Australian visa information
Moving to Australia is a big decision, and being prepared will help relieve some of the stress of the move. Before you book your removal to Australia, you need to ensure you've got your residence permit and work visa sorted.
Once you've made the decision that you want to make Australia your new home, securing a visa is the biggest step of your move. We've gathered together some general information on Australian visas to help you determine if you qualify for a visa for Australia and get you started on the process of securing one.
There are four main types of visas for Australia: skilled visa, business visa, partner visa and family visa in addition to several other types of Australian visas. Your individual circumstances will determine which one is appropriate for you and your family. Below a very brief overview of the various types of visa available.
This information is not emigration advice. Visa information can and does change. For professional advice and the most up-to-date information, we suggest you contact a qualified migration specialist or the Australian embassy or government.
Are you eligible for an Australian visa?
Please view the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information.
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Australia Skilled Visas - Skilled Migration Program
All migrants applying for an Australian Skilled Visa must be under the age of 45 at the time of application, and there are three types of Skilled Visas which you may quality for:
- Skilled Independent (Permanent) - Subclass 189
- Skilled Nominated (Permanent) - Subclass 190
- Skilled Regional (Provisional) - Subclass 489
Australian Business Visas
There are currently three types of Australian Business Visas available:
- Business Talent Visa (Permanent)
- Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)
- Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)
Note: Each requires a substantial investment from the potential migrant
These visas are for the partners of Australian citizens or permanent residents. There are currently three types of partner visas:
- Partner - Subclass 100 / 309
- Provisional Spouse (Temporary) - Subclass 309
- Prospective Marriage (Temporary) - Subclass 300
There are several Australian family visas available, however, the Australian government's website says there is currently capping and queueing in place for some of the visas and there may be extensive waiting times.
Other Australian Visas
- Employer sponsored visa
- Retirement visa
- Working holiday visa
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