Why not consider Tasmania?

Australia’s annual permanent immigration intake continues to remain at the centre of political discussions and proposals are being put forward to send migrants to regional and rural Australia.

 

As a skilled migrant, you may consider the following pathways to apply for permanent residency (the below is not an exhaustive list):

 

  • Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa

  • Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa à Subclass 887 – Skilled Regional visa

 

Subclass 190

 

The subclass 190 is a permanent residence visa allows you to live and work in the State or Territory which nominated you.

 

You will obtain 5 additional points to meet the points test if the State or Territory approves your nomination application.

 

Subclass 489 > Subclass 887

 

The subclass 489 is a provisional visa which allows you to live and work in the State or Territory which nominated you for up to four years.

 

You will obtain 10 additional points to meet the points test if the State or Territory approves your nomination application.

 

After you have lived in the State or Territory for two years and worked full-time (at least 35 hours per week) for at least one year during the two year period as a holder of a subclass 489, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence through the subclass 887 visa.

 

Have you considered Tasmania?

 

If you are considering migrating permanently to Australia but your skilled occupation is not on any of the more popular States or Territories of Australia or if you require more points, have you considered Tasmania as a State to live in?

 

To be eligible to apply for state nomination, you must meet the following requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs. You must have:

  • not yet turned 45 years of age

  • nominated an occupation on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations

  • a valid and positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation

  • at least ‘Competent’ English language proficiency

  • at least 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test.

Tasmania also sets out additional requirements to apply for state nomination.

 

Subclass 190

 

Category 1 – Tasmanian Graduate (2 years minimum study in Tasmania)

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Have completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania and met the Australian study requirement through study in Tasmania.

  • You and your dependants must currently be in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania

  • Have lived in the state during your period of study

* If you are a Tasmanian international graduate who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution prior to 31 July 2017, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania which meets the following:

    • must be full time and undertaken in Tasmania

    • must be either a bachelor or higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)

    • must have a minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks)

  • You and your dependants must currently be in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania

  • Lived in Tasmania for at least 12 months during your period of study

 

Category 2 – Working in Tasmania

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Must have been working in Tasmania, in the nominate occupation, for six months immediately prior to the application for state nomination (for a minimum of 35 hours per week)

  • The employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months

  • A genuine need for the position should be satisfied

  • You and your dependants must currently be in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania

 

Category 3 – Overseas applicant (job offer)

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Must be living overseas

  • have received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and int the nominated occupation

  • You and/or your dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months

  • The employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months

  • A genuine need for the position should be satisfied

 

Subclass 489

 

Category 1 – Tasmanian Graduate (2 years minimum study in Tasmania)

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Have completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania which meets the following:

  • must be full time and undertaken in Tasmania

  • must be either a bachelor or higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)

  • must have a minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks)

  • You and your dependants must currently be in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania

  • Lived in Tasmania for at least 12 months during your period of study

 

Category 2 – Working in Tasmania

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application for state nomination (for a minimum of 35 hours per week)

  • The employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months

  • The employment needs to fill a genuine skill shortage in Tasmania

  • If employment is for a position at ANZSCO skill level 4 or below, your employer must also provide evidence that no local person was able to fill the position

  • A genuine need for the position should be satisfied

  • You and your dependants must currently be in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania

 
Category 3A – Overseas applicant (TSOL)

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Must be living overseas

  • Your nominated occupation must be listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL)

  • You and/or your dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months

  • You have achieved at least ‘Proficient English’ in a recognised English language test or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand

  • Researched the Tasmanian labour market and provide evidence that there are sufficient employment opportunities in your nominated occupation in Tasmania and that you have:

    • skills and recent experience relevant to the researched employment opportunities

    • skills and experience relevant to the Tasmanian economy

    • access to sufficient financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in Tasmania while you seek employment

 
Category 3B – Overseas applicant (Job offer)

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Must be living overseas

  • have received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and int the nominated occupation

  • You and/or your dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months

  • The employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months

  • A genuine need for the position should be satisfied

 

 
Category 4 – Family in Tasmania

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania for 12 months or more

  • The family member is an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen who agrees to support you when you arrive in Tasmania and assist you in the process of gaining employment in Tasmania

 
 

Category 5 – Small Business Owner

 

To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Living in Australia and business operating in Tasmania

  • If business is operating in another state of Australia, you are required to demonstrate a genuine intention and commitment to move business to Tasmania

  • demonstrate that you have past business ownership or management experience in starting a similar business and/or in an industry closely related to the proposed business

  • provide evidence and demonstrate your business has been making profit in the last two years, or has the potential to be profitable in the next two years

  • demonstrate your financial capacity to support projected establishment and running costs, along with your initial settlement in Tasmania

  • provide a comprehensive business plan 

 

How can we help?

 

Do not wait any longer! We can assist you with assessing your eligibility to apply for the subclass 190 and subclass 489 visas and whether Tasmania may be an option for you. Contact one of our consultants today to discuss further.

 

 

Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.

 

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