The Skilled Nominated Migrant Visa is a visa that allows the highly skilled overseas workers who are willing to migrate to Australia and also who are nominated by an Australian territory or a state to live and work permanently in the country. In order to apply for this visa, the desired candidate must have a positive skill appraisal for their designated profession and then they should set an (EOI) Expression of Interest. If they are selected then they are chosen by the territory of the country and invited to submit an appeal for this Skilled Nominated Migrant Visa.
The international skilled workers who are interested towards the visa can now make their appeal easily considered for an invitation through the SkillSelect system.
What is a SkillSelect Program?
This program was introduced by the Australian government in order to manage its skilled migration program and also to make sure that this migration program is based on the country’s economic needs. This program assists the government in administrating who can apply when they can apply and in what numbers. Due to this program they can save the time taken for processing the visa application. This program benefits both the employers and overseas skilled workers who are enthusiastic to work and live in the country. Employers experiencing the regional skill shortages can recruit those migrants. There are Over 39,000 invitations issued in the fiscal year 2014/15, under this skilled nominated visa program.
The government of Australia is acknowledging about 2000 people every month to apply for the Skilled Nominated Migrant Visa. The applicants need to check the skilled occupation list to confirm that they have the required skills that the country needs.
Selection through SkillSelect:
The state or territory governments of Australia are nominating the skilled workers through this SkillSelect program since July 2012. Until now, more than 20,000 determined migrants have been nominated by the government. They believed that this is the productive way to find and employ skilled workers from across the world and also they consider that this program makes the process of nomination very smooth and effective.
Advantages of Skilled Nominated Migrant Visa:
- If the applicant got selected through this SkillSelect then they receive extra points under the Points Test that is extra ten points for a Skilled nominated provisional visa of (subclass 489) and 5 points for a Skilled Nominated migrant visa of (subclass 190).
- For those applicants will get through this program will be issued an invitation to apply for the visa and is given high priority, without any wait for an expected rounds.
Therefore, the overseas skilled workers those who want to get nominated by the State or territory governments of Australia must meet the necessary requirements for applying the skilled migrant visa.
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