To apply for State Sponsorship from Western Australia you will need the following:
1 to have submitted an Expression of Interest in SkillSelect with Department of Immigration and Citizenship and acquired an EOI number;
2 an occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL);
3 to meet the State Sponsorship for Western Australia;
4 to submit an application online with Skilled Migration Western Australia and pay a non refundable $200 application fee; and
5 if required, an offer of employment emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org after submitting an online application.
All successful applicants are required to:
- live and work in Western Australia for two years upon arrival; and
- bring sufficient funds (for at least three months) into the State to cover settlement costs.
If your application is successful, you will receive an email from Skilled Migration Western Australia containing a sponsorship agreement. When the signed sponsorship agreement is returned by email, you will be nominated in the SkillSelect system and receive an invitation from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to submit your visa application.
SkillSelect is an online service with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI). Intending migrants could be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they could be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.
For more information and to submit an EOI, please visit the DIAC website at www.skillselect.gov.au
Offer of employment
If you have studied in Australia and are a recent graduate, or live in an Australian state other than Western Australia, you require an offer of employment. This is also a requirement for applicants with an occupation on the WASMOL Schedule 2 (off list).
The offer of employment must meet all of the following conditions:
- be in your nominated, or closely related occupation;
- be based in Western Australia, for visa subclass 489 this must be in an area outside of Perth and surrounding areas;
- be for at least one year; and
- be full time (a minimum of 37.5 hours a week).
If you are currently employed in Western Australia, in your nominated or closely related occupation, you must provide evidence that this employment will continue for a further 12 months.
After submitting your online application to Skilled Migration WA you must email your offer of employment or evidence of continuing employment to email@example.com
This must be typed on company letterhead and signed by your potential or current employer.
Please include your reference number, which you will receive after submitting an online application in the subject line of the email.