December 8, 2020

What are the requirements to migrate to Australia?

Migrating to Australia might seem like a very complicated process with many steps and requirements due to the different visa types and pathways for students, skilled workers and professionals. 

Borderless Migration wants to help you understand the Australian visa application process and requirements and for that reason, we have created this general guide about the requirements to migrate to Australia.

Australian visa application process explained

Regardless of the visa you are interested in obtaining, the Australian visa application process requires some basic steps such as checking your eligibility and gathering the relevant documents, considering the processing times and any other deadlines, such as the commencement of a course or starting date at a job, depending on the case.

Once you have all the documents required, you can submit your application and pay the visa fees, you will receive the information to complete the medical exams, you will be notified your application is being assessed and you will need to wait for the visa outcome.

Australian visa general requirements and documents

Each visa has specific requirements and documentation, but in general terms the Australian visa application requires:

  1. Being the right age – Most skilled visas require being under 45 years of age.
  2. Meeting the health requirement – Undertaking the medical exams as part of the visa application process.
  3. Meeting the character requirement – Police records proving you do not have a substantial criminal record.
  4. Having the right level of English – Some visas, such as the Student Visa and the Skilled Visas require evidence of your English language level through the IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or other valid exams, the score required changes depending on the visa.
  5. Scoring enough visa points – Some skilled visas indicate they are point-tested. You are given a score based on your age, level of English, employment experience and level of education (in and outside Australia) and, in case of applying with your spouse or de-facto partner, if they meet the same requirements.
  6. Demonstrating enough financial resources – You will need to prove you have enough financial resources to avoid hardship for a part of, or your entire stay in Australia, depending on the kind of visa.
  7. Education and work certificates – Student visas, Skilled visas and Work visas require evidence of the experience and skills you declared in your application.

At Borderless Migration we make sure each case is analysed by registered migration agents and lawyers, who will accompany you and your family through the migration process, considering all the migration requirements and the current immigration law.
Contact us and start your visa assessment today!