General Skilled Migration Visa Australia (GSM)


The Skilled Migration stream or General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is for skilled migrants not sponsored by an Australian employer but who have particular skills that are required in Australia.

In general, the main applicant must nominate and hold a skilled assessment for an occuaption on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), be between 18 and 49 years of age, have good English language ability, have recent skilled work experience or have recently completed an Australian qualification. Most GSM subclasses require the applicant to meet the Points Test. GSM applicants may apply independently, or with sponsorship by a relative or nomination by an Australian state or territory government.

There are several visa options available depending on your individual circumstances:

  1. Skilled Independent (Offshore) Visa - subclass 175
  2. Skilled Independent (Onshore) Visa - subclass 885
  3. Skilled Sponsored (Offshore) Visa - subclass 176
  4. Skilled Sponsored (Onshore) Visa - subclass 886
  5. Skilled - Regional Sponsored Visa - subclass 475 & subclass 487
  6. Skilled - Regional Visa - subclass 887
  7. Skilled - Graduate Visa - subclass 485
  8. Skilled - Recognised Graduate Visa - subclass 476
  9. Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189
  10. Skilled Sponsored Visa - Subclass 190 Visa
  11. Skilled Provisional Visa Subclass 489

Provided by:
Fred Molloy, Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 0853698)
Konnecting – Australian Skilled Migration & Recruitment Consultants

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