This thread aims at providing guide, instructions and genuine advice to prospective applicants for Australian permanent resident visa through the skilled migration program.
For those looking to apply for study (student) visa, the link below will be more useful as it has enough information about applying to schools and Australian study visa.
This new thread is specifically for permanent resident visa application.
By way of introduction, Australia has a number of pathway to getting permanent resident status but the easiest is the skilled migration. Skilled migration, as the name implies means opportunity for both "academic skilled and technical skilled" people to migrate legally and permanently to Australia.
The program was originally designed to address skill shortages in the country generally, so they came up with a system that attracts people who can meet the minimum requirements.
There are five visa subclass in the skilled migration pathway namely Subclass 189 (Independent), 190 (State sponsored), 489 (Regional/nominated provisional), 132 (Business Talent) and 188 (Business Innovation and investment, provisional). I will be talking strictly on the first three. See link for Australian Border Force's website for the skilled migration.. You are not allowed to view links.
The three visa subclass, 189, 190 and 489 are for professionals, technologists, artisans and trade workers who can meet up to minimum of 60points for 189, 55points for 190 and 50 points for 489. I will explain how the points are calculated, occupation list and application in the subsequent posts.
Please, avoid sending PMs, except for special circumstances, ask your question on this thread so others can benefit from it to prevent unnecessary repetition of questions. Thanks.
For easy access, I have attached the following documents . There will not be need resending or asking if people do read.
1, Reference letter sample
2, Statutory declaration sample
3, Vetasses general occupations list/instructions