FAQ - Which Australian Visa Should I apply for?
As a Registered Migration Agent, I am a question I am often asked by prospective clients is "Which Visa Type Should I Apply For?" and the typical answer I give them is "Well, it all depends on your situation and your overall migration goal."
Below are a list of typical question to ask when deciding which of the numerous Australian Visa Pathways you should apply for:
What is your purpose of stay? Do you want to visit, study, work, invest or live in Australia?
How long would you like to remain in Australia? Short term, long term, undecided?
What would you like to do after the visa expires? Return to your home country or call Australia home?
How much are you willing to invest to achieve these objectives?
Which Country are you originating from?
Have you got any Australian Visa history? Been here before? Have you ever been refused?
Not that anyone reading this has one, but have you got a criminal history?
Have you got any health issues?
And not being rude, but what is your current age?
What is your level of proficiency in English? Ever sat an IELT?
This is by now means a comprehensive list, but the purpose of asking these question is to tailor your migration plan to your migration goal. Each visa comes with different sets of conditions, e.g. a person on a student visa must be enrolled in a registered course, a person on a visitor visa cannot work and an employer sponsored person must remain with the same employer in the same position for 2 years. A detailed consultation with our registered migration agent can help you determine the options of the visas you could apply for, given those factors and many more.
Anna Molina (MARN: 1461064)