Still Matching database ceased operating on 1st July 2012 to make way for the new skilled migrant selection register, Skillselect.

Skill select is an online system that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of interest.  Intending migrants can register their interest in being selected for independent (Non sponsored) migration or seek nomination for a skilled visa from Australia empolyers or state and territory governments.

Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or family member.  A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.  Certain family members can be included in the application.

Skilled – Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory, a visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia, certain family memebers can be included in the application.

Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (Subclass 489) Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative liveing in a designated area in Austraila.  The visa is valid for four years, and a visa holder must live and work in a specified regional area,  certain family memebers can be included in the application, including members not included in previous subclass 495, 496, 475 and 487 applications, this visa allows holders of provisional visa subclasses 495, 496, 475 and 487 to stay in Australia for up to 48 months from the date their current visa was granted.

Subclass 457 Visa

This visa allows a business to employ someone from outside Australia in a skilled job in Australia.  If you hold this visa you can work in Australia for upto four years, bring your family with you and travel in and out of Australia as often as you want.

Empolyer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)

This visa is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in Australia.  It has three streams. 1. The temporary residence transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years and their employer wants to offer them a permanent position. 2. The direct entry stream is for people who have never, or only briefly worked in the Australian labour market. 3. The agreement stream is for people sponsored by an employer throu a labour or regional migration agreement.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187)

This visa is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in regional Australia.  It has three steams 1. The temporary residence transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years and their employer wants to offer them a permanent position. 2. The direct entry stream is for people who have never or only briefly worked in Australian labour market.  3. The agreements strream is for people sponsored by an employer through a labour or regional migration agreement.

Business Talent (Permanents) (Subclass 132) visa

This visa has two streams. 1. The significant business history stream is for affluent owners or part owners of business who want to have a major management role in a new or existing business in Australia to the Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream is for people who have obtained at least AUD 1 million in furnding from an Australian venture capital firm.

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (Subclass 188) Visa

The Visa has two streams 1. The business innovation stream is for peopole who want to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia. 2. For people who want to make a designated investment in an Asustralian state or territory and want to maintain business and investment activity in Astralia after the original investment has matured.

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)(Subclass 888) Visa

The Visa has two streams 1. Business stream for people who own and manage a business in Australia. 2. Investor stream for people who have a designated investment in an Australia state or territory and want to maintain business and /or investment activity in Australia after the original investment has matured.

For further information go to www.immi.gov.uk

 

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