General Skilled Migration
Skilled migration to Australia is one of the main migration options that people can avail .This is basically intended for educationally and professionally qualified migration aspirants with specified English language ability ,with in the age range of 18 to 50 years.
There is a major change to how Australia manages its skilled migration program .The entire skilled migration is done through SkillSelect only. Australian migration department is not accepting any skilled migration applications other than through SkillSelect.
You can apply for visa in this category only if you are invited to do so. An Expression of Interest (EOI) is to be submitted before lodging an application for visa. The most important requirement for applying for this visa is that applicant must have qualification and skills that is matching for any occupation listed in Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL). The relevant skill assessing authority must also assess your nominated occupation as suitable for skilled migration to Australia.
The other basic requirements includes ,a score of at least 60 on the points test ,your English language ability should be atleast “Competent” ,your age should less than 50 years and you should meet all other health and character requirements.
The major categories of points based skilled migration visa are,
Skilled- Independent (subclass 189) Visa
If all the basic requirements for applying for a general skilled migration visa to Australia have been met, then you can apply for this permanent visa. On successful processing of this visa, the visa holder can permanently live and work anywhere in Australia