Australian Immigration: A Complete Guide

This article will tell you about various types of Australian Visas that can help you to immigrate to this gracious island nation.

There are several reasons people visit Australia. It offers plenty of opportunities for all. Australia is an open and multicultural country that is a chosen land for immigrants in today’s world.

Read on to know all about the types of visas you can choose from, including the most popular types, eligibility, documentation, procedure, costs, and processing time.

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Skilled Visa

Skilled Independent VisaSkilled Sponsored VisasTemporary Work VisasVisitor Visas

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)
Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417 and Subclass 462Australian Student Visas Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa Subclass 191
Graduate VisaPoint Tested StreamSkilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)Australian Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)First Work and Holiday VisaStudent Visa (Subclass 500)Subclass 189
Temporary Graduate VisaNew Zealand StreamSkilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489)Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401)Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601)First Working Holiday VisaSecond Work and Holiday VisaStudent Guardian Visa (Subclass 590)Subclass 190
Graduate Work Stream Skilled Regional Visa (subclass 887)Training and Research visa (subclass 402)Medical Treatment Visa (Subclass 602)Second Working Holiday Visa  Subclass 486
Post- Study Workstream Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494 Skilled)Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420)eVisitor (Subclass 651)Third Working Holiday Visa   
Skilled Recognition Graduate Visa Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491)   

Australian Skilled Visas

Graduate Visas, There are two types of Graduate Visas:

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)
  • Skilled Recognition Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)

Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is designed for international students. This visa allows them to live and work in Australia temporarily. This can be done after finishing their studies in Australia. 

This visa allows you to:

  • Stay and work in Australia without any restrictions
  • No travel restriction to and from Australia
  • Bring family members as dependents