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Visa Services

Future Connect can provide you with comprehensive and professional migration advice & assistance comprising of preparation and lodgement of your visa application, with the guidance of our in-house registered migration agent. We also extend our services towards skilled assessment and migration services.

Popular visas to enter Australia

Australia welcomes international students to pursuit higher education in the country. The country provides top of the line educational facilities with a holistic learning system that focuses theoretical understanding and practical applications alike. VET courses encourage development of skills using a blended model of theoretical understanding consolidating concepts through work placements that may lead to full time opportunities.

Students may choose to stay in Australia for up to 5 years in accordance to the enrolment and the course offered. While on a student visa, you must participate in an eligible course of study. You can bring family members to Australia and work with some limitations.

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You can indulge in the scenic beauty of the land by coming in as a tourist. A visitor visa will allow you to stay up to 12 months on each visit. Citizens of the People’s Republic of China can apply for the frequent traveller stream and can be granted a visitor visa up to 10 years with up to 3 months stay on each arrival.

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A partner visa leads to a permanent visa to Australia. You can apply outside Australia for a subclass 309 provisional visa which leads to a subclass 100 permanent visa or apply inside Australia for a subclass 820 visa which leads to a subclass 801 permanent visa. Generally, you must be the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. Your relationship can be with someone of the same or different sex.Alternatively, you can also apply for a subclass 300 prospective visa which lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa in Australia via the pathway described above.

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Skilled Visas

Australia has a long history of attracting skilled workers to live and work in Australia. Skilled visa include different types of visas (provisional and permanent). Generally, applying for the skilled visa is a complex process and involves time and many uncertain factors. Our professional advisors at Future Connect can guide you through this complex process. Basic information regarding skilled visa is outlined below:

This is a permanent visa which is for invited workers with the skills Australia needs, to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. You do not need a sponsor or nominator, but you must be invited to apply, must be under 45 to be invited and must score at least 65 points under the points test system.You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa.

This is a permanent visa which lets eligible New Zealand citizens who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to Australia, live and work in Australia permanently. You must hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa, must have lived in Australia for at least 5 years and must have started living here on or before 19 February 2016. Importantly, you must satisfy income requirements. You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa For more information regarding this visa, please consult our professional advisors or visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs at

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This is a permanent visa which lets nominated skilled workers live and work in Australia. You must be nominated for this visa by an Australian state or territory government agency, be invited to apply for the visa, be under 45 and must score at least 65 points in the points test system.You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa.

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This is a provisional visa (5 years stay) for skilled workers who want to work and live in regional Australia. You must be nominated by a state or territory government agency, or sponsored by an eligible relative, be invited to apply this visa, be under 45 and must score at least 65 points in the points test system. You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa.

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This is a provisional visa (5 years stay) enabling regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region. You must be nominated by an approved sponsor to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list, have at least 3 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation and be under 45 to apply. You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa.

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You can apply for this permanent visa after meeting certain requirements while holding a 491 or 494 visa. This visa has not commenced and is expected to commence from 16 November 2022.

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Subclass 485 visa - Temporary graduate visa

This is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after you have finished your studies and meet the Australian study requirement.

There are three main streams under the subclass 485 visa. They are:

Australia welcomes international students to come to Australia for study. Generally, you can stay in Australia for up to 5 years or in line with your enrolment. While on a student visa, you must participate in an eligible course of study. You can bring family members to Australia and work with some limitations.

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You can apply for a visitor visa and enter Australia as a tourist to visit family, friends or have a holiday, or for business reasons. A visitor visa will allow you to stay up to 12 months on each visit. Citizens of the People’s Republic of China can apply for the frequent traveller stream and can be granted a visitor visa up to 10 years with up to 3 months stay on each arrival.

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This visa is granted between 1 and 2 years and is for holders of a first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream who graduated with a degree from an Australian institution located in a regional area. You must hold a Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream as the main applicant, have a recent degree in a registered course from an education institution based in an eligible designated regional area, that led to the grant of your first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream, have lived in an eligible designated regional area for at least 2 years before applying for the second Temporary Graduate visa in this stream and be under 50 years old. You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa.

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Business skills visa

Australia welcomes successful business people to come to Australia and bring their business skills to participate in the Australian economy.

Subclass 188 - Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa

This provisional visa is granted for up to 5 years and allows people with business skills or investment experience to own and manage a business, conduct business and investment activity or undertake entrepreneurial activity in Australia. There are 4 streams under this visa. They are:

There are three main streams under the subclass 485 visa. They are:

This provisional visa is granted for up to 5 years and allows people with business skills to operate a new or existing business in Australia. You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency to apply for this visa. You must have a successful business career, have substantial business ownership from a business or 2 businesses, own substantial personal and business assets, be under 55 and score at least 65 points on the points test system for business skills visa.You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa. The 188A visa can be extended for up to 2 more years if certain requirements are met. 188A visa holders who meet certain requirements in Australia can apply for a permanent subclass 888 - Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa in the Business Innovation stream.

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This provisional visa is granted for up to 5 years and allows people with business skills or investment experience to carry out business and investment activity in Australia. This visa requires you to invest at least $2.5 million in Australian investments that meet certain requirements and maintain business or investment activity in Australia. You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency to apply for this visa. You must own and manage substantial business and personal assets and investment, have a successful record of eligible investment or qualifying business activity and have demonstrated the right experience, be under 55 and score at least 65 points on the points test system for business skills visa.You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa. 188B visa holders who meet certain requirements in Australia can apply for a permanent subclass 888 - Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa in the Investor stream.

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This provisional visa is granted for up to 5 years and is for people who invest $5 million in Australian investments in Australia. You must be nominated by a State or Territory government agency or Austrade to invest at least $5 million that meets certain requirements in Australia. You must also meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa. The 188C visa can be extended for up to 4 more years if certain requirements are met. 188C visa holders who meet certain requirements in Australia can apply for a permanent subclass 888 - Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa Significant Investor stream.

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This provisional visa is granted for 5 years and is for startup and early stage entrepreneur who have been endorsed to develop their concepts and been nominated by a State or Territory government agency. You must be nominated and endorsed by your nominating State or Territory government agency to develop your entrepreneurial concepts, be under 55 and meet other associated requirements for this visa to apply and be granted this visa. 188E visa holders who meet certain requirements in Australia can apply for a permanent subclass 888 - Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa Entrepreneur stream.

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Business or investment-stream permanent visas

These visas are popular to business owners or investors who wish to bring their business and investment skills to Australia. This visa allows you to own and manage a business in Australia, conduct business and investment activity in Australia or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia. The business or investment visas are 5-year provisional visas. Visa holders need to meet certain requirements including meeting business and investment criteria as well as residence requirement to be granted a permanent visa under this stream. Please refer to the “Business Skills Visa” section on our website for more details. Australia has one of the most complex visa and migration systems in the world and rules are constantly changing. Talk to the experts at Future Connect Education and Migration Services to discuss your pathways to permanent residence.

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