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Navigate Your Skilled Visa Pathway with Ten Heads

Skilled Visas offer skilled professionals the opportunity to live and work in Australia. With pathways to permanent residency, access to high-demand job markets, and the chance to contribute to the country’s diverse workforce, skilled visas open doors to a world of possibilities.

At Ten Heads Immigration Consultants, we have years of experience and a proven track record of successfully handling Skilled Visa applications. Our services include personalised consultation, document preparation, and application submission for skill assessment, expression of interest, state nomination and visa processes. Our priority is to provide professional, efficient, and supportive service throughout the visa application process, ensuring our clients have the best chance of success.

Guiding You Through the General Skilled Migration Program (GSM)

The General Skilled Migration program is a strategic initiative to address Australia’s skill shortages by attracting skilled individuals. Comprising Subclass 189, 190, 491, and 191, this program offers a range of visa options to fill skill gaps listed on the Skilled Occupation List. Subclass 189, 190 and 491 are points-based visas. Subclass 189 and 190 are permanent visas whereas Subclass 491 visa is a temporary visa. Subclass 491 also offers a dedicated pathway to permanent residency through Subclass 191 visa.

At Ten Heads Immigration, we are here to help you navigate the intricacies of the General Skilled Migration program. With our meticulous attention to detail and high success rate, we ensure that you have the guidance and support you need every step of the way.

Understand Skilled Visa Pathways

Australia offers various Skilled Visas, each designed to cater to the varying needs of the country’s and state’s economies, ensuring a fit for a wide range of skilled individuals seeking residency in Australia.

Subclass 189 - Skilled Independent Visa

Achieve Australian Permanent Residency without Sponsorship

The Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent Visa is a highly sought-after visa stream within the General Skilled Migration program. It is a points-tested, permanent visa that allows skilled individuals to obtain permanent residency in Australia without sponsorship from an employer, state or territory government, or a family member. This visa is points tested and requires applicants to have the skills and qualifications in an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List.

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Subclass 190 - Skilled Nominated Visa

Secure Your Future with State or Territory Nomination

The Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa is another pathway to permanent residency within the General Skilled Migration program. This visa requires sponsorship from a state or territory government agency. Applicants must have their skills and qualifications listed in an occupation in demand in the nominating state or territory. Like the Subclass 189 visa, the Subclass 190 visa is also points tested.

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Subclass 491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa

Embrace Life in Australia's Designated Regional Areas

The Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa is a points-tested visa designed for skilled workers willing to live and work in designated regional areas of Australia. This visa provides a pathway to permanent residency after a certain period of time, subject to meeting specific residency and employment requirements. Sponsorship from an eligible family member or nomination from a state or territory government is required.

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Subclass 191 - Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa

Transition from Provisional to Permanent Residency

The Subclass 191 – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa is a permanent residency pathway available to holders of the Subclass 491 and Subclass 494 visa. This visa allows individuals to transition from provisional to permanent residency after meeting specific criteria related to employment and residency.

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Begin Your Australian Skilled Visa Journey Now

Reach Out to Ten Heads Immigration Experts for Specialised Skilled Visa Support

Step into your future in Australia with the skilled visa pathway. At Ten Heads Immigration Experts, we specialise in navigating the complexities of skilled visa applications. Our dedicated team offers tailored advice and expert assistance to streamline your journey.

Let us guide you through each step, ensuring a smoother transition to your professional life in Australia.


Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 lists: MLTSSL, STSOL ad ROL. Dependeing on which list your occupation falls under, there could be avenues for you to apply for a skilled visa for Australia. Share your Linkedin profile or resume with us and if we can assist you, we will arrange for a consultation with our Registered Migration Agent.

Under the skilled visas, points are given for factors like age, qualifications, work experience, English proficiency, state nomination and more. The minimum points required are 65 points but generally the invitations are received at higher points. This is because there is high demand for these visas and the applicants with higher point are mostly invited before the applicants with lower points.

Family members can be included. Your partner and dependent children are considered family members. Dependent children have a detailed definition in Migration Law and so if the definition of a Partner.

All occupations can be assessed by a nominated skill assessment body and all skill assessment bodies have their own specific requirements.

Skilled visa process does not require a job offer in Australia unless it is a requirement for a state nomination.

Migration Law keeps on changing as per the needs of the economy. It is best to consult a Registered Migration Agent to make sure that you are aware of the latest changes in the Australian Migration Law and Policy.

Yes, we assist with state nomination process as getting an invitation for you is our highest endeavour.

The minimum requirement for English is competent English, which can be demonstarted through nominated English tests or if you have a passport of a nominated country like United Kingdom, United States etc. In most cases, a higher score is required in English to have a competitive score on the points test to secure an invitation.

 Processing times vary greatly and can range between 6 months to about a year on an average.

Primary applicant should be less than 45 years at the time of invitation for the visa.

Generally, a declaration os funds may need to be provided at the state nomination stage but there is no need to provide evidence of funds for the visa application.

If your application was made while you were onshore in Australia, you may have a right to review within a certain period with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). We specialsie in AAT reviews, kindly send us the details and our Registered Migration Agent will set up an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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There are many pathways to permanent residency if you currently hold a temporary visa in Autsralia. Dependning on your circumstances and your eligibility, our Registered Migration Agents will discuss the options in details with you.

Yes, all family members will need to undergo a health examination before the visa is finalsied. If you have a question regarding the health criteria, pl get in touch with us.

No, a skilled visa is not possible, if your occupation is not on MLTSSL, STSOL or the ROL list. There may be other options for you to migrate, for exmaple Employer-sponsored visas, family visas, student visa etc.

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