GSM Visa

General Skilled Migration Visa essentially serves the best to those skilled workers who are willing to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. This visa is also applicable to those individuals who can get sponsorship of an Australian employer. Aussizz provides consultation, assessment and visa services for GSM category.

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Australian visas issued under this category

  • Skilled Independent visa – subclass 189
  • Skilled Regional sponsored visa – subclass 489 (This visa subclass has two different
    stream 1) State Regional Sponsored 2) Family Sponsored)
  • Skilled Nominated visa – subclass 190
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)

If you are planning to apply for Australian visa under GSM category, it is mandatory for you to undertake SkillSelect Program. This online program has two steps: first, submission of an EOI (Expression of Interest), and second, actual visa application.

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Basic information to be submitted with EOI

You are required to provide information that is required to submit your expression of interest depending upon the type of visa that you are eligible for. However, following are some of the basic information that you need to successfully lodge your EOI

  • Basic personal information
  • Work experience information
  • Qualification documents
  • English Language Ability information (such as IELTS)
  • Details of successful skills assessment, related to your nominated occupation

1 July 2014, if a skills assessment is mandatory as part of a visa application, that assessment will only be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue, unless a shorter validity period is specified on the assessment.

A skills assessment must be valid at the time of lodgment for the following visas

  • Direct Entry stream of the Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) visa.
  • Direct Entry stream of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa.
  • Graduate Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.


A skills assessment must be valid at the time of invitation and application for the following visas

  • Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) visa.
  • Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa.
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa.

However, these changes are not applicable to the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa .

The following five visas must be applied after receiving the invitation from expression of interest

  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132).
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188).
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189).
  • Skilled – Nominated visa (subclass 190).
  • Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).

We, at Aussizz facilitate smooth processing of GSM visas along with thorough consultations, assessment and submission of right documents without any error. We also assist in obtaining the skill assessment for the relevant occupation from the assessing authorities.
Do write to us for GSM visa types and assistance. We are more than happy to help you!

Visa Subclass

The Temporary Graduate visa is specifically designed for the recent international graduates who have completed at least 2 years of study from an Australian educational institution.

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The Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) is a point-based visa designed to select a certain set of overseas skilled people required in different states of Australia.

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The Skilled Nominated is a permanent resident visa that allows overseas skilled workers, to live and work in Australia who are nominated by the state or government agency and meet the migration point test.

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The Skilled Regional Provisional visa (subclass 489) is a temporary visa for people, who have the skills, capabilities and experience that are highly demanded in regional or low-population growth metropolitan areas of Australia.

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The Skilled Regional 887 is a permanent residence visa for skilled provisional visa holders who lived for at least 2 years and gained at least 12 months of employment experience in the specified regional area of Australia.

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The skilled recognised graduate visa (subclass 476) is a temporary visa for fresh engineering graduates from recognised institutions. The visa provides the right to work in Australia and be eligible for permanent residency or provisional skilled visa.

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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) - subclass 491 is a Provisional Visa. It enables eligible professionals and their family members to live, study and work in the designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years.

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