AustraliaJune 17, 2022by Prominent Overseas CareerComprehensive Guide to Moving to Australia from India in 2022

By the end of 2022, Australia plans to accept 160,000 migrants! If you intend to relocate to Australia, you must first grasp the visa processes and fundamental qualifying requirements.

In this post, we will look at the various immigration channels, documents, eligibility requirements, expenses, and other aspects that may affect your Australia PR Process. Read on.


What are the different types of Australian visas?

The Australian Department of Immigration has developed a number of visas based on the purpose of the applicant’s visit.


These visas are classified as one of the following fundamental visa types:
  • Visas for visitors
  • Visas for study and training
  • Visas for family and partners
  • Visas for work and skilled workers
  • Visas for permanent residence
  • Visas for refugees
  • Visas revoked

Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Workers Migrating to Australia

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1.     Independent Skilled Visa (Subclass 189)

Primary criteria:

  • Have prior experience in an occupation included on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List.
  • A skill evaluation report from an authorised authority for that occupation is required.

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) from inside or outside of Australia via Skill Select.


To submit an Expression of Interest, you must do the following:
  • Age less than 45 years
  • A minimum of 65 points on the Skill Assessment exam
  • Have good health and personality
  • You must apply for this visa within 60 days of receiving an invitation to do so.


2.Nominated Skilled Visa (subclass 190)

Primary Criteria:

  • You must have been nominated by an Australian state or territory.
  • Have prior work experience in an occupation included on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List.


Other criteria include:
  • Expression of Interest or EOI must be filed to the Australian Immigration authority with a score of 60 points or higher on the IELTS language exam.
  • Have all necessary health and police clearance certificates


3. Program of Family Sponsorship

Primary Criteria:

Your spouse, parent, sibling, or any other family member must agree to sponsor your PR visa.

Candidates who are dependent must have a partner in the form of:

  • An Australian permanent resident
  • Australian national
  • New Zealand citizens are eligible.

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How are points given for migration to Australia under the points test?

The point system varies depending on the kind of visa.

Take, for example, the points structure for the Skilled Work Subclass 190 visa. The points will be awarded based on the following criteria:



Age Group  Points
Minimum 18; Less than 25 25
Minimum 25; Less than 33 30
Minimum 33; Less than 40 25
Minimum 40; Less than 45 15


  • Educational qualification
Requirements    Points
Doctorate* 20
Bachelor’s degree* 15
Diploma or trade qualification** 10
Award Suited To Your Skilled Occupation*** 10


Masters degree/Doctorate* 10


  • Study in regional Australia
Requirements  Points
At least 1 degree, diploma, or trade qualification from regional Australia 5


  • English language skills


Level of English Points
  Competent English 0
  Proficient English 10
  Superior English 20


Credentialed community language

Requirements  Points
A recognized qualification in a    credentialed community language 5


  • Work experience (Outside Australia)
No. of Years Points
Less than 3 years 0
Minimum 3 years 5
Minimum 8 years 15

Note: You can claim these points only if it falls under or is closely related to your nominated skilled occupation list.

  • Professional year in Australia
Requirements Points
Completion of a Professional Year in Australia 5


Note: Professional year must have been in Accounting, ICT/Computing or Engineering

  • Partner Skills
Requirement Points
Spouse/de facto partner also an applicant* 10
Spouse/de facto partner also an applicant** 5
Single (Partner is an Australian citizen) 10


  • Nomination
Requirement Points
Invited to apply for Subclass 190 visa 15


What documents are needed to immigrate to Australia from India?

The following documents are required for immigration to Australia:

  • National Identity Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Police certificate
  • Passport
  • Resume
  • Digital photo
  • English language proof
  • Educational certificates
  • Nomination proof
  • Job Offer
  • Proof of Funds
  • Skills assessment documents

Please keep in mind that all of the material in the documents you provide must be in English.


What is the procedure for moving to Australia in 2022?

Step 1: Have your paperwork ready.

Before filing your EOI in Skill Select, gather all required documentation.


Step 2: In SkillSelect, update or create an EOI.

This shows your desire to be nominated.


Step 3: Fill out a Registration of Interest form.

If you satisfy all of the eligibility standards, you will be chosen.


Step 4: If chosen, apply for visa nomination.

When you were chosen, you must give verification of the claims you made in your EOI and Registration of Interest.


Step 5: Application Invitation

Following your nomination, you will be sent a Skill Select invitation to apply.


Step 6: Fill out your visa application.

Within 60 days, submit your visa application to the Department of Home Affairs.

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How much does it cost to relocate from India to Australia?

The cost of moving to Australia from India is determined on your visa type.

