Australia Visa Details

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If you're considering working in Australia, the most common route is to obtain a work visa or permit. There are various visa options available for people wishing to work in Australia, though visa rules and categories can change over time.

Here's a brief overview of some of the primary work visas available:

1. Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)

 For employers who want to sponsor skilled overseas workers to work in Australia temporarily.

Comprises three streams: Short-Term stream, Medium-Term stream, and Labour Agreement stream.


2. Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186):

Permanent residency visa for skilled workers.

Applicants can be either in or outside Australia when they apply.

Also comprises three streams: Direct Entry, Temporary Residence Transition, and Labour Agreement.


3. Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189):

Points-tested visa for those not sponsored by an employer or family member or not nominated by a state or territory government.

Permanent residency visa


4. Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190):

For individuals nominated by a state or territory government agency.

Permanent residency visa


5. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187):

Permanent residency visa.

For skilled workers wanting to work in regional Australia.


6. Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) and Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462):

For young adults who want an extended holiday and to work in Australia to help fund their trip.

The eligibility criteria and countries of passport holders allowed for each of     these visas vary.


7. Training visa (subclass 407): For those wanting to do workplace-based training.


8. Graduate Temporary visa (subclass 485): For international students who have completed a study program in Australia and want to stay to gain work experience.  


9. Research Activities visa (subclass 408): Temporary visa for those wanting to participate in Australian research projects.


Keep in mind:

Each visa type has its own set of criteria and requirements which you'll  need to meet.

The visa application process can be complex and time-consuming, so it's beneficial to be well-prepared.

It's also a good idea to check the Australian government's Department of Home Affairs website or consult with an accredited migration agent for the most current information and guidance specific to your situation.

The visa rules and requirements can change, so make sure to always refer to the official sources or consult with experts in immigration for the most up-to-date and relevant information or Talk to our experts.