is the most popular visa category in Australia. However,
Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is the point-based and popular
immigration program that allows the skilled workers overseas to
apply and obtain a skilled Australian visa through a point system.
The GSM evaluate the applicants based on their age, education,
English proficiency, work experience, etc., profile factors. However, the General
Skilled Migration (GSM) Program has three main points tested visa categories namely:
- Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189
Importantly, It is an independent and permanent skilled visa for Australia.
You do not need any sponsorship or nomination for this visa from an Australian individual or state.
- Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190
Firstly, It is a state nominated permanent visa of Australia.
To apply for this visa, you first need to nominate a state or territory
government agency in Australia.
- Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491
As the title suggests, it is a skilled regional visa, which allows you to live
and work in the regional part of Australia for up to 5 years.
You can also convert this visa into a permanent residency visa with conditions.
Latest Australia Immigration Fee 2022-23 GSM Visa 2022
Find below the updated fee for GSM Skilled visas, applicable from July, 2022:
|Visa subclass||Base application charge||Additional applicant charge 18 and over||Additional applicant charge under 18|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – Points tested stream||AUD2,060||AUD2,060||AUD1,030|
|Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)||AUD4,115||AUD2,055||AUD1,030|
|* New Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491||AUD4,115||AUD4,115||AUD1,030|
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE VISA FEE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REVISE PERIODICALLY BY THE AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT. AS A RESULT OF THAT, PLEASE CONFIRM THE VISAS STATUS OF LATEST VISA FEE BEFORE APPLYING.
In conclusion, try to confirm the visa fees and application process for
above visa categories in detail, you may get in touch with the