(ii)Australia Immigration Requirements:

The major requirement for immigrating to Australia could be understood with respect to the three most important skilled work visas in Australia as described as follows:
Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)-
The selection of eligible candidates made under the Subclass 189 visa is entirely dependent on the points scored, skills, and work experience that enables the candidate to lodge an application for the Subclass 189 visa. In order to be entitled to apply for this particular visa, you will be first required to select a profession listed in the MLTSSL or the Medium and Long-term Strategic List. However, in case you are not able to find the relevant occupation in your demand list, then under such circumstances, you will be required to choose an occupation that would be closely linked with your occupation.

In addition to this, you would also be required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Australian Government for your visa approval. In case the Government of Australia finds your profile to be appropriate, they will send you an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Australia.

Australia Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)-
The Subclass 189 Visa is a permanent Skilled Migration Visa that requires no sponsorship from any of the Australian states or territories or from any close relative residing in Australia.

The Subclass 189 Visa provides you and your accompanying family members with the complete right to live as well as work anywhere across Australia for an indefinite period of time.

Key requirements for Subclass 189 Visa:
In order to lodge an application for the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189), you must:
-> choose an occupation that is listed on the Skilled Occupation List of Australia
-> lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and should have an invitation to apply (ITA)
-> meet the required passing marks under the talented migration points test (which is currently equivalent to 65 points)
-> be in the age group of 18-44 (both inclusive);
-> pass the Skills Assessment in an occupation listed in the Occupation list specific to the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189).
-> achieve the appropriate IELTS/PTE score to prove the English Proficiency

The visa allows you to:
-> stay in Australia on a permanent basis
->work and study anywhere across Australia
->enroll in the Public Health Care Scheme of Australia or Medicare
->sponsor your relatives or family members to join you in Australia
->travel to and from Australia for a period of 5 years
->Here, you do not need a nominator or sponsor

Eligibility Requirement to apply for Subclass 189 visa:

-> Should have an ITA (Invitation to Apply):
You can apply for this visa only when you have been sent an ITA from the Australian Government. Before you apply, an EOI (Expression of Interest) is required to be submitted, which is necessary to get you ranked against other eligible applicants in the pool.

-> Completed relevant Skills Assessment:
You should have completed a relevant Skills Assessment while applying for the Subclass 189 visa. This Skills Assessment should be conducted within a period of 3 years before receiving the ITA. Also, if the skills were evaluated based on qualifications gained in Australia while still on a Student Visa, then the required education qualification should be received from studying a course that is being recognized by CRICOS.

-> Age
You should be aged below 45 on the date when you will receive an invitation to apply (ITA). But, you would still be considered as eligible if you turn 45 years of age after already receiving an ITA. On the contrary, if you turn 45 before receiving the ITA, then the invitation will not be sent to you.

-> Score 65 Points or higher
Since this is a points-tested visa, therefore after submitting your Expression of Interest (EOI), then an indicative points score will be given to you on the basis of your eligibility criteria explained by you in your EOI. Finally, when you will receive an ITA, it would clearly state the total number of points that you should obtain when your application would be evaluated in order to grant the visa.

This score can be higher than 65 points and will depend on the claims made by you in your EOI.

-> Competent English Language Proficiency
You should possess a competent level of English language skills when you will be sent an ITA.

-> Meet the necessary Skilled Occupation requirement
It is crucial for your nominating occupation to be present in the eligible Skilled Occupation List, which in this case is, Medium and Long-term Skills Strategic List (MLTSSL) of Australia. However, in case the required occupation is not listed in the MLTSSL, then it would be required for you to make the selection of a closely related occupation.

Also, it is required to have at least three years of work experience under your nominating occupation.

-> Meet health requirement
You and your accompanying family members who are applying under this visa should meet the required health requirements. If needed, those family members that are not accompanying you to Australia might also be required to meet the necessary health requirement.

-> Meet character requirement
You along with all your family members that are aged 16 years and above and are applying for this visa should meet the character requirement described by the Government of Australia. In addition to this, those family members who are not coming along with the main applicant to Australia would also be required to meet the necessary character requirement.

-> Pay the debt to the Australian Government
If you or any family member own any debt to the Government of Australia, then it would be mandatory for you to pay it back or should arrange to be paid back.

-> Get the Australian values statement signed
If your age is 18 years or above, then you should:

-> Abide with all the explanations included in the Life in Australia booklet
Confirm that
-> you will strictly obey the Australian Government laws and respect the Australian way of living, by signing the Australian values statement

Major Benefits of Subclass 189 visa:-
There are numerous benefits of a Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189 Visa). Some of them are listed below.
The Australian Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) offers the following advantages for you and your accompanying family member. You would be allowed to:
-> work and live anywhere across Australia on a permanent basis
-> study in any of the universities and colleges in Australia
-> enroll in Medicare or Australia’s nationalized healthcare program
-> get a chance to apply for the Australian Citizenship
-> sponsor relatives for permanent residence in Australia
-> Travel anywhere in and out of Australia as you want

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190):
The Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) enables the Points-tested qualified workers to live, work and study across Australia as permanent residents.

