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Emigrating to Australia from the UK

Australia is growing to become among the fastest-growing countries in the world; if you are considering moving to Australia from the UK, whether for study, work, family reunion, and the like, we can provide you with professional guidance and assistance.

For advice and assistance with your visa application, contact Total Law today a 0333 305 9375 or use the online contact form to get in touch.

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    Emigrating to Australia

    Australia is a well-liked destination for immigrants because of its high standard of living, thriving economy, and multicultural population, which is already home to many foreigners from all over the world.

    One of the best ways UK citizens can emigrate to Australia is through an employed sponsor visa. Whether you are visiting Australia for a short period of time or planning to migrate, you must have a valid Australian visa.

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    Working and Skilled Visas

    The Australian government operates a general skilled migration program. Applicants are given points depending on their age, education, experience, and proficiency in English. It is essentially a points-based system. Your profession determines your eligibility; hence, people with in-demand professions will have the most Australian visa alternatives.

    Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (subclass 482 visa)

    The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) was replaced with the Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visa. There is a short-term stream and a medium-term stream for the TSS visa. The stream you apply for determines the list your occupation is on.

    On the short-term stream, applicants with jobs on the Short-term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) are qualified for visas lasting up to two years.

    Individuals who apply for job positions on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) are eligible for a visa with a maximum stay of four years under the medium-term stream. After three years, they can apply for permanent residency.

    Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186 visa)

    The Australian visa enables skilled and qualified people who an employer has nominated to travel to Australia for both work and permanent residence. Applicants must have been nominated by an Australian employer.

    This visa has three subcategories: the Direct Entry stream, the Labor agreement stream, and the temporary residence transition stream. Employers must choose the position that needs to be filled from the list of skilled vocations that have been defined. All proposed roles must satisfy certain minimum standards regarding pay and skill requirements.

    Immigration officials will assess the nomination after a post has been chosen to see if it satisfies their requirements. It’s crucial that applications are well-organized and correctly filled out because nominations are carefully reviewed.

    Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (subclass 476 visa)

    This Australian visa is specifically designed for engineering graduates under 31 who want to complete up to 18 months of skilled work experience in Australia.

    You must have earned your engineering degree from a reputable college within the last two years.

    Furthermore, you will need to have completed a major course of study or specialization in civil engineering, structural engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical, production and plant engineering, and mining and material engineering.

    Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491 visa)

    British citizens can stay and work in certain regional areas of Australia for up to five years with the Skilled Work Regional visa. You must be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency or be sponsored by a qualifying relative to be eligible.

    When you apply, you must have a minimum score of 65, be under 45, and work in an appropriate occupation. You can apply for a permanent residence visa after three years of residing in Australia on a Skilled Work Regional visa.

    Business Innovation and Investment Visa

    This visa allows eligible businesspeople or investors to reside in Australia indefinitely and carry on with their investment activities. Anyone under age 55 who wishes to launch or invest in a business in Australia may apply for this visa.

    This visa is valid for five years and allows you to bring your family members to live, study, work, and eventually qualify for permanent residency in Australia.

    Business Talent Visa

    Those who want to live permanently in Australia can apply for this visa by investing at least AUD 1.5 million into a new or existing business.

    Global Talent Visa

    This visa is available to qualified persons with a record of accomplishment in their profession, sport, the arts, academia, or research that has received international recognition.

    Temporary Activity Visa

    With the help of this temporary visa, qualified people can travel to Australia to find temporary work that lasts no more than three months and participate in activities that the Australian government supports.

    Australian Partner Visa Applications

    An Australian Partner visa is available to a UK citizen if they are in a committed relationship with an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. There are numerous subclasses within the Australian Partner visa category. Their classification is determined by the location of the application, the kind of visa (temporary or permanent), and other factors.

    Applications are evaluated as part of a “combined application” by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. In other words, your application will be evaluated in light of the requirements for both temporary and permanent partner visas. Depending on the requirements you satisfy, you will receive the appropriate visa.

