General Skilled Migration Visas

General Skilled Migration Visas allows workers to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

The main General Skilled Migration visas are:

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Requirements

To be able to apply for this visa, applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and then be invited through SkillSelect. If the applicant receives an invitation, the applicant will have 60 days to apply for the visa. During that time, the applicant cannot change the information in the expression of interest.

For the General Skilled Migration visas, at the time of invitation, applicants must:

Contact Migration Agent Melbourne for fixed cost immigration help with lodgment of your Expression of Interest and subsequent GSM visa application.

General Skilled Migration Visas – Points Table

AgePoints
18-24 years25
25-32 years30
33-39 years25
40-44 years15
EnglishPoints
Competent English0
Proficient English10
Superior English20
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside AustraliaPoints
Less than 3 years0
3-4 years5
5-7 years10
8-10 years15
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in AustraliaPoints
Less than 1 year0
1-2 years5
3-4 years10
5-7 years15
8-10 years20
QualificationsPoints
Doctorate degree20
Bachelor degree15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia10
An award or qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority10
Australian study requirementPoints
Degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian institution5
Specialist education qualificationPoints
Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian institution5
OtherPoints
Accredited in a community language5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area5
Partner skill qualifications5
Professional year in Australia5
Nomination (subclass 190)Points
Nomination by a state or territory government5
Nomination / Sponsorship (subclass 489)Points
Nomination by a state or territory government to live and work in a regional10
Sponsorship by an eligible relative to live and work in a designated area of Australia10

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Charges

Skilled visas (subclass 189 / 190 / 489)
Base Application Charge
Additional Application Charge (18 and over)
Additional Application Charge (under 18)
$3,755
$1,875
$ 945

General Skilled Migration Visas