Ethos Migration Lawyers prides itself on its ability to provide expert and professional advice in regards to the various skilled migration visa subclasses available to applicants.
The various visas available via the General Skilled Migration pathway are:
Applying for a General Skilled Migration visa has a number of steps depending on the subclass of visa.
First Step: Assessing your eligibility in regards to your qualifications, work experience, English level and other factors. General Skilled Migration (GSM) is based on a points test with points being awarded for:
- English Ability
- Skilled Employment Experience
- If you have studied in Australia
- If you have completed a specialist education qualification
- If you are accredited in a community language, studied in regional Australia, have completed a professional year program or your partner has skills required by Australia
Second Step: Performing a Skills Assessment. A skills assessment is an independent assessment by the appropriate authority licensed to determine your qualifications and or employment history to assess if they are comparable to the Australian standards in your chosen occupation.
Third Step: Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) via SkillSelect. An Expression of Interest is an online system that determines your suitability for migration to Australia. An Expression of Interest (EOI) is not a visa application and no associated bridging visas are granted with the application.
Fourth Step: Applying for State/Territory Nomination (if applicable). If you are applying for a State/Territory nominated visa, you must apply for a nomination from that Australian State/Territory. Each State/Territory has its own nomination requirements that must be met.
Fifth Step: Applying for your skilled visa. If you have received an invitation via SkillSelect you are then able to apply for your visa. If you are in Australia at time of application, you may be eligible for a Bridging Visa to allow you to remain in Australia lawfully past the expiry of your current/previous visa and until the skilled visa application is finalised.
Ethos Migration Lawyers can make your General Skilled Migration application simple and stress-free. Our registered migration agents are available on call to assist you with the entire process.
If you have any questions about these requirements, or would like to speak to one of our immigration lawyers for more information on Australian visas get in touch with Ethos Migration Lawyers today.