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Eligibility criteria for Australia immigration

Generally, for Australia immigration, the major requirement is a minimum score of 65 points for an Australian work visa. However, if your score is between 80-85, there are more chances for Australian immigration along with a PR visa. The score is calculated based on age, education, qualification, work experience, adaptability, etc.

Educational Profile

Professional Profile

IELTS score

Skill assessment by certified authorities in Australia

References & legal documentation

Australian Employment documentation

Why Move to Australia from the UK?

  • Australia is targeting 190,000 immigrants in 2024
  • FREE education for children and FREE universal healthcare services
  • 40-hour work week
  • Just 26 million population, means HUGE opportunities for skilled professionals
  • AUD 92,000 per year national average salary for skilled workers


List of Australia Visas

  • Australia Visit Visa
  • Australia Student Visa
  • Australia Training Visa
  • Australia Work Visa
  • Australia Family visas
  • Australia Skilled visas


How to Immigrate to Australia?

  • Australia is the most popular destination for those immigrating from the UK. Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, and Brisbane are UK citizen’s most popular relocating destinations.
  • There are several pathways to migrate from the UK to Australia, with a Skilled Migration Visa, Family Visa, or Partner Visa being the most popular.
  • Anyone below 45 years of age can migrate from the UK to Australia. Young people moving to Australia apply for a Skilled Independent Visa.
  • The Australian government also offers a Global Talent Visa, a permanent visa for anyone with an international record of exceptional achievement in any eligible field.
  • You can also migrate to Australia under a Visit Visa, Student Visa, Training Visa, and Work Visa.
  • The Skilled Migration Visa to Australia includes 5 subsets including:-
  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)
  • Graduate Temporary (subclass 485) Visa
  • Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190) Visa
  • Skilled Regional (subclass 887) Visa
  • Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored Provisional (subclass 489) Visa
  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is the most common visa that allows the holder to work and live in Australia without sponsorship from a region, state, or relatives.
  • You must score at least 65 points to get a visa under the Skilled Migration Program.
  • You need to have garnered employment experience in at least 1 of the occupations included in SOL (Skilled Occupations List), depending on the type of visa you have applied for. As of 2023, there are 17 jobs under SOL, namely:-
  • Chief Executive or Managing Director
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Maintenance Planner
  • General Practitioner
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Medical Practitioner nec
  • Midwife
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • Registered Nurses nec
  • Priority is given to employer sponsored visa subclasses, namely:-
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) 
  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)

Australia Immigration Plan 2023-24
Stream Immigration numbers Percentage
Family stream 52,500 28
Skill stream 1,37,000 72
Total 1,90,000 100
  • The above table shows enough opportunities for immigrating from the UK to Australia for the right kind of skilled professional. Immigration to Australia is simple and easy for you as a UK citizen.


Benefits of Immigrating to Australia from the UK

  • Excellent quality of life.
  • Sunny, bright climate in Australia compared to wet, cold weather in the UK.
  • A nature’s paradise with 80% of animals endemic to Australia.
  • As the least populated nation, Australia has enormous space for all to build and expand their home.
  • Australia has a massive coastline with many ideal surfing destinations.
  • Most population is of British origin, thanks to their shared colonial past.
  • Exotic locations, with Great Barrier Reef as the most sought-after.
  • Right to live and work anywhere in the country permanently.
  • Excellent opportunities to enhance education qualification.
  • PR holders can sponsor family members for a PR.
  • Apply for citizenship after living for 5 years on a PR visa.
  • PR holder is eligible for First Home Owners Grant of AUD 10,000.


Eligibility Criteria for Australia Immigration from the UK

  • Though there is no particular route to apply for an Australian visa, the eligibility criteria to get PR in Australia are easy to meet. However, it can take anywhere up to 1 or 1.5 years, depending on the visa requirements and other documentation processes.
  • A point-based system helps you to migrate to Australia, where you need to score a minimum of 65 out of 100, which is calculated based on the following factors:-
  • Age:- To apply for a Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189), you must be between 18 and 45.
  • English Language Proficiency:- You need to demonstrate excellent command over the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking, with good scores in PTE or IELTS tests.
  • Adaptability:- you must have a certificate of good character that helps you comfortably adapt to Australian society.
  • Education:- you need to have a doctorate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree to get preference from Australian authorities.
  • Work Experience:- you need at least 1 year of work experience in your chosen field of expertise.
  • Health Certificate:- you need to have a certificate of good health issued by a reputed institution upon examination.
  • Ensure occupation is on Medium and Long-term Skills Strategic List (MLTSSL).
  • Scoring between 80 - 85 points out of 100 makes you eligible for a faster invitation to apply for PR in Australia.
  • Following is the category-wise distribution of points based on which your eligibility for an Australia visa will be calculated.



