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June 10, 2019

Australia Working & Skills Visa

Australia offers various types of visas for work, skilled migration, business migration, study visas, etc.In this post we will discuss all types of available visas that can help you migrate to Australia and work in there. Even, after spending some time you can also apply for Permanent Residency and Australian Citizenship.

Skilled Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

The temporary Skilled Graduate Visa (Provisional) (Class VC) (Subclass 485) allows for the entry of recent international graduates to Australia for the purpose of living, studying or working in Australia on a temporary basis.

Highlights

  • You must be in Australia to lodge a valid visa application unless a concession applies.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • There are 2 different visa streams: Graduate Work and Post-study Work.
  • This is a Temporary visa and allows you to stay in Australia temporary. The different visa streams determine the length of your visa.

Key Eligibility Requirements

COMMON CRITERIA TO ALL STREAMS

  • You must hold or have held an eligible student visa in the last 6 months unless a concession applies.
  • You must demonstrate your English proficiency by achieving an overall score of at least 6 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 components on the IELTS test. (Alternative tests can be used including OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, CAE). Holders of specified types of passports are exempt from this requirement.
  • You must have adequate arrangements for health insurance.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements including having applied for an Australian Federal Police check in the last 12 months.
  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for.

GRADUATE WORK STREAM

  • You must have a skilled occupation on the relevant Medium and Long Term Strategic Skilled List (MLTSSL).
  • You must satisfy the Australian Study requirement within the last 6 months unless a concession applies.
  • Your qualifications must be closely related to your nominated occupation.
  • You must have a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in relation to your nominated occupation.

POST-STUDY WORK STREAM

  • You must hold or have held a relevant student visa which application was made on or after 5 November 2011. This visa must have been your first student visa.
  • You must hold a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor (Honours) Degree, Masters by Coursework Degree, Masters by Research Degree, Masters (Extended) Degree or a Doctoral Degree.
  • Your qualifications were awarded by an institution registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.
  • You must satisfy the Australian Study requirement within the last 6 months unless a concession applies.

COVID-19 concessions are available to assist subclass 485 visa applicants comply with visa requirements such as the Australian Study Requirement.

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

The Skilled Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189 visa is a permanent resident visa for invited workers and New Zealand citizens who want to work and live in Australia.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • There are 3 different visa streams: Points-testedNew Zealand and Hong Kong.
  • This is a Permanent resident visa and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.

Key Eligibility Requirements

POINTS-TESTED STREAM

  • You must be under 45 years of age.
  • You must have a skilled occupation on the relevant Medium and Long Term Strategic Skilled List (MLTSSL).
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Competent English’.
  • You must have a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in relation to your nominated occupation.
  • You must obtain the minimum score on the Points Test at the time of invitation to apply for the visa.
  • You must obtain an invitation to apply for the visa. To be invited you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect and meet the required points test on a competitive basis.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

NEW ZEALAND STREAM

  • You must hold a Subclass 444 (Special Category) visa.
  • You must have been a usual resident in Australia for a continuous period of at least 5 years immediately before the date of the application. This continuous period of usual residence must have started on or before 19 February 2016.
  • Unless you are exempt, you must demonstrate that for 3 completed income years within the last 5, your taxable income is not less than the minimum amount prescribed by the Minister. One of the income years must be the one that ended most recently before the date of application.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

HONG KONG STREAM

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

The Skilled Nominated Visa (Permanent) (Class SN) (Subclass 190) is a permanent resident visa for points-tested skilled workers who have received State or Territory government nomination and want to work and live in Australia.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • This is a Permanent resident visa and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.

Key Eligibility requirements

  • You must be under 45 years of age.
  • You must have a skilled occupation on the relevant State/Territory skilled occupation list.
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Competent English’.
  • You must have a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in relation to your nominated occupation.
  • You must obtain the minimum score on the Points Test at the time of invitation to apply for the visa.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory agency.
  • You must obtain an invitation to apply for the visa. To be invited you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect and meet the required points test on a competitive basis.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887)

The purpose of the Skilled Regional Visa (Residence) (Class VB) (Subclass 887) is to enable provisional General Skilled Migration visa holders to apply for permanent residency. This visa is a permanent visa pathway from the Skilled Regional (provisional) Subclass 489 visa.

