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Skilled Migration Australia and Spouse Visa

By Francis Subscribe to RSS | February 8th 2012 | Views:
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Skilled migration Australia is a point based system designated to target migrants with experience in areas where there is a skill shortage in Australia. You will be required to pass a point test which currently has a pass mark of 65 points. You will be awarded points for the aspects such as English language ability, your highest qualification attained and work experience. To apply for skilled migration you must have an offer of employment from an Australian employer, you must be under 45 years and meet all of the other visa requirements.

There is different type of skilled migration Australia which includes:

1. Skilled independent visa is for people with skills in demand in the Australian job market. You do not need a sponsor but you must pass a point test.

2. Skilled sponsored visa is a permanent visa for those with skills and you need to have an offer of employment from an Australian employer and also pass the point test.

3. Skilled regional sponsored visa is for people who are sponsored by an eligible relative or nominated by a participating government. It is valid for 3 years and can lead to permanent residency.

4. Regional sponsored migration visa is the most popular visa for skilled migrants who are sponsored by an Australian employer operating in regional and low population growth areas in Australia.

Spouse visa Australia is for those who are married to an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand or have been in a relationship for 12 months. To be eligible you must prove that you are legally married to an Australian citizen and you have been living together as a married couple.

Your spouse may sponsor you for a period of 2 years and after this if the relationship is still genuine and continuing, you may apply for permanent residence. Temporary spouse visa allow you to work in Australia, have multiple travel rights and will have access to Medicare. You may be in Australia or overseas when applying for a spouse visa although there are advantages to applying within Australia.

To be eligible for a spouse visa Australia, you must fulfill the following requirements:

• You and your spouse must have a commitment to a shared life as husband and wife, whether or not you are legally married.

• Your relationship should be genuine and continuing.

• You and your spouse live together or don’t live separately and apart on a permanent basis.

• You and your spouse should be over 18 years.

• You must pass health and character criteria.

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