Visa Options – If you are outside Australia
The department is not accepting any new applications for the following visas:
- Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175)
- Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
- Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475).
If you are interested in the Points Tested skilled migration you must use SkillSelect to submit an Expression of Interest for a skilled visa. You are able to submit an Expression of Interest from anywhere in the world.
Provisional visa holders who are eligible to apply for a Skilled Regional Residence subclass 887 visa, can only apply online.
See: Skilled – Regional (Residence) Visa (Subclass 887)
A permanent visa for people with skills in demand in the Australian labour market. Applicants are not sponsored and must pass a points test.
A permanent visa for people unable to meet the Skilled – Independent requirements. Applicants must be either sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia or nominated by a participating state or territory government. Applicants must pass a points test.
A three year provisional visa. Applicants must be either sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area of Australia or nominated by a participating state/territory government. After living for two years and working for at least one year in a Specified Regional Area, applicants can apply for a permanent visa. Applicants must pass a points test.
An 18 month temporary visa for graduates of recognised overseas educational institutions who have skills in demand in Australia. There is no points test for this visa.