Everything about Australia immigration from India in 2022

Everything about Australia immigration from India in 2022

Abhishek Rai Abhishek Rai
[Published 01 Apr, 2022 | 04:48 PM]
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If you are among the several thousands of aspiring candidates seeking to immigrate to Australia from India in 2022, then here is an amazing update. Australia will be offering 160,000 Permanent Residency Visas this year. To begin with, you must have a fairly good understanding of the Visa process and the essential eligibility criteria.

In this blog, we will explore the various pathways for you to immigrate to Australia. You will also gain an understanding of the documentation, eligibility, and diverse factors impacting your Australia immigration.

The various Australian Visa Streams

The Department of Home Affairs in Australia has developed multiple Australia Visa categories based on the purpose of the visit of the applicant. The basic Australia Visa categories are as follows:

  • Australia Visitor/Tourist Visa
  • Australia Student Visa
  • Australia Partner & Family Class Visa
  • Australia Skilled and Work Visa
  • Australia Permanent Resident Visa

Criteria for immigrating to Australia under various Subclass Visas

Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa

The major criteria to be fulfilled by the applicants are:

  • Possess past work experience in an occupation nominated on the Skilled Occupations List of Australia
  • Obtain report for assessment of skills for the occupation from a designated authority
  • File EOI- Expression of Interest through Skill Select
For submitting an EOI, you have to be:

  • Less than 45 years of age
  • Secure at least 65 points in the test for skill assessment
  • Possess good character and health
You have to file an application for the Subclass 189 Visa within 60 days of receiving the Invitation to Apply.

Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa

The major criteria to be fulfilled by the applicants are:

  • Receive a nomination from a Territory or State in Australia
  • Possess past work experience in an occupation nominated on the Skilled Occupations List of Australia
  • Secure at least 60 points in the test for skill assessment
  • Secure at least 6 bands in IELTS
  • File EOI- Expression of Interest through Skill Select
  • Possess good character and health
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Family Sponsorship Program

The major criteria to be fulfilled by the applicants are:

  • The sibling, parent, spouse, or any other family relative of the applicant must be ready for their Australia PR Visa
  • Dependent candidates must have a partner who must be any one of the following:
    • Citizen of Australia
    • Permanent Resident of Australia
    • Eligible Citizen of New Zealand

How are points awarded under the points test for immigrating to Australia?

The allocation of points for immigrating to Australia is diverse for various Subclass Visas.

Let us consider the structure of points for Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa. The points will be allocated based on the following factors:

Age

PointsAge Group
25Minimum 18; Less than 25
30Minimum 25; Less than 33
25Minimum 33; Less than 40
15Minimum 40; Less than 45
Educational qualification

PointsRequirements
20Doctorate*
15Bachelor’s degree*
10Diploma or trade qualification**
10Award Suited To Your Skilled Occupation***
10Masters degree/Doctorate*

  • Either from an educational institute in Australia or another education institute with an accepted standard
  • Only from an educational institute in Australia
  • Recognized by the appropriate assessing authority for your skilled occupation nominated
  • Must be offered by an educational institute in Australia after 2 years of academic years study in an appropriate field
You must also note here that points will be awarded only for your highest qualification.

Study in Regional Australia

RequirementsAge Group
At least 1 trade qualification diploma, or degree from regional Australia5
English language skills

PointsLevel of English
0Competent English
10Proficient English
20Superior English
Community language Credentialed

PointsRequirements
5A recognized qualification in a credentialed community language
Overseas Work experience

PointsNo. of Years
0Less than 3 years
5Minimum 3 years
15Minimum 8 years
You can claim these points only if it is closely related or falls under your skilled occupation list nominated occupation

Professional year must have been in Engineering, ICT/Computing, or Accounting

Partner Skills

PointsAge Group
25Minimum 18; Less than 25
30Minimum 25; Less than 33
25Minimum 33; Less than 40
15Minimum 40; Less than 45

  • Partner must meet English, Age and Skill criteria and must not be a citizen of Australia
  • Partner has competent English and is not a citizen of Australia
Nomination

PointsRequirement
15Invited to apply for Subclass 190 visa

What are the documents essential for migrating to Australia from India?

