Have required level of English language (unless exempt)
Have relevant qualifications or work experience
Hold relevant registration & licensing
You are less than 45 years old
You are of good health
You are of good character
This is a permanent residence visa intended for persons who have skills which are in demand in Australia’s labour market. This is one most common pathways to migrate to Australia.
This is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. Applicants for this visa can obtain additional 5 bonus points as a result of having a State or Territory sponsor.
This is a Temporary Residence Visa for individuals who have the qualifications and skills, but are unable to meet the pass mark required to obtain a Skilled Independent or Skilled Sponsored Visa.
This visa gives you Temporary Residence for 4 years. Thereafter, there is a pathway to Permanent Residence. Holders of this visa are permitted to apply for a Permanent Residence Visa after they have lived for 2 years and worked for at least 1 year in a Specified Regional Area.
Which relative can sponsor you?
Your child, parent, sibling, niece/nephew, aunt/uncle, first cousin or grandparent can do so.
How do you qualify for state nomination?
You must satisfy specific criteria, as set by the particular State or Territory.