Emigrating to Australia in 2020


Updated for 2020

Emigrate to Australia

Given the Global Political climate towards immigration as a whole, it is always surprising the Australian Government still has a very open door policy for individuals, families, and businesses seriously considering emigrating to Australia.

It won’t stay this way forever and leading think tanks predict sweeping changes to Australian Immigration over the next few short years as Australia starts to focus more on creating opportunities for Australians than for those thinking about emigrating to Australia.

Already some changes have started to happen with even the most in demand of occupation codes such as Nurses and Skilled Trades. Right now though, you too could seize the opportunity of a lifetime and emigrate to Australia because as one of the most dynamic and progressive economies in the World their population is still incredibly low in numbers when compared to most other developed nations.

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In order to continue economic growth and the right development of society, Australia needs to attract and retain the right talent via its overseas emigration program.

Australia Immigration Visas

Australia offers several immigration pathway solutions for permanent residency, based squarely on economic demand. Highly skilled workers are still actively sought after in 2020 and an immigration points system is deployed to filter those looking to emigrate to Australia.

This is called the General Skilled Migration Program, although there are other visas besides Australian Skilled migration such as investor visas which we also cover in this article.

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Some applicants choose to emigrate via an employer sponsored visa although these opportunities are some 83% fewer in 2020 than the past three years.

This means whilst Australia is open to immigration it’s only open to those who can demonstrate they have the skills currently in demand.

Emigrating to Australia is a real and viable option for individuals from all over the World but as you would expect, it’s not easy, and it’s getting harder Let’s Go Global have many years experience assisting clients in emigrating to Australia.

We’d love to put our thinking caps on to devise the very best and most cost-effective Australian Migration Pathway for you and your loved ones. And best of all, our consultations are always free of all charge.

Is emigrating to Australia an option for you?

People have so many personal reasons for wanting to emigrate to Australia; the weather, the current political situation, family, loved ones, better opportunities or a better life for children. These vary from country to country and person to person although the fact remains that with the right skills, qualifications, circumstances and more importantly the right will to achieve significant personal growth, development and change then emigrating to Australia is usually accessible.

It’s no surprise that so many choose to make Australia their new home given that most of the major Australian cities consistently rank among the top ten most liveable cities on the planet. Was your favorite Australian city in the top 10 recently? Check out the list here at CNN.

We’re not here to convince you that emigrating to Australia is the right thing for you

Moving to Australia is a personal decision and that you’re even reading this article dedicated to emigrating then we’re assuming that you’re one of the very few people who actually decide to act on their dreams of securing a better life. Yes it can be tough, yes its an emotional roller coaster process and yes… its worth it in the end.

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How Much Does it Cost to Live in Australia

Day to day living costs in Australia are comparable with most other developed countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States although, much like these other countries where you live in Australia impacts the financial bottom line of your monthly costs.

The major cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Perth will be among the most expensive for costs like housing leisure and food whilst more rural or suburban areas will tend to be cheaper.

Do remember that you’re emigrating to Australia and you’ll need to set your life up again from scratch and try to plan for this financially at the start of your application

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No doubt property rentals will be the largest monthly expense yet do still expect much more ‘bang’ for your buck. Utilities are slightly cheaper, and fuel prices are definitely less than the UK, probably more comparable to the United States.

Do anticipate all in monthly living costs in Australia of around $2,700 and a single person income of around $50,000 AUD is probably needed to live comfortably in most areas of the country.

Emigrating to Australia is for many people a lifelong ambition, they’ve usually had the idea for many years never seeming to find the right time or set of life circumstances to make the step towards making their dreams and ambitions a reality.

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If this is you and sounds familiar then rest assured it’s totally normal.

Life has a nasty habit of taking over as we get slowly older; relationships, mortgages, careers and families often throw unexpected challenges in emigrating to Australia although in reality there’s never been a better time to start the process and get the ball rolling.

If you’ve the right skills, qualifications and desire to move to Australia then the time to act is now. Australian Immigration Law is constantly changing and updating in response to political and economic considerations and we expect to see some major changes coming up which will seriously affect many applications.

Even now we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of red flagged occupations for Australia with lots of rumours about which occupations are next. *A red flagged occupation is one that’s been highlighted for possible removal from the Australia occupations in demand lists.

Secure Your Visa and Emigrate to Australia

It’s important we work closely with you to understand what kind of Australian visa you need because there’s lots to choose from covering work, residence, family and business migration. Our recommendation is to always attempt an application in the highest category of Australian Migration suitability.

The best way to describe Australian Immigration is like a pyramid. At the very top of the Australian Visa pyramid sits the 189 visa. this being the most heavyweight visa in that it allows its holders to live and work anywhere in Australia from day one.

Closely behind the 189 and just one tier down is the 190 visa class, which still offers the same benefits and the 189 except that you’d be expected to live and work in a particular state for two years. After this time you are free to live and work anywhere in Australia just like the 189.

Don’t worry though, we often hear clients asking whether they get a choice of which State or Territory they get to reside in and the answer is yes, of course! You get to choose the State as much as they get to choose you, all subject to Australian Immigration criteria.

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We always undertake a very detailed case assessment and free consultation to examine your eligibility for the most appropriate type of Australia visa for your needs. We explain the process, answer any questions you have on the different Australian Immigration pathways and offer you our expert advice and recommendations.

Australia Migration Process, apply to emigrate to Australia

Australia Migration Process, apply to emigrate to Australia

Every year the Australian Department of Home Affairs issue over 190,000 skilled visas (Permanent Residence) from around 500,000 applications. For every one of those 500,000 applications there are another ten in the pipeline still preparing their case so that’s 5,000,000 people at any one time getting their documents in order.

If we go even further there’s another 10 people for everyone in the process who are seriously considering whether or not they should start their emigration to Australia project so that’s a huge 50,000,000 (50 million) globally considering whether or not it’s the right time to be immigrating to Australia.

That’s a huge number, almost twice the current population of Australia!

For many people emigrating to Australia remains an elusive dream that’s never realized. Don’t be one of them. Take our online visa assessment today for a personalized assessment of your visa chances, costs, charges and everything you need to know unique to your own individual circumstances.

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We do need to be clear though, it’s not all rosy and emigrating to Australia can often go wrong without the right planning. Securing visa is only the start and Lets Go Global are pleased to be able to assist with shipping, jobs, accommodation, bank accounts and of course the unique circumstances involving moving to Australia with children.

Is Emigration to Australia Worth It?

This is a very personal question and the answer depends as much on your circumstances immediately prior to your emigration to Australia as it does on what it is you’re actually searching for down under.

Over the years we must’ve carried out almost 100,000 free consultations with people from all over the World looking for a better life and dreaming of a successful emigration to Australia.

We find that clients from Europe cite motivating factors such as better work / life balance, more time with the family, the great outdoors lifestyle and the weather. Conversely clients from South Africa may fear for their own safety and feel that by lodging an emigration to Australia application they’ll be better protecting their loved ones.

There are many articles about people who’ve returned from Australia although in reality this is driven by homesickness and many eventually find themselves going back again at a later date although this can prove challenging because the resident return visahas some caveats that need to be satisfied before Australia Immigration will even entertain the request.

Australian Migration Through & Through

Emigrating to Australia is what we’re about. We’ve successfully assisted many people from all walks of life with their Australian Migration and we’re proud of our successes, reviews

It’s not just our Australian emigration skilled visa streams that receive great wins, we also assist with investor visa classes, resident return and partner visas including those for the LGBTQI Community.

All the team here at Let’s Go Global were amazed when one of our clients decided to keep a warts n all blog about their experiences with us as well as their own personal thoughts and feelings along the course of their application. Take a look over at Becky and Zacs Partner Visa Blog.

