Australia Skilled Immigration Basic Requirements

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There are a number of basic requirements that applicants must meet in order to be invited to apply for the SkillSelect program. While this is not a comprehensive list of all eligibility criteria, it does give a good idea of the minimum standards applicants must meet:

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  • Age - you must be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation from DHA.

  • English language – you should have sufficient ability in the English language to work in Australia (at least at competent level). This is measured through the International English Language Testing System. Those who are non-native English speaking applicants must undergo a language test.

  • Nominated occupation - Nominated occupation - when you apply you nominate a skilled occupation, which fits your skills and qualifications. Your nominated occupation must be found on one of the Skilled Occupation Lists relevant list.

  • Skills assessment – before you apply, you must have your skills assessed by the Australian assessing authority designated to assess your nominated occupation. You must have received a positive result.
  • Health assessment – you must undergo a medical assessment, and show that you are in reasonably good health. This must be conducted by a doctor registered with the Australian Embassy.

  • Character assessment – you must be of good character, usually this means a criminal record check.

  • Points- you must have received the required points for the relevant visa.

  • Debts- Any debts owed to the Australian government must be paid back prior to application.

  • Previous visa- you must not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused whilst in Australia.

  • EOI- An EOI must have been lodged.

If you are unable to meet these basic requirements, then you should NOT continue with a General Skilled Migration application.

Try our free online Australian general Skilled Migration points test to see if you score enough points for you visa.

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