Pathway to immigrate to Australia

There are plenty of pathways to immigration and choosing the right one is crucial to the success of your application. Australia have a strong economy, but shortage of skilled workers Australia is a very popular destination for migration for young skilled people looking to start a new life in another country. Australia actively encourages the migration of skilled migrants who can contribute to the country’s economy.

There are four main visa streams under which Australia grants Permanent Residency:

  • General Skilled Migration Stream.
  • Business Migration Stream.
  • Family Migration Stream.
  • Humanitarian Migration Stream.

Each of these pathways has several options or visa sub classes.


The Process

It is very important to know what the requirements are, how to apply successfully and how visa applications are processed. If you are planning on applying for an Australian visa. Before applying, you will also have to decide what kind of visa corresponds to your needs, is it for studying purposes, working & travelling, business, tourist etc. It is helpful to have a general overview of the Australian visa system. Each visa has a specific set of criteria, requirements and processes. It is advisable for prospective immigrants to consult qualified migration expert to increase the probability of visa application success. STRATECORE Client Visa Eligibility Assessment

It is a Visa Eligibility Assessment for STRATECORE Clients. In this personalise clients visa eligibility assessment, we consider many factors like Client Age, English language competency level, Skilled employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation, Educational qualifications and Other factors like client’s Partner skill qualifications, Credentialed community language qualifications of client, Study in regional Australia or in a low population growth metropolitan area, Professional Year completion etc. Also we check eligibility and requirement for Nomination by State or Territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, for residing and working in a specified/designated area. After assessing all above factors, we send our clients STRATECORE Client Visa Eligibility Assessment Result free of charge.


Skill Assessment

To apply for a Points Tested Skilled Migration visa, at time of invitation you must nominate an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list. You must provide evidence that your skills have been assessed as suitable for your nominated occupation by the relevant assessing authority. You must provide from the relevant assessing authority a full (permanent) skills assessment which must be used for Points Tested Skilled Migration. The criterion by which an assessing authority undertakes different types of skills assessments is determined by the assessing authority in accordance with relevant professional standards. A skills assessment is only valid until the expiry date specified on the assessment, or when a period of three years from the date of issue has elapsed, whichever occurs first. It is your responsibility to contact the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation and obtain a skills assessment. Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges. You are strongly advised to contact the relevant assessing authority to arrange your skills assessment well before you intend to submit your Expression of Interest in SkillSelect. In almost all cases, assessing bodies will require that you have post-secondary, such as university or trade, qualifications in order to receive a positive assessment of your skills. In a small number of occupations, substantial relevant work experience may be acceptable. Each assessing authority will be able to advise you what the qualification requirements are for the occupations they assess.


EOI / State Sponsorship

An expression of interest (EOI) is a method of showing your interest in applying for a skilled visa to migrate to Australia. It is an online form in SkillSelect which asks a series of questions about your skills depending on the visa subclass you select. It is used to calculate your ability to meet the points test for certain visas and can be made available to employers and state and territory government agencies if you would like to be considered for a sponsored skilled visa.

Some visas require you to have nomination from a state or territory government, or sponsorship from an eligible relative. Many Australian States offers state nomination to selected overseas skilled workers and business people with skill-sets and business acumen required in relevant state. State nomination provides support for your application for some General Skilled Migration or Business visas. State nomination is NOT a visa application; it can only assist you in meeting the requirements for Australian visas. To apply for a visa you must contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) which manages the Australian visa application and approval process. State nomination does not guarantee you will be granted a visa.


Visa Application

Before applying, making right visa choice is important. We can help you make this decision, by providing you STRATECORE Client Visa Eligibility Assessment. Provide us with, as much detail as possible, so we can assess which visa type suits you. Once we have all your information we will contact you and assist you in commencing the process.

The visa processing time varies for different visas, but generally depends on:

  • Type of visa you are applying for
  • Country where the application is lodged in and
  • The quality of your application.

In other words if there are missing documents or insufficient information provided during the application process, this may impact the process and outcome of your application. In our experience, people choosing migration agents as service providers are saving more time and ensuring that their applications are prepared in a professional manner.

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