General Skilled Migration Visas

People currently studying or working in Australia may be able to apply for the General Skilled Migration Visa (GSM). The General Skilled Migration visa is a points-tested migration program and allows skilled migrants to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

General Skilled Migration visas include:

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Requirements

In order to apply the GSM visa, applicants must first lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and then be invited to apply. If the applicant receives an invitation, the applicant must apply for the visa within 60 days. During this period, the applicant cannot amend, update or correct the information in the expression of interest.

For the General Skilled Migration visas, applicants must:

For help with your Expression of Interest (EOI), Independent and State Sponsored General Skilled Migration (GSM), contact Migration Agent Australia.

General Skilled Migration Visas – Points Table

18-24 years25
25-32 years30
33-39 years25
40-44 years15
Competent English0
Proficient English10
Superior English20
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside AustraliaPoints
Less than 3 years0
3-4 years5
5-7 years10
8-10 years15
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in AustraliaPoints
Less than 1 year0
1-2 years5
3-4 years10
5-7 years15
8-10 years20
Doctorate degree20
Bachelor degree15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia10
An award or qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority10
Australian study requirementPoints
Degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian institution5
Specialist education qualificationPoints
Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian institution5
Accredited in a community language5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area5
Partner skill qualifications5
Professional year in Australia5
Nomination (subclass 190)Points
Nomination by a state or territory government5
Nomination / Sponsorship (subclass 489)Points
Nomination by a state or territory government to live and work in a regional10
Sponsorship by an eligible relative to live and work in a designated area of Australia10

General Skilled Migration Visas – Visa Charges

Skilled visas (subclass 189 / 190 / 489)
Base Application Charge
Additional Application Charge (18 and over)
Additional Application Charge (under 18)
$ 920

General Skilled Migration Visas