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Visas, Immigration and Citizenship
If you have the skills, Australia has the lifestyle. If you like the idea of Australia's climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities—take the next step and find out more about Australia's skilled working visas. Your journey starts when you submit an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian Government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government. Find out what you need to do to complete your expression of interest through SkillSelect.
Increase in Visa Application Charge (VAC) from 1 January 2015
The new pricing arrangements will apply to visa applications lodged on, or after 1 January 2015. You can calculate the total cost for your visa application using the Visa Pricing Table at www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/visa-pricing-table.htm
Frequently asked questions
► Police checks from channelers are NOT acceptable for Australian immigration purposes. Please consult the FBI website for information on obtaining an Identity History Summary check directly from the FBI. The current processing time for an Identity History Summary is approximately 12 weeks.
► The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be closed on public holidays.
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