Australian Migration Pathways

Skilled and Talent Visas

Skilled and talent visas in Australia are designed to attract individuals with specific skills and qualifications to contribute to the Australian workforce.

What Are Skilled and Talent Visas?

Skilled and talent visas in Australia are designed to attract individuals with specific skills and qualifications to contribute to the Australian workforce. These visas enable foreign nationals to live and work in Australia temporarily or permanently, depending on the visa subclass and individual circumstances. Skilled and talent visas typically require applicants to meet certain criteria related to their occupation, qualifications, work experience, and English language proficiency.

Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa

The 189 Skilled Independent Visa is a sought-after immigration pathway tailored for skilled individuals seeking permanent residency in Australia, offering them the opportunity to live and work in the country indefinitely.

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Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa

The Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) provides skilled individuals with a pathway to permanent residency in Australia with support from an Australian State or Territory government.

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Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa

The Skilled Work Regional visa is a temporary visa for skilled individuals who wish to live and work in regional Australia. It requires the support of an Australian State/Territory Government or eligible relative, and has a pathway to permanent residency via the Subclass 191 visa once certain requirements are met.

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Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa

The Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 191) is a dedicated pathway to permanent residency for skilled individuals who hold provisional Subclass 491 and 494 regional visas.

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858 Global Talent Visa

The Global Talent Visa (Subclass 858) is a forward-thinking avenue tailored for exceptionally talented individuals to elevate Australia’s innovation and expertise landscape.

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FAQs & Common Cases

How do I apply for a 189, 190, or 491 visa?

These visa types are part of the ‘SkillSelect’ scheme where an Expression of Interest is lodged with the Department of Home Affairs, and the applicant then waits for an invitation to apply.

Invitation rounds happen at various times of the year, and competition is fierce.

We strongly suggest speaking with one of our team to discuss your visa eligibility, options, and how to strenghten your EOI application.

Who Can Apply For The Global Talent Visa?

Highly skilled individuals working in relevant fields and earning at least the Fair Work High Income Threshold (for the 2024-2025 financial year, this is AU$175,000) annually have the opportunity to express their interest by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). Upon invitation, they can proceed to apply for the 858 Visa.

What Are The Processing Times For These Visas?

Processing times vary greatly from one visa to the next, with some taking as little as a few weeks to others taking 8 months. To receive a more accurate time frame for your specific visa, contact AVIE.


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