All foreign visitors need a visa to enter and stay in Australia and will usually be eligible to apply for more than one sub-class of visa. It is important to seek specialist migration advice during the early stages of your planning as the conditions of each visa vary and may not suit your circumstances or intended purpose of travel.

Nearly 70% of permanent residencies granted in Australia are through the general skilled migration program and Australia invites applications to be made from both onshore and overseas.

In most instances, by qualifying for a visa, your spouse or other dependent family members may also qualify to travel with you to Australia, even if they would not have qualified as the main applicant.