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Skilled Migration

If you have a particular skill set and you wish to live in Australia, you may be eligible to apply for a skilled migration visa. Skilled migration visas are determined with a points tested system via an occupation list. You may or may not be sponsored by an Australian citizen or permanent resident. There are many different occupations which may allow you to live in Australia on a skilled migration visa. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection may require you to undertake a skills assessment. To obtain most skilled migration visas you need to be under 50 years of age at the time of the application.

It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible about the whether you are likely to be allowed to come to Australia due to lengthy processing times, restrictive rules and what is involved in completing an application.

We can Help

One Law have a team of expert immigration lawyers who can help guide you through the legal process and give in obtaining a skilled migration visa.

The steps below explain how we can help you.

We make it simple

Our immigration law team is here to help. We would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with one of our lawyers by completing the online enquiry form below or by calling us on free call 1800 ONE LAW (663 529).


Meet With Us

We will meet with you at a time and place that is convenient for you. We will discuss the circumstances of your request for a skilled migration visa and how we will go about making an application on your behalf.


Review your information

We will review information supplied by you. We may also need some paperwork to confirm the information you have provided to us. We will consider the immigration law that applies to your case and determine whether you have a valid opportunity to seek a skilled migration visa for residence in Australia.


Commence drafting application for skilled migration visa

We will gather all the information required to apply for your skilled immigration visa. The application will need to be signed by you.


Lodge application for skilled migration visa

When the application is completed, we will lodge it with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Some applications can take time to process. Unfortunately the processing time is out of our control.


Review outcome of skilled migration visa application and determine next steps

If your application for a skilled migration visa is approved, you will be able to come and live in Australia. If it is rejected, there may in some cases be an opportunity to dispute the rejection in a Court or Tribunal. If this happens, we will advise you as to whether we think you have a chance of succeeding if we dispute the decision. You can then decide how you would like to go forward.

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