Updated for 2019
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.
Why? 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.
In order to continue economic growth and the right development of society Australia needs to attract and retain the right talent.
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 its getting harder Let’s Go Global have many years experience assisting clients in emigrating to Australia.
People have so many personal reasons for emigrating 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.
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.
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, in 2019 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.
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.
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 and offer you our expert advice and recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not just our Australian migration 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 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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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
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 489 visa is a privilege many never achieve without the right guidance, support and motivation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|Chief Executive or Managing Director||AIM|
|Corporate General Manager||AIM|
|Defence Force Senior Officer||VETASSESS|
|Fruit or Nut Grower||VETASSESS|
|Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower||VETASSESS|
|Mixed Crop Farmer||VETASSESS|
|Sugar Cane Grower||VETASSESS|
|Crop Farmers nec||VETASSESS|
|Beef Cattle Farmer||VETASSESS|
|Dairy Cattle Farmer||VETASSESS|
|Mixed Livestock Farmer||VETASSESS|
|Livestock Farmers nec||VETASSESS|
|Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer||VETASSESS|
|Sales and Marketing Manager||AIM|
|Public Relations Manager||AIM|
|Corporate Services Manager||VETASSESS|
|Human Resource Manager||AIM|
|Policy and Planning Manager||VETASSESS|
|Research and Development Manager||VETASSESS|
|Construction Project Manager||VETASSESS|
|Importer or Exporter||VETASSESS|
|Production Manager (Forestry)||VETASSESS|
|Production Manager (Manufacturing)||VETASSESS|
|Production Manager (Mining)||VETASSESS|
|Supply and Distribution Manager||AIM|
|Child Care Centre Manager||TRA|
|Nursing Clinical Director||ANMAC|
|Primary Health Organisation Manager||VETASSESS|
|Welfare Centre Manager||ACWA/VETASSESS|
|Health and Welfare Services Managers nec||VETASSESS|
|Regional Education Manager||VETASSESS|
|Education Managers nec||VETASSESS|
|Chief Information Officer||ACS|
|ICT Project Manager||ACS|
|ICT Managers nec||ACS|
|Commissioned Defence Force Officer||VETASSESS|
|Commissioned Fire Officer||VETASSESS|
|Commissioned Police Officer||VETASSESS|
|Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member||VETASSESS|
|Arts Administrator or Manager||VETASSESS|
|Quality Assurance Manager||VETASSESS|
|Specialist Managers nec||VETASSESS|
|Cafe or Restaurant Manager||VETASSESS|
|Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager||VETASSESS|
|Hotel or Motel Manager||VETASSESS|
|Licensed Club Manager||VETASSESS|
|Bed and Breakfast Operator||VETASSESS|
|Retirement Village Manager||VETASSESS|
|Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec||VETASSESS|
|Betting Agency Manager||VETASSESS|
|Hair or Beauty Salon Manager||VETASSESS|
|Post Office Manager||VETASSESS|
|Travel Agency Manager||VETASSESS|
|Amusement Centre Manager||VETASSESS|
|Fitness Centre Manager||VETASSESS|
|Sports Centre Manager||VETASSESS|
|Call or Contact Centre Manager||VETASSESS|
|Customer Service Manager||VETASSESS|
|Conference and Event Organiser||VETASSESS|
|Railway Station Manager||VETASSESS|
|Transport Company Manager||VETASSESS|
|Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator||VETASSESS|
|Cinema or Theatre Manager||VETASSESS|
|Financial Institution Branch Manager||VETASSESS|
|Equipment Hire Manager||VETASSESS|
|Dancer or Choreographer||VETASSESS|
|Entertainer or Variety Artist||VETASSESS|
|Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers nec||VETASSESS|
|Music Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Painter (Visual Arts)||VETASSESS|
|Potter or Ceramic Artist||VETASSESS|
|Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Media Producer (excluding Video)||VETASSESS|
|Book or Script Editor||VETASSESS|
|Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)||VETASSESS|
|Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)||VETASSESS|
