Australia is the top destination for people who wish to move to a foreign land for work. Being one of the popular destinations for various reasons, the country ranks among the top in the UN HDI (Human Development Index). With beautiful landscapes, world-class education, socio-economic progress, and top lifestyle, more and more skilled workers wish to come here in hopes of leading a fantastic life through a skilled independent work visa.
WHAT ARE THE SUBCLASS 189 AND 190 VISAS?
The Australian Skilled Independent Visa and the Skilled Nominated Visa, both are designed to allow the applicant who is equipped with great experience, skill sets and qualifications to live and work in the country. Being different from other types of visas on the basis of points and tests, they are granted based on sponsorship.
WHAT IS A SKILLED NOMINATED WORK VISA?
Subclass 190 allows the candidate to live and work in the country with this permanent residency work visa. Specific foreign-national skilled workers who have jobs from the Australian skilled occupation list are considered eligible for this work visa. Many get confused between Australia skilled independent subclass 189 and Australia skilled independent subclass 190, which is a skilled nominated work visa.
ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS OF A SKILLED INDEPENDENT OR SKILLED NOMINATED VISA?
Of course, These visas are considered highly sought since both offer numerous benefits to the holder and their family members. Those who are granted with a skilled nominated or the skilled independent visa, are allowed to:
- Study in the country
- Live and work indefinitely
- Apply for citizenship (must meet the eligibility criteria)
- Sign up for Medicare
- Sponsor relative for PR
- Travel in and out of the country once the visa is granted
HOW CAN YOU APPLY FOR SUBCLASS 189 OR SUBCLASS 190?
Step.1: Assess your skills- The foremost step to begin your journey of obtaining a skilled visa is to nominate a job opportunity that you would like to take from the skilled occupation list.
- Skilled Nominated Visa candidates must choose from the eligible skilled occupation.
- Skilled Independent visa applicants are required to choose from the medium to long term skills list.
Step.2: Submit an Expression of Interest- Once you have decided your occupation and your skill assessment task is completed, the next step for you is to obtain the work visa by lodging an EOI, Expression of Interest through Australia’s skill select service. The EOI reflects that you wish to be considered for the skilled visa, for which, you will be required to submit the following…
- Occupation you wish to nominate
- Basic details
- Work history
- Language skills
- Business & investment experience
Step.3: State Sponsorship Application (190 visa only)- This particular step is applicable for a skilled nominated visa, subclass 190. Since each state or territory has its own list of occupations, a visa application should be submitted with a state sponsorship application. The procedure of obtaining sponsorship from an employer is different, you must indicate the region and the job you wish to work for.
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