Different Visa Types To Live and Work In Australia

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By Matt McGrath

There are many different types of visas in Australia, each with its requirements and benefits. Here is a summary of the most common visa types in Australia:

Skilled employer sponsored 494 visa, this is a points-based visa for skilled workers sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. The employer must nominate the position, and the worker must apply for the visa. This visa has many benefits, including being able to live and work in regional Australia, access to Medicare and other government services, and the ability to apply for permanent residency after three years.

The Student Visa is for students who want to study at an Australian educational institution.

This visa allows students to stay in Australia for the duration of their course, and also allows them to work up to 20 hours per week during semester breaks.

The Student Guardian Visa is for students under 18 years of age and requires a guardian while in Australia. This visa allows the guardian to stay in Australia with the student, and provides work rights for the guardian.

The Temporary Graduate Visa is for students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. This visa allows students to stay in Australia for 18 months after graduation and work full-time during that time.

The Skilled Independent Visa is for skilled workers who want to live permanently and work in Australia. It is for people who are not sponsored by an employer or family member and have the skills and experience to work in Australia.

The Business Owner Visa is for business owners who want to start or expand their business in Australia. This visa allows business owners to live and work in Australia and provides some business protections.

The Partner Visa is for partners (spouses or de facto partners) of Australian citizens or permanent residents.

The Parent Visa is for parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents.

The Student Guardian Visa is for students under 18 years of age and requires a guardian while in Australia. This visa allows the guardian to stay in Australia with the student, and provides work rights for the guardian.

The Temporary Graduate Visa is for students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. This visa allows students to stay in Australia for 18 months after graduation and work full-time. It will enable students to temporarily live and work in Australia after finishing their studies.

The Business Owner Visa is for business owners who want to start or expand their business in Australia. This visa allows business owners to live and work in Australia and also provides some protections for their businesses.

The Training and Research Visa is for students and professionals who want to undertake training or research in Australia.

The Tourist Visa is for people who want to visit Australia as tourists .

The Medical Treatment Visa is for people who need medical treatment in Australia that isn’t available in their home country .

The Investor Visa is for people who want to invest in Australia.

The Working Holiday Maker Visa is for young adults who want to live and work in Australia for up to a year.

The Bridging Visa allows you to stay in Australia lawfully while your application for another visa is being processed.

The Criminal Justice Stay Visa allows you to stay in Australia if you are required for criminal justice proceedings.

The Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa is for people who have a job offer in a regional area of Australia, and who meet the required skill and English language criteria.

The Graduate Visa is for people who have completed a qualification in Australia, and want to stay and work in Australia for up to 18 months.

The Business Innovation and Investment Visa is for business owners and investors who want to set up or expand their business in Australia.

The Retirement Visa is for people over 55 who want to retire in Australia.

The Disability Support Pensioner Visa is for people who receive the Disability Support Pension from the Australian government and want to live in Australia.

The Skilled Regional Sponsored Bridging Visa is for people whose visa applications have been accepted but are not yet eligible for permanent residency due to not meeting specific criteria such as English language proficiency.

The Temporary Protection Visa is for refugees and asylum seekers who cannot return to their home country due to fear of persecution or torture.

The Safe Haven Enterprise Visa is for refugees and asylum seekers who have been granted refugee status but do not have close family members living in Australia.

The Ministerial Intervention visa is a special visa granted by the Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection under exceptional circumstances, such as humanitarian needs or significant public benefit).

The Special Category Visa (SCV) is given to temporary residents of Australia who do not meet the criteria for any other type of visa but who are in the country lawfully.

The Subclass 461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa is for New Zealand citizens who have family members living in Australia and who want to live with them in Australia.

This was a summary of the most common visa types in Australia. Please visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information on any of these visas.

About the Author:

Matt McGrath

Matt McGrath is an avid traveler and a prominent writer in the blogging community. He has been to more than 50 countries. While he loves discovering new cultures and adventures, he is also passionate about sharing practical tips with his followers. If you love to travel and adventure, we recommend that you read and follow all his articles! More about him on his website.