H1-B Visa Issue- What is best pathway to get PR in Australia?

H1-B Visa Issue- What is best pathway to get PR in Australia?

The USA has been a dream destination for worldwide immigrants for decades now. However, in last one decade or so, it has been slowly but surely narrowing its gates for the immigrants from all over the world. In fact, in last few months, under Trump administration, US immigration rules and requirements have become even stricter. As per a recent update, the Trump administration is said to be considering a proposal that will prevent the H1-B visa holder from extending their H1- B Visas, even if their Green card visa application is in process. If such proposal gets implemented, H1-B visa holders will be left with no other option, but to look out for alternate immigration destination with similar features, i.e. Australia, Canada, etc. Why Australia is perfect alternate for the USAAustralia is one country, which has culture and lifestyle more or less similar to the United States in America. Australia offers top wages to the skilled workers and provides the best settings in terms of professional opportunities, quality of life, recreation, standards of living, etc. Its also an English Speaking country like America.

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How to get PR in Australia?Australian government has designed several visa categories to offer permanent residency to foreign skilled workers. First of all, you need to choose the right visa category and accordingly obtain the documents required to apply, i.e.

  • English Language Proficiency test (i.e. IELTS) with minimum band 6 in all four abilities
  • Skill Assessment Report from a recognized assessing authority

Australia every year releases a high demand occupation lists, i.e. the Combined list of eligible Skilled Occupations and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), etc. You need to nominate an occupation from the relevant skilled occupation list and subsequently, submit EOI (Expression of Interest) in online SkillSelect System. Popular Permanent Visas in AustraliaGeneral Skilled Migration (GSM) point tested visas are largely popular among the Australian immigration applicants. The popular GSM permanent visa categories in Australia are as follows:

  • Subclass 189 Visa: Its a permanent visa that allows you to live and work in Australia permanently. This is an independent visa and doesnt need any nomination from state or sponsorship from an employer or family member in Australia.
  • Subclass 190 Visa: It is another permanent visa of Australia. To apply for this visa you first need to obtain the nomination from state or territory government agency in Australia.
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SkillSelect Process You must score minimum 60 points in the online SkillSelect system based on age, education, language skills, work experience, etc. to register as the applicant for the skilled visa. Higher the points better are your chances of getting ITA (invitation to apply) for Australia PR Visa. Once ITA is received you need to submit complete PR visa application within 60 days. If you seek complete Australia PR visa documentation process assistance from certified Australia migration expert you may call Visas Avenue at Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or e-mail your queries to