Skilled Migration Program

Even Donald Trump is a fan of the program.

Australia Skilled Immigration Points Calculator: If you would like to assess your own chances of gaining a permanent residency visa for Australia based on the points system, complete this online form and your points score will be calculated for you!

124 Visa: Distinguished Talent Visa.

189 Visa: Skilled Migration.
Every year the government gives out about 15,000 visas in this category. This is a Permanent Residence visa. There is no quota for nationalities, but there is a quota for occupations.
To apply, you first need to lodge an "expression of interest" (EOI). .

Occupations are classified as rata or pro rata. Pro rata occupations are those in which demand for visas outstrips supply, such as ICT and accounting. In 2016, some of my students working in IT needed only 65 points to get an invitation. Now, you need up to 95 points if you work in this field.

996 Visa: Tourist Visa.
It might help if you have a host.


Australia is part of the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa scheme. Working Holiday visa: Includes Chilean citizens.