Types of Australian Visas
If you are looking to reunite your family, or are interested in working or investing in Australia, we can help find the right visa for you.
The Australian government encourages business and investment migration with a range of opportunities for business professionals to open or expand their operations into the Australian market.
The “ENS” or “Job Visa” is a permanent residency visa. It is applicable to migrant workers who have already entered on a 457 visa and have been working in Australia for a minimum period of 2 years.
Australia accepts skilled migrants to assist with Australia’s current or future skill shortages. If you are a skilled overseas worker, you may be eligible for a skilled visa. Approved Australian employers or agencies can nominate or sponsor skilled workers. Points-tested independent skilled visas are also available.
There are several subclasses of visas allowing for the reunification of families in Australia; Spouse visa, prospective spouse visas, partner visas, child visas, adoption visas, parent visas, remaining relative visas and aged relative visas. In most cases, the applicant must be sponsored by a family member who has lived in Australia for at least 2 years.
There are a small number of visas available for people in certain specialist professions who do not qualify for other work visas. You may be eligible for this visa if you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in; a profession, a sport, the arts, or academia and research.
Australia grants a small quota of protection, refugee and humanitarian visas to people subject to substantial discrimination amounting to a gross violation of human rights, or persecution in their homeland. Australian Immigration Lawyers are not currently assisting with applications for these visa types.
Complementary Migration Overview
The first step to your new life in Australia
Australia’s migration program can seem complicated when first trying to navigate it. To help you on your journey, we offer a complimentary 15 minute consultation to assess your eligibility for immigration to Australia.
- 15 minute phone or Skype conversation with Australian Immigration Lawyers staff
- This is our “Fast Fact Finder” where we ask the visa applicant some qualifying questions to better understand their situation.
- At the end of the consultation we will provide an honest professional opinion about the applicant’s prospects in obtaining an Australian visa, and outline if and how we can help them as a client develop their Australian migration options and strategy.
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