    • Temporary Partner Visa: This temporary Partner visa is valid for two years. Your relationship will be evaluated to determine whether you intend to remain with your spouse throughout this time. You will be given a permanent Australian Partner visa if your partnership passes the test.
    •  Permanent Partner visa: The Permanent Partner visa is valid for five years. You will be qualified to apply for citizenship once you have had this visa for four years. Applications are evaluated based on the household’s structure, the applicants’ commitment to one another, their financial situation, and other factors.

    Bringing Your Partner to Australia

    There are four routes to bringing your partner to Australia. They are:

    • Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309 visa) and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100 visa) must be applied for outside of Australia
    • Partner Australian visas (subclasses 820 visas and 801 visas) can be applied for within Australia
    • Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300 visa) for couples engaged to be married
    • New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461 visa) for those with New Zealander partners

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      Reunite Your Family With an Australian Parent Visa

      An application for immigration to Australia is open to parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents. Before your parents immigrated to Australia, you must have been a resident here for at least two years.

      • Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143 visa)
      • Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173 visa)
      • Parent visa (subclass 103 visa)

      Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143 visa)

      This visa allows you to live as a permanent resident in Australia, work, study, and apply for Australian citizenship. To be eligible for this visa, applicants must:

      • Be the parent of a child who is a settled Australian citizen, settled permanent resident, or settled eligible New Zealand citizen.
      • Have at least half of their children permanently residing in Australia
      • Can be applied for within Australia
      • Have more children living permanently in Australia than in any other country.

      Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 173 visa)

      This temporary visa allows you to work and study and live as permanent residents for two years and cannot be extended. The application will require a sponsor to certify in writing that they will support, house, and financially help the applicant and any accompanying spouse and dependent family members for their first two years in Australia. Applicants must apply for their permanent visa before their temporary visa expires. To be eligible for this, applicants must:

      • Be living outside of Australia
      • Be the parent of a child who is a settled Australian citizen, settled permanent resident, or settled eligible New Zealand citizen.
      • Be able to pay the high contributory amounts, which are split into two separate payments under the 173 visa and 143 visa applications.

      Parent Visa (subclass 103 visa)

      A parent visa allows you to live as permanent residents in Australia, access social security payments, and apply for Australian citizenship. To be eligible for this visa, the applicant must:

      • Be the parent of a child who is a settled Australian citizen, settled permanent resident, or settled eligible New Zealand citizen.
      • Have at least half of their children permanently residing in Australia
      • Have more children living permanently in Australia than in any other country

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        How to Get an Australian Student Visa (Subclass 500)

        Depending on the kind you will be applying for and its duration, the Australian student visa is a temporary visa that can last up to five years. You must be registered in an approved program of study in Australia before requesting a student visa.

        Requirements for the Australian Student Visa

        To be eligible for a student visa, you must submit the following documents:

        • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) document issued by the education provider to verify your enrollment and which confirms that you have paid your required tuition fees
        • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) to prove that the student’s intentions to stay in Australia are temporary and that they will return home upon completion of the course.
        • Financial requirements
        • English language proficiency
        • Health requirement
        • Character requirements
        • Have adequate health insurance

        The Australian Department of Home Affairs is moving towards a global visa processing model. This means that any application may be processed in an office other than where it is lodged. As such, it is important that all supporting documents attached to the application, which are not in English, be accompanied by an English Translation.

        How Can Total Law Help?

        Total Law’s excellent immigration lawyers are vastly experienced in dealing with emigration to Australia applications and provide advice and support to make your application process smooth.

        Our professional immigration lawyers will help you determine that you meet the eligibility criteria for emigrating to Australia application. They will advise you on which supporting documentation you should have. In addition, years of experience with this process have made us aware of the common mistakes that applicant make that causes application refusal. Therefore, we will help you avoid these errors to ensure that your application is consistent and readily accepted.

        If you’ve had a previous refusal, Total Law can help you file an appeal or walk you through a stress-free re-application process to ensure you get accepted. So contact us today at 0333 305 9375 to start your journey towards a successful application.

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                    Once you have been granted your visa, you will be allowed to leave and visit Australia as often as you like up until the initial visa expires. The permanent residency visa is notable for allowing the holder to remain in Australia without breaking immigration laws long after the initial visa expires. The responsible Minister has the authority to cancel permanent residency in certain circumstances, such as where there has been criminal misbehaviour.

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