It’s a great time to make the decision to move to Australia to live and work permanently. As the country comes out of COVID, our economy has burst into life and we have unprecedented demand for skilled workers, especially in areas like construction, hospitality, administration, and utilities. People with data and digital skills, including software orchestration/automation, artificial intelligence and data analysis are also in massive demand… the list goes on. Where to Start If you’re planning to settle here permanently, and you have the skills we need, you have a few options when it comes to arranging a visa: A regional visa will let you live and work in spectacular regional Australia. A skilled migration visa will let you live and work anywhere in this vast country. If you’re an entrepreneur, an investor and/or business owner, and you want to continue activity in Australia, or establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia, you’ll need a business investment visa. If you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field you may be able eligible for a global talent visa. Some of these pathways simply require an eligible visa application, others require sponsorship. You can find out more about permanent work here. If you are unsure of which visa you’ll need, use the Visa Finder. Be Ready to Wait Important to realise is that having been closed to visitors during COVID, intending migrants are enduring long delays when trying to get their visa applications processed. That’s because the Australian government had to divert resources into other administrative areas during the pandemic. However, the Federal Government has now committed to get applications processed by putting those resources – and more – into place. Sounds Easy, But… The trick to getting your visa application through as quickly as possible is to ensure you’re applying for the most appropriate visa – which is more complex than it sounds. You also need to have all your paperwork prepared, in great detail, before you submit, otherwise you’ll be bounced backwards and forwards. With over 20 years in the business, the Ayers Group can help you out here. We can provide an accurate assessment of your 482 visa eligibility in minutes and guide you through your visa application process. We can even provide pre-approval of your visa so that you can get on with securing a job here in Australia. Finally, as one of few companies approved by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (Immigration Department) to hire and on-hire international workers, we can take you on as our own contractor under an arrangement that enables you to sub-contract your services to multiple companies around the country. If you’re not already talking to the Ayers Group about arranging your visa, it’s time to get in touch. See how we can help you today.