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Direct entry stream

This visa is closed to new applications. For more information see: Recent changes.

Stay

Permanently

Cost

From AUD4,045

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications: Processing times are not available
  • 90% of applications: Processing times are not available

With this visa, you can

  • live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • if eligible, become an Australian citizen

You must

  • have an occupation on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations
  • have an Australian employer nominating you to work in a position in regional Australia
  • depending on your occupation, demonstrate you have at least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • depending on your occupation, have a skills assessment
  • agree to remain employed with your nominating employer in regional Australia for a minimum of 2 years

Process

Temporary Residence Transition stream

This visa allows skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

  • You must be a transitional subclass 457 or subclass 482 worker
  • Usually, you must have worked for your employer full-time for at least 3 years
  • You must be nominated by your employer

Stay

Permanently

Cost

From AUD4,045

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications: Processing times are not available
  • 90% of applications: Processing times are not available

With this visa you can:

  • live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

You must:

  • hold a substantive visa or a Bridging visa A, B or C
  • usually, have worked for your employer in regional Australia for at least 3 years full time while holding a subclass 457 or TSS visa
  • have been nominated by an Australian employer whose nomination was approved in the 6 months prior to you applying