The Tasmanian Government has announced a new opportunity that aims to attract and retain skilled migrants who have immediate family in Tasmania. This opportunity relates to General Skilled Migration Subclass 190, Permanent Resident Visa and Subclass 489 and provisional visas. The family member needs to be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen who has lived in Tasmania for 12 or more months, and it includes a parent, child, aunt or uncle, or grandparent.
If an applicant has immediate family in Tasmania, they do not need to include a job offer with their application.They do however need their relative to agree to support them when they arrive in Tasmania and to assist them in the process of gaining employment.
Applicants also need to fulfill the Department of Immigration and Border Protections requirements for skills migration as listed below, but the family link exempts them from having to provide a job offer with their application.
- Score at least 60 points for the DIBP points test (including 5 points allocated for 190 State nomination.
- Have a valid and positive skills assessment for the nominated occupation.
- Have at least competent English and provide evidence of this with a recognised English language test or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand.