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General Skilled Migration Visa (GSM)

The General Skilled Migration Visa is ideal for skilled workers seeking permanent residence in Australia, offering an opportunity to live and work permanently in the country. This visa category is also open to individuals who can secure sponsorship from an Australian employer.

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The Australian Visas Falling Under This Category Include

  1. Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189
  2. Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa – Subclass 489 (This visa subclass comprises two distinct streams: 1) State Regional Sponsored and 2) Family Sponsored)
  3. Skilled Nominated Visa – Subclass 190
  4. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – Subclass 491


If you are considering applying for an Australian visa under the General Skilled Migration Visa category, it is mandatory to participate in the Skill Select Program.

This online program involves two steps: first, the submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI), and second, the actual visa application.

Expression of Interest (EOI)

To submit your Expression of Interest (EOI), it is essential to furnish specific details based on the eligible visa type. However, the following outlines key information necessary for a successful EOI submission:

Basic Personal Information: Provide essential personal details required for your EOI.

Work Experience Information: Share relevant information regarding your work experience.

Qualification Documents: Submit documents verifying your qualifications.

English Language Ability Information: Include details such as IELTS scores to demonstrate your English language proficiency.

Details of Skills Assessment: Furnish information about a successful skills assessment related to your nominated occupation.


As of July 1, 2014, skills assessments for certain visas are valid for three years from the date of issue, unless a shorter validity period is specified. Notably, this validity requirement applies to:

For the following visas, a skills assessment must be valid at the time of invitation and application:

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

It’s important to note that these changes do not affect the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa.

The five visas listed below require an application following an invitation from the 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).

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GSM Visa Subclasses

Skilled Graduate 485 (TR)

The Skilled Graduate 485 Temporary Residence visa allows recent international graduates in Australia to gain valuable work experience.

Skilled Independent (Visa 189)

Permanent residency visa allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia without the need for employer sponsorship or state nomination.

Skilled Nominated (Visa 190)

The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residency visa that requires nomination by an Australian state or territory government.

Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491)

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is a points-tested visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in designated regional areas of Australia for up to five years.

Skilled-Regional (Residence) Visa (Subclass 887)

The Skilled Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887) is a permanent residency visa for individuals who have lived and worked in specified regional areas of Australia on a previous eligible visa

Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)

The Skilled Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) allows recent engineering graduates from recognized institutions to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience in Australia.

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