Highlights

  • You must be in Australia to lodge a valid visa application unless a concession applies.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • This is a Permanent resident visa and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.

Key Eligibility requirements

  • You must be the holder of a prescribed visa.
  • You must have held a prescribed visa for a total of at least 2 years before making the application.
  • You must have lived in a specified regional area for a total of at least 2 years while holding a prescribed visa.
  • You must have worked full-time in a specified regional area for a total of at least 1 year as the holder of a prescribed visa.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.

COVID-19 concessions are available to assist subclass 887 visa applicants to comply with their regional residency requirements.

Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491)

The Skilled Work Regional Visa (Provisional) (Class PS) (Subclass 491) is a provisional visa for intending migrants who are interested in either State or Territory government regional nomination or have a family member in regional Australia who can sponsor them.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • This is a provisional visa and allows you to stay in Australia for up to 5 years. After 3 years on this visa you may be eligible to meet the requirements for a permanent Subclass 191 visa (coming into effect on 16 November 2022).

Key Eligibility requirements

  • You must be under 45 years of age.
  • You must have a skilled occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Competent English’.
  • You must have a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in relation to your nominated occupation.
  • You must obtain the minimum score on the Points Test at the time of invitation to apply for the visa.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory agency or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area.
  • You must obtain an invitation to apply for the visa. To be invited you will have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect and meet the required points test on a competitive basis.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482)

The Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Class GK) (Subclass 482) is a temporary employer-sponsored visa thus an eligible sponsor is required. The purpose of this visa is to allow Australian employers to nominate highly skilled professionals for temporary visas.

Obtaining a subclass 482 visa is a 3-stage process:

  1. Sponsorship: The employer must be or have applied for approval as a standard business sponsor.
  2. Nomination: The employer must lodge a nomination for the applicant or existing holder of a Subclass 482 visa.
  3. Visa Application: The applicant applies for Subclass 482 visa under a relevant stream.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application unless, you are lodging your third visa application in the Short-term stream, then you must be offshore.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • There are 3 different visa streams: Short-termMedium-term and Labour Agreement
  • This is a temporary visa and allows you to stay in Australia for the period proposed and specified in your approved nomination. After three years on this visa certain applicants may be eligible to meet the requirements for permanent residency.

Key Eligibility Requirements

COMMON CRITERIA TO ALL STREAMS

  • Your employer must have applied for approval of the nomination of the occupation which your visa application relates.
  • Depending on your occupation and nationality you may be required to complete a relevant Skills Assessment.
  • Your employer must be an Approved Work Sponsor
  • You must have a genuine intention to perform the nominated occupation and the position must also be genuine.
  • You must have the skills, qualifications and employment background necessary to perform the tasks of the nominated occupation.
  • You must have adequate arrangements for health insurance.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.
  • You must satisfy specific Nomination Criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for such as having an occupation on the relevant list of eligible occupations etc.
  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for.

SHORT-TERM STREAM

  • You must have worked in the nominated occupation or a related field for at least 2 years.
  • You must have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily.
  • You must demonstrate your English proficiency by achieving an overall score of at least 5 with a minimum score of 4.5 for each of the 4 components on the IELTS test. (Alternative tests can be used including OET, TOEFL, PTE Academic, CAE). There are prescribed exemptions to this requirement for example if you hold a specified type of passport etc.
  • Unless exempt, you must be employed to work in your nominated occupation and in a position in your employer’s business or associated entity.

MEDIUM-TERM STREAM

  • You must have worked in the nominated occupation or a related field for at least 2 years.
  • You must demonstrate your English proficiency by achieving an overall score of at least 5 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 components on the IELTS test. (Alternative tests can be used including OET, TOEFL, PTE Academic, CAE). There are prescribed exemptions to this requirement for example if you hold a specified type of passport etc.
  • Unless exempt, you must be employed to work in your nominated occupation and in a position in your employer’s business or associated entity.