Age limit - 25 to 32 years


Education outside Australia – Doctorate


Proficiency in English - total 8 bands


Work experience in Australia

  • 8 to 10 years


Work experience outside Australia – 8 to 10 years


Niche skills (doctorate/master’s) by research in Australia


Professional year in a skilled program in Australia


Community language accreditation


190 visa (state sponsorship)


Study in a regional area


491 visa (relative/regional sponsorship)


Applicant without spouse/de-facto partner or if spouse holds PR or is an Australian citizen


Skilled spouse or de-facto partner (requirement for age, skills, English language)


Spouse or de-facto partner with competent English (skill/age no prerequisite)



What are the Requirements to Migrate to Australia?

  • If you are planning to migrate to Australia on a PR visa from the UK, you must meet the following requirements:-
  • Aged below 45 years old.
  • Proficient in a skillset under Australia’s skill list.
  • Must pass skills assessment test by certified authorities in Australia.
  • Score required points based on your qualifications and English language skills.
  • Must be nominated by an Australian employer for a direct entry visa.
  • Have relevant skills to undertake the role applied for, with experience of at least 2 years.
  • Read/understand the ‘Life in Australia’ booklet and must agree to the Australian Values Statement.


What are the Steps to Apply?

  • Check eligibility for Australia PR as per skillset and job availability.
  • Clear English language proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE).
  • Get your skills assessed by the Skills Assessment Authority.
  • Register EOI for PR under the relevant visa you are eligible for.
  • If you meet the requirement, get an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
  • Apply for Australia PR within 60 days of getting ITA.
  • Get your Australia PR and fly off to start your new life.


Australia Visa Processing Fees

Australian Visa Type Visa Fees
Tourist visitor AUD 190
Business visitor AUD 190
Sponsored family visitor AUD 145
Subclass 891 AUD 2540
Business Visa 188 AUD 6085
Subclass 100 AUD 7850
Subclass 491 Visa AUD 4640
Subclass 101 AUD 2710
Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 888) – Permanent AUD 3310
Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188) – Provisional AUD 3310
Business Owner (Subclass 890) AUD 2570
Business Talent Visa (Subclass 132) – Permanent AUD 7855
State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner Visa (Subclass 892) AUD 2450
State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa (Subclass 893) AUD 2540
Employer Nomination Scheme AUD 4045
Skilled Independent Visa AUD 4045
Temporary Work (Short Stay) AUD 280
Global Talent Visa AUD 4110
Temporary Graduate Visa- subclass 485 AUD 1680
Working Holiday-subclass 417, 462 AUD 495
Temporary Work Visas- subclass 400, 408, 403 AUD 315
Temporary Skill Shortage Visa- subclass 482 (short-term stream) AUD 1290
Subclass 189 visa AUD 4640
Subclass 190 AUD 4640
Business Innovation Stream AUD 4875
Investor stream AUD 7880
GTI (Global Talent Independent Program) AUD 4110
Australia parent visa AUD 4,765


Australia Visa Processing Time

Visa Type Processing time
Tourist visitor 8 and 30 days
Business visitor 4 months
Sponsored family visitor 70 days
Subclass 891 10-12 months
Business Visa 188 18-20 months
Subclass 100 5 and 29 months
Subclass 491 Visa 51 days
Subclass 101 18 months
Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 888) – Permanent 12 to 25 months
Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188) – Provisional 18-20 months
Business Owner (Subclass 890) Up to 12 months
Business Talent Visa (Subclass 132) – Permanent 12 to 25 months
State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner Visa (Subclass 892) 10-12 months
State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa (Subclass 893) 12 to 25 months
Employer Nomination Scheme 4-9 months
Skilled Independent Visa 2 – 3 months
Temporary Work (Short Stay) 21 days
Global Talent Visa 6-11 months
Temporary Graduate Visa- subclass 485 50-60 days
Working Holiday-subclass 417, 462 28 days
Temporary Work Visas- subclass 400, 408, 403 21 days
Temporary Skill Shortage Visa- subclass 482 (short-term stream) 61 days
Subclass 189 visa 8 to 9 months
Subclass 190 10- 12 months
Business Innovation Stream 18-20 months
Investor stream 23 months
GTI (Global Talent Independent Program) 90 days
Australia parent visa 3 to 4 years


How Y-Axis Can Help You?

  • Identify the best strategy to help you get an Australia PR.
  • Advise you on how to do the step-by-step filling of documents.
  • Advise you on ways to present relevant financial documents to be submitted.
  • Help you fill out all relevant application forms and give advice wherever needed.
  • Review all your documents before they are submitted for approval.
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