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Because we focus exclusively on Australian Migration you can rest assured that we’re specialists in our field and often called upon to solve some pretty complicated Australian migration problems.

Another partner visa dream come true! Everyone at Lets Go Global loves a wedding!

Is emigrating to Australia an option for me?

We hope so and we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to take our online visa assessment to find out once and for all if you’re eligible for Australian Migration.

See how many of these questions you can answer yes to?
Do you have a skill that’s currently in demand in Australia on this list: Occupations in Demand List
Are you qualified in your profession, trade or occupation?
Are you under 45 years of age? Check out how old is too old for Australian Immigration
Do you score 65 points on the Skilled Migration Points test?
Does your partner fit the criteria above even if you don’t?
Have you previously been a permanent resident of Australia?
Do you have a job offer in Australia?
Would you be prepared to live and work in regional Australia?
Are you married to or in a relationship with an Australian Citizen?
Are you in a same sex relationship with an Australian?
Have you considered studying in Australia?

Calculate Australian Emigration Points

Any successful skilled migration requires the applicant to demonstrate 65 points on the Australian Points System Matrix

Emigrate to Australia Age Points
Age 18 – 24 = 25 points
Age 25 – 32 = 30 points
Age 33 – 39 = 25 points
Age 40 – 44 = 15 points

Those aged 45 or over are no longer eligible to move to Australia under the skilled migration stream. Older applicants may be eligible to secure an employer sponsored TSS visa although this visa will always remain temporary. A TSS Employer Sponsored Visa cannot be converted to Permanent Residency after an applicant exceeds the maximum age limit of 45.

Emigrate to Australia Points for Marital Status
Australia award points based on Marital Status, with 10 points awarded to single applicants (without a spouse or partner

Points for STEM Qualifications
Australia Award 10 points for qualifications in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Emigrate to Australia Points System for Qualifications
PHD = 20 points
Degree = 15 points
Trade Qualification = 10 points

Australian Emigration Points for Work Experience
3 to 5 years experience in the last 10 years = 5 points
5 to 8 years experience in the last 10 years = 10 points
8 years + experience in the last 10 years = 15 points

Emigration points for work experience are calculated as the number of years post qualification experience. For example, an Accountant will be able to claim work experience points for every year of work after achieving Chartered Accountant status.

The only exception to the work experience post qualification rule is trades such as electricians, welders, carpenters, plumbers and mechanics because for those in the skilled trades, time spent during training can count towards overall work experience points.

Emigrate to Australia Points for English Language
Good = 20 points
Medium = 10 points
Basic = 0 points

Emigrate to Australia Points for Partners English Language
If you have a partner who has at least an average English test mark then you’ll gain an extra 5 points on the emigrate to Australia matrix.

Holding a passport from an English speaking country does not ‘prove’ English ability from a points perspective. There are no English points added for being a citizen of any particular country and these points can only be added after taking an approved English exam such as IELTS or the Cambridge English test.

Emigrate to Australia Points for 190 State Nomination
The 190 State Nomination Visa brings with it an extra 5 points at time of invitation to apply.

Australia award 15 points for the 491 Regional Visa

Partner Skills Points to Emigrate to Australia
If your partner has a skills set on either the MLTSSL or the STSOL then provided they are aged under 45 they too can complete a skills assessment for Australia. Remember, if the lead applicant is scoring enough points in their own right there’s no absolute requirement for a Partner Skills Assessment. If however you’re coming up short for immigration points a Partner Skills Assessment can add a further 10 to your overall total.

Confused? Don’t be, simply take our online visa assessment and let us do the hard work in working out the very best and most viable Australian Immigration Pathway for you as the first step in making your emigration to Australia dreams come true.

How do I go about emigrating to Australia in 2020?

Emigrating to Australia on the Skilled Migration stream:

Skilled Migration is by far the most popular route for emigrating to Australia as it gives the holder and their partners or families Permanent resident status from the very start.

Permanent Residency is much the same as Citizenship and is actually designed to lead to Citizenship or Dual Nationality after four years.

Only one member of a couple need to secure the Australian Permanent residency Visa and all the rights and privileges that come with PR are automatically applied to partners and family units.

Top Ten Benefits of Australian Permanent Residency

1. Only one lead applicant needed
2. PR leads to full citizenship or dual nationality after four years
3. You are free to enter and leave Australia without needing any further visas
4. Australian Permanent Residents can access financial services in the same way as full citizens
5. Holders of Australian Permanent Residency can apply for mortgages
6. New Australian Permanent residents have a clean credit history
7. Children can access education without financial contribution
8. Medicare is available to all Australian permanent residents
9. Two years after emigrating to Australia Permanent residents can sponsor other family members
10. Australian Permanent Residents can be eligible for a Residents Return Visa if they have to leave for an extended period

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Under the Skilled Migration program most applicants will end up emigrating to Australia on either a 189 or 190 visa class with the rest ending up on the 491.

Some would say these visas are the most sought after visas in the Southern Hemisphere and we’d be inclined to agree. No other country apart from Canada has the same type of visa program to attract applicants with the corrects skills into the country. Receiving a 189, 190 or 491 visa is a privilege many never achieve without the right guidance, support and motivation.

How long does an Australian Skilled Migration Visa take?

Officially we have to say that your application (once submitted via the Expression of Interest platform) can take anything up to two years.

However, getting your application ready for the EOI system takes around six to eight months depending on how quickly you can source the required documentation to support and prove your occupation and secure your all-important positive skills assessment.

Usually, we find clients are called forward for their Permanent Residency Visas within six to nine months of being submitted into the Expression of Interest program.

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Remember not to submit an expression of interest without having first received a positive skills assessment as this will lead to your application being rendered invalid and in the worst case scenario could be viewed as migration fraud, with serious time penalties being applied before you can resubmit your application.

What is a Skills Assessment for Emigrating to Australia?

Many potential applicants seriously considering emigrating to Australia have never even heard of the skills assessment. It’s easy to get caught up in working out the technicalities of Australian Immigration policy and for many, it simply never figures on the radar.

Securing a positive skills assessment is the first stage in any Australian emigration project and it requires that your occupation experience and related qualifications be benchmarked against a number of pre-determined factors. Essentially the skills assessment board is looking to see that your skills and education for your nominated occupation at least match those that an Australian Citizen in a similar role would possess.

Every occupation on the Australian in demand list has its own Skills Assessment body and applicants from all over the world must first identify which skills assessment body is the right one, and follow their documentation rules to the letter. There is little or no option for those unwilling or unable to satisfy the requirements of the Skills Assessment boards.

Emigration to Australia 2019

Emigration to Australia 2019

Skills Assessments usually take between eight and twenty weeks depending on assessment body and cost between $400 and $1800 AUD. Some skills assessments cost significantly more especially if you’re a Doctor or Lawyer but on the whole, the above guidelines apply, with skilled trades such as electricians being around $1800 AUD and Nurses or Teachers being less than $1000 AUD.

Let’s Go Global will work with you closely in the preparation of your Australian Skills Assessment, after all, we have an exceptional 98% success rate at this stage.

Confused about skills assessment for Australia? Take our online assessment today for a full explanation and details of which Skills Assessment body is right for you.

Emigrating to Australia Skills Assessment Authorities

Code: AIM
Website: Australian Institute of Management
Telephone: +61 7 3227 4874
AIM Skills Assessment Cost: $550 AUD
The Australian institute of Management is the Skilled Immigration Assessment body for Marketing, Procurement and General Management occupation codes.

Website: VetAssess
VetAssess Skills Assessment cover a broad range of occupations and trades. It is the largest Skills Assessment body in Australia.
Telephone: +61 3 9655 4801
GPO Box 2752
Melbourne Victoria 3001 Australia
Cost: $870 AUD rising to $1500+ AUD for some skilled trades that require a formal practical assessment or technical skype interview. Electricians Immigrating to Australia for example.

