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The Beginners' Guide to General Skilled Visas


We hear this question all the time: “Where should we start if we want to live in Australia?” So we decided to explain here all the basics you need to know.

We believe that the Australian government is much friendlier to its citizens than many other governments we have heard of or experienced ourselves; however, when it comes to non-Australians who wish to travel, study or work in Australia, the former friendliness is replaced with a complex and rigid system that assesses every application for a visa on its own merits. Even though there are strict regulations and policies in place, they change frequently which makes understanding the system and planning for a visa even more difficult.

There are many visa pathways allowing work in Australia, that may suit different applicants under different circumstances, such as working holiday, work and holiday, student, different employer-sponsored visas, training visas, skilled recognised graduate and more; we will go into more detail about these options in the future. In the meantime, remember: if you are not eligible to apply for a permanent visa based on your occupation, you may still be eligible to apply for a temporary visa, which may open other doors for you in the future.