Dreamt of living and working in Australia but worried you might be too old for a Graduate Visa? Don’t fret! The Land Down Under offers several pathways to residency, even for those who’ve been out of school for a while. Here are 5 options to consider:

1. Leverage Your Skills: Skilled Nominated Visas (190 & 491)

Got experience and qualifications under your belt? Put them to work! Skilled Nominated Visas (Subclass 190 & 491) are perfect for those whose professions are in high demand in Australia. Get a positive skills assessment for your occupation through the Skills Recognition Authority (https://skillsrecognition.edu.au/) , score well on the points test (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools/points-calculator), and you could be on your way to permanent residency.

2. Employer Sponsorship: The 482 Visa

Already have two years of experience after your qualification? Partner with an Australian employer who can sponsor you for a 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-skill-shortage-482). This visa allows you to work for your sponsoring company and potentially pave the way for permanent residency.

3. Gain Experience & Shine: The 407 Training Visa

Fresh out of school and need some Aussie experience on your resume? The 407 Training Visa (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/training-407) lets you undertake vocational training in an approved program for up to two years. This is a fantastic way to gain valuable skills and boost your employability for future visa applications.

4. Love is in the Air: Partner Visas

Found your soulmate in Australia? Partner Visas (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/) offer a path to permanent residency for those in a committed relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

5. Back to School? Explore Student Visas

If you’re looking to upskill or pursue a completely new career path, another Student Visa (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/) might be the answer! Find a course that aligns with your goals and reignite your academic journey in Australia.

Want to Know More?

These are just a few options – Australia’s immigration system offers a variety of pathways. To explore your best fit, visit our website at www.amesgroup.com.au. We can help you navigate the visa process and make your Australian dream a reality!