For accurate professional information and definitive legal advice about your best option for moving to Australia we invite you to arrange a consultation with a VisAustralia expert.
To work or study in Australia you need to have at least upper intermediate English. The only exemption is if you come to Australia to study English!
How good does my English have to be and what are the English language tests?
Applying for state nomination opens the migraton door to a wider range of different occupations than just those on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL). You are required to live in the state that nominates you for the first 2 years but score additional points on the visa points test. Your application will also be decided more quickly.
There is often confusion surrounding state nomination, what it is, what it means, and how it works. This article explains state nomination in more detail.
The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is encouraging people who live and study in Canberra for 12 months to apply for permanent residency in Australia.
If you have qualifications and work experience in an occupation on the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL), study in Canberra for 12 months on a Student visa, and work part time while studying, the ACT Government may nominate you for a permanent Skilled visa without leaving Australia.
Migration is as old as humanity itself. Migration has always be a part of the development of human societies in some shape or form, especially in moments of economic or social hardship. Making the decision to pack your suitcases and leave your country and family in search of new opportunities is one of the most psychologically profound decisions anyone can take in their lifetime. It is a decision that changes you and affects everyone else that surrounds you, family and friends.
This week Nicholas Houston, the Director of VisAustralia, addressed the Italian Community in Canberra on the subject of transitioning from provisional to permanent visas from within Australia. Also at the event were officials from the Department of Immigration and the Italian Ambassador.
If you are thinking about moving to another country and Australia is one of the options, VisAustralia's free Migration Assessment Tool will tell you whether you are eligible to live and work in Australia in just 3 minutes. The application is free and invovles answering a small number of strategic questions.