Western Australia has announced its state nomination requirements to allow people from all over Australia to apply for the Skilled visa in the state.
The new requirements announced by Western Australia says applicants living anywhere in Australia can apply for the visa in General Stream.
The applicants who have their occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list schedule 2 and meet Department of Home Affairs requirements can apply for the state nominations.
“Only applicants currently residing in Australia are eligible for WA State nomination. You will need to provide one of the following documents or another relevant document, clearly showing your current Australian address: a current lease agreement; or a current utility bill,” Migration WA has said.
People subject to a section 48 bar are not eligible for State nomination from WA.
Other requirements include:
- Having 7 each in IELTS (or 65 in PTE Academic).
- Having a contract of employment in your nominated.
- Having sufficient funds to cover settlement costs and living costs for at least three months in Western Australia.
Occupations like Accountant, Chef, Baker, Motor Mechanic, Painter, IT occupations available on the list.
Director of Migration and Education Expert, Melbourne-based Chaman Preet, says this is big for the applicants.
“This is welcoming news for so many applicants who had lost hope. The list is very broad and covers a huge range of occupations,” said Ms Chaman Preet.
Contract of Employment
Applicants must have a contract of employment in their nominated (or closely related) occupation for a full-time job in WA for at least 12 months from the date of application for State nomination.
“Full-time employment is defined as an average of at least 35 hours work per week. You are able to provide two contracts of employment to make up the 35 hours.”
The officials will assess whether “an appropriate salary will be paid for the specified occupation, based on market salary rates” and the business employing the applicant “is genuine and operating in the location specified.”
The minimum amount of funds required is $20,000 for a single person, $30,000 for a couple and $5,000 for every additional dependant.
NRI Affairs News Desk