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Chain Migration

What is chain Migration?

Chain migration is an extra opportunity for ten points if you have a close relative (brother, sister, parent or grandparent) living in a particular state.

This option also allows access to a broader list of occupations, however there are some hurdles and drawbacks.

The first hurdle is that this visa is only available if you family member lives in a designated regional area.  Check here to see if your family member lives in one of these areas.

The second hurdle is that you must have completed a Bachelor Degree or higher qualification.

You still need to meet the English and Skills assessment criteria.

Your family member must be over 18 and must have been living in Australia as a Permanent resident or Citizen for 12months or more.

The visa issued (Subclass 489) is a four year provisional visa and during this time, you must work for at least 12 months in a skilled occupation to qualify for the permanent version of the visa  (Subclass 877)

Quotas apply in some cases so as we get closer to the end of our Financial Year (this is the end of June) there might not be opportunities available in all the areas of the Australia.

Please note that this option can be quite complex, so contact us or complete the free visa assessment so that we can help you find out if you qualify.




Please understand that the advice on this website is general in nature and subject to change without notice.  We try to keep it as accurate as we can, however keeping up with changes in the Migration environment is sometimes very challenging.

This website does not replace personal advice about your specific situation.  You can contact us via the free visa assessment tool and we can then advise you of the options available to you.



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