Australia Visa Category

Australia Visa Category

If you desire to visit or move to Australia, then you need to apply for an appropriate Australian Visa Category. There is an array of visa options available for immigrants who wish to enter Australia. With 160,000 visa places available per year, nearly half of these places go to the skilled immigrants and a significant number of invitations go to family immigrants as well. Students to visit Australia to pursue higher education. As per your purpose or needs, you can apply for an Australian visa under different Australian Visa categories, which includes:

    1. Temporary entry visas
    2. GSM (General Skilled Migration) Visa
    3. Visitor visa
    4. Business visa
    5. Student visa, etc.


  • GSM (General Skilled Migration) Visa

General Skilled Migration Visa is designed for those skilled workers who wish to work and live in Australia as a permanent resident. It is also applicable to those who can receive sponsorship from an Australian employer.

Below is a list of Australian Visas, which are issued under GSM category:

If you have decided to apply for under the GSM category, then it is compulsory for you to take on the SkillSelect Program. It is an online program with two simple steps, which includes:

  1. Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)
  2. Submission of actual completed visa application
  • Partner Provisional Visa Subclass 309

With this visa, you can work and live in Australia while the government processes your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa. You can also travel to and from Australia whenever you want.

To obtain this visa, you have to be in a relationship (genuine) with your de facto partner or spouse, who is an Australian permanent resident or citizen or is an eligible New Zealand citizen.

  • New Temporary Parent Visa (subclass 870)

This highly anticipated visa came into existence since 17th April 2019. It allows the parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents to live in Australia for a period of 5 years. Once the 5 year period finishes, they get an opportunity to renew this visa for a further time period of 5 years.

This visa is processed in 2 stages:

 A child must become an approved sponsor before his/her parents apply for the visa.

From 17 April 2019, a child can lodge sponsorship applications for their parents who have lodged their visa applications on or after 1st July 2019.

  • Visitor visa

With this visa, you can visit your family or friends living in Australia and can stay there up to 12 months time as a tourist or for a business trip or medical treatment purposes. To apply for this visa type, you must show proof of funds to support your stay in Australia and you must not work in Australia.

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