Immigration Australia Skills Assessment Code: CPAA
Website: CPA Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9606 9677
CPA Australia Address: GPO Box 2820, Melbourne VIC Australia 3001
CPA Australia Cost: $473 AUD
CPA Australia is the Skills Assessment Authority for Chartered Accountants that hold an undergraduate Bachelors Degree as well as their Chartered Status.

If you don’t hold an undergraduate Bachelors Degree take our free visa assessment because we can assist both in your migration and with having Degree status awarded on the back of your Professional Qualifications allowing you to also claim 15 immigration points.

Code: TRA
Website: Trade Recognition Australia
Some TRA codes are sublicensed to VETASSESS and some are handled directly by TRA. If your code says TRA check first on the VETASSESS website above. If it’s not listed on the Vetasess site then TRA will be your assessment body for your Australia Immigration.
Cost: $1000 AUD

Code: ACS
Website: Australia Computing Society
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9299 3666
ACS Australia is for all IT and ICT Australia Immigration codes
Cost: $500 AUD

Website: Australia Nursing and Midwifery Council
ANMAC is the Australia Immigration Skills Assessment body for Nurses moving to Australia. The nursing Skills Assessment can be tough so take a look at how to move to Australia as a nurse. Let’s Go! Global has a specialist medical immigration desk and a 100% success rate moving nurses to Australia.
Cost: $515 AUD

Code: CASA
Website: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CASA is the Australia Immigration Assessment Body for Pilots and associated occupations and can be a complicated process
Cost: CASA Pilot Skills Assessment costs just $100

Code: SSSI
Website: Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute
The SSSI is the Immigration Skills Assessment body for Surveyors although some codes are new processed by Vetassess. Feel free to contact us for more information
Cost: $750 AUD

Code: EA
Name: Engineers Australia
Engineers Australia is the assessment body for all Professional Engineers holding Bachelor of Engineering and Masters of Engineering qualifications as well as those with Chartered status.
Cost: Allocate between $1,000 and $1500 AUD for your Engineers Australia Skills Assessment

Website: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
The AITSL is the Skills Assessment body for teachers immigrating to Australia. Let’s Go! Global have a dedicated Teaching Australia desk with a 100% success rate immigrating teachers to Australia.
Cost: $830 AUD

Code: AVBC
Website: Australia Veterinary Board Council
The AVBC processes skills assessment application from Veterinary Professionals looking to immigrate to Australia.
Cost: $455 for a straightforward Skills Assessment. Occasionally these may rise significantly should the assessment body require further testing and for this reason we would recommend engaging the services of one of our senior associates.

Code: AIQS
Website: Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIQS is the home of Quantity Surveyors Australia and is the immigration assessment body for professionals liking to move to Australia
Cost: $650 AUD

Code: APharmC
Website: Australian Pharmacy Council
The Australian Pharmacy Council conducts Skills Assessments for Retail and Hospital Pharmacists immigrating to Australia whilst VETASESS is responsible for Pharmacy Technicians. It’s important that your Pharmacy Skills Assessment application is done correctly for if they request further information or any examinations (which shouldn’t be necessary) expect to see the total Pharmacy Skills Assessment fee rise dramatically.
Cost: $1090

Code: DAA
Website: Dieticians Association of Australia
Qualified Dieticians should have their Australia Immigration Skills Assessments done by the DAA.
Cost: allocate around $500 AUD

Code: MBA
Website: Medical Board of Australia
The Medical Board of Australia are a far reaching Skills Assessment body covering all hospital and community based Doctors, Consultants, Surgeons and GPs. We have a medical immigration team focused solely on Immigrating Doctors and Nurses to Australia with a 100% success rate.

A positive skills assessment from the Medical Board of Australia will give you a near certain Australia Immigration application and forms the major part of your local registration to practice.
Cost: Do allocate between $1000 and $2000 but do consult with us as to the various NBA skills assessment pathways available.

Code: AIR
Website: Australian Institute of Radiography
The Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) has recently to Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) so you may see the more recent code associated with your Skills Assessment.

All radiographers and Radiologists must have their skills, experience and qualifications verified by the ASMIRT prior to lodging an Australia Immigration application visa SkillSelect. All assessments are done on a highly individualised case by case basis.
Cost: $883

How much does emigrating to Australia cost for the Skilled Migration stream?

There are lots of variables and the below should be used as a guideline only, please contact us for a full and accurate breakdown of all associated costs and charges.

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Skills Assessment: between $400 and $1500 AUD
Document Certification (if needed): $200 AUD
Cost of Expression of Interest: $Free
Cost of State Nomination if required: $200 – $600 AUD
Australian Immigration Government fees: $3670 lead applicant, $1835 for the secondary applicant and children under 18 are $900 AUD each whilst dependent children over 18 are charged at $1800
Medicals: $200 – 400AUD per person
Police Checks: $100 – $150 per person depending on country of residency and countries lived in.

What are the rules for emigrating to Australia under the skilled visa class?

In general there are many rules, procedures and regulations that will be specific to each individual’s application although as a starting point these are the three golden rules for emigrating to Australia on the 189, 190 or 491 visa class:

1. Be aged under 45. Remember that it takes at least a year from start to finish for the whole process and your age is taken at the end of the process and not before.

2. Score 65 points on the Australian Immigration points matrix. It can be tricky to accurately compile your total points so do contact us for a full assessment, there are many ways to give yourself a points boost and whilst these aren’t in any way secret, they are often overlooked by those calculating their own points.

