Australian Visa Information

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

For general enquiries - 131 881

For citizenship enquiries - 131 880

For General Skilled Migration enquiries - 1300 364 613


Permanent Residency

For general information on applying for permanent residency go to:


The Visa Wizard can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances.

Visa Wizard 'Finding the right Australian visa'.


Form 1126i: Migrating to Australia gives information on the choices available for applying for permanent residency.


Permanent Migration Booklets




Temporary Business Residency

Booklet 9: Temporary Business (Long Stay) visa


Sponsoring a temporary overseas employee to Australia 457


Online application option


Application Forms

Sponsorship (Form 1196S)


Nomination (Form 1196N)


Visa Application (Form 1066)


Fees and Charges


Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)


Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)



186 Nomination checklist.pdf


186 Visa Application


187 Nomination


187 Visa Application


Additional Information

SkillSelect - Overview


Skill Select - Frequently Asked Questions


Fees and Charges


Links for Potential Applicants and Employers

SkillSelect: Expressions of Interest

SkillSelect Services - Submit an EOI


SkillSelect Services - Login to SkillSelect


SkillSelect Services - Login for Employers


SkillSelect Services - Technical Support



Booklet 11 - SkillSelect


Booklet 6 - Points Based Skilled Migration


Booklet 5 - Employer Sponsored Migration


Additional Information

Skill Select - Frequently Asked Questions


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