Here are some skilled migration visa options that could suit you.
Visas that need a nomination from an employer
- Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa
- Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement
- Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa a skilled, employer sponsored permanent residence visa for employers operating in regional Australia.
- Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400) allows short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work in limited circumstances.
- Training visa (Subclass 407) to take part in workplace-based training to enhance skills, area of tertiary study or field of expertise or to participate in a professional development training program in Australia.
- Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (Subclass 403) there are five streams to this visa including the Seasonal Worker Program.
General skilled migration visas
These visas are for young, skilled people with good levels of English:
- Skilled - Independent (Permanent) (Subclass 189) visa
- Skilled Regional Nominated (Provisional) (Subclass 489) visa
- Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa.
The Subclasses 489 and 190 visas need a nomination from an Australian state or territory government such as Australia's Northern Territory Government.
The Migration Innovation Northern Territory (MINT) program is an initiative owned by the Darwin Innovation Hub and Paspalis Asset Management which assists overseas nationals with obtaining Australian permanent residency, if they have demonstrated commitment to being involved in the Darwin Innovation Hub.
The Northern Territory Government’s Department of Trade, Business and Innovation assists participants registered as part of the MINT program with concessions to normal requirements to access Northern Territory Government nomination.
- priority processing
- consideration of a wider range of occupations than listed on the NT Migration Occupation List
- opportunity to obtain a permanent residency visa instead of a provisional visa
- age and English concessions for those applying for a subclass 132 or subclass 188 visa.
All participants of the MINT program must continue to satisfy mandatory Australian Government requirements for the visa they are applying for.
For further information on the MINT program go to the Darwin Innovation Hub website