The Australia Skilled Migration Program has opened up a plethora of options for professionals seeking to migrate to Australia. Australia offers immense opportunities to talented workers and the Skilled Migration Program helps professionals from a wide range of disciplines with varying documentation apply for Australian permanent residency. Mentors’ can help you navigate the intricacies of this program and apply to the right subclass of visas with complete peace of mind.


The Skilled Migration Program invites professionals whose professions are listed on the Skilled Occupations List to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Skill select, which enables Australian immigration officials to evaluate your profile. There are varying subclasses under the Australia Skilled Migration Program and applicants must choose the one most appropriate for them. These subclasses are:

  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189): A points-based visa for applicants who have not been nominated by an employer, state, territory or family member.
  • Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) Visa: A points-based visa for applicants who have been nominated by an Australian state or territory. You can apply for this visa even though you may not be nominated by an employer.

Eligibility requirements

  • Experience in a nominated occupation on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List
  • Need a skill assessment report from us.

The Subclass 190 visa is for aspiring immigrants who have the skills and abilities that are in demand in specific states of the country. However, these aspirants might not have the required points to qualify for a skilled independent visa under the Skilled Migration program. The visa is for skilled experts and tradespeople who can be nominated by an Australian state or territory.

  • Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored Provisional (Subclass 491) Visa: A points-based visa for applicants who are nominated by an Australian state or territory, or by a relative living in regional areas (i.e., except Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, rest all considered as regional cities or areas), to live and work in regional areas. The applicant can move between regional areas. It is a temporary visa valid for 5 years and can be converted to PR after working for 3 years with a minimum threshold salary of AUD53, 900 p.a. Applications of 491 subclasses are eligible for priority processing.


The Australia Skilled Migration Program requires all applicants to meet certain minimum threshold skills and abilities to apply for the visa. You will be assessed based on:

  • Your age (must be under 50 years of age)
  • Highest level of education
  • Your English language skills
  • Whether your occupation is on the Skilled Occupations List
  • Your work experience
  • Health and character assessment


We are an authentic immigration firm. We provide comprehensive support and help you with:

  • Document Checklist
  • Complete Migration Processing & Application Processing
  • Guidance for Professional Registration Application
  • Forms, Documentation & Petition Filing
  • Guidance in acquiring the specific Police Clearance Certificate
  • Assistance with Medicals
  • Updates & Follow-up with the Consulate
  • Visa Interview Preparation – if required
  • Job Search Assistance (charges extra)

Talk to us today to discover whether you are eligible to apply for this Australian immigration program.

Subclass 482

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

 This temporary Visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitable skilled Australian to fit.

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS) Details:

Certain primary TSS visa applicants must undertake a mandatory skills assessment as part of the visa application process.

The following steps apply when submitting your visa application:

  • Check that you need a mandatory skills assessment or are eligible for an exemption, Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
  • Begin or have completed a skills assessment, within a three year period, before you submit
  • Include the skills assessment reference number to avoid processing delays
  • Provide evidence of any exemption if you are eligible.

Note: As part of the application process, we may ask for a skills assessment, even where it is not mandatory. We will request it in writing where this is the case.

Basic Eligibility

You must:

  • Be nominated for a skilled position by an approved sponsor
  • Have the right skills to do the job
  • Meet the relevant English language requirements