Australia consists of a large island continent. It is the only country in the world that is a continent. The country is only a little smaller than the United States but its sparse population is comparable with that of Canada. English is the language of Australia. Christianity is the faith most widely professed.
Australia has had one of the strongest economies in the world over the past two decades. Australia’s high economic performance resting on strong growth, low inflation and low interest rates has been the result of effective economic management and on going structural reform, along with a competitive and dynamic private sector and a skilled, flexible workforce.
Essentially, there are five main ways to immigrate to Australia. The usual categories for permanent residence classes are:
Family visa is for people who qualify for Family Migration through close kinship ties with an Australian, an Australian permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia. Or you may be married or engaged to one.
There are many different family reunion visas. The most common categories relate to bringing a partner or prospective spouse to Australia, but it is also possible to bring children, parents and remaining relatives.
For Australia Skilled immigration you need a skill as defined as a skilled occupation as included in the skilled occupation list which is used to define who can apply without a sponsoring employer by the department Australia Immigration.
Australian immigration law requires a two-stage visa processing for business skills migrants. Under these arrangements, almost all business migrants are granted a provisional visa for four years.
After establishing a business with the requisite level of business activity or maintaining the requisite level of investment in Australia, provisional visa holders are eligible to apply for permanent residence.
A temporary visa can be granted for holidays, temporary employment sponsored by an employer, students etc. The Visa expires after a specified date. Some temporary visas are granted on the basis of your passport of nationality, without ever requiring documentation to be submitted e.g. UK.