3. Have an occupation on the list below:

Australia Immigration

Chief Executive or Managing DirectorAIM
Corporate General ManagerAIM
Defence Force Senior OfficerVETASSESS
Aquaculture FarmerVETASSESS
Cotton GrowerVETASSESS
Flower GrowerVETASSESS
Fruit or Nut GrowerVETASSESS
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture GrowerVETASSESS
Mixed Crop FarmerVETASSESS
Sugar Cane GrowerVETASSESS
Vegetable GrowerVETASSESS
Crop Farmers necVETASSESS
Beef Cattle FarmerVETASSESS
Dairy Cattle FarmerVETASSESS
Horse BreederVETASSESS
Mixed Livestock FarmerVETASSESS
Poultry FarmerVETASSESS
Livestock Farmers necVETASSESS
Mixed Crop and Livestock FarmerVETASSESS
Sales and Marketing ManagerAIM
Advertising ManagerAIM
Public Relations ManagerAIM
Corporate Services ManagerVETASSESS
Finance ManagerCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Human Resource ManagerAIM
Policy and Planning ManagerVETASSESS
Research and Development ManagerVETASSESS
Construction Project ManagerVETASSESS
Project BuilderVETASSESS
Engineering ManagerEA/AIM
Importer or ExporterVETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry)VETASSESS
Production Manager (Manufacturing)VETASSESS
Production Manager (Mining)VETASSESS
Supply and Distribution ManagerAIM
Procurement ManagerAIM
Child Care Centre ManagerTRA
Medical AdministratorVETASSESS
Nursing Clinical DirectorANMAC
Primary Health Organisation ManagerVETASSESS
Welfare Centre ManagerACWA/VETASSESS
Health and Welfare Services Managers necVETASSESS
School PrincipalVETASSESS
Regional Education ManagerVETASSESS
Education Managers necVETASSESS
Chief Information OfficerACS
ICT Project ManagerACS
ICT Managers necACS
Commissioned Defence Force OfficerVETASSESS
Commissioned Fire OfficerVETASSESS
Commissioned Police OfficerVETASSESS
Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force MemberVETASSESS
Arts Administrator or ManagerVETASSESS
Environmental ManagerVETASSESS
Laboratory ManagerVETASSESS
Quality Assurance ManagerVETASSESS
Sports AdministratorVETASSESS
Specialist Managers necVETASSESS
Cafe or Restaurant ManagerVETASSESS
Caravan Park and Camping Ground ManagerVETASSESS
Hotel or Motel ManagerVETASSESS
Licensed Club ManagerVETASSESS
Bed and Breakfast OperatorVETASSESS
Retirement Village ManagerVETASSESS
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers necVETASSESS
Antique DealerVETASSESS
Betting Agency ManagerVETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon ManagerVETASSESS
Post Office ManagerVETASSESS
Travel Agency ManagerVETASSESS
Amusement Centre ManagerVETASSESS
Fitness Centre ManagerVETASSESS
Sports Centre ManagerVETASSESS
Call or Contact Centre ManagerVETASSESS
Customer Service ManagerVETASSESS
Conference and Event OrganiserVETASSESS
Fleet ManagerVETASSESS
Railway Station ManagerVETASSESS
Transport Company ManagerVETASSESS
Boarding Kennel or Cattery OperatorVETASSESS
Cinema or Theatre ManagerVETASSESS
Facilities ManagerVETASSESS
Financial Institution Branch ManagerVETASSESS
Equipment Hire ManagerVETASSESS
Dancer or ChoreographerVETASSESS
Entertainer or Variety ArtistVETASSESS
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers necVETASSESS
Music DirectorVETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental)VETASSESS
Music Professionals necVETASSESS
Painter (Visual Arts)VETASSESS
Potter or Ceramic ArtistVETASSESS
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals necVETASSESS
Artistic DirectorVETASSESS
Media Producer (excluding Video)VETASSESS
Radio PresenterVETASSESS
Television PresenterVETASSESS
Book or Script EditorVETASSESS
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)VETASSESS
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)VETASSESS
Director of PhotographyVETASSESS
Film and Video EditorVETASSESS
Program Director (Television or Radio)VETASSESS
Stage ManagerVETASSESS
Technical DirectorVETASSESS
Video ProducerVETASSESS
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors necVETASSESS
Newspaper or Periodical EditorVETASSESS
Print JournalistVETASSESS
Radio JournalistVETASSESS
Technical WriterVETASSESS
Television JournalistVETASSESS
Journalists and Other Writers necVETASSESS
Accountant (General)CPAA/ICAA/IPA
Management AccountantCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Taxation AccountantCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Company SecretaryVETASSESS
Corporate TreasurerCPAA/ICAA/IPA
External AuditorCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Internal AuditorVETASSESS
Commodities TraderVETASSESS
Finance BrokerVETASSESS
Insurance BrokerVETASSESS
Financial Brokers necVETASSESS
Financial Market DealerVETASSESS
Futures TraderVETASSESS
Stockbroking DealerVETASSESS
Financial Dealers necVETASSESS
Financial Investment AdviserVETASSESS
Financial Investment ManagerVETASSESS
Human Resource AdviserVETASSESS
Recruitment ConsultantVETASSESS
Workplace Relations AdviserVETASSESS
ICT TrainerACS
Training and Development ProfessionalVETASSESS
Gallery or Museum CuratorVETASSESS
Health Information ManagerVETASSESS
Records ManagerVETASSESS
Intelligence OfficerVETASSESS
Policy AnalystVETASSESS
Land EconomistVETASSESS
Management ConsultantVETASSESS
Organisation and Methods AnalystVETASSESS
Electorate OfficerVETASSESS
Liaison OfficerVETASSESS
Migration AgentVETASSESS
Patents ExaminerVETASSESS
Information and Organisation Professionals necVETASSESS
Advertising SpecialistVETASSESS
Market Research AnalystVETASSESS
Marketing SpecialistVETASSESS
ICT Account ManagerVETASSESS
ICT Business Development ManagerVETASSESS
ICT Sales RepresentativeVETASSESS
Public Relations ProfessionalVETASSESS
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)VETASSESS
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)VETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives necVETASSESS
Aeroplane PilotCASA
Air Traffic ControllerVETASSESS
Flying InstructorVETASSESS
Helicopter PilotCASA
Air Transport Professionals necVETASSESS
Master FisherVETASSESS
Ship’s EngineerAMSA
Ship’s MasterAMSA
Ship’s OfficerAMSA
Marine SurveyorAMSA
Marine Transport Professionals necVETASSESS
Landscape ArchitectVETASSESS
Other Spatial ScientistVETASSESS
Fashion DesignerVETASSESS
Industrial DesignerVETASSESS
Jewellery DesignerVETASSESS
Graphic DesignerVETASSESS
Multimedia DesignerVETASSESS
Interior DesignerVETASSESS
Urban and Regional PlannerVETASSESS
Chemical EngineerEA
Materials EngineerEA
Civil EngineerEA
Geotechnical EngineerEA
Quantity SurveyorAIQS
Structural EngineerEA
Transport EngineerEA
Electrical EngineerEA
Electronics EngineerEA
Industrial EngineerEA
Mechanical EngineerEA
Production or Plant EngineerEA
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)EA
Petroleum EngineerEA
Aeronautical EngineerEA
Agricultural EngineerEA
Biomedical EngineerEA
Engineering TechnologistEA
Environmental EngineerEA
Naval ArchitectEA
Engineering Professionals necEA
Agricultural ConsultantVETASSESS
Agricultural ScientistVETASSESS
Food TechnologistVETASSESS
Conservation OfficerVETASSESS
Environmental ConsultantVETASSESS
Environmental Research ScientistVETASSESS
Environmental Scientists necVETASSESS
Life Scientist (General)VETASSESS
Marine BiologistVETASSESS
Life Scientists necVETASSESS
Medical Laboratory ScientistAIMS
Exercise Physiologist
Natural and Physical Science Professionals necVETASSESS
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) TeacherAITSL
Primary School TeacherAITSL
Middle School TeacherAITSL
Secondary School TeacherAITSL
Special Needs TeacherAITSL
Teacher of the Hearing ImpairedAITSL
Teacher of the Sight ImpairedAITSL
Special Education Teachers necAITSL
University LecturerVETASSESS
University TutorVETASSESS
Vocational Education TeacherVETASSESS/TRA
Education AdviserVETASSESS
Education ReviewerVETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)VETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)VETASSESS
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)VETASSESS
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)VETASSESS
Private Tutors and Teachers necVETASSESS
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other LanguagesVETASSESS
Medical Diagnostic RadiographerAIR
Medical Radiation TherapistAIR
Nuclear Medicine TechnologistANZSNM
Environmental Health OfficerVETASSESS
Occupational Health and Safety AdviserVETASSESS
Hospital PharmacistAPharmC
Industrial PharmacistVETASSESS
Retail PharmacistApharmC
Health Promotion OfficerVETASSESS
