SKILLED REGIONAL VISA
This visa is for people who have lived and worked in specified areas of regional Australia on a previous, eligible visa.
How long is processing time for Skilled Regional visa?
- 75% of applications: 18 months
- 90% of applications: 21 months
What you have to do to apply for Skilled visa?
- have a occupation from relevant list
- have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
- meet the points test pass mark of 60 points
- be under 45 years of age at time of invitation
- have Competent English
Our favorite question. Often people think we have lost our minds or we are spuriously secretive, once they hear the answer. Well, neither.
Until few years back, Immigration visa fee were straight forward- one application, one fee, increase and changes once a year in July. Our fees bank than, was the same- one simple fee.
Since than much had changed, but let me explain from the beginning.
There are two main components you must consider when applying for visa: Disbursements and Fees
Disbursement is all paid by a solicitor to a third party and then claimed back from the client.
Deepens on a visa type, you may expect following disbursements:
- Visa fee paid to Immigration Department
- Australian Federal police Fee
- State Sponsorship Fee
- Nomination and Sponsorship Fee
- and much more
Fee section is what you pay as a service for Agent work.
- It can be hourly fee
- Lump sum fee
- Fee for part of work being done or all
- Fee for additional services required by you etc
As Registered Migration Agents are closely monitored in Australia, when you decide to use services of Registered Agency you may expect fees being somewhere between brackets suggested by Immigration Department, which are considered Standard Market Fee.- you can read more about Immigration Agent Visa Fees Advice
Those may vary based on agent experience, location, qualifications etc
Prices we publish are as close to what we can offer you as possible. Those are a usual brackets.
There is a portal message which you receive when we send you the client questionnaire, you must ensure you read this as it informs you of how to open/use the client questionnaire for different computers. Please ensure you DOWNLOAD the client questionnaire to your computer and THEN EDIT it, you cannot edit it from the portal – otherwise you wont save your work. You need to ensure you answer every question, and you answer them correctly – if your questionnaire is rejected more than 3 times we can begin to charge you at an hourly rate to fix this for you.
Yes, portal should be the application you use to send all requested documents to us, this is a safe platform where we can send/request documents from you – documents are not accepted via email anymore due to potential virus threats. Portal also shows you specific messages for each document & records the dates you have sent or received documents for the application.
To start the process your non-Australian qualifications have to be recognized by one of Australian organisation. Each occupation has its own recognizing body. Recognizing organisation have theirs own, very specific requirements. At this stage English test may be required. It deepens on recognizing body.
Expression of Interest (EOI) it is second step in Skilled visa process. Once your qualifications are recognized, we can lodge your interest to SkillSelect database.
SkillSelcet its a database where all EOI are kept for period of 2 years. Employers, Government organisation and States has access to it and they can choose candidates based on number of points you collected, occupation or any other factor like unique skills or qualifications.
Once your EOI is accepted and you have been selected, you will receive invitation to apply for a visa. This is a moment when your all documents have to be prepared, your family can be attached to application and you will receive bridging visa is applying in Australia.
RELATED WORK VISA
187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.
482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa
This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill.
186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa
This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.
407 Training visa
This visa allows you to take part in workplace-based occupational training activities to improve your skills for your job.
How we can help you with this visa?
RSMS visa was a great solution for so many people willing to spend few years or rest of their life in regional Australia. It will finish in November 2019, but only in a form we used to know for so long. Regional Australia thrive on immigrants and much more people is constantly needed…
Why use Us for GSM and Skilled visa?
There are many law firms, but our numbers prove we have a good thing going here at Pacific Center. We have many clients and we are very busy but we treat each case as a very unique matter, and that is what sets our company apart from others.
Above all, we have wealth of experience, support system and comprehensive approach to offer you the best.
If you have questions regarding our company, you should give us a call. We will do everything possible to make sure we are the right fit for your case.
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In particular, our greatest thank you to Piotr, who during a casual chat on Skype easily picked up the mistake of our previous agent, who could have caused that our whole family would be threatened back to the country …. as it turned out it was a very complicated matter and we had to act immediately.
Everyone working here are really friendly and helpful. They helped me get through the stressful time applying for my de facto visa with success. I recommend these guys!