The following is a cost breakdown for each immigration programme:

Type of Visa          Cost
Work-stream Permanent visa   AUD 4,115
Family-stream Permanent visa

a. Spouse

b. Child


AUD 7,715

AUD 2,665

Business Permanent Visa AUD 2,590


Processing time for Immigration Visas to Canada from the UK
Type of Visa             Processing time
Work-stream Permanent Visa   6-9 months
 Family-stream  Permanent visa

1.         Spouse

2.         Child


20-24 months

13-15 months

Business Permanent visa    NA


Other Important Frequently Asked Questions


What are the advantages of obtaining a permanent resident visa in Australia?

If you have a permanent residency visa in Australia, you can:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely.
  • Work and study in an Australian educational institution
  • Enroll in ‘Medicare’ in Australia.
  • Sponsor a member of your family.
  • 5 years of travel inside or outside of Australia
  • Make yourself eligible for Australian citizenship.


Which permanent visas are the most popular in Australia?

The most common visa categories used to seek permanent residency in Australia are:


1. Permanent visa for work

This category is for candidates who have been sponsored to work in Australia by an Australian company or who have a skill set that is helpful to Australia.

This visa category is extremely beneficial to the Australian labour market.


2. Permanent visa for family members

This category is reserved for candidates who are:

Partners \sChildren \sParents

Relatives who are dependent


3. Permanent business or investor visa

This category is for candidates who want to:

  • In Australia, anyone can own and operate a business.
  • Conduct commercial and investment activities in Australia
  • Start an entrepreneurial venture in Australia.


What additional options do we have for acquiring an Australian permanent residency visa?

If none of the major choices suit your profile, you can pursue one of the following paths for an Australia PR visa:

  • Visa for retirement
  • Visa for former residents
  • Visas for Exceptional Talent

Visas for refugees and humanitarian purposes


What is the minimum amount of points necessary in 2022 for a permanent Australian Skilled worker visa?

To qualify for the Australian Skilled Worker visa in 2022, you must earn 65 points on the points exam.


What is the maximum age for Indian immigrants to Australia?

For immigration to Australia, the maximum age is 45 years.

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Is a degree required to immigrate to Australia?

Yes, a degree is usually required to relocate to Australia since the immigration procedure is based on a points system.


What should I know before relocating from India to Australia?

Here are a few things that Indians should think about before coming to Australia:


1. Australia is enormous.

Australia covers an area of almost three million square miles. The Eastern and Western coastlines are so far apart that the time zones are different here.


2. The shifting weather conditions

You will note that when it is summer in the south, it is pouring in the north. Because of its tropical environment, Indians may recognise Brisbane.


3. A first-rate healthcare system

In Australia, healthcare is provided at no cost. If you are successful in acquiring a permanent resident visa in Australia, you will be entitled for the free healthcare coverage known as ‘Medicare.’


4. Australia is pricey.

Almost everything in your everyday life, such as housing rent, transportation, food, and so on, is more expensive in Australia than in India.



Here’s all you need to know about moving to Australia:

  • To be eligible for a visa, you must have at least 65 points.
  • The total cost of the PR visa is AUD 4,115.
  • An Australian PR Visa takes roughly 6-9 months to process.
  • You can bring your family with you on the PR Visa for an extra fee.

You can contact our specialists to learn more about the Australia PR Visa.


How Can Prominent Assist?

Prominent Overseas Careers specialises in Permanent Residency Visas, Work Visas, Study Visas, Temporary Visas, and Dependent Visas to Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany, among other countries.


In addition to these services, Prominent provides its clients with customised services such as:

Profile Evaluation: Professional advice based on an in-depth evaluation of the client’s profile to establish visa success possibilities.

Documents & Review: Detailed, error-free documents created to fulfil certain forms dependent on the visa category.

A dedicated Case Officer: A specialist who will help customers throughout the procedure.

Visa Filing: Prominent ensures that all standards of concerned immigration authorities and regulatory organisations are met.

Visa & Interview: Aspirants who attend visa interviews with verified papers are given guidance.

After receiving their visas, Prominent assists customers in settling down in their new nation with a comfortable stay.


Additional assistance provided to job searchers include:

Resume Writing: We have a dedicated team of resume professionals that will write the finest resumes to suit the requirements of immigration authorities and potential employers. This considerably increases their chances of being chosen.

Profile Marketing: Prominent is well-known for developing best-in-class portfolios that increase candidate profiles in job-search engines.

With Prominent, you can anticipate a one-stop solution for all of your visa needs, including profile evaluation, paperwork, application preparation, and post-visa services.