Orthotist or ProsthetistVETASSESS
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals necVETASSESS
Traditional Chinese Medicine PractitionerCMBA
Complementary Health Therapists necVETASSESS
Dental SpecialistADC
Occupational TherapistOTC
Speech PathologistSPA
General PractitionerMBA
Resident Medical OfficerMBA
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)MBA
Clinical HaematologistMBA
Medical OncologistMBA
Intensive Care SpecialistMBA
Renal Medicine SpecialistMBA
Thoracic Medicine SpecialistMBA
Specialist Physicians necMBA
Surgeon (General)MBA
Cardiothoracic SurgeonMBA
Orthopaedic SurgeonMBA
Paediatric SurgeonMBA
Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonMBA
Vascular SurgeonMBA
Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBA
Obstetrician and GynaecologistMBA
Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologistMBA
Radiation OncologistMBA
Medical Practitioners necMBA
Nurse EducatorANMAC
Nurse ResearcherANMAC
Nurse ManagerANMAC
Nurse PractitionerANMAC
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)ANMAC
Registered Nurses necANMAC
ICT Business AnalystACS
Systems AnalystACS
Multimedia SpecialistACS
Web DeveloperACS
Analyst ProgrammerACS
Developer ProgrammerACS
Software EngineerACS
Software TesterACS
Software and Applications Programmers necACS
Database AdministratorACS
ICT Security SpecialistACS
Systems AdministratorACS
Computer Network and Systems EngineerACS
Network AdministratorACS
Network AnalystACS
ICT Quality Assurance EngineerACS
ICT Support EngineerACS
ICT Systems Test EngineerACS
ICT Support and Test Engineers necACS
Telecommunications EngineerEA
Telecommunications Network EngineerEA
JudgeAgency that approves the appointment
MagistrateAgency that approves the appointment
Tribunal MemberAgencies that approve the appointment
Intellectual Property LawyerVETASSESS
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals necVETASSESS
Careers CounsellorVETASSESS
Drug and Alcohol CounsellorVETASSESS
Family and Marriage CounsellorVETASSESS
Rehabilitation CounsellorVETASSESS
Student CounsellorVETASSESS
Counsellors necVETASSESS
Minister of ReligionVETASSESS
Clinical PsychologistAPS
Educational PsychologistAPS
Organisational PsychologistAPS
Psychologists necAPS
Social Professionals necVETASSESS
Social WorkerAASW
Community Arts WorkerVETASSESS
Recreation OfficerVETASSESS
Welfare WorkerACWA
Agricultural TechnicianVETASSESS
Anaesthetic TechnicianVETASSESS
Cardiac TechnicianVETASSESS
Medical Laboratory TechnicianAIMS
Operating Theatre TechnicianVETASSESS
Pharmacy TechnicianVETASSESS
Pathology CollectorAIMS
Medical Technicians necVETASSESS
Fisheries OfficerVETASSESS
Meat InspectorVETASSESS
Quarantine OfficerVETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors necVETASSESS
Chemistry TechnicianVETASSESS
Earth Science TechnicianVETASSESS
Life Science TechnicianVETASSESS
School Laboratory TechnicianVETASSESS
Science Technicians necVETASSESS
Architectural DraftspersonVETASSESS
Building AssociateVETASSESS
Building InspectorVETASSESS
Construction EstimatorVETASSESS
Plumbing InspectorVETASSESS
Surveying or Spatial Science TechnicianVETASSESS
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians necVETASSESS
Civil Engineering DraftspersonEA/VETASSESS
Civil Engineering TechnicianVETASSESS
Electrical Engineering DraftspersonEA
Electrical Engineering TechnicianTRA
Electronic Engineering DraftspersonEA
Electronic Engineering TechnicianTRA
Mechanical Engineering DraftspersonEA
Mechanical Engineering TechnicianTRA
Safety InspectorVETASSESS
Maintenance PlannerVETASSESS
Metallurgical or Materials TechnicianVETASSESS
Building and Engineering Technicians necEA/VETASSESS
Hardware TechnicianTRA
ICT Customer Support OfficerTRA
Web AdministratorACS
ICT Support Technicians necTRA
Radiocommunications TechnicianTRA
Telecommunications Field EngineerEA
Telecommunications Network PlannerEA
Telecommunications Technical Officer or TechnologistEA
Automotive ElectricianTRA
Motor Mechanic (General)TRA
Diesel Motor MechanicTRA
Motorcycle MechanicTRA
Small Engine MechanicTRA
Metal Casting Trades WorkerTRA
Metal PolisherTRA
Sheetmetal Trades WorkerTRA
Metal FabricatorTRA
Pressure WelderTRA
Welder (First Class)TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)TRA
Fitter (General)TRA
Fitter and TurnerTRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)TRA
Textile, Clothing and Footwear MechanicTRA
Metal Fitters and Machinists necTRA
Precision Instrument Maker and RepairerTRA
Saw DoctorTRA
Watch and Clock Maker and RepairerTRA
Engineering PatternmakerTRA
Vehicle Body BuilderTRA
Vehicle TrimmerTRA
Vehicle PainterTRA
Carpenter and JoinerTRA
Floor FinisherTRA
Painting Trades WorkerTRA
Fibrous PlastererTRA
Solid PlastererTRA
Roof TilerTRA
Wall and Floor TilerTRA
Plumber (General)TRA
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services PlumberTRA
Roof PlumberTRA
Electrician (General)TRA
Electrician (Special Class)TRA
Lift MechanicTRA
Airconditioning and Refrigeration MechanicTRA
Electrical LinesworkerTRA
Technical Cable JointerTRA
Business Machine MechanicTRA
Communications OperatorTRA
Electronic Equipment Trades WorkerTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)TRA
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)TRA
Telecommunications Cable JointerTRA
Telecommunications LinesworkerTRA
Telecommunications TechnicianTRA
Butcher or Smallgoods MakerTRA
Dog Handler or TrainerVETASSESS
Horse TrainerTRA
Animal Attendants and Trainers necVETASSESS
Veterinary NurseVETASSESS
Gardener (General)TRA
Landscape GardenerTRA
Print FinisherTRA
Screen PrinterTRA
Graphic Pre-press Trades WorkerTRA
Printing MachinistTRA
Small Offset PrinterTRA
Canvas Goods FabricatorTRA
Leather Goods MakerTRA
Sail MakerTRA
Apparel CutterTRA
Clothing PatternmakerTRA
Dressmaker or TailorTRA
Clothing Trades Workers necVETASSESS
Furniture FinisherTRA
Picture FramerTRA
Wood MachinistTRA
Wood TurnerTRA
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers necTRA
Boat Builder and RepairerTRA
Chemical Plant OperatorTRA
Gas or Petroleum OperatorTRA
Power Generation Plant OperatorTRA
Gallery or Museum TechnicianTRA
Library TechnicianVETASSESS
Broadcast Transmitter OperatorTRA
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)TRA
Light TechnicianTRA
Make Up ArtistTRA
Musical Instrument Maker or RepairerTRA
Sound TechnicianTRA
Television Equipment OperatorTRA
Performing Arts Technicians necVETASSESS
Interior DecoratorVETASSESS
Optical DispenserTRA
Optical MechanicTRA
Plastics TechnicianTRA
Wool ClasserTRA
Fire Protection Equipment TechnicianTRA
Technicians and Trades Workers necTRA
Ambulance OfficerVETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance ParamedicVETASSESS
Dental HygienistVETASSESS
Dental ProsthetistTRA
Dental TechnicianTRA
Dental TherapistVETASSESS
Diversional TherapistVETASSESS
Enrolled NurseANMAC
Mothercraft NurseVETASSESS
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health WorkerVETASSESS
Massage TherapistVETASSESS
Community WorkerVETASSESS
Disabilities Services OfficerVETASSESS
Family Support WorkerVETASSESS
Parole or Probation OfficerVETASSESS
Residential Care OfficerVETASSESS
Defence Force Member – Other RanksVETASSESS
Emergency Service WorkerVETASSESS
Police OfficerVETASSESS
Prison OfficerVETASSESS
Driving InstructorVETASSESS
Funeral DirectorVETASSESS
Funeral Workers necVETASSESS
Flight AttendantVETASSESS
Travel Attendants necVETASSESS
First Aid TrainerVETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water)VETASSESS
Gymnastics Coach or InstructorVETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or InstructorVETASSESS
Snowsport InstructorVETASSESS
Swimming Coach or InstructorVETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or InstructorVETASSESS
Dog or Horse Racing OfficialVETASSESS
Sports Development OfficerVETASSESS
Sports UmpireVETASSESS
Other Sports OfficialVETASSESS
Sportspersons necVETASSESS
Contract AdministratorVETASSESS
Program or Project AdministratorVETASSESS
Legal ExecutiveVETASSESS
Court Bailiff or SheriffVETASSESS
Insurance InvestigatorVETASSESS
Insurance Loss AdjusterVETASSESS
Insurance Risk SurveyorVETASSESS
Clinical CoderVETASSESS
Stock and Station AgentVETASSESS
Insurance AgentVETASSESS
Business BrokerVETASSESS
Property ManagerVETASSESS
Real Estate Agency PrincipalVETASSESS
Real Estate AgentVETASSESS
Real Estate RepresentativeVETASSESS