LABOUR AGREEMENT STREAM

  • Your nominated occupation must be the subject of a work agreement between the Commonwealth and your employer (sponsor).
  • You must have worked in the nominated occupation or a related field for at least 2 years unless otherwise considered by the Minister.
  • You must have suitable English proficiency to perform the tasks of your nominated occupation.

Criteria and requirements relevant to Approval of nominated positions or Approval as a Standard Business Sponsor have NOT been included in the above summary. An approved sponsor and nomination are required for this visa.

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Subclass 186)

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Permanent) (Class EN) (Subclass 186) is a permanent employer-sponsored visa. The purpose of this visa is to allow Australian employers to nominate highly skilled professionals for permanent visas.

Obtaining a subclass 186 visa is a 2-stage process:

  1. Nomination: The employer must lodge a nomination that specifies the details of the position and identifies the nominee.
  2. Visa Application: The applicant applies for Subclass 186 visa under a relevant stream.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • There are 3 different visa streams: Temporary Residence Transition (TRT)Direct Entry and Labour Agreement.
  • This is a Permanent resident visa and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.
  • You are expected to work for your nominating employer in Australia for at least 2 years.

Key Eligibility Requirements

COMMON CRITERIA TO ALL STREAMS

  • Your employer must have applied for approval of the nomination of the position which your visa application relates.
  • If it is mandatory in the State or Territory where your position is located, you must hold or be eligible to apply for and hold a relevant licence, registration or professional membership.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.
  • You must satisfy specific Nomination Criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for such as being or have been the holder of a specific subclass visa for a specific period, having an occupation on the relevant list of eligible occupations or having been employed in your nominated occupation for a minimum period etc.
  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for.

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION (TRT) STREAM

  • You must be under 45 years of age (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Competent English’ (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).
  • Your position was nominated in an application for approval and in relation to the TRT stream. This nomination must have been approved by the Minister.
  • If required by the Minister, you must demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to perform the tasks of the occupation to which your nominated position relates.

DIRECT ENTRY STREAM

  • You must be under 45 years of age (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Competent English’ (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).
  • Your position was nominated in an application for approval and in relation to the Direct Entry stream. This nomination must have been approved by the Minister.
  • You must have a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in relation to your nominated occupation (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).
  • You must have been employed in your nominated occupation for at least 3 years (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).

LABOUR AGREEMENT STREAM

  • You must be under 45 years of age unless otherwise agreed with the Minister.
  • Your position was nominated in an application for approval and in relation to the Labour Agreement stream. This nomination must have been approved by the Minister.
  • You must have suitable qualifications, experience, skills and English proficiency to perform the tasks of the occupation to which your nominated position relates
  • You must have been employed in your nominated occupation for at least 3 years unless otherwise considered by the Minister.

Criteria and requirements relevant to Approval of nominated positions have NOT been included in the above summary. An approved nomination is required for this visa.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494)

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Class PE) (Subclass 494) visa is a provisional employer-sponsored visa. The purpose of this visa is to allow businesses that are actively and lawfully operating in Regional Australia to nominate highly skilled professionals for provisional visas.

Obtaining a subclass 494 visa is a 3-stage process:

  1. Sponsorship: The employer must be or have applied for approval of sponsorship.
  2. Nomination: The employer must lodge a nomination that specifies the details of the position and identifies the nominee.
  3. Visa Application: The applicant applies for Subclass 494 visa under a relevant stream.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in regional Australia.
  • There are 2 different visa streams: Employer Sponsor and Labour Agreement.
  • This is a provisional visa and allows you to stay in Australia for up to 5 years. After 3 years on this visa you may be eligible to meet the requirements for a permanent Subclass 191 visa (coming into effect on 16 November 2022).

Key Eligibility Requirements

COMMON CRITERIA TO ALL STREAMS

  • The nomination lodged by your employer must have been approved.
  • Your employer must be an Approved Work Sponsor.
  • You must have a genuine intention to perform your nominated occupation.
  • The position associated with the nomination must be genuine.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.
  • You must satisfy all Nomination Criteria including specific criteria to the stream you are applying for such as: having an occupation on the relevant list of eligible occupations, having an associated position in a designated regional area or having received a positive assessment from a relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB) etc.
  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for.

