Australian Settlement Policy and 4 popular types of visa

Settling and studying in Australia is very HOT for those who want to change their lives.

For a bright future, many people choose to make their home in Australia, where they can realize their dreams of living in a livable country and enjoy the world's best social security policies such as free health care, education support etc.

Australian Settlement Policy and 4 popular types of visa
Australian settlement - dream of international students

Australian passport is one of the world’s 10 most powerful passports, which allows you to go to 140 countries in the world without applying for a Visa. Australia is a country allows dual citizenship that means you still have the right to hold Vietnamese nationality when becoming an Australian citizen. Let's find out the Australian Settlement Policy and 4 popular types of visa.

Australian settlement policy

The most important goal for immigration is that you must have a Permanent Resident card (often called PR). Once you have a PR, you almost completed 99% of immigration procedures and enjoy Australian rights such as Government free health care entitlements - Medicare, real estate buying incentives, education grants etc. except for rights to vote.

After holding PR for 1 year and living in Australia continuously for 4 years, you have rights to apply for naturalization to become an official Australian citizen.

It is said that priority fields of study will guarantee to get permanent residency. However, it is not as simple as this but is a long process of studying and working hard, and you are required to meet all of the requirements of Australian immigration visa. So, how to prepare well for settlement after completing your study in Australia?

Australian settlement policy
Australian settlement policy for international students

What you need to prepare for your Australian settlement plan is:

  • A study plan lasting at least 2 years in Australia to get a work permit within 18 months to prove your capacity to work.
  • A detailed schedule for practicing English to achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (no band lower than 6.0) after completing your study.
  • A part-time work to cover the cost of studying and living in Australia, and also gives you working experiences to gain permanent residency in Australia.

These are the minimum things that you must plan before going to study in Australia, which guarantees the highest settlement rate. The reason for this is because these will be the most basic conditions that the Australian Department of Immigration will consider to issue a residence permit for you.

Now let's find out more about the 4 most popular types of Australian visa.

Australian Skilled Visas

Do you have skills or competencies that Australia is in demand? You can immigrate to Australia on the following visas:

  • 189 (Skilled Independent Visa)
  • 489 (Family Sponsored Points Tested/ Skilled Regional Provisional Visa)
  • 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa)

To get these visas, you are required to demonstrate your skills or competencies contained in Skilled Occupations List – SOL. For skilled migration visas, the department of immigration does not favor any countries. The Department of Immigration does not consider where you are from, as long as you have skills and qualifications that contribute to the Australian labor market.

Australian Skilled visas
Policies for Australian Skilled Visas

The most effective path for skilled professionals to settle in Australia is on skilled migration visas, simply because out of a total of 190,000 visas for permanent immigrants in Australia, 128,550 are granted to skilled immigrants. Therefore, the number of immigrants is increasing each year, especially skilled immigrants who meet the current and future skills shortage.

To settle in Australia on skilled migration visa, applicants for 189, 489 and 485 visas must choose for themselves a skill contained in SOL and demonstrate their skills and qualifications recognized by a professional organization in Australia.


Guaranteed Australian visas

Currently, guaranteed Australian visa is implemented mainly in two ways: guarantee family reunion and guarantee company.

Under guarantee family reunion is divided into 4 main groups:

1. The group of spouses or people who are about to get married

  • Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage Visa
  • Subclass 309 – Partner Visa

To apply for this type of visa, applicants must be legally married to the guarantor or if for any other reason the marriage is not possible, the relationship must be more than 12 months (there are exceptions for those having children or gay marriage).

Guaranteed Australian visas
Guaranteed Australian visas with your family

2. The group of parents

  • Subclass 103 – Aged Parent visa
  • Subclass 143 – Contributory parent visa
  • Subclass 173 – Contributory parent (Temporary) visa

3. The group of children

  • Subclass 101 – Child visa
  • Subclass 102 – Adoption visa
  • Subclass 445 – Dependent child visa

4. The group of other relatives

  • Subclass 114 – Aged Dependent Relative visa
  • Subclass 115 – Remaining relative visa
  • Subclass 116 – Carer visa
  • Subclass 117 – Orphan relative visa

Australian Business Visas

The Australian business visa program encourages successful foreign entrepreneurs to settle and undertake business activities in Australia. They must contribute business knowledge and experiences, cultural diversity and capital to Australia.

Australian Business Visas
Settlement with Australian Business Visas

This program allows applicants and their family members (spouse and children aged under 18) to settle, live, work and study in Australia under business immigration programs. Firstly, almost applicants are granted Business Skills (Provisional) visa for 4 years. After satisfying all the conditions outlined in business and investment activities, applicants can apply for a permanent residency visa. Once becoming an Australian citizen, you will receive full benefits from government assistance, health care, and especially your children aged under 18 will attend public school without paying tuition fees.

Marriage Visas

The Australian marriage visa allows the spouse (official or de facto) of Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens to be guaranteed to immigrate to Australia to live permanently with the spouse. There are 2 types of marriage visas: onshore partner visa (820/801) and offshore partner visa (309/100).

Marriage Visas
Marriage - the way to settle in Australia

Currently, there are 3 types of Australian marriage visas:

  • Subclass 300 – Prospective marriage visa
  • Subclass 309/100 – Offshore partner visa
  • Subclass 820/801 – Onshore partner visa

The Partner visa allows you benefits, including:

  • Stay in Australia with your spouse for 2 years
  • Live, study and work in Australia and enroll in Medicare, Australian health insurance
  • After 2 years, if the spousal relationship is stilled maintained, the visa status will automatically switch to permanent residency with no additional documents required.

One issue of this type of visa that most people are interested in is the ability to work part-time or study during the temporary stay of a marriage visa. And the answer to this is that you have the right to work and study in Australia during your temporary stay.

We have recently presented the Australian settlement policy and the most popular and common types of Australian visa. Now what you need to do is to know clearly about the requirements, path etc. to fulfill your dream of settling in Australia. We hope that this article will be a guide for you to bring with yourself along the process of finding your way into a livable Australia.

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