If you can identify an occupation on this list then you’re part of the way there although lots of other caveats apply it’s still a great feeling to know that your occupation is in high demand in Australia.

I have 65 Points and an Occupation on the MLTSSL or STSOL List, what’s the first step if i’m emigrating to Australia

Because in this instance we’re looking at the 189 and 190 Permanent Residency Visa Class of skilled migration to Australia then, with a minimum of 65 points and an occupation on either the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List or the Short Term Skilled occupation List the first step step, as detailed above (scroll up if you missed it) is to secure a positive skills assessment.

Expression of Interest to Emigrate to Australia

With a positive skills assessment secured, it’s now time to lodge the all-important Expression of Interest directly with the Australian Department of Home Affairs EOI Portal which can be found here

Most individuals and families emigrating to Australia are familiar with the phrase ‘EOI’ or ‘Expression of Interest System’. Essentially it’s a fancy way of describing a large database of canditates all looking to emigrate to Australia form every corner of the World. All these other candidates are competing for the same permanent residency visa allocations so it’s important to make your application as strong as possible.

Even if IELTS wasn’t required as part if skills assessment we recommend that you sit the exam at this stage, for any extra points will always boost your total.

At the end of the EOI you’ll find out your total points and the Visas you’re eligible to apply for. In reality though, whilst it may show the 189 and the 190 you’ll likely have to make individual and unique applications to every State or Territory from whom you would wish to secure a Nomination.

Western Australia State Nomination Requirements
South Australia State Nomination Program
Northern Territory State Nomination Requirements
New South Wales Program
Queensland State Skilled Migration

Be prepared! Each of these individual State or Territory applications is a full and standalone Australian immigration process and you’ll be required to make financial declarations backed up with certified proof. Each individual Australian State or Territory also wants to find out ‘why’ you are choosing their State.

Check Your Eligibility with our Free Visa Assessment

How long will I wait at Expression of Interest stage before I can secure my visa and start actually emigrating to Australia?

It can take between a few days and two years to receive an invitation to apply for a 189 visa. On average it takes between three to nine months for those who tick the right boxes in terms of having both high points and occupations in more demand than others.

Australia has set ‘invitation rounds’ which are designated dates each month when invitations are issued. Currently, there is only one invitation round on either the 10th / 11th / 12th of the month.

190 state nominations don’t fall subject to the invitation round requirements and can happen at any time.

Emigrating to Australia after receiving an Invitation to Apply

Once an invitation to apply is received and accepted no further changes can be made to the EOI and your age and occupation are ‘locked in’. This means even if your age then tips over the 45 years threshold or your occupation is removed from the list your application witll continue regardless of these immigration changes or milestones.

Think of receiving an invitation to apply to emigrate to Australia as approval in principle. From this stage you need to supply another mountain of paperwork along with Police Checks and Medicals.

How much does a good Australian migration agent cost?

We’ve seen various pricing levels around the world but as a general rule between $3,000 and $6,000 AUD are the benchmarks for a Skilled Migration Visa. Charges in excess of this are common and we would caution against paying anything less than this to any agent. Prices are set for a reason and every case takes a considerable amount of time, effort and resources.

How much money am I required to bring as landing money when I enter Australia for the first time?

You are not required to have any specific ‘show money’ amount although to have a reasonably comfortable “transition” experience the more the better. Here at Lets Go Global, we recommend at least three to six months expenses in liquid form i.e. cash or card.

We have loans and debts, does this impact our application for emigrating to Australia?
What would happen if we leave these debts behind? Also will it affect our credit rating in Australia or cause any trouble getting a mortgage once we get there?

Your credit rating is not checked for your migration application so it will not negatively impact your Australian visa application. Your credit score starts over in Australia and even with previous bankruptcy it shouldn’t pose too much of an issue.

After Government fees for the visa, what other costs are there after receiving permanent residency via Skilled migration?

Medicals, police checks & postage should bring the Australian Skilled Migration costs and charges to an end.

Emigrating to Australia as a Spouse or Partner of an Australia Citizen?

This is one of the loveliest visa types we get to assist with! In today’s world, an ever increasing number of individuals are finding love across international boundaries. Some are already married to Australian Citizens, some are in a serious relationship and others are engaged to be married.

In all instances the process is very long, arduous, complicated and frustrating although Lets Go Global have a 100% success rate with these visa types.

Emigrate to Australia on a Partner Visa

When looking at emigrating to Australia on a Partner Visa its important to remember the Golden Rules:

1. We need to prove the relationship if you’re not married. This means we need to supply evidence such as messages, emails, photos, airline ticket stubs, sworn statements from family and friends and joint finances in terms of bank statements. We also need to prove that you’ve been cohabiting for at least a year or evidence and document the reasons why you haven’t. This list is by no means exhaustive but if you don’t keep a scrapbook or memories box then you’ll need to work hard from now.

Why so much information? Well, we’re looking to demonstrate through evidence that you are jointly dependent on each other emotionally, physically and financially.

2. Marriage and Engagement is always more straightforward providing (and we hate to say this) the relationship is genuine.

3. Immigration are increasingly monitoring Social Media accounts from applicants in this category.

Emigrating to Australia in a same sex relationship

Let’s Go Global are pleased to work with LGBTQI clients and those in same sex relationships as both defacto and same sex marriage are both recognized and are weighted the same as heterosexual relationships with zero discrimination during the immigration process.

Investor Visas and emigrating to Australia to start a business

We find most people get confused about emigrating to Australia on an investor visa. Property prices across the world have increased so significantly in the past decade that many people can hit the criteria for an investor visa.

However, these visas are aimed at true investors and you’ll be expected to document and prove your investment history in either equity, debt, businesses, private equity or funds portfolio.

Three Tiers of Australian Immigration Investor Visas
The Australia Investor Visa has three tiers, each with a corresponding set of benefits.

The entry-level Investor Visa for Australia is known as the Investor Stream and requires the holder to make a designated investment of $1.5million AUD into Australia. In return for this investment holders are entitled to live and work in Australia for a period of up to four years on a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa; also known as subclass 188. After two years (and provided the holder has complied with all requirements) clients can then apply for full Permanent residency and eventual Citizenship via the subclass 888 visa.

The investor visa stream ($1.5millionAUD) requires an element of State nomination whilst the next stage visa below can be nominated by State or territory or directly by the Australian Government via Austrade

Emigrating to Australia on a mid-range investor visa, called the Significant Investor Visa will require you to invest at least $5million AUD into designated investments and in return holders of this visa are awarded the same rights and privileges as the Investor Visa but are allowed to convert their Visa to full Australian permanent residency after two years.

The top tier Australia Investment Visa is known as the Premium Investor Visa and requires a designated investment of $15million AUD. This is of course the best visa for those wishing to kick start their emigration to Australia as it affords the holder the right to convert their initial temporary visa into full Permanent Residency after only 12 months. Put simply, a $15million AUD investment effectively buys your Permanent Residency and Citizenship in Australia.

Finally, the Entrepreneur Visa for Australia is sometimes more relevant and brings the same benefits as all the 188 visa classes although qualification criteria is very stringent and requires a demonstrable funding agreement from a third party (such as but not limited to a private equity or seed capital agreement for at least $200,000AUD. Holders must be nominated by a State or Territory and the visa lasts for an initial four years, convertible into Permanent residency after two years.

