Which is the Best Skilled Migration PR Visa for Australia ?

Australia follows a point-based system to select the skilled professionals for immigration in the country. There are different visa categories designed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) of Australia, as per the immigrant category and skill needs in the country. Now, let’s find out which are the most popular Permanent Residency Visa categories in Australia

The applicants in most cases prefer to apply for one of the two main PR Visa categories, which are skilled Independent subclass 189 visa and Skilled Nominated subclass 190 visa. Let’s try to know how different are these two visa categories and which among them would be best suitable for you.

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  • Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa

This permanent visa allows you to live and work in Australia for indefinite period of time. It’s an only non-sponsored PR visa that doesn’t allow an applicant to apply for sponsorship from any employer or state in Australia. Subclass 189 is a point based visa and hence, your eligibility depends on the total points which you score in your Australia Immigration point test which is based on the factors like age, work experience, English Language Ability, education etc.

How can you apply for Skilled Independent visa 189?

To apply for the subclass 189 visa, you need to choose an occupation from the MLTSSL 2018 list and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) in the online SkillSelect system. Your submitted profile must have a score of 60 Points to be considered eligible to apply for Australia PR. Applicants who score highest points based on their profile details have a better chance of securing subclass 189 visa.

Check is your occupation listed on the MLTSSL 2018

  • Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa

This permanent visa allows you to live and work in Australia provided you are nominated by the Australian state/ territory. To apply for this visa, you first need to choose an occupation from the STSOL of the state you are willing to move and subsequently, submit EOI on SkillSelect to get nomination from that particular Australian state/territory. This visa is also a point based visa that grants points to the applicants based on the factors like education, age, work-experience, English Language ability etc.

Check which occupations are listed on STSOL 2018?

How can you apply for Skilled Nominated visa 190?

You need to submit your EOI through online SkillSelect system. The profile submitted is reviewed on the basis of points you score. The minimum score required is 60 points. The higher the point score, the higher are your chances of selection. If you are selected for state nomination you will get intimation about the same.

Read about NSW occupation demand list 2018 here

States like Western Australia, NSW have launched their occupation list with new quota of occupations.

Western Australia occupational demand list 2018

Which Visa to choose to apply for your Australia PR?

As discussed above, both these visas are the skilled migration visas which are permanent visas as well. However, selecting one of them will purely depend upon your preference. For example, if you wish to settle in any particular state say Western Australia or Victoria etc. you can choose an occupation from the skilled occupation list of that particular state and apply to get a nomination for the subclass 190. Alternatively, if you don’t want any sponsorship or nomination for your visa, apply straightway for subclass 189 visa.

How to get assistance to apply for Australian Permanent Residency visa?

If you wish to apply for apply for any of the above mentioned PR Visas in Australia, you can get in touch with the Aptech Global which is a registered visa and immigration consultancy situated in Delhi as well as in Bangalore, to get complete support and assistance for the Australia PR process.

Contact the visa experts of Aptech Global now on their toll-free number 180012016012 or simply write your query at info@aptechvisa.com

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