Nowadays, many individuals are shifting overseas due to many purposes. If you are also planning to move Australia then you must lodge your visa application from the Migration Agents in Brisbane as they are professional in dealing with all kinds of visas.
Legal process and the cost involved:-
If you successfully fulfill all the legal requirements at each step which is mentioned in the migration law then the embassy will grant a visa for you. The Australian embassy takes around seven to twelve months to process the visa.
Step 1: Studies and Work Experience Accreditation:-
The first and foremost step is occupation accreditation. There are different accrediting bodies for different occupations, normally the applicable professional organization for the candidate’s trade or profession. Once your qualifications and work experience are determined by the accrediting body and are equivalent to the qualifications and work experience for your Australian occupation then only you will be granted a letter of accreditation.
Costs and time frames:-
Some of the accrediting bodies charge application fees between AUD$450- AUD$4000 and it is directly paid to them. Whereas, most accrediting associations charge assessment AUD$800. It consumes 2 to 3 months for an application accreditation decision.
Step 2: English Language Proficiency evidence:-
It is mandatory for a migrant to appear for English Language Proficiency tests like IELTS, PTE, TOEFL. It acts as the evidence for the Australian embassy that the migrant is able to effectively communicate in English and do not face any communication barrier. If you want to go for a study visa then you should go for Academic IELTS/PTE/TOEFL or if you want to apply for work and permanent residency visa then you refer General IELTS/PTE/TOEFL. There are different requirements for English proficiency tests set for different visas. Migrants have to fulfill the requirements of the test.
The English language proficiency exam costs are AUD$300 which is paid to the test administrator in your nation.
Step 3: Visa Application
The visa application must include certified copies of your academic transcripts, valid photographs, funds evidence, professional or work experience documents, and other formal documents.
The visa application fees currently paid to the Australian Government are as follows:
- If you are Primary visa applicant then you have to pay AUD $ 3,755.00
- Every applicant over 18 years old: AUD $ 1,875.00
- Every applicant under 18 years old: AUD $940.00
An applicant over 18 who does not meet the English language proficiency requirement has to pay an extra fee of AUD$4,890. Then this person has to join 500 hours of English classes in Australia.
Step 4: Medical Exams and Police Certificates
Every Australian visa requires medical and character certificate requirements. When you apply for the visa application then you have to appear for medical tests from a doctor who is registered by the embassy. After that, you have to visit the passport office for a Police clearance certificate. Which proves that you are not involved in any type of case.
The medical exam costs about AUD$275and is paid directly to the doctor a
The cost of police certificate depends on the local police authority.