General Skilled Migration Visas

General Skilled Migration Visas is for points-tested skilled workers and allows these workers to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

The main General Skilled Migration visas are:

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Requirements

To be able to apply for this visa, applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and then be invited through SkillSelect. If the applicant receives an invitation, the applicant will have 60 days to apply for the visa. During that time, the applicant cannot change the information in the expression of interest.

For the General Skilled Migration visas, applicants must:

Contact Migration Agent Melbourne for fixed cost immigration help with lodgment of your Expression of Interest and subsequent GSM visa application.

General Skilled Migration Visas – Points Table

Age Points
18-24 years 25
25-32 years 30
33-39 years 25
40-44 years 15
English Points
Competent English 0
Proficient English 10
Superior English 20
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside Australia Points
Less than 3 years 0
3-4 years 5
5-7 years 10
8-10 years 15
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in Australia Points
Less than 1 year 0
1-2 years 5
3-4 years 10
5-7 years 15
8-10 years 20
Qualifications Points
Doctorate degree 20
Bachelor degree 15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10
An award or qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority 10
Australian study requirement Points
Degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian institution 5
Specialist education qualification Points
Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian institution 5
Other Points
Accredited in a community language 5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area 5
Partner skill qualifications 5
Professional year in Australia 5
Nomination (subclass 190) Points
Nomination by a state or territory government 5
Nomination / Sponsorship (subclass 489) Points
Nomination by a state or territory government to live and work in a regional 10
Sponsorship by an eligible relative to live and work in a designated area of Australia 10

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Charges

Skilled visas (subclass 189 / 190 / 489)
Base Application Charge
Additional Application Charge (18 and over)
Additional Application Charge (under 18)
$3,670
$1,835
$ 920

General Skilled Migration Visas