If you are an international student studying in Australia and wish to stay in the country even after completing your studies, then you need to apply for GSM approval, i.e. General Skilled Migration Visa. Being studied from Australia, could not be the sole reason on which you can get your Permanent residency visa approval. General skilled migration visa is different from the study visa. GSM is managed by Department of Immigration and Border Protection and is approved based on the requirement of labour market of Australia.
Eligibility requirements for General Skilled Migration Visa
General skilled migration visa is based on a points system and this visa is approved on the basis of your experience and skills. You can increase your chances of scoring enough points by applying for skilled independent visa or subclass 189. You will have to meet the following requirements, to apply for 189 visa.
- You will get points if you need to meet the Australia study requirements
- You can score points if your age is above 18 and less than 49
- You should meet the English language requirements and IELTS is mandatory with a score minimum 6 or more in each band.
- Your skills and experience should be relevant to any of the occupations listed in the SOL, i.e. the skilled occupation list.
General skilled immigration is totally based on the labour demand from various trades of Australia for example education, built environment, trades, health, education and much more. If Australian is lacking skills in any of the occupations, then those occupations are listed out in the SOL. You will need to score minimum 60 points in the skills assessment to qualify for the skilled independent visa.
You can find out detailed information about the general skilled migration and Australia PR visa from Kansas Overseas Careers. They are a team of highly qualified and professional visa consultants helping potential candidates with their visa applications. The experts at Kansas will assist you with your complete visa process and documentation. Consult the immigration consultants and get your profile checked for the GSM visa and process your Australia PR visa application.