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Skilled Migration

If you are a professional or tradesperson looking to migrate to Australia, you should consider applying for a skilled migrant visa.

Australia has experienced a long-term skills shortage in the Australian labour market in many sectors. The Australian government seeks to ease the skill shortage for Australian businesses by offering skilled workers from overseas the opportunity to obtain permanent residency through their skilled migration program.

Most skilled migrant visas are subject to an “expression of interest” process, whereby you let the Australian government know that you are interested in applying for a skilled migrant visa and give them certain specified information, after which they can choose to invite you to apply for a skilled migrant visa. Some visas also require the support of the state or territory Australian government where you wish to migrate to.

Competition for skilled migrant visas is fierce, which is why you should engage an experienced immigration lawyer to act on your application. We will ensure the information and documentation you provide to the Australian government is complete, sufficient and maximises your prospects of being granted a skilled migrant visa.

Please review the visa options for skilled migrants on this webpage, then contact us to arrange an initial consultation so we can explain the process moving forward to you and the legal requirements to be granted a skilled migrant visa.