885 Visa

Welcome to Visas To - the world-leading Australian immigration consultancy. Our impressive team of experts are fully qualified to assist you to find the best Australian visa for your own personal requirements.

Relocation is a big step and is important to get right first time, every time. You need expert advice and support throughout your move - from the initial 885 visas through the Australia immigration process, finding work, moving your belongings and finding a home. Visas To can do it all, so click on the free assessment to contact us today, without obligation.

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While many overseas applicants apply for their Australia Visas through sponsorship, there are other routes to long-term employment there. If you are an independent applicant, Visas To can advise you on your eligibility for 885 visas. Why not contact us now by clicking on the link below to take our free online assessment and determine the best Australian working visas for your needs.

The skilled independent visas for Australia (885)

Sponsorship by an employer or region is not the only option for overseas students interested in permanent immigration to Australia and finding employment. Subclass 885 visas grant permanent residency to independent applicants who are judged to have the necessary characteristics for the Australian job market. As with most General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas, a points test system is used to judge the suitability of applicants. Alternatively, the 856 visa may be more appropriate to your circumstances.

Who can qualify for 885 visas?

This type of independent visa is for applicants who are already in Australia and fall into one of these categories:

  • Overseas students or former overseas students
  • Holders of a Skilled Graduate subclass 485 visas or a Skilled Recognised Graduate subclass 476 visas
  • Holders of a Trade Skills Training subclass 471 visas

To qualify, applicants must also:

  • Be under 45 years of age
  • Have good English language skills
  • Meet the Australian standards for an occupation that is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and has the right points value (either 50 or 60).

Benefits of 885 visas

Successful applicants for Australia visas subclass 885 are granted the right to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Other benefits include:

  • Eligibility for Australian citizenship
  • The right to travel to and enter Australia for five years from the date the visa was granted
  • The right to study in Australia
  • The ability to sponsor others for permanent residence

Apply for 885 visas through Visas To

Visas To has extensive experience in dealing with all types of application for Australian permanent residency. We can discuss your eligibility for a skilled independent visa and answer all your questions about the points test, or the cost of applying. Save yourself time by taking the Visas To free online assessment today. Simply click on the link below to begin the application process.

July 15, 2015

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Congratulations to everyone involved with helping me to secure a visa for aus. Really looking forward to starting my new life down under. I know that visa applications are often extremely difficult so i really appreciate all of your great efforts!


Visa arrived yesterday, can't believe it's finally here! Bravo.


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i only have 2 words to say THANK YOU!!!


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Comments: You has been an absolute star, you always returns my calls and ALWAYS gives us the correct information.  Our documents have now been submitted to WA Australia, we are awaiting a case officer to be allocated to us. 

My Case Manager has so much patience and is very understanding. She always returns my calls, I call a number of times :) I am a stress freak at the moment due to my pregnancy, she was very re-assuring and super efficient, I will definitely recommend you to family relatives and friends who want to immigrate.

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Hello to every one who is in VisasTo, infact I want to use this opportunity to thank VisasTo for how they have being manageing my case .
More especially my case manage , Although I have not win my case yet but I know me and my family are on our way to Canada , but what suprise me with this VisasTo is the way my case manage talk to me , she talk to me like a mother,a sister and a brother ,that makes me to like talking to her every day and she makes things easy for me to understand ,once again thank you VisasTo for given her( miss Mo)such training and thank you for the way you are handling my case and I hope you will win my case in due time thanks and God bless you .


 I found the services of my case worker to be very professional, courteous and helpful in all aspects of helping me sort out my immigration status. She also seemed like a very friendly and down to earth person which made it so much easier.