Visas are a legal form of document that gives a person permission to enter a country different than their own country of citizenship, or passing through a foreign country.
To obtain an Australian visa, you must first determine what kind of visa that you are eligible to apply for (whether an Employer Sponsored Visa, Student Visa, Partner Visa etc) before applying.
It is important that you understand the full costs and process involved with applying for an Australian Visa, which is why we recommend using an experienced and registered migration agency, such as Point Migration Agency, to ensure you have greater chances of a successful application and that your money is also well spent.
For more information on each visa type or subclass, please click the headers or individual visa links below, or feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss.
We also recommend visiting our FAQ page for more general information.
For people looking to live and work in Australia, there are several forms of working visas available, each with their own set of conditions and restrictions.
Some of these visas can be a pathway for acquiring permanent residence status in Australia, through either the Employment Nomination Scheme (ENS) or the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS).
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa allows Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia (Direct Entry Stream).
The Training Subclass 407 Visa is a temporary visa for those who wish to undertake workplace based occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa allows the holder to improve their skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise.
The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa Subclass 494 allows skilled workers to live and work in a designated regional area of Australia for up to 5 years.
In Australia there are a range of visa options available for skilled people who are interested in living in working in the country. These are known as General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visas.
For skilled applicants who do not currently have an Australian employer who will sponsor them for a visa, then these visa subclasses may be appropriate.
For GSM Visas there are both temporary and permanent options available, each with varying eligibility criteria.
lodgement Nomination Scheme (ENS) or the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS).
The Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491 allows skilled workers to live and work in a designated regional area of Australia for up to 5 years.
Point Migration Agency can assist with visa applications for all relevant partner and spouse visa subclasses, including Prospective Marriage Visas, Partner Visas and De Facto Partner Visas. It is important to understand which is the right visa for you and your partner or spouse, so at Point Migration we aim to make this process as easy and successful as possible.
Prospective Marriage Visa Subclass 300 allows fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens, to enter Australia for 9 months to marry their fiancés. These are temporary visas only and can only be applied for by offshore applicants.
The Department of Home Affairs offers a variety of visa subclasses subject to different criteria, which are made available to family members of permanent residents, Australian citizens and eligible New Zealand citizens. If you have family members (child, partner, parent, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, grandchild, uncle, niece, nephew or step relative) in Australia and you want to immigrate there, you can apply for one of the few Australian Family visas, but your Australian relative (Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) must be your sponsor in all cases.
Based on your current circumstances there are various types of permanent visas that you can apply for, including:
For people with a successful background in investment or business ownership there are a range of visas available for those wishing to move to Australia.
The Business Innovation Stream Visa is a temporary visa for applicants who are willing to either establish a new business or buy into an existing business in Australia, and willing to live in Australia while undertaking a role running the business.
The Significant Business History Stream Visa is a Permanent Residency Visa for business owners or part owners wishing to do business in Australia and willing to make a business investment of $AU1.5m to $5m or higher.
The Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream is a Permanent Residency Visa for applicants who have sourced venture capital funding of at least $AU1m from a member of The Private Equity Australian Venture Capital Association Limited.
Which visa is right for you?
Contact us at the Point Migration Agency team office or submit a query online