EMPLOYER SPONSOR STREAM

  • You must satisfy the relevant Health requirements.
  • Unless exempt, you are employed to work in the nominated occupation and in a position for your employer (sponsor).
  • You must be under 45 years of age (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).
  • Unless exempt, you may need to provide a positive Skills Assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in relation to your nominated occupation.
  • Unless exempt, you must have been employed in your nominated occupation for at least 3 years.
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Competent English’ (prescribed applicants may be eligible for exemption).

LABOUR AGREEMENT STREAM

  • You must satisfy the relevant Health requirements.
  • Your nominated occupation must be the subject of a work agreement between the Commonwealth and your sponsor.
  • You must be under 45 years of age unless otherwise agreed with the Minister.
  • You must have suitable qualifications, experience, skills and English proficiency to perform the tasks of the occupation to which your nominated position relates
  • You must have been employed in your nominated occupation for at least 3 years unless otherwise considered by the Minister.

Criteria and requirements relevant to Approval of nominated positionsApproval as a Standard Business Sponsor or Regional Certifying Body (RCB) approval have NOT been included in the above summary. An approved sponsorship, nomination and RCB are required for this visa.

Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)

The Temporary Activity Visa (Class GG) (Subclass 408) allows for entry of visa holders to Australia for the purpose of working on a short-term basis in specific areas or participating in activities such as social, cultural and research activities or international events.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to participate in specified activities or work on a temporary basis.
  • There are ten activity types under the Subclass 408 visa: Invited participant in an Event, Sports, Religious worker, Domestic Worker, Superyacht Crew, Research, Staff Exchange, Special Programs, Australian Government Endorsed Event (includes Covid19 pandemic) and Entertainment.
  • This is a Temporary visa and allows you to stay in Australia temporarily. Maximum periods of stay are between 3 months to 4 years depending on the circumstances of the application.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be able to demonstrate that you have access to sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay in Australia.
  • You must meet the genuine temporary stay requirement (GTE).
  • You must not hold a permanent visa, or a temporary visa specified by the Minister.
  • You must have adequate arrangements for health insurance.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.
  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the activity you are applying under including English language requirements, Sponsors and Supporters etc.

Distinguished Talent Visa (Subclass 124)

From 14 November 2020 the Distinguished Talent Visa (Subclass 124) is CLOSED to new applications.

The repeal of the Talent Subclass 124 visa does not affect the processing of applications for this visa which were made before 14 November 2020. Applications made before this date will continue to be processed according to the regulations in place at the time of application.

Applicants wishing to access the Distinguished Talent Visa program can still do so by lodging an application for a Distinguished Talent (Subclass 858) visa.

The Distinguished Talent Visa (Migrant) (Class AL) (Subclass 124) is a permanent resident visa for persons who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional achievement in an eligible area.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application, but you must be offshore when the visa is granted.
  • This visa allows you to work, study, and live in Australia.
  • This is a Permanent resident visa and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, sport, arts or academia and research.
  • You must still be prominent in the area.
  • You would be an asset to the Australian community.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you would have no difficulty in obtaining employment in Australia within your area of talent.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian organisation that has a national reputation concerning the area of talent.
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Functional English’ otherwise you will need to pay an extra charge, called the second instalment.
  • If you have held or you are the holder of a Skilled Regional (provisional) visa, you must have held that visa for at least 3 years.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Other considerations

  • You would need to be of exceptional benefit to the Australian community if you have not turned 18 or if you are 55 or older.
  • Persons who have provided specialised assistance to the Australian Government in matters of security may also be eligible to apply for this visa.

