How does Australian state and territory sponsorship work?
State and Territories sponsorship is designed to help fill skill shortages in the state or territory and boost economic growth.
To be eligible for state sponsorship, you must first meet the requirements of the relevant skilled visa program. This typically involves demonstrating that you have the necessary skills, qualifications, and work experience to work in a particular occupation.
Once you have met the requirements to lodge an Expression of Interest for the skilled visa program, you can then be considered for state or territory sponsorship through the relevant state or territory government. Each state or territory has its criteria for granting sponsorship, but common requirements include:
• Meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirements
• Having relevant work experience in a high-demand occupation
• Meeting the minimum health and character requirements
• Demonstrating a commitment to living and working in the state or territory
If you are granted state sponsorship, you will receive an invitation to lodge a visa application.
It's important to note that state sponsorship is not a guarantee of a visa. You will still need to meet all the requirements of the skilled visa program and legislative requirements for the grant of the visa.
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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.