Round Number: 33
Invitation date: 25 March 2020
ACT 190 Nomination – invitations issued: 62
- All Matrix submitted: 120 to 75 points
- 70 point Matrix submitted on or before 30 December 2019
ACT 491 Nomination – invitations issued: 103
- All Matrix submitted: 95 to 70 points
- 65 point Matrix submitted on or before 16 February 2020
The ACT Skilled Migration Program is a significant contributor to the ACT’s economy and population growth. The aim of the Program is to attract and retain talented people, to build the workforce profile, strengthen and diversify the local economy. The ACT nomination program is aimed at applicants who can demonstrate economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community as demonstrated by long term ACT residence.
The ACT offers nomination of a Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa and a Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.
These guidelines explain how to express interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’. The Matrix allocates points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit, English proficiency, formal qualifications, length of ACT residence/study, investment activity and close family ties. All Matrix scores are then ranked with the highest-ranked candidates invited to apply for ACT nomination.
What are Australia PR visa types?
However, Australia immigration is a vast immigration process, following are the visa types under PR visa:
- Skilled Independent (Sub-Class 189) Visa
- Skilled Nominated (Sub-Class 190) Visa
- Skilled Nominated Or Sponsored (Provisional) (Subclass 489) Visa
Australia PR Process Step by Step from India
Step 1: Occupation list (ANZCO code)
While applying for Australia PR, candidate first need to see whether his occupation falls in the Occupational list of not, there are 3 skilled migration lists involved under Australia Skilled worker visa. Only Candidate whose job profile or occupation falls in these lists is eligible to apply for permanent residency in Australia.
- Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
- Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
- Regional Occupation List (ROL)
Step 2: Check Eligibility criteria
The minimum point required to meet the Australia PR visa is 65 points for Australia skilled worker visa. This is as below
Step 3: Assessment
Accreditation of Studies and Work Experience is the very important step to be accredited in your qualification and occupation. Different occupations have different accrediting bodies, usually the relevant professional association for your profession or trade.
Once an accrediting body has determined that your qualifications and work experience are equivalent to Australian qualifications and work experience for your occupation, they will issue you with a letter of accreditation. The application fee is paid directly to the accrediting body relevant to your occupation and is between AUD$450 and AUD$4000. Most accrediting bodies charge an assessment fee of around AUD$800. It takes 2 to 3 months to receive a decision on an accreditation application.
Step 4: English Language (IELTS/OET)
IELTS is mandatory for Australia PR visa process. The exam used by the Australian Government is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS examines 4 language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. You must get a minimum of 6 out of 9 on each part of the exam to satisfy the basic requirements for the visa.
We strongly recommend it that you book your place in the test as soon as you apply for the visa.
World overseas immigration consultancy strongly recommends that you write an IELTS test to ensure you achieve the best score in the test. The IELTS exam costs about Rs. 13500/- per person and it is payable to the IELTS administrator.
Step 5: EOI (Expression of Interest)
Lodge an Expression of Interest under Skill Select and be invited to apply for a visa. Candidate must formally express an interest in applying for the Australia PR visa through Skill Select. The Australian Government must invite a candidate to apply for the PR visa. There is no cost in applying to Skill Select.
Step 6: State Nomination Application
If Candidate is planning to apply a state nominated visa then the next step in the process is to apply for the nomination of a state government. The requirements of each state government are different as are the application procedures.
It takes between 1 to 4 weeks to receive a decision on your state nomination application. State government application fees range from NIL to AUD$800.
Step 7: Visa Application
Once the candidate gets ITA (Invitation to Apply) from the Australian authority. He need to file for the Permanent Resident visa.
We make the visa application online and must include certified copies of the professional and work experience documents, certified translations, and other formal documents.
The visa application fees paid to Australian Government are:
- Primary visa applicant: AUD $4,045
- Each additional applicant over 18 years old (if applicable): AUD $2,020
- Each additional applicant under 18 years old (if applicable): AUD $1,015
An additional fee of AUD $4,885 is payable by each applicant over 18 years old who does not speak intermediate English. This person is then entitled to 500 hours of “free” English classes after arriving in Australia.
Step 8: Medical Exams and Police Certificates
While coming in Australia Candidate and his dependents must comply with strict health and character requirements. We can receive police clarification certificate from the nearest police station.
After you make the visa application you will need to have a medical examination with a local doctor registered with the Australian Embassy. All members of the family must have the exam including sometimes those who are not migrating.
The Department of Immigration will also request that you provide it with a police certificate for each country where you have lived for 12 months over the last ten years. We get this certificate from the local police in those countries.
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