State or Territory Nominated Skilled Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who may need additional points and are nominated by any State or Territory in Australia. Each State or Territory in Australia nominates prospective immigrants based on their requirements updated from time to time.

A visa holder in this category can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and must apply to be sponsored by the relevant State or Territory in Australia. Also note that settled family members in Australia can sponsor applicants in certain circumstances.

Prospective applicants can apply for this type of visa by invitation only. The invitation will be issued subject to a specified time-frame in which the application can be lodged. This significant change means that it is now more important than ever that you engage the services of an Australian Registered Migration Agent.

You must be under 45 years of age if you are invited to apply and you must establish a specific level of English language ability.

The threshold English language requirement is Competent English, which is an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test result showing a minimum score of 6 in each of the four components of the IELTS test or, an Occupational English Test (OET) attaining a score of at least B in each of the four components of an OET.

An applicant will meet the English language threshold if they hold a valid passport from, and are a citizen of, one of the following countries (However, some occupations require a higher level of English);

• the United Kingdom;

• the United States of America;

• Canada;

• the Republic of Ireland; or

• New Zealand.

Once a prospective applicant has submitted their intention, it will be ranked on the basis of the claims they make about their skills and attributes. Specific evidence to support those claims therefore must be provided to support an application.

The current pass-mark to be eligible to apply for a visa in this category is currently set at 65 points. An invitation to apply for this visa is issued to prospective applicants who achieve the highest rankings.

Consequently, engaging ASC Migration who for many years have been successfully processing visa applications for prospective Australian immigrants will ensure your skills and experience are enhanced. Your application will then receive purposeful attention which is of paramount importance to the success of your application.

Before you can apply for a skilled independent visa you must have had your skills assessed as suitable for your occupation by a specific assessing authority for your nominated occupation. ASC Migration are experts at processing this pre-migration requirement.

You also need to know if the occupation you have nominated requires you to be registered, licensed, or be a member of a professional or industry organisation in the State or Territory where you settle you may also require additional training or membership of a particular industry association.

So, if you are a fully qualified Skilled Tradesperson’ (including ‘on-the-job’ experienced) or ‘Professional’ and may require advice on how to achieve additional points to enhance your application, just complete a ‘General Enquiry’ form below and we will assess your eligibility – ‘OBLIGATION FREE’.


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