General Skilled Migration Visa

General Skilled migration (GSM) is one of the best opportunities for skilled workers to migrate and live in Australia. Skilled migrants visa applicants can depend on their professional qualifications, work experience and language ability to meet the Australian immigration visa requirements for a permanent Australia visa.


In year 2012, the Australian immigration Department has introduced a new skilled worker program, known as the Skilled Migrant Selection Register, commonly recognised as SkillSelect. To commence the visa application process, visa applicant will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). The SkillSelect will act as an electronic two-stage process where prospective visa applicants first submit a claim for skilled migration through an online EOI. Following this, applicants may then be invited to submit an Australian visa application based on their EOI submitted.


GSM visa applicants will be selected based on their points test score in a number of selection criteria. All prospective visa applicants will be required to meet the relevant English language requirements and obtain the necessary skills assessment prior to their EOI submission. When receive an invitation from SkillSelect, visa applicant will have 60 days to apply the visa online. During that time, visa applicant is not allow to change the information in the submitted expression of interest.


To submit a complete expression of interest, visa applicant must have competent English language skills and a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation (or Job Ready program, if applicable).


The visa application requires extensive supporting documents, as listed in the document checklist. We recommend client to start compiling the relevant supporting documents early in the process, even before submitting the expression of interest.


New GSM Visa Subclasses:


  • Australia's Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) replaced the Skilled - Independent Subclass 175 and 885 visas.

  • Skilled - Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa: A permanent visa replacing the Skilled - Sponsored Subclass 175 and 886 visas. This option requires nomination by a State or Territory Government.

  • Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (Subclass 489) Visa will be replacing the Skilled - Regional Sponsored Subclass 475 and 487 visas.


This visa allows you and your accompanying family members to:


  •     live and work permanently in Australia

  •     study in Australia

  •     enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses

  •     access certain social security payments

  •     apply for Australian citizenship (subject to residency criteria)

  •     sponsor family members for permanent residence.

Simple Migration Solutions Pty Ltd




Telephone: (+61) 46-888-1827 or (+61)46-789-6388
SMS: +6146-888-1827

Fascimile: 02-9475-1228



GAP_G_Banners_Option02_Size A.jpg
©2018 Simple Migration Solutions Pty Ltd ACN 609 558 858
Simple Migration Solutions is a registered Trademark
Conditions of use

By using this website you accept the following conditions:

  • We, (Simple Migration Solutions Pty Ltd) accepts no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any of the information contained on or accessed through this website and makes no representations about its suitability for any particular purpose.

  • We make every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and comprehensive. However, the information is only intended as a basic guide for the website viewers to relevant laws, and does not address the complexities of particular circumstances.You should arrange a separate appointment with one of our Visa Consultant to seek independent advice based on your individual circumstances.

  • We excludes all liability for loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on or accessed through this website whether or not caused by any negligence on the part of Simple Migration Solutions or our agents.

  • We make every effort to ensure that links on this site are kept up-to-date. The currency of the links is dependent upon the owners of those sites letting us know of any changes. If you find a link that does not work, please contact us by telephone or via the online feedback email.

  • Information or materials which are offensive, pornographic, unsuitable for minors' access or otherwise of a criminal or violent nature may be accessible through this site either as a result of hacking or material placed on linked websites.

  • We makes no representations as to the suitability of the information accessible for viewing by minors or any other person.You assume all risks associated with use of the web site, including:risk of your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus which might be transmitted or activated via the website or your access to it; or the risk that the content of this website and linked web sites complies with the laws of any country outside Australia.Your use of this website might be logged for the purpose of security and usage monitoring.

Visa Subclasses Listed
  • The Visa Subclasses mentioned on this website makes no recommendation as to which visa is appropriate for you or whether you would be granted any visa. You may be eligible for visas other than those displayed by the Visa Subclasses listed. The Visa Subclasses mentioned from this website is not a substitute for your own judgment, own enquiries and/or our independent visa consultant advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any material in the Visa Subclasses mentioned from our website.

  • Simple Migration Solutions does not accept any responsibility or liability arising from or connected to the material in the Visa Subclasses Listed or any reliance upon the Visa Subclasses Listed, whether or not caused by the negligence of Simple Migration Solutions or its agents. For the conditions of use and full disclaimer for this site, please refer to the copyright and disclaimer information above.

  • Without a valid retainer agreement with Simple Migration Solutions, you are not our client and we do not own any professional legal responsibility and/or professional liability on your own judgment to rely on the information listed on our website.