Emigrating to Australia on a Resident Return Visa

You may have heard the term ‘Flip Flop Migration’ and it’s nothing to do with choice of footwear… A flip flop migrant is one who emigrates to Australia and then returns to their home country a while later.

These same people then often emigrate to Australia a second time and use the Resident Return Visa to do so. However, as you would expect with anything to do with Australian Immigration, it has some caveats that need to be satisfied before Australia will even entertain a resident return visa application.

The main criteria is that you lived in Australia for two years on Permanent Residency before leaving for an extended period of time. You’ll still need to state why you left for such a long period and if you didn’t live in Australia as a Permanent resident for a cumulative period of two years then you’ll need to specify and document the reasons for this. Some reasons will be valid whilst some will lead to your visa being refused. If in doubt contact us by taking our online visa assessment for further information.

Emigrating to Australia with a job offer

The new Australian employer sponsored visa is also known as the Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (TSS Visa) and was designed to bring some much needed stability to the employer sponsored visa system by limiting the amount of people converting from a work visa into Permanent Residency.

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Can I Convert A TSS Visa into Permanent Residency?
Yes, if an occupation is on the MLTSSL then your TSS Visa can convert into Permanent residency after three years. If an occupation is on the STSOL only then this can never convert into Permanent Residency.

What is the Age Limit For Emigrating to Australia on a TSS Visa?

There is no age limit for a TSS Visa.

What is the Age Limit For Converting a TSS Visa to Permanent Residency?
Its possible to convert a TSSvisa over into full Permanent Residency status providing the applicant is aged under 45 at the time of conversion

What if my Occupation drops off the MLTSSL List while I’m on a TSS visa? Can I still apply for Permanent Residency?
Yes, any occupation changes are locked in and protected from further amendment when your TSS visa is granted.

What are the Downsides when Emigrating to Australia on a TSS Visa?

There are many pitfalls to be wary of when looking at the TSS visa as a way to Emigrate to Australia. Many applicants end up falling foul of oppressive TSS visa conditions which ultimately see their emigration plans placed into severe jeopardy, usually once they’re actually in Australia.

Here at Lets Go Global we always recommend if your end goal is emigrating to Australia then avoid the TSS route, especially of you’re emigrating to Australia with a family.

If you’re serious about emigrating to Australia the 189 and the 190 visa class affords the most sought after rights and privileges to you and your family and best of all, no one apart from yourselves have any say over your stay in Australia. You’re not in anyone’s pocket and no employer can threaten your visa status.

Whilst emigrating to Australia on a TSS Visa seems like the ideal options there are many pitfalls to take into consideration.

At first glance TSS visas can seem like they’re:

-Cheaper than a permanent residency visa pathway
-Quicker than securing a PR visa
-At first glance applicants can experience security thinking they have a job to go to on arrival
-Paid flights and accommodation can’t be bad, can it?

Cheaper than an Australian permanent residency visa pathway?
A TSS visa can delay your costs in the short term, though you never own the right to control your own destiny. Your visa is owned by your employer and they ‘own’ your destiny in Australia.

If for whatever reason the employment doesn’t work out you only have 90 days to find another employer before you risk being an overstayer.

If you do end up converting the visa and emigrating to Australia permanently then these same visa costs will catch up eventually. So with a TSS visa you’re simply kicking the cost into the long grass and placing yourself at the mercy of an employer in the meantime.

Quicker than securing a PR visa?
There is no time saving by having a TSS Visa as applicants still need to go through the Skills Assessment process.

Ask yourself if it’s such a great role!

Australian Employers must be able to prove the role has been advertised for six months and that no Australian resident is willing or able to be appointed.

Unless therefore a role is highly skilled or specialized then perhaps it isn’t that great…

Emigrating to Australia on a ‘Golden Ticket’

Golden Ticket emigration to Australia is a thing of the past. True costs of flights and accommodation are almost always deducted from an employees package and the accommodation provided is often very sub standard.

You Must Pay For Education on a TSS Visa
Only those with full Permanent residency receive access to free education for children. Everyone else must pay a fee which varies between $3,000 and $18,000 per individual State and Territory.

Restrictions on Property Ownership with a TSS Visa
Unless you’re emigrating to Australia on a 189 or 190 visa you’ll be subject to the Foreign Investment Review Board rules while on your TSS or temporary visa. This means you’ll be restricted from purchasing property or end up paying exponentially more for it.

Emigrating to Australia is a Complex Legal Process

Emigrating to Australia is a high-stakes move that should return excellent opportunities and benefits that multiple generations of your family can enjoy. If an applicant can’t yet afford to emigrate to Australia on a Permanent Skilled Migration Visa without the need for employer sponsorship then our recommendation is to wait until it becomes a more viable option.

Take our free visa assessment today and find out the total costs of emigrating. It may cost less than you think

Do I need a job offer when emigrating to Australia under the Skilled Migration program?

Those going for the 189 Visa do not need a job offer though most start the recruitment process at the same time as lodging their expression of interest.

Those on the 190 Visa sometimes need a job offer for territories such as Western Australia and a few others based on local State requirements as opposed to General Government Legislation. This news often comes as a shock to potential applicants as Western Australia for example requires you to secure your job offer within 30 days for receiving your offer.

For more information on whether you need a job offer when emigrating to Australia contact us today by taking an online visa assessment, we’d be delighted to assist. Remember, all our emigrating to Australia initial consultations are free of charge.

Jobs in Australia

Australia has a strong, diverse and growing Global economy welcoming of highly skilled migrants with the right mixture of skills, experience, age, occupation, experience and qualifications.

Australia doesn’t issue skilled migration Permanent Residency to just anyone so you need to be certain that you’ll be accepted.

Be sure of your eligibility to emigrate for free and online with our unique and personalized visa assessment.

Check Your Eligibility with our Free Visa Assessment by Clicking Here

Lets Go Global often work alongside some of the largest and most powerful recruiters in Australia, presenting opportunities to our clients not advertised elsewhere. We’re especially proud of finding jobs in Australia for the following occupations

Nurses & Midwives
Electricians and all Skilled Trades
IT and ICT Professionals
Secondary School Teacher

Health System when you Emigrate to Australia

The Government’s Medicare program allows every Citizen and permanent Resident free and comprehensive healthcare, with costs subsidized by federal income tax (national insurance contributions).

Medicare covers 100 per cent of your healthcare bill when using public hospitals, 85% of GP Doctors Fees, and 75 per cent for certain specialized services.

Private medical insurance is also widely available to increase your level of insurance protection.

As a Permanent Resident emigrating to Australia on the 189 or 190 visa class you are entitled to Medicare Coverage. When you land be sure to make a visit to the local Department of Human Services a priority, along with your passport and visa confirmation letter.

You’ll also be able to skip the queues by completing this form for every migrating family member before you arrive at the Department.

Education in Australia for Children

Once you emigrate to Australia on skilled migration you’ll also receive education for your little people free of any contribution up until the age of 18, and the public school system in Australia is excellent. Private and International Schools in Australia are also available, many with World Class facilities.

At the lower end of the scale, private school tuition costs around AU$16,000 per year, rising to around $50,000 AUD per year for the top schools, much in line with most other countries.

We help many families emigrate to Australia and one of the most common questions we receive from parents and children alike is, What is a typical school day in Australia?

Every parent wants their little people to be as prepared as possible for their new Australian school start and everyone is curious as to what might be different and exciting about school in Australia.

The school year in Australia starts at the end of January instead of She traditional September start found in many other parts of the World.

When looking at education in Australia every school is a little different however there are many similarities that most Australian schools share:

Australian school students start school between 8.30 and 9am depending on the school. Children wake up and have breakfast at home before school. Very few schools have breakfast able to be purchased on premises, nearly all students have breakfast at home.

