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When applying under Australia’s skilled migration program, the occupation you nominate must be present on the Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL). This list outlines all the occupations that are needed in Australia.
It should not be confused with the Migration Occupations in Demand (MODL) list, which is a shorter list of occupations that currently in high demand. If your occupation also appears on MODL you can claim extra points and your visa application may be fast tracked.
This information page can be used by potential applicants seeking to nominate skilled occupations which are acceptable for permanent and temporary skilled migration to Australia under two separate programs:
Applicants must have a nominated occupation which is on the SOL applicable to their circumstances at the time they apply:
General Skilled Migration Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL)
The current SOL (schedule 1)
Applies to all new GSM applications, including applicants eligible for transitional arrangements if they prefer to use it. See:
The State and Territory CSOL (schedule 1 and 2)
Relevant only for GSM applicants who are nominated by a State or Territory government agency under a State Migration Plan. See:
Employer Nomination Scheme Occupation List (ENSOL)
If applicants are applying under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), they must have been nominated by an Australian employer to fill a position in an occupation that appears in the ENSOL.
How much money am I required to bring as landing money when I enter Australia for the first time?
You are not required to have any specific amount. To have a reasonably comfortable “settling in” experience the more the better.
We have loans and credit cards debts, will this affect our application for migration? What would happen if we leave these debts behind? Also will it affect our credit rating in Australia or cause any trouble getting a mortgage once we get there?
Your credit rating is not checked for your migration application so it will not affect you getting your visa. However it may affect your credit rating in Australia as some banks carry this over and may affect getting a mortgage. If the debt is large there is every reason to suspect that they will track you down – paying off a £ debt on an $AUD income can be hard.
Can you emigrate if you have previously been bankrupt?
Generally yes. Some serial bankrupt people could be knocked back under “character”. If you are going as a business person there would be a major, if not insurmountable, problem.
After the processing fee for the visa, what other costs would be there after receiving permanent residency through Skilled migration?
Medical & police clearance & postage should do it assuming you don’t have any language charges or bonds to pay.
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Did you know?
The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is a list of skilled occupations that deliver high value skills needed by the Australian economy.