Skilled Migration

Subclass 189 Skilled independent visa

This visa is for invited workers and New Zealand citizens with skills , to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.
Points tested stream
This visa lets invited workers with skills we need live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.
New Zealand stream
This visa lets eligible New Zealand citizens with a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa live and work in Australia permanently.

• You must hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa
• You must have lived in Australia for at least the last 5 years
• You must have started living here on or before 19 February 2016

Stay Permanent

Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa

With this visa, you can
• Work and study anywhere in Australia
• Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
• Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Stay Permanently

Subclass 476 Skilled—Recognized Graduate visa

Usually up to 18 months
Processing times

• 75% of applications: 6 months
• 90% of applications: 7 months

Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa

A temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after you have finished your studies.

Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) visa

In this visa we can allow a person to work in Australia under the terms and conditions of a bilateral agreement between the Australian Government and a government of another country.

Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa

This temporary visa lets you do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It might be suitable if you have specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia