New Zealand and Australian Skilled Migration Visa has become easier

Last Updated on March 31, 2016 by West Highlander

Skilled Migration visas provide skilled workers with an opportunity to live and work in Australia. According to the Australian General Skilled Migration Program, skilled migrant and skilled workers can make use of their qualification, work experience and language ability to get a permanent Australia visa.

In 2012, skilled worker program was introduced by Australian Immigration, which was called the Skilled Migrant Selection Register, also known as Skillselect.  To apply, candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).  The skillselect works as a two stage process, in which interested visa applications must first claim for skilled migration through EOI and then they would be invited to submit a visa application on the basis of their EOI.  The Australian visa applicants get selected based on their points test score in a number of selection criteria. Visa applicants should meet the relevant English language requirements and must obtain necessary skills assessment before submitting their EOI.  To obtain visa, candidates need to be approved by SkillSelect. This has brought greater uncertainty in the visa approval process.

But now, it has become easier to migrate to Australia. Skilled people with 3 or more years experience can easily move to New Zealand and Australia. Skilled independent visa and Skill state Nomination is a Permanent Residency Visa for Australia. In Skill state Nomination visa, the applicant is nominated by the state in an occupation which is on the CSOL list and the relevant occupation must also be opened on the state list.

A person can apply for this visa along with his family. Skilled independent visa is for people who have not yet turned 50 years of age, have got competent English, have an occupation listed on SOL list and have got their skills assessed by relevant skills assessing body.  The first step is to apply for skills assessment. For different occupations there are different skill assessing bodies. After skills assessment, candidate proceeds to second step of Australia PR application and submit Expression of Interest through skill set. It is an online application Submitted through Immi Account. It is mandatory to fill complete and accurate information about oneself. Then there is a final step in PR (Permanent Residency) application to Australia. If candidate’s Expression of Interest is selected, he gets an invitation to apply for his PR to Australia from the embassy.

Candidate gets 60 days to apply for his visa along with the complete documentation. This process takes 3 to 6 months. In this category, managers, Registered nurses, university lecturers, automotive electricians, engineers, laboratory scientists, ICT project managers can apply. For New Zealand, one needs to have his occupation in Long Term Skill Shortage List and can check category according to their profession. There is a point system and an assessment of qualification by NZQA is required to migrate to NZ. This process takes about 6 to 12 months.

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