The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is the only way for skilled workers to emigrate to Australia. Applicants must meet basic GSM requirements and pass the Australian Immigration Points test to qualify for a visa to travel to Australia.
For more information on how to move to Australia, please select the category that most closely resembles your current situation, or visit the corresponding online assessment to see if you qualify.
Qualified Australian Visa Categories
QUALIFIED – INDEPENDENT VISA
Skilled visa – independent (subclass 189) is the most popular skilled migration category, for skilled workers who are in high demand and do not need state or family sponsorship.
QUALIFIED – VISA NOMINE
Qualified visa – designated (subclass 190) is a category for qualified applicants seeking to emigrate to Australia and who are sponsored by an Australian state or territory.
QUALIFIED VISA – APPOINTED (PROVISIONAL)
The qualified (provisional) visa (subclass 489) is a temporary visa allowing qualified migrants to live and work in a regional region of Australia through the sponsorship of an Australian state or territory.
QUALIFIED VISA – SPONSORED (PROVISIONAL)
Qualified (sponsored) visa (subclass 489) is a temporary visa allowing qualified migrants to live and work in a regional region of Australia through the sponsorship of a parent who lives in a designated region of Australia.
QUALIFIED – REGIONAL VISA
Highly qualified visa applications who have the necessary education and qualifications can qualify for a qualified regional visa if they are willing to settle in specific states and territories.
EMPLOYER APPOINTMENT PLAN (ENS)
Permanent residents entering Australia under the employer nomination program have a job waiting for them. Alternatively, you can apply for this visa if you have a temporary work visa, such as a working holiday visa or a student visa.
REGIONAL QUALIFICATION MIGRATION REGIME (RSMS)
The Australian Government RSMS is limited to certain regions of Australia. It allows employers to sponsor qualified migrants for vacancies. The RSMS visa provides permanent residence.
Work agreements allow Australian employers to recruit a specified number of workers overseas in response to identified skills shortages in the Australian labor market. Employees can come to Australia on a temporary or permanent basis.