AUSTRALIAN VISA EXPERTS | TYPES OF VISAS
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) offers a wide range of temporary, provisional, and permanent visa to professionals, business entrepreneurs, skilled workers and students alike. To determine which visa is appropriate for you, we have provided synopses of the major categories of migrant and business related visas. Please contact our offices for an in-depth assessment of your visa options, eligibility and costs.
General Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for any visa, general and visa-specific eligibility requirements must be met. While not exhaustive, the following are representative of many visa requirements:
Applicants must take the International English Language Testing System and reach visa-specific competency levels. For Skilled and Sponsored Worker Visas, a higher level of English competency is required for certain professions than might be for skilled trade or other occupations. Many professional applicants, such as medical professionals, are also held to a higher language standard than other applicants.
Each visa has age limitations. For example, there is a cut off age of 45 and under for workers and migrants, and of 55 and under for retirees and retired investors.
- Investors and Business Owners visa applicants must meet certain personal and business net asset minimums and exhibit a commitment to operate and invest in Australia.
- Every application must contain a statement of notification of application to the relevant State or Territory.
- All applicants must pass a thorough, health examination.
- All applicants must pass a character and criminal assessment background check.
- All adult applicants must sign an "Australian Values Statement" in which they pledge to uphold the laws and values of Australia.
- For Student Visas, it is the passport country and course of study that determines visa specific criteria, length of stay limitations and other eligibility requirements.
- Each visa application requires a non-refundable visa charge when you lodge your visa application.