SKILLED VISA : FOR APPLICANTS IN AUSTRALIA
Skilled – Independent (Residence) Visa
 
This is a permanent visa for eligible overseas students who have gained an Australian qualification in Australia as a result of at least two (2) years study for holders of certain temporary visas with skills in demand. In this case applicants are not sponsored and have to pass a points test.
 
Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) Visa
 
This is a permanent visa for eligible overseas students who have gained an Australian qualification in Australia as a result of at least two (2) years study and for holders of certain temporary visas. The applicants must have either a relative in Australia to sponsor them or a nomination from a State or Territory government. The points for this visa are lower than that for the Skilled Independent Visa.
 
Skilled – Regional (Residence) Visa
 
This is a permanent visa for eligible provisional visa holders who have lived at least two (2) years and worked for at least one (1) year in a Specified Regional Area in Australia.
 
Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa
 
This is a provisional visa for eligible overseas students and holders of certain temporary visas who can meet lower pass mark for this visa. The applicants should be either sponsored by a relative living in a designated area of Australia or nominated by a participating State/ Territory government. After living for two years and working for one year in the Specified Regional Area, applicants can apply for a permanent visa.
 
Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) visa
 
This is an 18 month temporary visa for overseas students who have obtained an Australian qualification in Australia as a result of at least two (2) years study. This visa allows applicants who are unable to pass the points test to remain in Australia for 18 months to gain the skills and experience needed to apply for a permanent or provisional General Skilled Migration visa. No points test applies.
 
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