Thursday, 18 April 2019
Code of Conduct


AMES has clients from
more than 50 countries

to our clients who have had their Visa granted in the past 12 months:

Cecilia T.  from Italy
Disabilities Services Officer
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
8 February 2019

Antonio. P. C.  from Spain
Sales and Marketing Manager
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
8 February 2019

Molly K.W.  from United States
Teacher Hearing Impaired
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
2 February 2019

Raul C. V.  from Venezuela
Geotechnical Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
25 January 2019

April Marie C.  from Philippines
Child Care Worker
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
23 January 2019

Faud H.  from Kosovo
Factory worker
Subclass 600 (visitor stream)
16 January 2019

Manuel G. L.  from Spain
Civil Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
22 December 2018

Sebastian B.  from Poland
Construction Manager
Subclass 186 (employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
19 December 2018

MS Z.  from Bangladesh
Medical Physicist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
17 December 2018

Jaime E.H.  from Colombia
Telecommunications Engineer
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
11 December 2018

Pauline Marie S.  from France
Human Resources Specialist
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
8 December 2018

Fatema S.  from India
Community Support Worker
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
27 November 2018

Veronica F. L.  from Bolivia
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
20 November 2018

Mariana H.G.  from Mexico
ICT Business Analyst
Subclass820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
16 November 2018

Jorge N. R.  from Venezuela
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
10 November 2018

Belina B.  from United States
Subclass 500 (Student)
24 October 2018

Alex A. V.  from Mexico
Marketing Specialist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
19 October 2018

Ibrahim K. S.  from India
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
17 October 2018

Darshinie V.  from Malaysia
Special Needs Teacher
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
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Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 October 2018

Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 500 (Student)
2 October 2018

Hande M. A.  from Turkey
Market Researcher
Subclass 186 (Permanent Employer Nominated)
15 September 2018

Carlota C. C.  from Spain
Conference & Events Organiser
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 September 2018

Erila B.  from Albania
Social Worker
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
6 September 2018

Rajat I  from India
Subclass 602 (Medical Treatment)
28 August 2018

Stephen J. R.  from India
Subclass 489 (Subsequent Applicant)
28 August 2018

David A. N.  from Mexico
Restaurant Manager
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
15 August 2018

Luca V.  from Italy
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
2 August 2018

Carlos R.O.  from Spain
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
25 July 2018

Sabina B.  from Nepal
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
2 July 2018

Gijerjii G.  from Albania
Subclass Subclass 600 (visitor Australian sponsored)
4 June 2018

Karolina Anna K.  from Poland
Logistics Officer
Subclass485 (Post-Study Work) visa
9 May 2018

Federico O.  from Spain
Subclass 500 (Student)
9 May 2018

Jeom Sook Y.  from S. Korea
Dental Hygienist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
27 April 2018

Bharat S. B.  from India
Project Administrator
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
18 April 2018

Maxiel L.  from Mexico
Admin Assistant
Subclass 309 (Offshore Partner Provisional)
4 April 2018

Luca P.  from Italy
Manufacturing Production Manager
Subclass 489 (GSM - Regional State Nom)
19 March 2018

Gustavo M. A.  from Mexico
Graphic Designer and Ilustrator
Subclass 186-ENS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
13 March 2018

Francisco A. C.  from Argentina
Data Analyst
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
9 March 2018

Prahbu G.  from India
Electronics Engineer
Subclass 500 (student)
27 February 2018

Viktor R.  from Germany
Business Analyst
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
15 February 2018

Stelian B.  from Italy
Graphic Designer
Subclass 500 (student)
12 February 2018

Renon D. M.  from Brazil
Business Analyst
Subclass 500 (student)
2 February 2018

Ngoc Tien N.  from Vietnam
Social Worker
Subclass 500 (student)
19 January 2018

Jonathan A. W.  from USA
Agriculrural Scientist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
15 January 2018

Sylvie N.  from Burkina Fasso
Geoscience Technician
Subclass 500 (student)
15 January 2018

Samudi P.  from Sri Lanka
University Tutor
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
3 January 2018

Pamela S.  from Croatia
High School Graduate
Subclass 500 (student
3 January 2018

Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored Visa - Subclass 489

If you just miss out on being eligible for one of the Permanent Skilled Visas (Skilled Independent or Skilled Nominated), because EITHER

  1. your nominated occupation is not on the current Skilled Occupations List, OR
  2. your Points Test score is just less than 60,

you may be eligible for a PROVISIONAL (ie Temporary) Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored Visa, which enables you to live and work in Regional Australia for 3 years and to apply for a permanent Skilled Visa when you have lived there for 2 years and worked there full-time for 1 year.

