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Western Australia Nomination Program


Introduction to Western Australia Skilled Migration

The government of Western Australia nominates the migrants who are skilled and highly qualified to live and work in Western Australia. Skilled migration Western Australia processes nomination on the behalf of the State Government. If you get nomination from SMWA, you automatically gets an invite from Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa.

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State Nominated Skilled Visas For The Western Australia Skilled Migration

To apply for the skilled nominated visa of Western Australia, you must be nominated from the state of Western Australia. Additionally, you have to meet the department of Home Affairs criteria for the nominated visa and Skilled Migrated Western Australia criteria.

Also, please keep in mind that getting a nomination from Western Australia does not guarantee your visa to be accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.

If you get a nomination, you must do the following things:

  • You have to register your arrival with the Settlement Service Team
  • You should have the sufficient funds for at least three months to sustain yourself in the foreign land.
  • You agree to live and work in Western Australia for at least 2 years.
  • You have to complete a settlement survey every six months for this two year period.

The Applicant Can File The Application From The Following Two Visa Categories:

  1. Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190):
    • Subclass 190 Visa is a permanent visa which allows you to live and work in all the areas of Western Australia.
    • To apply for this visa, you must score 60 in your Australia Immigration Points Test. The nomination from the Western Australia will give you 5 points which will be automatically added in your expression of interest in skillselect.
  2. Skilled regional provisional visa (Subclass 489):
    • Subclass 489 Visa is a provisional visa for 4 years which allows you to live and work in a regional area of Western Australia outside of the Perth region. This visa is a pathway for your permanent residence in Australia provided you have lived in Western Australia for two years and worked for at least one year.
    • To apply for this visa, you must score 60 in your Australia Immigration Points Test. The nomination from the regional Western Australia will give you 10 additional points which will be automatically added in your expression of interest in skillselect.
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The Regional Areas Covered in Western Australia

These cities are low in population growth. There are 9 areas in Western Australia which are considered to be regional and they are:

  • Gascoyne
  • Goldfields-Esperance
  • Kimberley
  • Pilbara
  • Mid- West
  • South-West
  • Great Southern
  • Peel
  • Wheatbelt

You cannot live and work in the capital city of Perth

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How to Apply For The State Nomination Program?

If your skills are in high demand in Western Australia, you just cannot miss this opportunity to start your immigration process to Western Australia. Initiate your first step by getting in touch with the registered MARA Agent.

At Aptech Visa, we make sure that your application process to Australia is a smooth process where you are enlightened with the correct and authentic process for your Australia Immigration. The visa counselors are always ready to help and guide their clients.

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