Following some changes that were made in November 2019, you now have the option to score more points on your visa application for the General Skilled Migration Visas (GSM). If you are not sure what we are referring to, here is a quick explanation of how the Australian immigration system works:
The Australian immigration system is a pool & points based system. This means that you must score a certain amount of points on your visa application to submit it to the pool of candidates. Currently, as this article is being written, the minimum point threshold to apply for the GSM visas is 65 points.
The points you receive are calculated based on your age, occupation, work experience, academic qualifications, and language proficiency. The more points you will have – the better chances you will have to be selected by the immigration authorities in Australia.
This is why you should consider taking advantage of opportunities that will help you score more points on your visa application. Here are some examples of some great ways to do this:
- Receive a nomination from a State or Territory.
Depending on the type of GSM visa you are applying for, receiving a nomination from a State or Territory will significantly increase your chances of being selected for immigration. For example, you can receive 15 points on your Subclass 491 visa application with this nomination.
- Complete English tests with high scores to receive more points. The IELTS is comprised of 4 bands: reading, speaking, writing, and listening. If you will score 7 on your IELTS – you will receive 10 points. If you will score 8 on your IELTS – you will score 20 points.
- Include information about your partner. You can include information about your partner’s skills and language proficiency in your visa application to receive additional 5-10 points.
If you are interested in applying for an Australian work visa and have not started yet, or are having trouble completing your visa application, contact a personal immigration agent at UIS Australia today.
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