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Australia Work Visa for Indians

Australia Work Visa for Indians

As one of the most diverse nations internationally, Australia needs skilled talent.  Many overseas students select to live and work in the Australian subcontinent because of its lifestyle and excellent career opportunities. Suppose you are also an Indian wishing to work in Australia. In that case, you should not miss this chance and apply for an Australian work visa. If you do not know where to begin, this blog is for you. It has all the important content you need to know about Australian work visas, including types, fees, how to apply, and more. So if you are also interested, continue reading.

Types of Australia Work Visa

  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa.
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa.
  • Skilled Independent Visa.
  • Skilled Nominated Visa.
  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa.
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa.
  • Temporary Work Visa Australia. (Short Stay Specialist)
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa.
  • Distinguished Talent Visa.

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Employer Nomination Scheme Visa

Holding this visa allows you to live and work in Australia, but on one condition that you must be sponsored or nominated by the employer wishing to hire you. To qualify for this visa, you must have the relevant skills, certification, and work experience in the nominated occupation and you must be nominated in an eligible skilled career as listed in the combined eligible skilled occupations list.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa

You can apply for this visa if you have relevant work experience with the previous employer, you had an appropriate work visa, and applying for the same boss again.

Skilled Independent Visa

You can stay in Australia indefinitely with the Skilled Independent Visa. However, it is a points-based visa, for which you must at least have 65 points.

Skilled Nominated Visa

It is another permanent visa that you can only get invited to apply for. To get the Subclass 190 visa invitation, you must meet the eligible points criteria.

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

If you have the skills needed to fill a temporary skills vacancy for an Australian employer, you can apply for the Subclass 482 Visa. It is a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia for up to 4 years, given that an approved Australian employer sponsors you for the duration. Also, you need to have relevant professional skills or work experience to be eligible for the selected position in Australia.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa

You can live and work in Australia for five years under this provisional visa. To qualify, you must work in the nominated occupation and within the sponsoring organization or its associated entity situated in an Australian regional area. Additionally, it gives you many benefits, including a Permanent Residency Visa pathway under Subclass 191.

Temporary Work Visa Australia (Short Stay Specialist)

You can stay up to 3 months (if and where required) in Australia or up to 6 months, but only for limited or exceptional situations. If your Subclass 400 Visa application is approved, it is up to the visa officer to decide if it will be for the requested six months or three months.

Temporary Work (International Relations Visa)

This visa includes six streams, and each one has its specific needs and criteria. You can apply for this visa depending on the stream you qualified for. Distinguished Talent Visa: It is a permanent visa you can apply for if you have a globally recognized record of the outstanding award in a specific relevant field.

Australia Work Permit Visa Rules

  • You can stay and work in Australia till your visa expires.
  • You must leave Australia when your visa expires.
  • You can renew or extend this visa.
  • You can travel in and out of the Australian subcontinent as long as your valid visa.
  • Suppose it is a regional or provisional visa. In that case, you cannot leave the region of your occupation for the duration stated on the visa.

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Australia Work Visa: Fees

The fees you need to pay for a work visa for Australia changes from time to time. However, the cost of a work visa usually depends on the date the officials receive your application.

Below we have given an approx—idea of the work visa fees in AUD for your reference.

  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa - AUD 4045
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa - AUD 4045
  • Skilled Independent Visa - AUD 4045
  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa - AUD 4045
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa - AUD 4045
  • Temporary Work Visa Australia (Short Stay Specialist) - AUD 310
  • Temporary Work Visa Australia (International Relations) - AUD 310
  • Distinguished Talent Visa - AUD 4110
  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa - AUD 1265 (short-term), and AUD 2645 (medium-term).
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Extended Stay Pathway) - AUD 360

How to Get a Working Visa in Australia?

You must follow a set procedure to get a working Visa for Australia. Here is how to apply for an Australian work visa in an easy step-by-step guide. 

However, we recommend the help of a professional visa consultant to avoid delays and complications.

STEP 1: You need to find out the visa category you are eligible for.

STEP 2: To get this visa, you need to meet the SkillSelect criteria. Please ensure that you meet them before applying.

STEP 3: You also need to ensure that your employer fills in an online nomination or sponsorship before applying for the appropriate work visa.

STEP 4: You need to fill in a visa application form and submit it to the authorities.

STEP 5: You also need to submit appropriate documents and relevant information with your application.

STEP 6: Pay your application fees and wait for the results.

Australia Work Visa Requirements

  • You must be aged under 45 years. But if your age is between 25 and 32, you will get the most points.
  • If your IELTS score is at least 8, you will get 20 points.
  • You must meet the Australian study permit conditions.
  • You need to also complete a professional year program (PYP) from Australia.
  • Living and studying in Australia gives you 5 points.
  • If you have translator or interpreter skills in one of the Australian subcontinent's community languages, you get 5 points.

Post Study Work Visa Australia

After completing your degree in Australia (undergraduate, postgraduate, or PhD), you can apply for the Graduate Skilled Visa, also known as Subclass 485 Visa Australia. Holding this visa allows you to stay and work in the nation for a limited time. Depending on your degree, you can get this visa for a validity period of up to 4 years.

Under the Subclass 485 visa, you have two streams.

  1. The Graduate Work Stream.
  2. Post-Study Work Stream.
Both streams have different rules and criteria, which you must strictly follow to be eligible and keep the visa after approval.

Requirements for Post Study Work Visa Australia

  • You need to have a bachelor's degree from an Australian university or a bachelor's qualification from another educational institution from a well-known board.
  • An alternative is to hold a trade qualification or diploma from an Australian university.
  • You can also hold a master's degree, a master's by research, or a PhD from an Australian university. A condition states that you need to complete at least two academic years with it.
  • You can hold a doctoral degree from an Australian university or another educational organization from a recognized board.
  • Your last option is to get a certification or award suitable for your occupation


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