Australia: Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa-subclass 475 In order to divert the migrants flow from big cities like Sydney, Melbourne and to populate the low population and regional areas, Australia launched State Regional Sponsored Visa (SRS 475 subclass) in the year 2005. SIR visa as it was called earlier, was really popular with most of the immigrants who did not have professional qualifications and could not score really high 120 points for Skilled Independent visa category. The immense popularity of this visa category amongst the prospective immigrants is also due to the following reasons:- 1.Low 90 Points to be scored by the applicant 2.This visa granted for 3 years initially and convertible to Permanent residency after 2 years and fulfilling the conditions as laid down by the DIAC 3.Occupations with 40 and 50 points (Graduation or Diploma holders) were also eligible 4.Whole states like South Australia were eligible under this visa category, due to which Adelaide became synonymous with this visa subclass. 5.Full working rights and applicants were free to do any kind of jobs 6.Applicants with low IELTS score of only 5.5 overall are also eligible to apply (on the condition that they will incur additional charges for English Language Charge) 7.Whole Family eligible to go with the main applicant 8.Full Study Rights, means the applicants were also free to study 9.Top most priority processing to be given to this visa under Temporary category as per the new rules being implemented on 01st January, 2009 which means visa granted in very less time 10.Applicants are eligible to get sponsorship from wide variety of states/regions like South Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland according to their occupations and likings. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants who are under 45 years of age and having a recognized Trade or Technical Certificate/Diploma, Graduation degree, Post Graduation degree in any stream are eligible to apply for this visa. The applicants have to prove their English proficiency by appearing in IELTS and getting a score of 6 each and overall in General or Academic module. (Note: Applicants with low English proficiency like a score of 5.5 bands overall are also eligible to apply in some states by giving English Language Charge Australia: Skilled Sponsored Migrant Visa-Subclass 176 A 176 visa is appropriate for applicants who have been sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia or nominated by a participating state or territory government. In the case of state or territory sponsorship, governments can sponsor the residence application of a migrant in exchange for a commitment to live in the state for at least the first two years after migrating to Australia. This visa lets you live and work in Australia on a permanent basis and it also lets you study in Australia at school or university. The Requirements: 1.You must be sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia or you must obtain nomination from a participating state or territory government agency. 2.You must obtain the required points as this visa uses a point based test to select visa applicants with required characteristics for Australian labour market. Apart from everything this visa makes you eligible for Australian citizenship and then you can easily sponsor people for permanent residence. There are certain guidelines for applying for this type of visa and the eligibility for that is- 1.You should be under 45 years of age 2.You should have skills and qualifications that fall in the Australian standard for an occupation on the SOL list. 3.You should be fluent in English Language. Along with these requirements, there is a check list to be followed. It is an online process and therefore, every activity can be tracked via internet. Australia: Skilled Independent Migrant Visa-Subclass 175 This visa would allow you and any of your nominated secondary applicants included in your visa application to accompany you as permanent residents in Australia. This visa would let you live with your family as well as work or study in Australia. You will also receive subsidised healthcare and you get the rights to social security payments and you will also be eligible for Australian citizenship and also sponsor people for PR. As a permanent resident visa, you will be allowed to live in Australia for an indefinite period of time. However this visa has particular requirements for you to be eligible to apply for it- like the point tests based eligibility that you have to clear. Apart from that some of the basic eligibilities are- 1.Your skills and Qualifications should meet the Australian standard for an occupation on the SOL List. (The SOL is a list of skilled occupations that are in need in Australia. Each occupation listed on the SOL is allocated a points value for use in the visa assessment process.) 2.You should be under 45 years of age at the time of application 3.You should be proficient in English Language 4.You should have relevant work experience 5.You should know one of the Australian community language 6.You should be highly qualified Australia: Student Visa Australia We help you find a particular and suitable study programme in reputed Australian universities be it a full time degree course, summer, internship, volunteer opportunity, graduate course etc. There are various reputed universities in exotic locations to choose from like Brisbane, gold coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth etc. However to acquire a student visa, you need to meet certain criteria for the application. Apart from that we help you arranging your documents and make a student application to the university. The student visas are granted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). DIAC will only grant you a student visa if your course is registered, or is part of a registered course, on a full time basis. A registered course is one offered by an Australian education provider registered with the Australian Government to offer courses to overseas students. If you intend to study for more than three months, then the appropriate visa for you is the student visa. There are many advantages of acquiring a student visa, some of the advantages to studying on a student visa include: 1.You will have access to Australia's subsidised student health cover 2.You will be allowed to study for longer than three months 3.You can apply for permission to work part time. 4.Student visa can also provide a pathway to permanent residency in Australia in due course of time etc. Australia: Business Owner Visa There are many requirements and eligibilities that the applicant has to meet in order to apply for the Business Owner Visa. Some of the required things are given below- Business Experience:- 1.The applicant to apply for this visa should have relevant business experience in his/ her business and should have a history of successful businesses. 2.Combined business and personal assets should have a net value of AUS$250,000, which should be available for the running of a business in Australia. 3.In two of the last four fiscal years the Australian business visa applicant should have had ownership in a qualifying business that has had a turnover of at least AUs$300,000. 4.The assets must also be available for transfer within two years after the visa is granted. 5.The applicant should also have sufficient financial resources to sustain them or their family and their businesses during their stay in Australia. 6. The applicant must not have been involved in business or investment activities considered unacceptable in Australia. 7.The applicant must have demonstrated that there is a need to be temporarily in Australia to conduct business. 8.The Australian business visa applicant must not have been engaged in a business where the provision of professional, technical or trade services took up more than 50% of their time. 9.The Australian business visa applicant must have notified the appropriate authority of a state or territory of their business history and intentions to develop a business in that state or territory. 10. The Australian business visa applicant must have a genuine and realistic commitment to participate, as a substantial owner, in the management of a new or existing business which will benefit Australia. Other Criteria - The applying applicant should be of upto 45 years of age at the time of the application for the visa. The application also has to ensure and give evidence that they are in good spirits of health and possess a good character and no charges were against them by submitting a police clearance certificate. Besides, the educational qualifications and proficiency in English language is a must. The duration of this visa is initially 4 years and later the applicant can apply for a PR or even a citizenship in Australia. The processing time for this visa ranges from 9 to 12 months.