This visa lets nominated skilled workers live and work in Australia as permanent residents.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when we decide your application but not in immigration clearance.
If you apply in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a Subclass 010 Bridging A visa, a Subclass 020 Bridging B visa or a Subclass 030 Bridging C visa, otherwise your application will not be valid.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Step 1: Check if your occupation is on the SOL, and that you have 65 points as a minimum
Step 2: Submit an expression of interest
Step 3: Wait for invitation to apply
Step 4:Gather your documents
Step 5:Apply for your visa within 60 days of invitation.
Step 1: a sponsorship application by the employer (the employer needs to be a lawfull, active, operating business and meet local labour and employment practices).
Step 2: The second part of the application process is the nomination application. This is regarding the position to be filled, salary details, efforts to hire Australian workers and the ‘genuineness’ of the position. The business must also be viable to sponsor from overseas.
Step 3: a visa application by the nominated employee. The visa applicant must demonstrate that they meet the skills required for their occupation as well as health and character requirements.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
This visa allows you to:
- stay in Australia permanently
- do work or activity specified in your application
- enter and leave Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid.
- Sponsor eligible relatives for Pemanent residency.