Emigrate to Australia Requirements
As you would expect there are many requirements that you will need to satisfy in order to Emigrate to Australia.
The good news is, that for the right people, with the right Skills these requirements are quite achievable. As you’ve probably seen there is no single standout requirement, its more a case that the emigrate to Australia requirements form an overall matrix which you will need to navigate.
Where to start?
There are two places to start when working out if you meet the requirements for Skilled Migration. One the one side you have to score a minimum of 60 points and on the other side you need to have an occupation ‘in demand’.
Lets start with the 60 point score requirement for Australia.
Age is always a good starting point. Think about the Primary applicant because it is usually only the Primary applicant’s age that is taken into consideration. It is possible to move to Australia right up until your 50th Birthday but in reality you lose all points for age after 44. The overall points score can be worked out quite easily but do remember that your age is taken when you are called forward to apply which may take anything up to two years.
Age 18 – 24 = 25 points
Age 25 – 32 = 30 points
Age 33 – 39 = 25 points
Age 40 – 44 = 15 points
Age 45 – 50 = 0 points
Education forms a big factor in points requirements. If you have a PHD you score 20 points, for a degree you receive 15 points and with a trades qualification you can claim 10 points.
Work experience is another points requirement and you can claim 5 points for between 3 and 5 years experience, 10 points for 5 to 8 years experience and for 8 yrs+ you gain 15 points.
Demonstrating your English language ability can help you boost your overall points score by up to 20 points. This is done by taking a specified English test such as IELTS.
Having a close family member in Australia or securing State Nomination can also add an extra 5 points towards the overall requirements when looking at the 190 visa class of Permanent Residency. It’s worth noting that although its a little less popular the 489 Visa Class will add 10 points to your overall points score although this does not instantly give Permanent Residency status.
Great, I’ve Got 60 Points!
What other requirements for Australian Migration?
Next you will need an occupation that’s ‘in demand’. Check these lists for full details:
Please do bear in mind that sometimes the Australian Occupation Framework might describe your occupation slightly differently to what it is known as in your own Country so do dig into this in a little more detail of talk to one of our Experts by taking a Free Visa Assessment
Is that it? What about Financial Requirements for Australia?
There are less ‘show money’ requirements for Australia than there used to be although for some states & territories you may need to make a declaration of funds available. These days Immigration is more about what you will be offering the Australian economy not just for the next few months but hopefully for the rest of your new lives Down Under.
Providing you meet the 60 point minimum requirement and you have an occupation on one of the Skilled Occupation lists you should have a pretty good chance of a successful migration and of course there are so many other factors that will come into play such as medical checks and Police background checks. If you are in any way concerned about these or any of the other criteria it might be a good idea to use a specialist migration Consultancy such as Let’s Go! Global.
To conclude though, the biggest Emigrate to Australia Requirement is having the right desire, drive and mindset to see your Migration plans through to the end. There is no quick and easy way to Emigrate to Australia and it is certainly an emotional journey and not without sacrifice. For those with the right ‘can do’ attitude and providing they meet all the requirements then there should be nothing holding them back from securing a new life in Australia.
Some people have their heart set on Australia initially but find that in reality emigrating is going to prove exceptionally challenging. In this instance, if they still want to live and work away from the UK and in a vibrant, thriving country we sometimes recommend they check the requirements for emigrating to Canada.
Author: Beth Jones
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