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2023 Australian Skilled Migration Latest Policy Interpretation

Updated: Apr 11


Australia is one of the most livable countries in the world; not only rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, but also politically stable, good social order, high level of education... It can be said that when we mention Australia, we have equated it with "high quality of life".

Therefore, tens of thousands of people come from all over the world every year to find ways to immigrate to Australia. Australia itself is also a large immigration country, and it is already one of the few countries in the world that still enjoys the dividends of population growth.


Among the many immigration methods, "skilled migration" to Australia has always been a very popular type of visa for high-level talent. It’s also a set of visa categories established by the Australian government to introduce overseas senior technical personnel with high education, excellent English ability and rich technical work experience to alleviate the lack of professional and technical talent in the Australian workforce.





Australia is one of the most livable countries in the world; not only rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, but also politically stable, good social order, high level of education... It can be said that when we mention Australia, we have equated it with "high quality of life".


Therefore, tens of thousands of people come from all over the world every year to find ways to immigrate to Australia. Australia itself is also a large immigration country, and it is already one of the few countries in the world that still enjoys the dividends of population growth.


Among the many immigration methods, "skilled migration" to Australia has always been a very popular type of visa for high-level talent. It’s also a set of visa categories established by the Australian government to introduce overseas senior technical personnel with high education, excellent English ability and rich technical work experience to alleviate the lack of professional and technical talent in the Australian workforce.

2023 Australian Skilled Migration Category

There are many types of skilled migration visas in Australia, so we must first determine which visa is the most suitable for us and the most beneficial for our migration.

  1. Skilled Independent Visa This is a permanent residence category introduced in Australia for applicants with specific vocational skills and experience. This skilled migration visa allows the applicant to work and reside in Australia and enjoy the same benefits as Australian citizens.

  2. Skilled Nomination Visa The skilled nomination visa requires the applicant to obtain a sponsorship from an Australian state or territory before applying for a visa with the Australian Department of Immigration.

  3. Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) This category allows people living and working in designated remote areas of Australia on a qualifying visa to live and work in Australia permanently.

  4. Skilled Work Regional(Provisional) visa This is a category of skilled migration in Australia established by the Department of Immigration to attract skilled migrants to work and live in remote areas of Australia. Applicants in this category need to meet certain technical and vocational requirements and be sponsored by the state government of a remote region of Australia.

2023 Australian Skilled Migration Conditions

  1. Skilled Independent Visa The benefit of the 189 Independent Skilled Migration visa is that no state nomination is required, so the applicant can live and work anywhere in Australia. The visa is suitable for "applicants who can achieve a high score in the EOI score of the letter of intent" and the applicant's Australian skilled migration occupation must be on the MLTSSL occupation list.

  • Under 45 years of age (applicants can still apply for a visa if they have only turned 45 years of age after submitting the EOI and receiving the invitation; If the applicant is submitting the EOI and is at least 45 years old before receiving the invitation, the applicant cannot proceed with the visa application)

  • An EOI invitation is required (after submitting the EOI, the applicant will be ranked with other interested applicants and may be invited to apply for a visa)

  • The occupation is in the list of technical occupations

  • Successfully pass the skills assessment

  • Both the main and secondary applicants are required to meet all health requirements

  • Ability to score 65 points or above (an indicative score will be awarded when an applicant submits an expression of interest in SkillSelect). If the applicant does not receive 65 points, they will not be invited to apply for this visa

  • Meet the English proficiency requirement: equivalent to IELTS 4 6 levels

  • There is no record of visa cancellation or previous applications being rejected

2. Skilled Nomination Visa For "people who may not be able to score high enough and do not mind having a restriction on their area of residence" and whose Australian skilled migration occupation must be on the STSOL list. Applicants must obtain a nomination letter from the Australian State Government before applying.

  • Under 45 years of age (applicants can still apply for a visa if they have only turned 45 years of age after submitting the EOI and receiving the invitation; If the applicant is submitting the EOI and is at least 45 years old before receiving the invitation, the applicant cannot proceed with the visa application)

  • An EOI invitation is required (after submitting the EOI, the applicant will be ranked with other interested applicants and may be invited to apply for a visa)

  • Ability to score 65 points or above (an indicative score will be awarded when an applicant submits an expression of interest in SkillSelect). If the applicant does not score 65 points, they will not be invited to apply for this visa

  • IELTS 6 or above

  • Applicants must meet state or territory nomination requirements

  • Successfully pass the skills assessment

  • Occupations are on the list of skilled occupations (each state and region has its own list of occupations)


3. Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191)


  • Hold an eligible visa: At the time of application, the applicant must have an eligible visa such as a subclass 491 or subclass 494 visa. They must have held this visa for at least 3 years prior to applying

  • Taxable income reaches the minimum income threshold: The minimum income threshold must be reached within at least 3 income years

  • Both the main and secondary applicants are required to meet all health requirements

  • There is no record of visa cancellation or previous applications being rejected

4. Skilled Work Regional(Provisional) visa This visa is suitable for applicants who cannot meet the basic score requirement for EOI scoring and do not mind living and working in remote Australia.

  • Under 45 years of age

  • An EOI invitation is required (after submitting the EOI, the applicant will be ranked with other interested applicants and may be invited to apply for a visa)

  • An English proficiency level of IELTS score of 6 or above is required

  • The "EOI" score is at least 65 points

  • The occupation is in the list of technical occupations

  • Successfully pass the skills assessment

  • There is no record of visa cancellation or previous applications being rejected

  • Occupations are on the list of skilled occupations (each state and region has its own list of occupations)


*This policy is subject to change from time to time; the specific information is subject to the official website of the Australian Government: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/


Australia, which has recovered rapidly after the pandemic, has begun a war for talent. I hope to see more and more friends who can achieve their wishes and successfully immigrate here via a skilled migration visa.


 

Alison’s Story

Born in Hong Kong an moved to Australia, I have been associated with real estate all my life. As the plane slowly landed on the runway of Melbourne Airport, my life and career also changed to another runway. I changed from a Hong Kong real estate agent to an Australian real estate agent, and successfully obtained the Australian lawyer qualification.


When I was working in a law firm, I was surrounded by highly educated professionals. Even though their wages are very well, and they are absolutely the elites in society, but their lives are full of hard labor, and it’s hard for them to get rich through buying properties.


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