Are you eager to apply for the prized and the much sought after Australian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa even while you are sure that the unique Australian lifestyle and economy will suit you best? If yes, then you can easily make Australia immigration a great success by choosing the right visa category. To meet the growing demand of the PR applicants, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has introduced a point based programme, popularly known as SkillSelect.
SkillSelect for Australian Permanent Residency
It has been brought into existence to manage the flow of those skilled workers to the nation who wish to permanently settle there in. The main aim of SkillSelect is to meet the country’s specific economic needs and skill shortage. The skill based programme helps the government to keep a check on who can submit an application and when, and the number of the PR Visa to be provided.
It is a win-win situation–both for the overseas skilled workers and Australian employers. The latter unable to find the skill talent in the country can easily hire the foreign trained manpower. To validate that the skills of a skilled worker is needed in the country, the applicant must choose an occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
While the applicant submits an application using the online tool SkillSelect he is required to answer a simply series of questions, and they are related with their experience, qualification, some personal information, age, proficiency in English, nominated occupation, and experience in a business and investment activities.
To apply, for the Australian Permanent Residency Visa, you can choose any one of the following two visa categories:
It suits best those qualified employees who do not have a state or territorial nomination or a sponsorship from a family member in Oz. To be able to apply, you have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), and if you are eligible, you will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), via SkillSelect. At the time of submitting the application, you can be in or outside the country.
Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
You can apply for it if you have been nominated by a state or territory government. If you clear the point test, you will be issued a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV). To apply, you must submit an EOI, and if selected, will be issued an ITA through SkillSelect.