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Visas for Australia
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Since December 2013 visa applications are made easier with the new immi-account.
AUSTRALIAN VISITOR ETA VISA
FAMILY SPONSORED - VISITOR SHORT STAY
This visa is for people that have family member resident in Australia
and want to come to Australia for a short holiday.
* Have sufficient funds to cover the trip;
The following conditions apply to this visa:
BUSINESS SHORT STAY VISAS
Business ETA (Subclass 977) Visa - is for people want to come to Australia
for a short period for business meetings, conventions, conferences; or
a short term project requiring a high level of skill and are able to be
granted an online electronic visa.
The Skilled Migration Program is an initiative to help to overcome skill shortages within the Australian workforce and to identify individuals who can bring valuable economic benefits to the Australian economy.
If you are a skilled professional, trades person or student graduating from an Australian university, you may qualify for a skilled visa.
Skilled Independent Visa - is for people who meet the required points
score relying on their own skill, education and employability to satisfy
the visa criteria.
If you are married, engaged to (fiance), or in a de facto (common law) relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident may be eligible for a Partner Visa.
Spouse (Subclass 820/309) Visa - is for people who are married to an
Australian citizen, permanent resident.
NEW ZEALAND FAMILY RELATIONSHIP VISA
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (461) Visa - this visa allows non-New Zealand citizens to travel to and live in Australia with a New Zealand citizen family member.
WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS
The Working Holiday Visa gives young people the opportunity to travel around Australia over a 12 month period, with the option of part-time or casual employment.
Working Holiday (Subclass 417 / 462) Visa - is for young people wanting
to spend 12 months travelling around Australia, with the option of part-time
or casual employment.
English Language Course (ELICOS) (Subclass 570) Visa - is for applicants
wanting to complete an English Language course.
To be eligible for Parent Migration Program you must pass the "balance of family" test. In addition, you must be sponsored by your child who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Parent (Subclass 103) Visa - is suitable for a person outside Australia who meets the balance of family test.
Aged Parent (Subclass 804) Visa - is suitable for a person in Australia
who is old enough to be granted an Australian aged pension and who meets
the balance of the family test.
EMPLOYER SPONSORED VISAS
Employer Sponsored Visas are for employers who cannot fill a position
with an Australian worker or by training Australian workers.
Business Sponsored Temporary 457 (Subclass 457) Visa - is available to people who have an offer of sponsorship from a business and are able to work in Australia for a period of up to four years. You need to work in a skilled occupation approved by the government as stated in this list. There are also language, health and character requirements. You must also have and maintain adequate health insurance. A list of these providers are shown on 457 Visa Compared.
PERMANENT VISAS (EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME)
ENS Sponsored Permanent (Subclass 121/ 856) Visa - enables highly skilled people to be employed by Australian businesses in specific full time positions that cannot be filled by Australian workers or by training Australian workers.
The Business Visa Program encourages successful business people to establish or develop a business in Australia. The system allows business people to be initially granted a Temporary Visa for up to four years. When you have established the required level of business or maintained investment activities, you are then entitled to apply for Permanent Residence.
If you need to visit Australia for business purposes for a period of less than 3 months the Business Visitor Visa is what you require.
Business Temporary Visas
Business Owner (Subclass 160 or 163) Visa - is for successful business owners with a legitimate interest in establishing and managing a business in Australia.
Senior Executive (Subclass 161 or 164) Visa - is for successful Executives/Managers of major businesses who intend to participate, either as a substantial owner, or in managing a new or existing business in Australia.
Investor (Subclass 162 or 165) Visa - is for experienced business investors willing to make a substantial capital investment into an Australian Government approved business activity in Australia.
Business Permanent Visa
Established Business Owner (Subclass 845) Visa -is for Temporary Visa holders who are owners / part owners in an established and successful business in Australia.
Hutt River Province Visa
If you plan to visit Prince Leonard's Hutt River Province you can get your visa either at the Geraldton Tourist Information or be issued a visa on arrival in the province.
Health in Australia
Australia is a pretty safe country and vaccinations are
not required, it is free of malaria (pretty amazing as we are surrounded
by countries that have it) and there is only the odd case of Denghy Fever
or Ross River Fever, for which there is no vaccination anyway.
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