The Subclass 190 Visa is identified as a permanent residency skilled migration visa that is designed for those individuals that have their occupation in high demand within the Australian labor market. This visa is specifically administered by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

If you have relevant skills, work experience, and qualifications under an occupation that is listed on the relevant Occupation List, then you might become eligible for the visa nomination for the Subclass 190 Skilled Nomination Visa.
You should be nominated or sponsored by a state or territory government of Australia before submitting your application for this visa.

Key requirements for Subclass 190 Visa:
In order to lodge an application for the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 190), you must:
-> submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
-> have your occupation listed on the specific skilled occupation list (Short term Skilled Occupation Demand List or STSOL)
-> under 45 years of age
-> have a completed and suitable skills assessment for your occupation from a recognized agency
-> be invited to apply (ITA) under this visa
-> satisfy the points test where you are required to score 65 points in total
-> achieve the appropriate IELTS/PTE score to prove their English Proficiency
-> apply for the state sponsorship
-> live in the nominated state or territory of Australia for a period of 2 years once the visa will be granted

The visa allows you to:
-> stay in Australia on a permanent basis
-> work and study anywhere across Australia
-> enroll in the Public Health Care Scheme of Australia or Medicare
-> sponsor your relatives or family members to join you in Australia
-> travel to and from Australia for a period of 5 years

Eligibility Requirement to apply for Subclass 190 visa:

Should have an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
You can apply for this visa if you have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Government of Australia.
However, before you apply, it is mandatory to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), you might get nominated by an Australian State or Territory Government.
An invitation will be sent to you only when if you will be nominated for Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190).
Moreover, since all state and territory governments across Australia have their individual eligibility criteria
for deciding whom they will nominate, you are suggested to take one on one consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable
Immigration consultant to find out the details of the state/territory nomination process and what all documents are needed to be arranged.

-> Completed relevant Skills Assessment
For your application to be considered valid, you should declare that you have a completed skills assessment
during the time of invitation. The Skills Assessment should have been received in the last 3 years before the invitation date. Also, if the assessment would have
been conducted for a shorter period of time, then that period should not have passed.

If your skills were being evaluated based on the qualifications you have received while living in Australia on a student visa, then the qualification should have been received after studying a course registered with CRICOS.

-> Age
You should be aged below 45 when an invitation to apply (ITA) will be sent to you for this visa. However, you are still eligible to apply for this visa if you have turned 45 and have already received an invitation to apply (ITA).

-> Score 65 points or above
The Subclass 190 Visa is a points-tested visa. When you submit your Expression of Interest (EOI),
then you will be given a point score on the basis of the claims made by you.
If you have obtained a score equivalent to 65 points, then you could receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for this visa.

The invitation thus sent will state the total number of points scored by you when we evaluate your application for a visa grant.
Please note that this particular score could be higher than 65 points, and would be dependent on the claims made by you in the EOI.

While submitting your application, it will be mandatory for you to submit legitimate evidence supporting all your claims.

-> Competent English Language Proficiency
At the time when an invitation to apply will be sent to you, you should have a minimum competent level of English.

-> Meet the necessary Skilled Occupation Requirement
Your occupation should be listed across the eligible skilled occupation list for the Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa.

-> Meet health requirement
You along with any of your family members who must have applied for this visa should meet the health requirement.
If requested, then those family members who are not coming along with you to Australia might also
be required to meet the necessary health requirement.

-> Meet character requirement
You and your family members who are aged 16 years and above and are applying for this visa along with you should meet the Australian Government’s character requirement.
Those family members that are not accompanying you to Australia should also meet all the necessary character requirements.

-> Should pay back the debt to the Australian Government
If you and any of your family members (including those who are not applying for the visa with you) own any debt towards the Australian Government, then you or they should pay or arrange to pay it back.

-> Get the Australian values statement
If you are aged 18 years or above, then you should:

-> have read the description provided in Life in Australia, and
-> confirm that you will obey the Australian laws and will respect the Australian way of life when you will sign the Australian Values Statement
-> Should not have the application refused or visa canceled previously
You might not fall into a pool of eligible applicants if you had your visa canceled or refused while living in Australia.

Major Benefits of Subclass 190 visa:
There are numerous benefits of a Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190 Visa). Some of them are listed below.
The Australian Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) offers the following advantages to you and your accompanying family member. You would be allowed to:
-> work and live anywhere in Australia permanently
-> study in any university and/or college across Australia
-> enroll in Medicare or Australia’s state-operated healthcare program
-> get a chance to apply for citizenship of Australia
-> sponsor relatives for permanent residence grant of Australia
-> travel anywhere across Australia as you wish