General Skilled Migration (GSM)

The purpose of the Skilled Migration Program is to attract highly employable people for migration to Australia. It is the most common form of migration to Australia, and it is one of the core areas of Acacia's expertise.

Skilled Subclasses

There are a variety of skilled migration options:
Skilled Independent Subclass 189
Permanent visa option, the skilled independent does not require sponsorship by a relative or state/territory government
Skilled Nominated Subclass 190
A permanent visa requiring nomination by an Australian State or Territory government
Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489
This is a 4-year provisional visa which allows holders to live only in certain areas of Australia. You would need to be sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area, or by a state or territory government.
Skilled Regional Subclass 887
The Skilled Regional visa is the permanent stage of the Skilled Regional Provisional visa. To qualify for a Skilled Regional visa, you must live in the required region of Australia for 2 years and work full time there for 12 months.
Graduate Temporary Subclass 485
The Graduate Temporary visa is a work visa which can be applied for by international students who have completed a qualification taking 2 years of study in Australia.
Recognised Graduate Subclass 476
An 18 month work visa for recent engineering graduates
Case Study
David was an IT professional who ran into difficulties when the rules changed after his application was lodged
Case Study
Sam's occupation was very unusual, and we also needed to work quickly to get his application in on time.

Why should you choose Acacia?

There is a wide range of points-tested, family-sponsored and state-sponsored skilled visa subclasses. Choosing the right occupation in which to apply for skills assessment is critical and can affect your points score and eligibility for state-sponsored options.

Acacia has handled applications for all skilled migration subclasses and most skills assessing authorities and we can assist you in navigating the options to reach a successful outcome.

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