Australian State Sponsorship Invitations
Some positive news for our skilled visa clients! Last week, nine Visa Go Australia clients received invitations from the South Australian and Tasmanian Government. These clients can now proceed with lodgement of their skilled visa applications.
Securing Australian state sponsorship has become increasingly difficult during the COVID pandemic, especially for offshore applicants. However as the Australian economy recovers sponsorship opportunities are slowly becoming more available.
States offering Sponsorship
Eight of the invitations were from South Australia. This included five subclass 190 invites for occupations 323211 Fitter (General) and 323214 Metal Machinist (First Class). An additional three subclass 491 invites were issued to occupations 331212 Carpenter and 333212 Solid Plasterer. All invitations were for offshore clients.
The South Australian Government has limited details on their website about sponsorship being offered.
“Please be advised that offshore applicants with an existing EOI in SkillSelect may be invited to directly apply for state nomination in the current program year. These applicants have already been identified from a defined range of critical sectors.
Further information regarding our offshore program, including occupations available, will be provided in conjunction with our 2021-2022 program opening in July 2021.”
Our final invitation was a skilled client who secured a local Tasmanian job offer in her nominated occupation of Chef. Her state sponsorship was approved in 3 weeks, and she received an invitation to lodge her skilled visa last week. Overseas applicants with a Tasmanian job offer can apply for state nomination.
Professional advice on State Sponsorship
Our migration agent Darren Chatt MARN:0211214 explains, “For the nine clients who were invited, it confirms that the advice we gave to forge ahead with their skills assessment, English exam and lodgement of the Expression of Interest (EOI) was in fact beneficial. Although we cannot guarantee you will receive a skilled visa in these uncertain times, lodging your EOI places you on the path and ahead of many others once States do re-commence their skills drives and sponsorship offers.”
At Visa Go Australia we work with our clients to provide them with the best opportunity of securing a skilled visa. Using our service means your application is regularly reviewed and updated as required. With a variety of clients and an experienced migration agent, we offer exceptional service and insight into immigration.
Given how difficult it is right now to secure an offer of sponsorship from a State, you can respect there is great demand for an invite. Employing a reputable migration agent can be the difference of securing a skilled visa or not. Enquire about our services today by completing our free visa assessment.
In accepting State Sponsorship, you are committing to live and work in that State for a minimum of 2 years, so please ensure you make the choice that is right for you and your family.