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3 Best Migrant Visas to Apply to Move Permanently to Australia without a Job Offer

Last Updated on January 31, 2020 by Christie McEnzie

Australia is a great country in all terms, and the requirements to migrate to Australia are endless. It has a developed economy with full of new opportunities. No doubt, these all factors, along with a high-quality lifestyle, attract lots of immigrants to move to Australia permanently. However, the process for an outsider to become a permanent resident of Australia is not easy. Though the process is not as complicated as it seems to be. There are several migrant visas that you can apply for to live permanently in Australia that too, without a job offer.

Three best visas which can be availed to move to Australia permanently without a job offer

The primary requirement of immigration is having the required skill. If you have the ability, then Australian Immigration authorities offer several programs to gain a PR visa. Three of them are listed below for your quick reference:-

1. Australia Skilled State Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

This amazing Australian Subclass Visa is for workers who are well versed with their skills and want to work in Australia on a permanent basis. That is, they want to become a permanent resident of the country. To apply for this hopeful visa, you must first check whether you are eligible to use it or not.

Below given is the step by step process on how to apply for this State Nominated Visa 190 for emigrants:-

  • First of all, check whether your concerned or nominated occupation is there in the list of Australia’s Occupational Demand List or not. The only person who is capable of filling a position in MLTSSL or STSOL is liable to get the state nominated Visa.
  • You must make sure that you meet the needed eligibility criteria. You must score a minimum of 65 points in the Australia Points Test. Along with this, you must make sure that you are not above 45 years of age. Besides this, you should also hold a good score, of 7+ band, in the English proficiency test IELTS.
  • You should also meet the required health requirements.
  • If you get a positive assessment skill report from the concerned authority, then you will have to submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) via Skill Select Online.
  • After that, you will have to get a State Government Nomination.
  • If you get the nomination, then you can apply for the Australia Skilled Nomination Visa Subclass 190. After you are done with the application, it is time for you to wait.
  • If you get a call from Department of Home Affairs Immigration, then you can move forward with your plans.

2. Australia Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

Australia 189 visa is the most helpful Visa for immigrants who want to live in Australia permanently. Visa 189 is one such Visa that grants permanent residency to a person who can bring his family members too and work for an indefinite amount of time. Australia Skilled Independent visa 189 helps a lot of immigrants. One does not need to have a job offer to apply for this Visa. However, there are some eligibility criteria that they must fulfill to use for this.

Below given is the step by step process of how you can apply for Australia Skilled Independent visa 189:-

  • First of all, you must scope through that your occupation is listed in the AOD (Australia Occupational Demand List). This Visa is only for those who are on the job that is listed in the medium and long term Strategic List.
  • After checking the occupation list. You must make sure that you fulfill all the eligibility criteria.
  • Some of the eligibility criteria include the points that you must pass the Australia point test with at least 65 points
  • You have to understand that you are not above 45. Besides this, you should also hold a good score, of 7+ band, in the English proficiency test IELTS.
  • You should also meet the required health requirements.
  • A complete assessment of your skill will be done.
  • If you get a positive assessment skill report from the concerned authority, then you will have to submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) via Skill Select Online.
  • If you get approval, then you can apply for the Australia Skilled Independent Visa 189.
  • If you get a call from DOHA, then you can move forward with your plans.

The processing time for Australia Skilled Independent Visa 189 is around 4-7 months. If you want to save yourself from any delay, you must make sure there is proper documentation of everything.

3. Skilled – Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489)

If any of your family members, relatives, or spouse is an Australian citizen or a permanent citizen and you have the requirements to migrate to Australia. In this case, you can apply for the Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), and your relative who is the permanent resident of Australia will Sponsor you.

The relative in Australia can be related either to the main applicant or their accompanying partner.

From 16 November 2019 the Department of Home Affairs has introduced the new Sponsored Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 Skilled Visa, with a new permanent visa pathway coming into effect from November 2022. The new Subclass 491 Visa will supersede the Sponsored (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa and will include some significant changes.

The Skilled – Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) is an Australian family-sponsored visa for skilled people wishing to live and work in a regional or low population growth area in Australia. You must score at least 65 points (the pass mark) on the Points Test to be eligible for this visa.

Below given is the step by step process of how you can apply for Australia Skilled – Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489):-

  • You have to secure sponsorship from an eligible relative and meet the basic requirements for this visa, only then you will receive an Invitation To Apply.
  • To be able to lodge a valid application for this visa you need to first submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. You can do this in or outside of Australia.
  • You need to be invited to apply;
  • You need to be younger than 45 years of age when you are invited to apply;
  • You must nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications and is on the relevant Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL);
  • You must have your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority as suitable for your nominated occupation;
  • You must have at least competent English;
  • You must score at least 65 on the Points Test; AND
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Under Subclass 489 visa you will be issued a 4 years provisional visa and you will have to live in your nominated State/Territory for the first two years of your new life in Australia. You can convert this provisional visa into a permanent one, Skilled – Regional (subclass 887), by fulfilling two conditions as mentioned below:-

  • Having lived in regional Australia (or a low population growth metropolitan area) for at least two years; and
  • Having been employed (including self-employed) for at least 12 months in regional Australia;

There are also several immigration consultation agencies that have a panel of visa experts. They help migrants from across the globe to procure a PR in Australia. PR is an identification and a travel document stamped on your passport.

Why choose Australia?

Australia caters several immigration ways with an agenda of granting such persons for the citizenship who would be able to prove an asset for the country and shall help to boost their economy. Therefore, even when you don’t have a job offer, and you want to immigrate to Australia, it is essential for you to be skilled.

Because Australia is in consistent need of resourceful and skilled people that is why if you believe that you have the skills and you can fulfill the desired requirement, then you must apply for an Australian PR.

Australia is becoming the best choice for settlement over time.

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