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Introduction

This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
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Advantages

  • Can work and live in Australia legally
  • Can study in Australia
  • Can enjoy the local medical benefits; Children can attend public schools in Australia
  • Can apply for local funding after living in Australia for 2 years
  • Can be a guarantor for family-based immigration to Australia
  • Can become an Australian citizen if meet the specified criteria
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Requirement

  • Occupation must be found on the Long-term strategic occupation visa list (MLTSSL)
  • Score of skill assessment  assessed by the department of immigration and border protection achieve 65 or above
  • Age under 45 when you apply
  • IELTS all band 6 or above
  • Pass the occupation assessment
  • Pass the health assessment and character assessment  ​
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Processing time

Around 1 year
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Application Process