12 replies on “STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA”

Thank you for your question. You can find a summary version of the document checklist within the ‘Additional Resources’ > ‘Visa Checklist’ of the Member’s Area. Once you are ready to submit your visa application a more detailed rundown of each document is provided in ‘Step 4 – Application Guide – Applying For Your Skilled Visa (Subclass 189)’. For information regarding visa processing time frames, please view ‘Step 4 – Applying for your skilled visa’ > page 6 (Processing Times).

I am a qualified nurse from Kenya,I would love to come to work in Australia.which is the best way to relocate?
Are there sponsorship for skilled workers like me?

Thank you for your question. The occupation of ‘nurse’ is currently on the Skilled Occupation List and on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), and as such is eligible to receive Federal Government sponsorship via the subclass 189 visa. Please view Step 1 in the member’s area and move through the steps in order to submit your Subclass 189 application. Thank you

Thank you for your question. If you are outside Australia when the visa is granted, you must enter Australia before the date that the Department specifies on your visa grant letter.
Be sure to Check your travel documents before you leave, including:
• a valid visa to enter Australia, and
• a valid passport or other travel document

Thank you for your question. The Results of the August 2021 census were made public on 12th July 2022, and revealed that Australia has become a majority migrant nation, as the census data shows for the first time that more than 50 per cent of residents were born overseas or have an immigrant parent. Last year’s census counted nearly 25.5 million people, including 1 million new residents.

Thank you for your question. The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. You become a permanent resident on the day your visa is granted.

Thank you for your question. Further information regarding health assessments and biometric steps can be found in ‘STEP 4 – APPLICATION GUIDE’ on pages 16 and 34.

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