Are you keen to migrate to Australia?

Many changes have happened to Australian Migration rules & regulations during the past two years. There are changes proposed to the system - to introduce an Expression of Interest (EOI) from prospective migrants before an application could be lodged.

As of now the Skills Occupation List (SOL) has undergone major changes. There are limited professions & trades listed under Schedule 1 of the SOL. The rest of the professions & trades required in Australia are listed under Schedule 2. Only those with skills in Schedule 1 could apply under an Independent, a State/ Territory sponsored or an eligible relation sponsored General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa. Those with skills in Schedule 2 must necessarily have a state or a territory sponsorship to apply for a GSM visa.

GSM visa with a state or a territory sponsorship enables an applicant to obtain the visa faster as they have priority processing by DIAC. Accordingly obtaining a state or a territory sponsorship is definitely advantageous. States & Territories in Australia have their own skills requirements which are from time to time up dated in their Sponsorship Lists. Each of them give specific requirements under each skill listed as to the criteria that governs the granting of sponsorships. Ouwens Migration Lawyers specialise in obtaining sponsorships for eligible applicants for professionally skilled applicants and handling GSM applications accordingly.

The new regulations also make the requirement of English knowledge for work purposes at a much higher level than previously. In order to obtain the required 65 points for a GSM visa application without a state sponsorship, one must be between the ages of 25 – 32 (though you could lodge a GSM visa until you are 50 years old), with a PhD and work experience related to the assessed skill of 8 years in the past 10 years if the English at IELTS is below 7.0 level – overall & each band. The threshold for English to apply for a GSM visa is 6.0 but at this level no points are awarded. Many applicants would thus require English at minimum IELTS 7.0 level.

The assessing of the skill is one of the prime requirements to lodge GSM visa applications. Ouwens migration lawyers specialise in handling professions as against trade personnel who are having a Bachelor or a higher degree that is closely linked to the work experience. This is also an important aspect to be considered by prospective applicants.

PAC Associates of 79/5, Ward Place, Colombo 7 Phone 0114724735 & email are the appointed representatives of Ouwens Migration Lawyers of Level 1, 147, Frome Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia to coordinate between migration agents & the clients in Sri Lanka. They are entrusted to handle preliminary inquiries and assessments. All the migration work is handled with DIAC directly by the MARA registered migration agents at Ouwens Lawyers headed by Willem Ouwens Send in your comprehensive CV to PAC Associates to get a complimentary assessment done regarding your eligibility to lodge a GSM application. We also handle partner/ parent migration applications, business migration & visit visa applications.

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