Australia Migration

Australia is a top destination for smart and skilled individuals seeking to relocate to a developed country for better possibilities and chances. Numerous visa categories created by the Australian government make it easier for people to immigrate to Australia from India. A few of these categories include Australia’s Permanent Residency Visa, Visas for Study and Travel, Visas sponsored by Families, and others. Several characteristics make Australia one of the finest countries for immigration.

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) increased its annual migration planning level from 160,000 to 195,000 for the programme year 2022-2023. It now means that 35,000 extra immigrants will be accepted by the Australian government during this programme year. The DHA has added the majority of these new visa slots (35,000 total), mostly for skilled migration.

As a result, if you want to migrate to Australia, now is the greatest time to do so, as the Australian government has increased its immigration objective and simplified the standards for the application procedure.

Why should one immigrate to Australia?
Here are a few key reasons to apply for immigration to Australia:

  • Due to its excellent infrastructure, strong economy, and wide range of employment prospects, Australia attracts immigrants from all over the world.
  • According to US News and Report’s Best Country Survey-2022, Australia ranks sixth in the world for overall quality of life and eighth for education and citizenship.
  • According to a US News Survey, it is also the world’s second-best country for agility and the third-best country overall for a comfortable retirement.
  • To invite, evaluate, and accept internationally skilled and talented individuals, the Australian government has created a structured point-based immigration system.
  • Australia is gradually extending its state nomination programmes in order to invite, evaluate, and nominate the most qualified candidates for Australian Skilled Visas.

What are the eligibility requirements for Immigration to Australia
The well-organized migration system and flexible immigration regulations of Australia are well-known. The most popular immigration routes to Australia are sponsored/nominated visas and skilled migration. Thus, let’s examine the required qualifications for Australia’s most popular skilled visa categories.

An applicant must:

  • Be under 45 years of age (for skilled/Nominated/sponsored visas)
  • Your occupation must be in relevant Skilled occupation list of Australia
  • Get the Skill Assessment done from a recognized assessing authority
  • IELTS/PTE (English Language Proficiency Test) with a minimum six band score in all four abilities
  • Obtain the state nomination if applying for a state nominated visa
  • Provide education and work-experience related documents
  • Provide Medical certificate for fitness
  • Provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) as proof of good character

Why Choose Infinite Migration?
At Infinite, A registered migration agent to Australia (MARA) will have a one-on-one conversation with you to go through every aspect of your migration process. For people travelling to Australia, we provide expert migration assistance.

The Registered Migration Agents staff at Infinite are highly trained about all forms of visas, including General Skilled Migration. It is the leading Australian immigration consultancy in India. In order to identify and recommend the programme that is most appropriate for you, Infinite Migration is capable of calculating your individual points and going through the visa application process for each of the programmes that are available. The best immigration consultant for Australia in India is Infinite Migration.

Visa Sub-Classes

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)
For specialised personnel looking for employment in Australia, this visa is for permanent residency. There is a two-step procedure for this visa.

  • A recommendation by an approved Australian employer.
  • The visa application should be under the nominated stream. The visa application can only be made after nomination, and if the nomination has been accepted, the visa should be applied within six months of the approval. For the visa application to be accepted, the applicant must apply for the visa in the stream and occupation in line with the employer nomination.

GSM Visa
The General Skilled Migration Visa primarily favor’s experienced employees who are keen to live and work permanently in Australia. Those who can obtain sponsorship from an Australian employer may also be interested in this visa.

Sub-categories of this visa include:

  • Skilled Independent visa – subclass 189
  • Skilled Nominated visa – subclass 190
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)

The “Skill Select” must be completed if you plan to apply for an Australian visa under the GSM category. Two steps make up this online programme:

  1. Submission of an EOI (Expression of Interest)
  2. Visa application.

Family Sponsored Visa
Under certain restrictions, Australia’s family visa programme allows spouses, parents, kids, and other family members to immigrate there. These visas are essentially sponsored by Australian citizens.

Visitor/ Tourist Visa
The visitor or tourist visa can be largely divided into two categories:

  • For visit, which could consist of vacationing, leisure activities, visiting an Australian inhabitant family member, medical treatment, etc.
  • For business activities, which could include making common business or government enquiries, business consultations, government visits, attending conferences, seminars, job interviews, or professional examinations.

Apart from these, there are some other unique categories for visitor visas too, for example, medical treatment visa (subclass 602), investor retirement visa (subclass 405), transit visa (subclass 771), etc.

Australia Immigration Eligibility Point Calculator/Australia PR points system
For those seeking one of the three primary GSM (General Skilled Migration) category visas—Subclass 189 Visa, Subclass 190 Visa, or Subclass 491 Visa—the Australia PR points calculator is provided below.

To be eligible to apply for any of these Australian visas, you must have a profile that has minimum of 65 points on Australia’s Skill Select System. The chance of receiving an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for a visa will increase when you score higher on the Australia PR points system. The DHA and Australian state governments hold periodic invitation rounds to select the pool’s top candidates.

This system, calculates your total points based on some key factors, i.e. age, education, work Experience, English proficiency, etc. To calculate your Australia PR points, choose the right option from all given options for each eligibility factor, and subsequently, check the final score in the end.

