Moving abroad has been a goal for many people. Australia is a land of great opportunities for students and career oriented individuals but it is very important to make sure you are aware of the entire visa process to avoid any hassle. To ease out the entire process you can hire a migration agent or consultant who will help you understand the basics of migrating to Australia. A migration agent is aware of the process and new guidelines issued from time to time that helps your documentation to be correct which increases the chances of approval of your application. If you are planning to move to Australia permanently you should apply for Australian  permanent residency. Australian permanent residency and Australian citizenship are two different things. An Australian permanent resident is someone who holds a permanent visa but is not a citizen. A permanent resident can live, work and study without restriction in Australia. If a permanent resident of Australia decides to travel they need to ensure that they have a permanent visa with a valid travel authority if they want to return back to Australia as a permanent resident. On the other hand an Australian citizen means are you committing to Australia as a country and everything Australia stands for. There are many categories under which you can apply for Australian permanent residency and every category has different eligibility criteria. But the general eligibility factors include points that must be at least 65 points under the point grid, your age should be below 45 years to apply for a PR visa, and proof that you have completed level of proficiency in the English language. The applicant should choose an occupation that is available in the occupation lists. The list contains the occupations that are acceptable for Visa Consultant Australia.

The occupation list is updated regularly and also reflects changes in the Australian market. The three categories of the skill occupation list include medium and long term skills list, short term skilled list, and regional occupations list. 65 points is the minimum points required to be eligible for PR visa, the higher you score on the eligibility calculation the higher your chances for applying for Australian PR. Skilled Independent Visa is for those invited foreign workers that possess the skills required by the Australian government. With the subclass 189, the visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. No sponsor is needed for Skilled Independent Visa Australia and you can apply for this visa once you are invited to do so. Skilled Nominated Visa allows nominated skilled workers to live, work, study anywhere in nominated state/territory in Australia as permanent residents. Like the subclass 189, to be able to apply for subclass 190 you must have received an invitation to apply. With both subclasses 189 and 190, you must have a score 65 on the points calculator, receive an invitation to apply, have an occupation on the skilled occupation list,  be in possession of a suitable skills assessment for the occupation and english test scores will also be required. Eligibility requirements also include submission of your expression of interest in skill select, nomination from a state or government agency of Australia, invitation to apply, the applicant must qualify for either one of the three visa sub-categories: business Innovation  and business Investment.

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