General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visa

General Skilled Migration Visa is the most common way for skilled immigrants to migrate to Australia. The purpose of this program is to meet the shortage of skills in different occupations by inviting competent and skilled workers to live and work in Australia.

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General Skilled Migration program includes three kinds of different visa:


The applicant can apply for this visa by following these steps:

  1. Firstly, select the relevant occupation from the list of eligible skilled occupations
  2. Secondly, get the skills assessed by relevant assessing authority against the occupation
  3. Thirdly, calculate the points of interest based on age, qualifications, English language skills, Australian study requirements, skills employment and education qualification using the point table. Most importantly, the applicant must get at least 65 points to apply for the visa
  4. Submit an Expression of Interest that includes occupation, skills, and qualifications in SkillSelect online immigration system that estimates the point score and rank the applicants
  5. After clearing the above-mentioned steps, receive the invitation to apply for the visa. Only in case of getting enough points and places available for the occupation
  6. Apply for the visa
  7. Submit the required documents such as
    • Identity documents
    • Character documents
    • Health documents
    • Relationship documents
    • Competent English documents
    • Skill assessment documents
Independent Skilled Visa

This is the most popular visa for skilled workers to work and live in Australia permanently. However, the applicant must have at least 65 points of interest to get the invitation from…

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Skilled Nominated Visa

Every State or Territory Government publishes a list of occupation in which workers of different skills are required. This is the State Nominated visa that…

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Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa

This visa invites those workers who can meet the skill shortages in Regional Territories of different States to live and work for the period…

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University of New South Wales postgraduate with Law specialisation in Dispute Resolution and having Graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Practice, Nasir Nawaz is a Registered Migration Consultant. He has passion about different fields of law and his diverse experience spans Psychology, Dispute Resolution and immigration law.

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