For expert advice and assistance in your immigration or visa matter, Rotman & Morris can help. The Australian immigration system is one of the most complex in the world with over 140 distinct visa subclasses. We will make the complex immigration system easy to understand and assist you every step of the way, from initial assessment of your personal circumstances through to the grant of your visa. We can guide you through the complex Australian immigration process if you are:
- A student intending to study in Australia or wanting to stay after graduation.
- A skilled person wanting to live and work in Australia.
- A business investor wanting to start a business or invest in Australia.
- An employer needing to sponsor employees from overseas to work in Australia.
- An eligible family member wanting to sponsor a relative to visit or live in Australia.
If you are an international student who is soon completing studies in Australia and wish to extend your stay here, there are number of visa options for you:
- Graduate work visa
- General Skilled Migration
- Company Sponsorship
Australia’s Skilled Migration Program aims to attract highly skilled and employable people for migration to Australia. There are two occupation lists that set out the in-demand occupations that have skills shortages which are constantly changing to keep up with the demands of the Australian employment market.
Applicants for these visas express their interest online through the Skill Select website. If you are invited to apply, then you will be compared and ranked with the other applicants using the points test. The skilled migration visa options include:
- Skilled Independent visa
- Skilled Nominated visa
- Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Provisional visa
- Skilled Regional visa
There are a variety of Australian work visas that are available to business people and their employees, including:
- Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa
- Significant Investor visa
- Business Talent visa
- Business Innovation and Investment (Residence) visa
There are several visa options that allow businesses to sponsor overseas workers to work in Australia. They are:
- Temporary Business Sponsorship (457 visa)
- Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
- Regional Sponsored Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS)
Australian residents, Australian permanent residents and NZ residents can sponsor close family members for permanent residence or migration to Australia through the following visas:
- Partner visa
- Parent visa
- Remaining relative visa
- Dependent children visa