|Director of Photography||VETASSESS|
|Film and Video Editor||VETASSESS|
|Program Director (Television or Radio)||VETASSESS|
|Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors nec||VETASSESS|
|Newspaper or Periodical Editor||VETASSESS|
|Journalists and Other Writers nec||VETASSESS|
|Financial Brokers nec||VETASSESS|
|Financial Market Dealer||VETASSESS|
|Financial Dealers nec||VETASSESS|
|Financial Investment Adviser||VETASSESS|
|Financial Investment Manager||VETASSESS|
|Human Resource Adviser||VETASSESS|
|Workplace Relations Adviser||VETASSESS|
|Training and Development Professional||VETASSESS|
|Gallery or Museum Curator||VETASSESS|
|Health Information Manager||VETASSESS|
|Organisation and Methods Analyst||VETASSESS|
|Information and Organisation Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Market Research Analyst||VETASSESS|
|ICT Account Manager||VETASSESS|
|ICT Business Development Manager||VETASSESS|
|ICT Sales Representative||VETASSESS|
|Public Relations Professional||VETASSESS|
|Sales Representative (Industrial Products)||VETASSESS|
|Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)||VETASSESS|
|Technical Sales Representatives nec||VETASSESS|
|Air Traffic Controller||VETASSESS|
|Air Transport Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Marine Transport Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Other Spatial Scientist||VETASSESS|
|Urban and Regional Planner||VETASSESS|
|Production or Plant Engineer||EA|
|Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)||EA|
|Engineering Professionals nec||EA|
|Environmental Research Scientist||VETASSESS|
|Environmental Scientists nec||VETASSESS|
|Life Scientist (General)||VETASSESS|
|Life Scientists nec||VETASSESS|
|Medical Laboratory Scientist||AIMS|
|Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher||AITSL|
|Primary School Teacher||AITSL|
|Middle School Teacher||AITSL|
|Secondary School Teacher||AITSL|
|Special Needs Teacher||AITSL|
|Teacher of the Hearing Impaired||AITSL|
|Teacher of the Sight Impaired||AITSL|
|Special Education Teachers nec||AITSL|
|Vocational Education Teacher||VETASSESS/TRA|
|Art Teacher (Private Tuition)||VETASSESS|
|Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)||VETASSESS|
|Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)||VETASSESS|
|Music Teacher (Private Tuition)||VETASSESS|
|Private Tutors and Teachers nec||VETASSESS|
|Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages||VETASSESS|
|Medical Diagnostic Radiographer||AIR|
|Medical Radiation Therapist||AIR|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologist||ANZSNM|
|Environmental Health Officer||VETASSESS|
|Occupational Health and Safety Adviser||VETASSESS|
|Health Promotion Officer||VETASSESS|
|Orthotist or Prosthetist||VETASSESS|
|Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner||CMBA|
|Complementary Health Therapists nec||VETASSESS|
|Resident Medical Officer||MBA|
|Specialist Physician (General Medicine)||MBA|
|Intensive Care Specialist||MBA|
|Renal Medicine Specialist||MBA|
|Thoracic Medicine Specialist||MBA|
|Specialist Physicians nec||MBA|
|Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon||MBA|
|Emergency Medicine Specialist||MBA|
|Obstetrician and Gynaecologist||MBA|
|Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist||MBA|
|Medical Practitioners nec||MBA|
|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 nec||ANMAC|
|ICT Business Analyst||ACS|
|Software and Applications Programmers nec||ACS|
|ICT Security Specialist||ACS|
|Computer Network and Systems Engineer||ACS|
|ICT Quality Assurance Engineer||ACS|
|ICT Support Engineer||ACS|
|ICT Systems Test Engineer||ACS|
|ICT Support and Test Engineers nec||ACS|
|Telecommunications Network Engineer||EA|
|Judge||Agency that approves the appointment|
|Magistrate||Agency that approves the appointment|
|Tribunal Member||Agencies that approve the appointment|
|Intellectual Property Lawyer||VETASSESS|
|Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Drug and Alcohol Counsellor||VETASSESS|
|Family and Marriage Counsellor||VETASSESS|
|Minister of Religion||VETASSESS|
|Social Professionals nec||VETASSESS|
|Community Arts Worker||VETASSESS|
|Medical Laboratory Technician||AIMS|
|Operating Theatre Technician||VETASSESS|
|Medical Technicians nec||VETASSESS|
|Primary Products Inspectors nec||VETASSESS|
|Earth Science Technician||VETASSESS|
|Life Science Technician||VETASSESS|
|School Laboratory Technician||VETASSESS|
|Science Technicians nec||VETASSESS|
