, qualification, work experience, spouse qualification, IELTS score, etc.

3.    Labor Immigration Australia

The significant difference between professional and labour immigration is that you will need to find a job in Australia before applying for the visa. Once you have a confirmed job, you will need a Transaction Reference Number from the employer.

Submit your documents, obtain your visa and relocate to Australia.

  • Basic requirements include:
  • Qualification to support your skills and capabilities
  • Job offer from the skilled occupation list
  • More than 3 years of work experience in the relevant field
  • IELTS score of 6.0, good health, and promising character

4.    Family Stream Visa Australia

Migrating to Australia through a family stream is the easiest and hassle-free procedure preferred by many as it does not require any specific qualification, work experience, or skills. The spouse, children, parents, caretaker, or a relative of an Australian citizen or a permanent resident can migrate through Family-stream.

The bride or groom of the citizen will require a special visa to visit the country and then later apply for a permanent resident. Same-sex marriages are also recognizing in the country.

5.    Refugee Visa Or Protection

On humanitarian grounds, the Australian government allows asylum to refugees or individuals whose lives are in danger in their homeland. The candidate requires valid evidence to convince the authorities of their situation.

  • Major Requirements

The applicant must match the definition of a refugee given by the UN and Australian Migration Act 1958. They need to promise the government to abide by the Australian laws and regulations with no debt to Australia.

6.    Distinguished Talent Visa

If you have exceptional talent in your profession, academics, or field of arts, sports, or have conducted groundbreaking research, you can migrate to Australia through Distinguished Talent Visa.

This visa allows you to apply for citizenship in the future, live, study further and work permanently. You can also get access to the Medicare of the country and invite your relatives in the country. You can travel to and fro from Australia for up to 5 years.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicant must be below 18 and above 55
  • Must be internationally recognized for their achievements
  • Prove that they can contribute to the country economically, socially, etc.
  • Must have qualifications from recognized institutions
  • Can speak functional English 

These were some of the ways one can use for Australian immigration. You fulfill the criteria of any of the above mentioned Australian visa programs, it’s time to start your engine and get preparing because your future lies in your own hands.