How to apply for Australian Immigration from Saudi Arabia?

Here’s a complete guide for people of Saudi Arabia wishing to migrate to Australia from Saudi Arabia brought to you by MilkyWay Immigration Consultants, Riyadh. We help individuals, families, and businesses in Australian Immigration from Saudi Arabia.

Australia has thrown its doors open for skilled individuals in more than 400 different occupations that Australia requires. Apart from that Australia offers working holiday visas, student visas, working visas and more. If you are living in Saudi interested in migrating to Australia from Saudi Arabia this guide is for you.

Before you go any further know your Visa type:


Before applying for your visa to Australia, you should decide the visa subclass under which you need to register your visa application. Australia has nearly 150 types of Visas available for different requirements. Use the Visa Finder to find information on visa options to meet specific requirements. For more details you can also visit the Department of Home Affairs website or the Visa Office at the Australian Consulate-General, Saudi Arabia.

  1. The different categories of Visas are:
  2. Visitor Visa
  3. Transit
  4. Medical Treatment
  5. Temporary Work (Short Stay)
  6. Student
  7. Temporary Residence
  8. Family – Partne
  9. Family – Child
  10. Family – Other
  11. Resident Return
  12. Citizenship By Descent

Once you decide the visa type you need to apply for, please ensure to read up all relevant information on that category like Visa Fees, VFS Service Charges, Documents Required, Photo Specifications and Processing Time etc.

Visa Application Process

Step 1

Select a visa subclass which is appropriate for the purpose of your travel to Australia and download the relevant visa application form.

Step 2

Support your visa application with proper documentation. See checklists provided under each Visa type for a list of supporting documentation. All documents required to support your application should be submitted at the time of applying for Visa.

Step 3

Organize payment of the visa fees:

Mode of Payment

Visa Fees are payable by Credit Card only in KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman

Step 4

You should take an online appointment in advance to submit your application. This is mandatory. On the scheduled time you should visit the AVAC in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain or Qatar and submit your application. Submit your biometrics also when you submit your application.

Important note for visa applicants:

Application forms for persons aged less than 18 years must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Any documents submitted that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Include all relevant information and additional documentation in support of your application during submission.

If all documents are not submitted, a decision may be made on the basis of whatever information is available.

Immigrate to Australia from Saudi Arabia on Skilled Migration

For any citizen of Saudi Arabia or an expat living in Saudi Arabia to immigrate to Australia on Skilled Migration, they must first be qualified in an occupation in demand in Australia. Also, they should score the points required to enter the Australia Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

Steps involved in Applying for Permanent Residency of Australia under Skilled Migration

Step 1. Identify an Occupation in Demand

There are many Occupations in Demand in Australia. You can find them from the list published in the website.

Step 2 Score at least 65 on the Australian Points list

Try to score at least 65 points on the Australian Immigration Points score list. Points are awarded for many factors.

Age Points

18-24 (inclusive) – 25

25-32 (inclusive) – 30

33-39 (inclusive) – 25

40-44 (inclusive) – 15 English Language Points Superior – 20

Proficient – 10

Competent – 0

Skilled Employment Points

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) – 20

At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) – 15 At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years) – 5 Points for Overseas Skilled Employment

Expats working in Saudi Arabia or Applicants who have spent time working away from their home country for a certain period of time get points for this.

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) – 15

At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) – 10 At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) – 5 Points for Education

PHD – 20

Degree – 15

Trade Certificate – 10

Points for Education previously undertaken in Australia

If you’ve previously studied in Australia extra points can be claimed:

One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet the Australian Study Requirement – 5.

If you also studied in Regional Australia, you can add further points – 5

Points for Credentialed Language Skills

If you can speak one of the credentialed community languages, you can qualify for 5 extra points. For this, you must be accredited with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the professional level. NAATI gives accreditation when you qualify in their examination.

Points for Professional year in Australia

You can claim five points if you have completed a Professional Year in Australia in the four years before you are invited to apply. This excludes Working Holidays.

Points for skilled spouse or partner

You can add on extra 10 points once your spouse or partner secures a positive skills assessment (they also should have an occupation on demand) then add on a further 10 points.

If your spouse or partner is competent on English you can add on 5 points.

Points for STEM Qualifications

10 points are awarded for STEM Qualifications which are Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

Points for being Single

You can reward yourself 10 points if you are planning on migrating to Australia from Saudi Arabia on your own.

Points for receiving a 190 Invitation to Apply

You get 5 extra points if you receive a nomination from an Australian State or Territory government. If you are sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia then award yourself 15 Points.

Add up all your points and see if you have reached 65 points for the next step.

Step 3 Secure a positive Skills Assessment

For all skilled migration visa categories, the Skills Assessment process is mandatory. Each Profession, Occupation and Trade have their own Skills Assessment Authority tied to Australian Immigration and they certify if the applicant has the right skills, experience, and qualifications to migrate to Australia from Saudi Arabia.

Step 4 The EOI – Expression of Interest

After a positive skills assessment, you can lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) for immigrating to Australia from Saudi Arabia. Make the EOI as strong as possible as Australian authorities decide which applications are going to receive their Invitation to Apply from the details in this declaration.

Step 5. Invitation to Apply

Australia issues approval in principle of your visa allowing you to migrate to Australia from Saudi Arabia in the form of Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Step 6. Granting of your Visa

After you receive your ITA, you can complete health checks, police checks and medicals as final stages of the Australia Visa process.

Once your Australian visa is granted you are ready to go to make the migration to Australia from Saudi Arabia. A period of 12 months is allowed to activate your Australian Permanent Residency Visas.

 MilkyWay Immigration consultants are your best partners for Australia immigration from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Get in touch with us to know more.

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