Australian schools have set times in the morning during which children are allowed to arrive. The Australian school system is designed for students to attend school near to their house whenever possible. In most areas, this will mean that many students are within a couple of kilometres of their school. If you have chosen a private school to attend then you might be further from your school, in a public school in most areas it will mean you are not too far away.

Many students at school in Australia simply walk to and from classes. Younger students might walk with their parents, neighbours or with older students, older students will walk by themselves or with friends from their street. Others will ride their bicycle. If you are riding you bike to school you will need to be wearing a bike helmet, which are compulsory in Australia whenever you are riding your bicycle.

Some schools have “early morning care” which is a child care service for parents who have to start work earlier than school drop off time. This is a separate service that parents must apply for and pay for, usually on a set regular basis. Each before school child care service is different but most start from 7am to provide care for working parents and shift workers. These services offer breakfast, before school games, sometimes some sports will be played and will ensure your child is at school at the correct time. These facilities are usually inside the school grounds which makes this process all the more convenient.

Am I ready to be thinking about emigrating to Australia?

The very fact you’re reading this means you’re ready to be thinking about starting the process of emigrating to Australia. It’s a complex and arduous process but we’re here to flatten the bumps, support you and your family and ultimately to secure a successful outcome.

Remember, you alone have the power to improve your lifestyle through the choices and directions you make now. Click here to take our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT

Shipping to Australia

Australia is a landmass larger than Europe with a population of just over 25 million. It sits on its own in one of the remotest areas of the planet. Lets Go Global work closely with hand picked removal and shipping experts and will recommend the best worldwide mover for your unique set of logistics once your visa has been granted.

Interestingly, many worldwide mover firms won’t even come and provide a quote unless you have a visa first.

International shipping firms will handle all the door to door logistics and your belongings will travel by sea. It’ll take a good few months to arrive in Australia so don’t sea ship any of the documents you’re going to need immediately!

Emigrating to Australia Resources

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Verified Reviews
National Australia Bank
Let’s Go Global
Choosing a Migration Agent
Partner Visa Blog
Calculate my Immigration Points
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Pet Shipping

Emigrating to Australia

Lets Go Global is an online network of migration professionals dedicated to making emigration to Australia dreams come true.

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Author: George McDonald, Head of Australian Immigration @ Lets Go Global

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Great information can you include an emigrating to Australia checklist please for migrating to Australia in 2019. Thanks, Jake

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Very Interesting

Very interesting article

Exceeded Expectations

Lets Go Global exceeded expectations during their free consultations. Not a sales call at all like I was expecting and had experienced from a few other places. Turns out I'm not eligible to emigrate to Australia on account of me having only three year Bachelor of Education as a Primary Teacher. It was great to have this confirmed even if it was a little disappointing but at least three other firms some said I was eligible to start the immigration process when I clearly am not. Well done Lets Go Global and Alex in particular for being so honest with me about my chances of securing Australian Permanent Residency.

Thank you Graeme for taking the time out to share your experiences. Our Free Consultations are so important because it really does give us a chance to iron out the complexities of each and every unique case. In this instance we're all too aware of how disappointing it is to receive news that your chances of emigrating to Australia are slim. However, we simply wouldn't have it any other way. The last thing we want to be doing is engaging clients about whom our experts aren't personally satisfied can lead to an ultimately successful conclusion.

by Belinda Francis on Emigrating to Australia
Well Worth It

Well worth every penny, its always a risk engaging a Professional in any line of work but I can truly say I was impressed with lets Go Global and my Consultant right from the very first free consultation. He put me at ease and explained everything I needed to know. The cost wasn't the cheapest at 3000 although by the end of the process I was delighted. I'm writing this looking out at my kids in the pool with folks back home still moaning about the weather. If there's one thing I can say to anyone thinking of emigrating to Australia if you can do it just do it because take my word for it you'll never look back.

by Frederik Jurgen on Emigrating to Australia

Good service helping me with 190 visa application. Germany qualified electrician with only positive feedback to report. Recommend 5*


Five stars awarded. Family reunited. *****

Thank You

Huge recommendation from me to the guys at Lets Go Global. Thank you for all you did for my family.

Helpful site

5 Star Information

by Alison Hayne on Emigrating to Australia
Writing this from Queensland

Just arrived with the family in tow. Waiting for the dogs to come through with us. Tired, happy, emotional, exhausted and grateful to the team at Lets Go Global for everything you guys did to help our Australian dreams come true. We could not have emigrated to Australia without you. You literally changed our lives. Thank you

by Sally Homes on Emigrating to Australia
Thank You

Huge thank you to Lets Go Global for making our dreams come true. 190 visa granted late last year for Queensland wand as I write this I'm down under in the Gold Coast. Exceptional times call for exceptional representation & I'm glad I had the team at Lets Go Global in my corner.

Good page

Very full and useful article, thank you for the information. Can you tell me please, are Civil Engineers still on the list to emigrate to Australia?

by Stewart Jesson on Emigrating to Australia
Great Service

Lets Go Global Highly Recommended

by Mandy Peter on Emigrating to Australia
Thank you for all you do

Thank you for all you do to help families emigrate to Australia

by Mark Chapman on Emigrating to Australia
Thank You For The Good Info

Thank You For The Good Info. It's a great help for my family in this tough process.

Great Help

Thank you for the information it is a great help

Good Solid Information

Not often seen all this information together in one place. Well done and thank you it's been a huge help.

5 Stars

5 Star Recommendation

by Emily Peters on Emigrating to Australia
Thank You Lets Go Global

For making my immigration dreams come true. Highly recommended and can't thank you enough

Useful Info

Really helped be alot +++++


Useful, thank you. Good resource.

Keep Up The Good Work

We need more pages like this action packed with information about immigrating to Australia. I am still deciding to use an agent or not to help me through things and I found this page really helpful. It also makes me realize that there is much more to it than first meets the eye so now i'm kind of double confused - maybe too much information is a bad thing lol

Great Informmation

Great information very useful thank you. Can you tell me please if I can emigrate to Australia as a nurse with a diploma with a top up degree?Thank you again for such a clear article

by Andy Bacon on Emigrating to Australia
Nice Information

Nice Information on this page
What do you think will happen in the January 2019 Australian Emigration changes?

We'll update this page with new information as soon as it's available.

by Felicity Y on Emigrating to Australia
Helped Me Alot

This information really helped me, thank you. I've done a visa assessment and i'm looking forward to my consultation.

Nice info!

Nice info! Is a Social Worker eligible to immigrate to Australia?

Yes, but don't forget about all the other criteria!

Very Useful Infomation

This page contains very useful information. Very full and useful I look forward to my consultation. In the meantime can you let me know the Australian Government Fees for a 189 Visas. Thank you in advance, Seany

Welder Emigrating To Australia Next Month

Hi Welder Emigrating To Australia here. Thank you to Lets Go Global for making our dreams come true. Very happy with the outcome. We felt safe and reassured all the way although its tough to remember sometimes that i wasn't their only client. All in all very good service and having used a different migration agent in the past I have to say that I was totally impressed.We are on our way to Brisbane! Can't wait to get out of this broken country and make a better life for my kids. Lets Go Global made this possible for me and I will be forever grateful to them.

Thanks Harry, I spoke to your case manager and passed on your praise. Alex was really happy and wishes you all the best in your new life in Australia.

EXCEPT you did!I start my new job in the Royal Brisbane on Trauma next month. Its even a step up from my previous UK Band 6 and to say i'm excited in an understatement. Thank you so much for all the dedication, hard work and efforts you out in over the past year. I can't believe how much my life has changed in a little over 12 months.I highly recommend Lets Go Global and if I could give you a zillion stars I would. So happy right now. Thanks again.

Thank you Sarah, for your amazing kind words. We're stoked for you too.

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