Distinguished Talent Visa (Subclass 858)

The Distinguished Talent Visa (Residence) (Class BX) (Subclass 858) is a permanent resident visa for persons who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional achievement in an eligible area.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work, study, and live in Australia.
  • This is a Permanent resident visa and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, sport, arts or academia and research.
  • You must still be prominent in the area.
  • You would be an asset to the Australian community.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you would have no difficulty in obtaining employment in Australia within your area of talent.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian organisation that has a national reputation concerning the area of talent.
  • You must be able to demonstrate ‘Functional English’ otherwise you will need to pay an extra charge, called the second instalment.
  • If you have held or are the holder of Subclass 491 or Subclass 494, you must have held that visa for at least 3 years.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Other considerations

  • You would need to be of exceptional benefit to the Australian community if you have not turned 18 or if you are 55 or older.
  • Persons who have provided specialised assistance to the Australian Government in matters of security may also be eligible to apply for this visa.

FAMILY & PARTNER VISAS

Now we will discuss the family and partner visa options available in Australia.

Partner (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 820) & Partner (Residence) Visa (Subclass 801)

The Partner Visa (Temporary) (Class UK) (Subclass 820) & Partner Visa (Residence) (Class BS) (Subclass 801) is a two-stage visa process for persons seeking to stay in Australia on the basis of being in a relationship with an eligible partner (sponsor).

Highlights

  • You must be in Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This is a 2-stage process, in applying for a Partner visa, you will be applying for the subclass 820 Provisional and the subclass 801 Permanent visas concurrently.
  • This visa allows you to stay in Australia with your partner.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand.
  • Your relationship must be proven to be an exclusive, committed, genuine and continuing relationship.
  • Your relationship must be able to prove, cumulatively, that you and your partner meet the following four factors:
    • Joint financial aspects of the relationship.
    • Join nature of the household arrangement.
    • The social aspects of the relationship.
    • The nature of the couple’s commitment to one another.
  • For couples who are in a de facto relationship the law stipulates that the length of the relationship must be at least of 12 months duration. However, there are exceptions to this requirement including when the relationship has been registered under a law of a State or Territory prescribed in relevant legislation.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Partner Visa (Provisional) (Subclass 309) & Partner Visa (Migrant) (Subclass 100)

The Partner Visa (Provisional) (Class UF) (Subclass 309) & Partner Visa (Migrant) (Class BC) (Subclass 100) is a two-stage visa process for persons seeking entry to Australia on the basis of being in a relationship with an eligible partner (sponsor).

Highlights

  • You must be outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This is a 2-stage process, in applying for a Partner visa, you will be applying for the subclass 309 Provisional and the subclass 100 Permanent visas concurrently.
  • The provisional visa will allow you to enter and remain in Australia until a decision is made on your permanent visa.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand.
  • Your relationship must be proven to be an exclusive, committed, genuine and continuing relationship.
  • Your relationship must be able to prove, cumulatively, that you and your partner meet the following four factors:
    • Joint financial aspects of the relationship.
    • Join nature of the household arrangement.
    • The social aspects of the relationship.
    • The nature of the couple’s commitment to one another.
  • For couples who are in a de facto relationship the law stipulates that the length of the relationship must be at least of 12 months duration. However, there are exceptions to this requirement including when the relationship has been registered under a law of a State or Territory prescribed in relevant legislation.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Prospective Marriage (Fiancé) Visa (Subclass 300)

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is for persons seeking entry to Australia to marry their prospective spouse and with a view to remaining in the country permanently.

Highlights

  • You must be outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • You may be eligible to apply for this visa if you intend to marry an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand.
  • This is a provisional visa and will allow you to enter and remain in Australia for 9 months to marry your fiancé.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You and your fiancé must have a genuine intention to marry within the 9 months validity period of the visa.
  • You must have met in person and are known to one another
  • You must genuinely intend to live together as spouses
  • You will have to apply for an onshore Partner visa (subclass 820 & 801) once you have married
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

If you are thinking to move to Australia and want to start your migration process you can apply here.

3 Replies to “Australia Working & Skills Visa”

  1. Maria Remnikov says: November 20, 2019 at 11:35 am

    This is not all and no one can actually guarantee 100% assurance of getting PR in Australia. I have been trying to get there for last 3 years and still no luck.

  2. Jayesh R says: November 20, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Really good and informative post, though it lacks further reference sources where we can go and find out more detailed information.

    1. Visa Ray says: January 23, 2020 at 5:06 am

      Thanks John for your valuable comment. We will surely try to add in more information and reference sources in our upcoming posts.

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