Candidates seeking to immigrate to Australia from India will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • National Identity Card
  • Medical certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Passport
  • Police certificate
  • Digital photo
  • Resume
  • Educational certificates
  • English language proof
  • Job Offer
  • Nomination proof
  • Skills assessment documents
  • Proof of Funds
All the data in the documents that you are submitting must be in English.

The step-by-step process of immigrating to Australia

The step-by-step process of immigrating to Australia

Step 1: Keep ready documents

You must collate all the essential documents prior to filing the EOI in Skill Select.

Step 2: Create or Update an EOI in Skill Select

Submitting an EOI is an indication that you are interested to receive a nomination.

Step 3: Put forward a Registration of Interest

You will be chosen if you fulfill all the criteria for eligibility.

Step 4: If selected, apply for a Visa nomination

The claims that you make in your EOI and Registration of Interest have to be established with evidence after you are selected.

Step 5: Invitation to apply

You will be offered an Invitation to Apply from Skill Select after you are nominated.

Step 6: File your Visa application

You must file your Australia Visa application with the Department of Home Affairs after receiving the ITA within 60 days.

Processing times for Australia Visas

Processing timeType of Visa
6-9 monthsWork-stream Permanent Visa
20-24 months 13-15 monthsFamily-stream Permanent Visa Spouse Child
NABusiness Permanent Visa

The benefits of the Australia PR Visa

The following are the advantages of being an Australia PR Visa holder:

  • Stay permanently in Australia
  • Study and work in Australia
  • Enroll in ‘Medicare’ in Australia
  • Sponsor family members for Australia immigration
  • Travel from and to Australia
  • Qualify for Australia citizenship application

Which are the most popular pathways/streams for Australia PR Visa?

The most popular Australia Subclass Visas for obtaining the Australia PR Visa are

Work-stream Visa

This Australia Subclass Visa is for candidates who have received sponsorship from an employer in Australia for working in Australia. Alternatively, those who have skills in demand in Australia can also qualify for this stream. The labor market in Australia flourishes on this Subclass Visa.

Family-stream Visa

This Australia Subclass Visa is for candidates who are:

  • Children
  • Dependent relatives
  • Partners
  • Parents

Investor-stream or Business Visa

This Australia Subclass Visa is for candidates who intend to:

  • Manage and own a business in Australia
  • Conduct investment and business activity in Australia
  • Carry out an entrepreneurial activity in Australia

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What are the other pathways for gaining an Australian PR Visa?

You can choose from any one of the following alternative streams for Australia PR Visa if the primary streams are not suitable for your profile:

  • Retirement Visa
  • Former Resident Visa
  • Distinguished Talent Visas
  • Refugee and Humanitarian Visas

What is the least number of points necessary for an Australia Skilled Worker Visa in 2022?

The least score in the points test to become eligible for the Australian Skilled Worker Visa in 2022 is 65 points.

What is the highest age for migration to Australia from India?

The maximum age for immigration to Australia from India is 45 years.

What should you know before immigrating to Australia from India?

Here are some factors that Indians must consider before immigrating to Australia from India:

Australia is extremely large

Australia covers a land area of 3 million square miles plus. The western and eastern coasts of the nation are so distant that the time zones are diverse.

The varying weather

When South Australia has summer, the Northern Territory will be experiencing rains. Brisbane can be familiar to Indians in terms of weather due to its tropical climate.

Outstanding healthcare system

Australia has free healthcare which is also exceptional. Australia PR Visa holders are eligible for free healthcare benefits popularly known as ‘Medicare’.

Australia is costly

The Australian continent is costly in comparison with India. This includes nearly everything related to day-to-day life such as Food, Transportation, Housing rent, etc. But we must also consider the comparatively higher pay scale as well.

Nationwide Visas offers a gamut of Immigration and Visa services for aspiring candidates to Australia. Contact us today to avail of a customized immigration strategy for immigrating to Australia in 2022.


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