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The Australian Points Based System for General Skilled Migrant Visa

Australia is categorically hunting global talent that can help its inclusive and robust economy grow. Also, the Australian authorities believe in maintaining the diverse multi-cultural society that they have developed. In Australia there’s always a need for skilled manpower from abroad that can contribute positively to its economy and the vibrant multi culture.

Unlike other developed countries in Europe, Americas and Asia, the Australian skilled worker migration process – sometimes only referred to as GSM – is highly intuitive, transparent and less time consuming. If you will follow the system and qualify with the desired number of points, then the chance of your Australian PR Visa refusal is minimal.

Before 2012, there were several ways you could apply for permanent residency in Australia. However, since the end of 2013, the new points-based selection and qualification system has overridden all previous programs. However, the points system and the Australian immigration law needs to be completely understood before lodging an application. If you are unsure of how to handle this yourself, come to FBP International and we will take care of your process from day 1 till the Australian PR Visa is granted.

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FBP in association with BMS – Best Migration Services Australia – works in close collaboration with MARA registered Australian lawyers and agents. We process your documents and lodge your Australian PR Visa application on your behalf. Our Australian immigration lawyers and registered agents come with years of experience and are well-versed with the system. This helps us give you the peace of mind because your application will be done by the right people at the right time.

The Australian points-based stream is based on the following conditions and each factor carries a specific point reward. As per the authorities, you need 65 points in order to qualify for launching your Australian Visa Application under the GSM visa regime.

  • Age
  • English Language Ability
  • Overseas Employment
  • Australian Employment
  • Education Qualifications
  • Australian Study
  • Nomination/Sponsorship

There are some other factors as well which carry their own points as well. Following is the list of the other factors that contribute points to a general skilled migrant application.

  • Credentialed community language (NAATI)
  • Study and live in Regional Australia or in a low population growth metropolitan area for at least 2 academic years
  • Partner Skills (basic requirements and skill assessment)
  • Professional Year completed in Australia – for a period totalling at least 1 year in the 4 years before the day invited to apply

The detailed points table and further information is available in the complete guide regarding the Australian general skilled migration points system by BMS Australia. Please click here and download the Australian Points System table.


Source: Best Migration Services Australia