Aims of the Australian General Skilled Migration program
The aim of the GSM (General Skilled Migration) Program is to select migrants who, because of the skills they possess, are more likely to find skilled employment shortly after they arrive in Australia.
Subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa
The Skilled-Independent visa is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia. This visa does not required sponsorship by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.
You might be eligible to apply for this visa if invited. When we sent your letter of invitation, you must also have:
Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa
The Skilled Nominated visa is a permanent residence visa for points-test skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia after being nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply. State and territory government agencies can view your expression of interest in SkillSelect and decide whether to nominate you for a visa.
If you are invited to apply for this visa, you will have 60 days to do so. Invitations are based on claims made in your expression of interest, so your application must be consistent with the information you provided in your expression of interest and it must be supported by evidence.
Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
This is a provisional visa. It is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia
For you to apply for this visa, You must:
- be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you
- have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
- have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
- be invited to apply
- satisfy the points test
Subclass 858 Distinguished Talent visa
The Distinguished Talent visa lets you live permanently in Australia if you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, sport, arts and academia and research. You must be in Australia when you apply and when this visa is decided.
You might be able to get this visa if you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in:
- a profession
- a sport
- the arts
- academia and research.