The Australia Immigration points table given below is pertinent to the applicants of Visa Subclass 189/190/491. It clearly reflects the points a visa applicant can obtain for each profile factor.
Australia PR Points Table

Age Group Maximum Points
18 to 24 25 Points
25 to 32 30 Points
33 to 39 25 Points
40 to 44 15 Points

Language Proficiency:

English Proficiency Level Maximum Points
Competent English 0 points
Proficient English 10 points
Superior English 20 points

Work Experience (Overseas)
In nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation

Work Experience (Overseas) Maximum Points
Less than 3 years 0
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 5 points
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 10 points
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 15 points

Work Experience (Australian)
In nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation, at time of invitation

Work Experience (Australia) Maximum Points
At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years) 5 points
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10 points
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15 points
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 20 Points

(Note that the maximum points awarded for any combination of overseas and Australian skilled employment is 20 points)

Educational Qualification

Educational Qualification Maximum Points
Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognized standard 20 points
At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honour’s or Masters, from an Australian recognized Standards 15 points
Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognized standard 10 points
Obtained a qualification or award recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation as being suitable for that occupation 10 points

Specialist Education Qualification
Note: The postgraduate degree by research (doctorate or masters) needs to be awarded from an Australian education institution after minimum2 academic years of study in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ICT) fields. *To see the complete list of eligible STEM subject, check at the bottom of the table

Study/Education in Australia Maximum Points
A Master’s degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least 2 academic years study in a relevant field. 10 points

Australian study qualifications

Study/Education in Australia Maximum Points
Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet Australian Study Requirement 5 points

Other Factors

Other Factors Maximum Points
Credentialed community language qualifications 5 points
Study in regional Australia or metropolitan area (excluding distance education) 5 points
Partner skill qualifications. Your spouse or de facto partner also needs to be an applicant for this visa and meet age, English and skill requirements 10 points
Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and has competent English 5 points
You are a single applicant or your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident 10 points
Completion of a Professional Year in Australia 5 points


Nomination Status Maximum Points
You have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory government (for visa subclass 190 only) 5 points
You have received a nomination for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) from a State or Territory government agency OR You are being sponsored for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) by a family member and the Minister has accepted that sponsorship 15 points

The major requirement for immigrating to Australia could be understood with respect to three most important skilled work visas in Australia as described as follows:

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
The criteria used to choose qualified applicants for the Subclass 189 visa are the candidate’s point total, abilities, and job history, which allow them to submit an application for the visa.

You will first need to choose a profession from the MLTSSL, or the Medium and Long-Term Strategic List, in order to be eligible to apply for this specific visa. However, if the relevant employment is not on your demand list, you will need to select a profession that is closely related to your own.

You would also need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Australian government in order for your visa to be approved. If the Australian government deems your profile adequate, you will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Australia.

The Subclass 189 Visa is a permanent Skilled Migration Visa which requires no sponsorship from any of the Australian state or territories or from any close relative residing in Australia.

The Subclass 189 Visa provides you and your accompanying family members with the compete right to live as well as work anywhere across Australia for an indefinite period of time.

Key Requirements:
In order to lodge an application towards the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189), you must:

  • Choose an occupation which is listed on Skilled Occupation List of Australia
  • Lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and should have an invitation to apply (ITA)
  • Meet the required passing marks under the talented migration points test (which is currently equivalent to 65 points)
  • Be in the age group of 18-44 (both inclusive);
  • Pass the Skills Assessment in an occupation listed in the Occupation list specific to the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189).
  • Achieve the appropriate IELTS/PTE score to prove the English Proficiency

Benefits of 189:

  • Stay in Australia on a permanent basis
  • Work and study anywhere across Australia
  • Enroll in the Public Health Care Scheme of Australia or Medicare
  • Sponsor your relatives or family members to join you in Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia for a period of 5 years
  • Here, you do not need a nominator or sponsor

State Nomination Visa (Subclass 190)
The skilled nominated visa is for the skilled workforce that Australia requires. The subclass 190 is a point-based visa where the person needs to score at least 65 points. The permanent residency as such is provided once the person gets a skilled nominated subclass by a state Government and meets the eligibility criteria required.

The eligible skilled occupation holders need to qualify under other categories in order to get a skilled nominated work visa. It is important to understand that a skilled nominated visa is much different from a skilled independent visa. To understand what a skilled nominated visa can be acquired, read on.

Benefits of 190:
There are numerous benefits of Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190 Visa). Some of them are listed below.
The Australian Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) offers following advantages to you and your accompanying family member. You would be allowed to:

  • Work and live anywhere in Australia permanently
  • Study in any university and/or colleges across Australia
  • Enroll in Medicare or the Australia’s state operated healthcare program
  • Get a chance to apply for the citizenship of Australia
  • Sponsor relatives for permanent residence grant of Australia
  • Travel anywhere across Australia as you wish

Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491)
The skilled nominated visa is for the skilled workforce that Australia requires. The subclass 190 is a point-based visa where the person needs to score at least 65 points. The permanent residency as such is provided once the person gets a skilled nominated subclass by a state Government and meets the eligibility criteria required.

In order to be granted a skilled nominated work visa, the holders of qualifying skilled occupations must meet the requirements for other categories. It’s critical to recognize the significant differences between a skilled independent visa and a skilled nominated visa. to comprehend what a skilled nominated visa entails.

According to the updated regulations of the Subclass 491 Visa, also known as the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa, qualified skilled individuals and their families are now permitted to live, work, and study for a maximum of five years in a certain regional area of Australia.

Key Requirements:
To lodge an application towards the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491), you must:

  • Be under 45 years of age to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA);
  • Be nominated by an Australian state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative
  • Have your occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List or the Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations
  • Have a suitable skills assessment from an authorized government authority
  • Have competent level of English, demonstrated through IELTS or PTE score
  • Have received an invite from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA)
  • Have scored minimum 65 points on Points Assessment Table for Subclass 491 Visa

Benefits of 491:

  1. You will be benefitted from priority processing of regional applications;
  2. You will be provided with genuine incentives if you decide to stay in a regional area for a longer period of time through building workforce and community participation;
  3. Overall, more points are available for Subclass 491 visa applicants.


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