Australia offers State nomination for the permanent Skilled Nominated visa and the temporary Skilled Regional visa which allows migrants to live in regional Australia.
All successful applicants are required to:
- Live and work in Western Australia for two years upon arrival; and
- Bring sufficient funds (for at least three months) into the State to cover settlement costs.
The applications must meet the State nomination criteria and a non-refundable application fee submitted directly to the Australian Immigration Department. If your application is successful, Skilled Migration Australia nominates you in SkillSelect and you automatically receive an invitation from DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) to lodge your visa application.
Skill Select is an online service provided by DIBP that enables skilled workers, who are interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an EOI. Intending migrants may be identified and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or State and territory governments, or they could be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application. Skilled Migration is given to chosen applicants for State nomination.