Posted By HS Consultants Education & Migration on 11/16/2021

Migrating From USA to Australia: The Complete 2022 Guide

Migrating From USA to Australia: The Complete 2022 Guide

For citizens living in the USA, Australia is a popular migration place. It is not only because of its employment chances but also its soothing environment and enjoyable outdoor lifestyle.   

Points-based system

The eligibility of immigration applicants in Australia is decided using a points-based structure. To be considered, one must first have the needed eligibility points: a score of 65 or higher on a scale of 100. The scoring criteria are listed below. Please see that these are the maximum points that one can score in a category.

  • 25-33 years: 30.
  • English proficiency eight bands: 20.
  • 8-10 years work experience outside Australia: 15, inside Australia: 20.
  • Education or doctorate outside Australia: 20.
  • Niche skills in Australia: 5.
  • Study in a regional area: 5.
  • Accredited in community language: 5.
  • Professional year in Australia (skilled program): 5.
  • State sponsorship (190 visa): 5.   

Based on the above structure, here is a summarized description of crucial immigration lines available.

Skilled stream

Australia requires qualified migrants who can contribute to the nation’s financial growth. Talented immigrants carry a higher level of education, a better probability of getting work, and the capability to add more to the economy. Employee-sponsored migrants are more likely to reach their goals.

The general skilled migration (GSM) program allows one to apply for a visa. To be eligible for a visa under this plan, applicants must meet the GSM’s essential criteria applicable for all visas under it, which include:

  • Having experience in a nominated career on Australia’s skilled occupations list.
  • Getting a skill assessment report from a certified authority.
  • Submitting an expression of interest.
  • Age limit under 45 years. 

Once applicants receive an invitation to apply for the visa, they must do so within 60 days. Please note that shifting to Australia via any GSM visas will guarantee PR within a few years of stay. Here are three essential visas under the skilled stream.   

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189): Applicant must submit an expression of interest via SkillSelect. They can do this from anywhere. However, please note that only invited applications are accepted.    

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190): If an Australian state or territory nominates applicants, they are eligible for this visa. The benefits of this visa are the same as Subclass 189. Even the conditions are the same. However, there is no need for the occupation to be listed on the skilled occupations list.   

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 Visa: Holders of this visa and their families must live, work, and study in particular regional areas for five years. After three years, they will be eligible for a PR visa. 

Family stream

If a family member is an Australian local or PR, one can move into Australia under this stream. Spouses, partners, dependent children, citizens’ parents, and PRs of Australia compute the family stream. It also allows other family members like the elderly, dependent relatives, caregivers, and others to transfer to Australia.  

Employer-Sponsored Migration: This plan aims to address skill shortages in the Australian labor group by matching job opportunities with migrants with the required experience & skills. 

Business Innovation & Investment Program: The Australian business visa plan helps global entrepreneurs, senior executives, and investors instate new or expand existing firms in Australia. They can also get Australian PR with this program.   

Distinguished Talent Visa: The distinguished talent visa is for people who have made a considerable contribution to the arts, sports, research, or education fields through their profession. This visa has subclasses 124 and 858.  

Which stream should one choose?  

Annually, Australia establishes migration scheduling levels and a cap on the number of slots vacant under each program. For the year 2021-22, the empty spots for each visa are given below.

  • Employer-sponsored: 22000.
  • Skilled independent: 6500.
  • State/territory: 11200.
  • Regional: 11200.
  • Business innovation & investment plan: 13500.
  • Global talent plan: 15000.
  • Distinguished talent: 200.
  • Partner: 72,300.
  • Parent: 4500.
  • Other family: 500.
  • Child & special eligibility: 3100.

People wishing to migrate from the USA to Australia for any reason can contact HS Consultants Education & Migration for any affordable & convenient education & migration-related services. In addition, their experienced Visa Consultant for Australia can assure that their visa application is smoothly processed & approved.

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