Independent General Skilled Migration

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Independent General Skilled Migration

As a business owner there may be times when you need that extra support in your business, but don’t have the capacity to sponsor potential employees. Local workers aren’t always available or don’t have the relevant skills required to get the job done, and sponsorship can be an expensive exercise.

Utilising independent general skilled migration visas, the team at Visa Solutions can help you employ overseas staff so your business can continue to be productive with minimal interruption.

Independent general skilled migration visas enable foreigners to migrate to Australia without requiring sponsorship from their employer. Various visas make up the general skilled migration visa category.

Skilled Independent Visa

The skilled independent visa is for invited workers, eligible New Zealand citizens and eligible Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders who have qualifications and skills listed on the skilled occupations list. Those holding this visa may live or work permanently anywhere in Australia.

Applicants may apply under the following streams:

  • Points tested stream
  • New Zealand stream
  • Hong Kong stream

Eligibility and application conditions vary depending on the stream you are applying under.

Skilled Nominated Visa

The skilled nominated visa enables nominated skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently. To be eligible for this visa, you must not only hold an occupation on the skilled occupation list, but you must also be invited to apply by an Australian state or territory agency. To be invited to apply for this visa, applicants must submit an expression of interest.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional Visa)

The skilled work regional visa is for those nominated by an Australian state or territory government to live and work in regional Australia. Skilled workers and their families can live and work in Australia for five years with the flexibility to travel to and from Australia as often as they like while the visa is valid. Skilled regional visas offer a pathway to permanent residence.

How can I employ overseas workers for my business?

Speak with the team at Visa Solutions Australia to discuss your business’ foreign worker needs. We can guide not only you, but your employees to help them travel to or remain in Australia to assist your business. Our team have been helping businesses for over 20 years to employ skilled overseas workers and look forward to helping you solve your labour shortage issues.

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