Australia is the hotspot for Indians these days. It could be visiting the beautiful man-made attractions like the Sydney Opera House or natural attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, or studying at top universities almost equal to the American standard, or work in the country’s well-paid labor market. Whatever the reason, going to Australia is a prospect that almost every Indian dreams of migrating abroad.
Now, what must we do to manifest this dream? First of all, we need to know the options available to us. There are different types of visas for Indians who wish to visit, work, or migrate to Australia. A different set of documents to be processed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and other competent authorities for granting a visa.
Types of visas available to Indians
Student Visa: Australia is the 3rd most popular international destination and 7 of the top 100 international universities. Australian institution/university to match global standards on workplace production and government ensure that overseas students are able to receive the best possible education. The Australian government spends over $ 200 million per year as an investment in international scholarships, and Australian universities are among the top 50 universities in the world in the fields of arts and humanities studies; Clinical, pre-clinical and health; Engineering and Technology; Life sciences; Physical sciences and social sciences. However, to study in Australia, an Indian student must first acquire a confirmed offer from an Australian educational institution.
Work Visa: A work visa is an option for skilled workers from all over the world to relocate and work in Australia. A points-based system is implemented by Skillselect. Depends on age, education, experience, skills, adaptability, and language, points are calculated. The most important of the employment visas is the 457 visa that accompanies a job offer from an Australian employer. Likewise, applicants can use regional / state sponsorship to practice a federal profession in a designated regional area in Australia.
Qualified Visa: Migrating to Australia on the basis of your skills is one of the dreams most Indian professionals see and Skillselect is leading the way for that dream. You just need to place an EOI (expression of interest) with all the information about your education, abilities, and experience; depending on the points awarded, you will be placed on the merit list. To obtain a place on the list, obtaining a total of at least 60 points is mandatory. Optionally, Skillselect will send an invitation to join a profession in Australia. The 189 and 190 visas are the most popular skilled worker visas that can eventually lead to permanent residence in the country.
Family visa: If you are in Australia on one of the visas mentioned above, your parents or acquaintances in Australia can visit you using the family visa. There are different options for parents, spouse/partner, dependent children, etc. The Australian government makes provision for this under Contributory Parent Visa and Spouse Visa.
Permanent residence: Permanent residence status is the most outstanding proposition of the Australian government. A person who obtains an Australian PR can acquire rights equivalent to those of an Australian citizen and enjoy all the benefits in terms of residence, education, medical care, and infrastructure. However, to get a PR you must live and work in the country for at least 4 years.
Visa information related to treatment can be accessed through AVAC.
Australian Visa Processing Centers (AVAC) in India
AVACs (Australian Visa Application Centers) are placed in India that offer visa processing services for Australia. Services include a collection of visa application fees, documents, and return of passports to applicants. AVAC operates under the guidance of DIAC’s Customer Service Principles.
All applications are assessed and decided by the visa section of the relevant Australian diplomatic mission in New Delhi in accordance with Australian immigration law and policy.
Visa application process
• Decide on the visa subclass under which you wish to file the visa application.
• Familiarize yourself with the information about the visa subclass you are applying for.
• Fill out the screw request form