|Surveying or Spatial Science Technician||VETASSESS|
|Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec||VETASSESS|
|Civil Engineering Draftsperson||EA/VETASSESS|
|Civil Engineering Technician||VETASSESS|
|Electrical Engineering Draftsperson||EA|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||TRA|
|Electronic Engineering Draftsperson||EA|
|Electronic Engineering Technician||TRA|
|Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson||EA|
|Mechanical Engineering Technician||TRA|
|Metallurgical or Materials Technician||VETASSESS|
|Building and Engineering Technicians nec||EA/VETASSESS|
|ICT Customer Support Officer||TRA|
|ICT Support Technicians nec||TRA|
|Telecommunications Field Engineer||EA|
|Telecommunications Network Planner||EA|
|Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist||EA|
|Motor Mechanic (General)||TRA|
|Diesel Motor Mechanic||TRA|
|Small Engine Mechanic||TRA|
|Metal Casting Trades Worker||TRA|
|Sheetmetal Trades Worker||TRA|
|Welder (First Class)||TRA|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)||TRA|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)||TRA|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)||TRA|
|Fitter and Turner||TRA|
|Metal Machinist (First Class)||TRA|
|Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic||TRA|
|Metal Fitters and Machinists nec||TRA|
|Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer||TRA|
|Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer||TRA|
|Vehicle Body Builder||TRA|
|Carpenter and Joiner||TRA|
|Painting Trades Worker||TRA|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||TRA|
|Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber||TRA|
|Electrician (Special Class)||TRA|
|Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic||TRA|
|Technical Cable Jointer||TRA|
|Business Machine Mechanic||TRA|
|Electronic Equipment Trades Worker||TRA|
|Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)||TRA|
|Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)||TRA|
|Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)||TRA|
|Telecommunications Cable Jointer||TRA|
|Butcher or Smallgoods Maker||TRA|
|Dog Handler or Trainer||VETASSESS|
|Animal Attendants and Trainers nec||VETASSESS|
|Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker||TRA|
|Small Offset Printer||TRA|
|Canvas Goods Fabricator||TRA|
|Leather Goods Maker||TRA|
|Dressmaker or Tailor||TRA|
|Clothing Trades Workers nec||VETASSESS|
|Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec||TRA|
|Boat Builder and Repairer||TRA|
|Chemical Plant Operator||TRA|
|Gas or Petroleum Operator||TRA|
|Power Generation Plant Operator||TRA|
|Gallery or Museum Technician||TRA|
|Broadcast Transmitter Operator||TRA|
|Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)||TRA|
|Make Up Artist||TRA|
|Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer||TRA|
|Television Equipment Operator||TRA|
|Performing Arts Technicians nec||VETASSESS|
|Fire Protection Equipment Technician||TRA|
|Technicians and Trades Workers nec||TRA|
|Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic||VETASSESS|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker||VETASSESS|
|Disabilities Services Officer||VETASSESS|
|Family Support Worker||VETASSESS|
|Parole or Probation Officer||VETASSESS|
|Residential Care Officer||VETASSESS|
|Defence Force Member – Other Ranks||VETASSESS|
|Emergency Service Worker||VETASSESS|
|Funeral Workers nec||VETASSESS|
|Travel Attendants nec||VETASSESS|
|First Aid Trainer||VETASSESS|
|Diving Instructor (Open Water)||VETASSESS|
|Gymnastics Coach or Instructor||VETASSESS|
|Horse Riding Coach or Instructor||VETASSESS|
|Swimming Coach or Instructor||VETASSESS|
|Other Sports Coach or Instructor||VETASSESS|
|Dog or Horse Racing Official||VETASSESS|
|Sports Development Officer||VETASSESS|
|Other Sports Official||VETASSESS|
|Program or Project Administrator||VETASSESS|
|Court Bailiff or Sheriff||VETASSESS|
|Insurance Loss Adjuster||VETASSESS|
|Insurance Risk Surveyor||VETASSESS|
|Stock and Station Agent||VETASSESS|
|Real Estate Agency Principal||VETASSESS|
|Real Estate Agent||VETASSESS|
|Real Estate Representative||VETASSESS|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Take our free visa assessment today and find out the total costs of emigrating. It may cost less than you think
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.
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What do you think will happen in the January 2019 Australian Emigration changes?
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