The key to this visa is the term "REGIONAL AUSTRALIA", which refers to the whole of Australia with the exception of Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast, Wollongong, the greater Brisbane area, the Gold Coast, the Melbourne metropolitan area and Perth and surrounding areas.

Sponsored by a State or Territory

Every State and Territory has a State Migration Plan, which contain a larger number of occupations than does the current SOL, though the number and kind of occupations in each of the Plans is somewhat different. When your nominated occupation is in a particular State Migration Plan and you score at least 60 points on the Points Test, you may be eligible for a Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) visa by being sponsored by that State or Territory. If you are so sponsored, you can claim an extra 10 points for your Points Test, so that you only need 50 points on the basic Points Test to become eligible.

Sponsored by an Eligible Relative

If your nominated occupation is on the Skilled Occupations List, but your Points Test score is less than 60 and you or your spouse have an eligible relative who lives in Regional Australia and who is willing to sponsor you, you can claim an extra 10 points for your Points Test, so that you only need 50 points on the basic Points Test to become eligible.

Pathways to Permanent Residence

If you are successful in gaining the visa, you must live, work and study only in the Regional Area of Australia for which you have been sponsored. If you do, you can apply for a PERMANENT Skilled - Regional (Subclass 887) visa, after you have held the visa for two years.

You also have the option of applying for a permanent visa at any time if you are supported by a regional employer in Regional Australia.

Requirements for the Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) Visa

The full requirements for the Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) Visa are that you have to be under 50 years of age and have adequate EnglishYou must prove this by providing the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score required for your nominated occupation.. You will need to have formal professional qualifications in your nominated occupation.Your nominated occupation is the occupation for which you have a Skills Assessment. Whether you are, or are not, a professional in your nominated occupation is determined by the assessing body designated by Australia The State Migration Plans show which assessing body you need to approach for your particular occupation. to assess your skills and qualifications.

To be eligible for this visa -

  1. you must have a satisfactory IELTS score and
  2. you must have a skills assessment.


For the former you have to actually sit for the IELTS Test - DIAC does not accept any other test of English at this time - and you should do so well before you start planning your visa application. The timing and the results of the IELTS test are entirely within your control.

Skills Assessment

The Skills Assessment creates some uncertainty: it is usually the first stage of the visa aplication process and as such the outcome cannot be predicted. In the vast majority of cases, however, as long as your application follows the rules and the supporting documentation is perfect, it is unlikely that your skills assessment will be negative. In the unlikely event that this should happen, most Assessment Authorities allow an application to be submitted more than once.

Double-check your Eligibility

The Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) Subclass 489 allows for two different types of sponsorship:

  1. you can be sponsored by the regional authority of a State or Territory OR
  2. you can be sponsored by an Eligible Relative You or your partner must be related to your sponsor as a non-dependent child (including a stepchild),a parent (including a step parent), a brother or sister (including a step-sibling), a niece or nephew (including a step niece or nephew) or an aunt or uncle (including a step aunt or uncle).

Sponsored by a State/Territory

To be eligible for this Visa (Subclass 489), which entitles people outside Australia to gain temporary (3-year) residence in Regional Australia based on sponsorship by a participating State or Territory government agency

Sponsored by an Eligible Relative

To be eligible for this Visa (Subclass 489), which entitles people outside Australia to gain temporary (3-year) residence in regional Australia based on sponsorship from an eligible family member who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia

Are you familiar with the IELTS Test?
If not, click here to find out all about the IELTS.


Do you know what Skills Assessment involves?
If not, click here to find out all about Skills Assessment.


Do you know what the Points Test involves?
If not, click here to find out how points are allocated in the Points Test.