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Australia Immigration Points and 457 Visa

By Francis Subscribe to RSS | January 14th 2012 | Views:

The new Australia immigration point has put an increase emphasis on work experience and high level educational qualifications. Points have continued to be awarded for study in Australia, regional study, community languages, and partner skills and for completing an approved professional year. The point test is a mechanism used to help select skilled migrant who offer the best in term of economic benefits to Australia. The points create a selection process that is transparent and objective, awarding points to the skills and attributes considered to be in need in Australia.

Australia immigration test was designed to select the best and brightest skiled migrant who will make the optimum economic contribution to Australia. The point test focus on better English levels, more extensive skilled employment, and higher qualifications obtained in Australia and overseas and better targeted age ranges. Points are warded to applicants who nominate the occupation on the skilled occupation list and have their skills assessed in their nominated occupation. The pass mark is the total amount of point’s needed to be eligible for grant of a visa and is set at 65 points.

Australia immigration points test only applies to applicant for the following visas:

Subclass 475 skilled-regional sponsored

Subclass 487 skilled regional sponsored

Subclass 175 skilled independent

Subclass 885 skilled independent

Subclass 176 skilled sponsored

Subclass 886 skilled sponsored

To be eligible you must be less than 50 years of age at the time of applying, meet the English language requirements, nominate and hold a skilled assessment for an occupation on the skilled occupation list and provide evidence of recent skilled employment or have recently completed the Australian study requirement.

457 visa is for employers who would like to sponsor an overseas employee for a visa to work in Australia for between 1 day and 4 years. The Australian employers gets approval as a business sponsor and provides details on their business, benefit of employing an overseas employee and demonstrate their commitment to training. The employer nominates each position to be filled and the occupation must meet certain skill thresholds and must remunerate at a specified level.

The employee applies for 457 visa to enter Australia. The visa applicant will have to demonstrate that they have necessary skills to match the nominated position. The applicant will also need to maintain medical insurance during the visa validity period. Holders of 457 visa are allowed to work in Australia and be eligible to bring family members and also to travel in and out of the country unlimitedly.

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