Australia is a wonderful country to move to or visit.
But visas can be complicated and confusing.
Here we’ve broken down the basic types of visas so that you can decide which visa is best for your purposes.
Basic Options for Migrating to Australia:
For those travelling in or through Australia. Generally do not allow work.
- eVisitor Visa
- Electronic Travel Authority
- Transit Visa
Studying and Training Visas
For students already accepted to an Australian educational institution or training program and their guardians.
- Student Visa
- Training Visa
- Student Guardian Visa
Working Holiday Visa
For young people who wish to holiday and work in Australia for up to 12 months.
- Work and Holiday Visa
- Working Holiday Visa
Working and Skilled Visas
Visas for employees who would like to work and live in Australia longer-term. Some visas lead to permanent residency and citizenship.
- Employer Nominated visas
- Regional (Skilled, Sponsored)
- Skilled Worker Visas (Sponsored, Nominated, Regional)
- Independent Visas (for skilled workers that Australia needs)
- Temporary Visas (short stay, skill shortage)
These visas are for those who own a business and wish to invest in Australia. Some visas lead to permanent residency and citizenship.
- Business Innovation and Investment visa
- Business owner visa
- Investor Visa
Family and Partner Visa
A visa for family and partners of Australian citizens and permanent residents. Some visas lead to permanent residency and citizenship.
- Adoption Visa
- Dependent Child Visas
- Parent Visa
- Carer Visa
- Child Visa
- Orphan Relative Visa
- Partner Visa
Refugee or Humanitarian Visas
For those individuals from countries that present an extraordinary humanitarian reason for the applicant to stay in Australia. Some visas lead to permanent residency and citizenship.
- Protection Visa
- Refugee Visa
- Global Special Humanitarian