Indian accountants interested in obtaining a Permanent Residency (PR) visa in Australia typically follow the General Skilled Migration (GSM) pathway. Here is a general guide on the steps to pursue Australian PR as an accountant:
1. Skills Assessment:
Obtain a skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for accountants in Australia. The assessing authorities often include CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA), or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). The skills assessment is crucial to demonstrate that your qualifications and experience align with Australian standards. If you are not sure about requirement to get assessed positive, you can consult with an Aptech visa consultant at 750-383-2132.
2. English Language Proficiency:
To get Australian PR you must meet the English language proficiency requirements by taking an accepted language test such as IELTS. The minimum required score may vary, so check the specific requirements of the visa subclass you are applying for.
3. Submit Expression of Interest (EOI):
Once you have positive skill assessment now you can Lodge an Expression of Interest through the SkillSelect system. Provide details about your skills, qualifications, work experience, and other relevant information. Your EOI will be given a points score based on various factors like age, qualifications, work experience, and English language proficiency.
4. Points and Invitation:
Score the required points to receive an invitation to apply for a visa. The minimum points required may vary, and factors such as age, qualifications, work experience, and English proficiency contribute to your overall points.
5. Apply for a Skilled Migration Visa:
Once you receive an invitation, you can apply for a Skilled Migration visa. The two common subclasses for accountants are
the Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent visa) and
the Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated visa).
The 189 visa is for independent skilled migrants, while the 190 visa requires nomination by a state or territory government.
6. Health and Character Requirements:
Meet health and character requirements by undergoing medical examinations and providing police clearance certificates.
7. Wait for Visa Decision:
After submitting your application, wait for the Department of Home Affairs to process your visa. Processing times can vary.
It's important to note that immigration policies can change, and the information provided here is based on the situation as of my last update in Feb. 2024. Therefore, it's advisable to check the latest information with our Australian visa experts at 750-383-2132 to ensure you have the most current details for your specific circumstances. For more information, you can visit www.aptechvisa.com