To apply for a State Nominated Skilled visa you must be nominated by a State or Territory such as the Government of Western Australia (WA). To be eligible for WA nomination, you must meet both the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) criteria for the nominated visa and the WA criteria for State nomination. Mygration can help take you through the ins and outs of applying for Skilled Visas and Business & Investment Visas in WA.
You can be nominated through one of two streams.
1. The general stream WASMOL schedule 1: If you have an available occupation on the WA skilled migration occupation list schedule 1 eligible for the intended visa subclass and can meet the additional requirements. Visit the General stream WASMOL schedule 1 requirements page or see the below table for more information.
2. The general stream WASMOL schedule 2: If you have an available occupation on the WA skilled migration occupation list schedule 2 eligible for the intended visa subclass and can meet the additional requirements. Visit the General stream schedule 2 requirements page or see the below table for more information.
3. The graduate stream: If you gained a Certificate III or higher qualification in WA and have an available occupation on the Graduate Occupation List eligible for the intended visa subclass and can also meet the additional requirements. Visit the Graduate stream requirements page or see the below table for more information
Applicants who have a nominated occupation identified on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) or Graduate occupation list (GOL) may be eligible for Western Australian State nomination using one of the following visa subclasses:
This permanent visa allows you to live and work in all areas of WA. Visit the Home Affairs website for more information on the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). Information on the requirements to be nominated by Western Australia can be found on the General stream WASMOL schedule 1 requirements page, the General stream WASMOL schedule 2 requirements page or the Graduate stream requirements page of our website. Information on the application process can be found on the How to apply for State nomination page.
This is a five year provisional visa for skilled workers.
This visa allows you to live in regional Australia. Currently all of WA is considered regional. Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information on the subclass 491 visa.
Information on the requirements to be nominated by WA can be found on the General stream WASMOL schedule 1 requirements page, the General stream WASMOL schedule 2 requirements page or the Graduate stream requirements page of our website.
The WASMOL is available to applicants who intend to use the general stream. The GOL is available for applicants who intend to use the graduate stream.
To determine your eligibility to apply, consult the Criteria for State nomination.
Candidates nominating for occupations that are designated ‘Regional Western Australia only’ in the General or Graduate stream must provide evidence of a job offer/contract of employment in a location defined by the Commonwealth as Category 3 – Regional Centres and Other Regional Areas (not Perth and Mandurah). These include the following areas by postcodes: 6041 to 6044, 6084, 6207, 6213, 6215 to 6537, and 6560 to 6770.
Small businesses account for 95% of all businesses in the State and employ around a third of its labour force. The majority of business people will first enter Western Australia on a four year Provisional Business Visa. After successfully managing a business or investment here, you may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Business Visa. New applicants seeking State nomination must demonstrate that they have submitted a realistic and feasible business proposal based on research and the current Western Australian economy. In addition, they will need to show how their Western Australian business or investment activity will contribute to the State’s economy through the:
Most small businesses in Western Australia are in the following industries:
Greater consideration will be given to applications that:
The following provisional and permanent business visas require nomination from the Government of Western Australia. Western Australia Policy guidelines for each of these visas must be met
Visa 188 Business Innovation and Investment – Business Innovation Stream*
There are no minimum or maximum State nomination criteria requirements for State nomination of a visa subclass 188 business innovation stream.
Visa 188 Business Innovation and Investment – Investor Stream*
Visa 188 Business Innovation and Investment – Significant Investor Stream*
Registered migration agents in WA provide a range of services to people who are interested in migrating to Australia. They can provide information and advice on the visa application process, assist with the preparation of documents and applications, and in some cases, they might even represent clients at interviews or hearings.
To become a certified immigration consultant, each of the visa agents you consult with will need to be registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), which will allow them to authoritatively provide tailored visa solutions for people applying for Australian visas.
Migration agents and visa consultants can assist people with navigating Australian visa services, be that for student visas, partner visas, skilled worker visas, or something longer-term, like a permanent residence visa. The successful outcome of your visa processing will depend on your accessing the right visa types specific to your needs.
For instance, if you’re applying for a student visa, the migration process you’ll go through to get your visa granted will be substantially different to someone who needs visa requirements for skilled work.
If you are looking for a visa consultant in Perth, Migration has a team of experts that will help you get the application process started quickly. Get set up with a visa consultant in any state with Mygration:
Partner visas allow an Australian citizen or permanent resident to sponsor their partner for migration to Australia. The partner visa can be either temporary or permanent, depending on the relationship status of the couple. A migration agent will be able to assess your eligibility for a partner visa and provide guidance on the application process, whether you are in a de facto relationship, registered relationship or married.
Professional immigration agents, like those at Mygration, will be able to help you navigate the complex process of securing a partner visa with ease. During your initial consultation, your unique migration needs will be discussed, along with some of the common visa issues and visa options available to you.
Our team will help you to navigate Australian migration law and migration services, giving you some of the best migration advice in the state. Since there is typically a lot of paperwork and documentation involved with migration services, it pays to make your life easier with a visa agent from a migration agency, specifically one with a Perth office, to ensure that your advice is tailored to your state’s unique requirements.
If you want the best Perth Migration Agents available, reach out to the team at Mygration in WA. We will ensure that you can enter Australia with ease, whether you’re looking for an international students visa, a travel exemption, or permanent residency.
The immigration process doesn’t have to be complicated: with an experienced migration agent, you’ll find that the whole process can be completed in a timely manner and without fuss.
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The benefits receiving a skilled occupation related state nomination include:
State nomination enables state governments to attract successful business owners and investors to their respective states, which in turn supports job creation, business investment and enhances industry capability. All business visas require state government nomination. Each state will outline their priority sectors and type of business and investment proposals valuable to their economic recovery and growth.