General Skilled Migration Visas

General Skilled Migration Visas is for skilled workers who wish to migrate to Australia permanently. Assessment is based on points and include age, qualifications, English level, work experience and so on.

General Skilled Migration visas include:

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Requirements

Applicants need to first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and then be invited through SkillSelect. If an invitation is offered to the applicant, within 60 days an application for the visa must be lodged. Information in the expression of interest cannot be updated, changed or deleted.

For the General Skilled Migration visas, applicants must:

For help with your Expression of Interest (EOI) and General Skilled Migration (GSM), contact Migration Agents Melbourne.

General Skilled Migration Visas – Points Table

Age Points
18-24 years 25
25-32 years 30
33-39 years 25
40-44 years 15
English Points
Competent English 0
Proficient English 10
Superior English 20
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside Australia Points
Less than 3 years 0
3-4 years 5
5-7 years 10
8-10 years 15
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in Australia Points
Less than 1 year 0
1-2 years 5
3-4 years 10
5-7 years 15
8-10 years 20
Qualifications Points
Doctorate degree 20
Bachelor degree 15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10
An award or qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority 10
Australian study requirement Points
Degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian institution 5
Specialist education qualification Points
Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian institution 5
Other Points
Accredited in a community language 5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area 5
Partner skill qualifications 5
Professional year in Australia 5
Nomination (subclass 190) Points
Nomination by a state or territory government 5
Nomination / Sponsorship (subclass 489) Points
Nomination by a state or territory government to live and work in a regional 10
Sponsorship by an eligible relative to live and work in a designated area of Australia 10

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Charges

General Skilled Migration visas (subclass 189 / 190 / 489)
Base Application Charge
Additional Application Charge (18 and over)
Additional Application Charge (under 18)
 
$3,670
$1,835
$ 920

General Skilled Migration Visas