SKILLED MIGRATION VISAS IN AUSTRALIA
This visa allows you to own and manage a business in Australia, conduct business and investment activity in Australia or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia.
Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 190)
A skilled Nominated visa is a permanent visa that enables skilled workers to live and work in Australia as permanent residents. The visa is based on the points-test system and the applicant must be nominated by the state or territory government in Australia. The Skilled Migrant program is conducted via SkillSelect, a database for migrants, employers, and nominating state or territory governments. The 190 visa is a permanent visa that enables Points-tested skilled workers
Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
A skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent visa that allows workers with skills to live and work permanently in Australia. It is a points-based system and does not require nomination by Australian state/territory governments or relatives in Australia.
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 491)
This is a provisional visa. It’s for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia.
With the 491 visa, you can:
stay in Australia for 5 years
live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia in line with your visa conditions. A simplified definition of regional Australia for skilled migration purposes includes all areas of Australia except the metropolitan areas of; Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Gold Coast, Perth Newcastle, Wollongong, and the NSW Central Coast will now be eligible.
The visa has got multiple travel rights
apply for permanent residence, if eligible through the permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) which commences on 16 November 2022
work in any occupation and for any employer in line with the work and residence conditions attached to your visa.