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Northern Territory Visa Options Includes DAMA And More

The Northern Territory…what is going on?

We will examine the DAMA and the state nomination visas (190 and 489) as well as the opportunities for graduate visa holders and student visa holders. How do you apply for a nomination from the Northern Territory?

The Northern Territory are offering exceptions for temporary Sponsored Work visas. We examine the DAMA agreement and find that there are more occupations to choose from and applicants can qualify much easier. But it is a temporary visa, not a permanent option. It MAY lead to a permanent visa option in the future…

More information about DAMA here –> https://business.nt.gov.au/business/migration-information-for-business/northern-territory-designated-area-migration-agreement

We also look at Independent visa and getting nominated by the Northern Territory. When applying for nomination there are different “variations”. Normally you must have lived in the Northern Territory for six months and worked in your skilled occupation or related field for at least six months.

Information for people looking to Study or work on a graduate visa in the Northern Territory
https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/important-information-if-you-already-live-in-australia

If you want to best possible advice talk to a migration agent and NOT AN EDUCATION AGENT!!!!

123 MIGRATION have agreements with Northern Territory schools so we can help you through the process applying with those schools as well as applying for student visas at no cost.

List of all current visas: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Hello sir
    I am from India I want to know more about DAMA. And I am interested file in skill WROK so give me suggestions what can I do ? For further process. Answer me As soon as possible
    Thanks

    1. Hi Kundan!
      Unlike other countries, in Australia, It is illegal for any company to “package” work and visa opportunities together. Be very careful of scams and never give cash! Any business or service that offers to find you a sponsor for money is doing so illegally and you may find it is a scam.

      A sponsor is an employer that operates a legal business in Australia AND can provide you with a full-time employment contract. It is illegal for Migration Agents to help you find a sponsor. It is also illegal for employers to receive money for sponsorships, it can result in a conviction.

      Almost 85% of sponsored visas are for applicants in Australia. Finding a sponsor from overseas is very difficult. If you want to get a work visa for Australia then I recommend that you improve your English, get a qualification for an occupation in demand and obtain some work experience. Otherwise, your chances are near impossible.

      1. Hi Nicholas,

        Thanks for your clarification. But for someone who has a 5year work experience, good in english with IELTS certification, what are the chances and how do we apply if any chance. Thanks

        1. Hi Nonso, if you are in Australia then you need to find an employer in the Northern Territory that is willing to sponsor you. Remember that sponsoring is a commitment by the employer, they have to put in time and effort whilst running their business. They will only attempt sponsorship if they have a serious need for an employee and after serious thought. Once you have found an employer will to sponsor you then they will need to nominate you and you will need to apply for the visa under the DAMA agreement. You will need to meet the requirements of the 482 TSS visa and allow for any concessions that the DAMA gives to sponsors, occupations and applicants.

  2. Is it possible to find sponsor from overseas? If so, how do I find sponsor and where can I apply for the job.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Max In Australia, it is illegal for any company to package work and visa opportunities together, so you will need to find an employer/sponsor either through an employment agency or by yourself. The problem with employment agencies is that without an Australian visa it is not likely they will see you as a good candidate for any job as you have no work rights…. it is a catch 22.

  3. Hi
    I wonder if you can assist us.
    Myself and my partner are in South Africa with our two kids. We are seriously considering immigrating to Australia.
    We are thinking about the sponsored Visa. From your comment above you say it’s easier when you’re in the country.
    Are there any agencies you can recommend to help us in finding suitable work? We would also be happy going to Darwin.

    Regards

    Tannje

    1. Hi Tannje!

      Yes, over 85% of sponsored visas are for applicants that are already in Australia. This is because of the wait times can be long and naturally, employers are more comfortable going through the process if they are familiar with the applicant and their work ethic. In Australia, it is illegal for any company to package work and visa opportunities together, so you will need to find an employer either through an employment agency or by yourself. You might want to consider an independent visa. You will need to have an occupation in demand and a high points score of over 65 to qualify, you can do the points test here https://www.123migrationagent.com.au/work-visas/independent-visa-calculator/

  4. I’m a qualified cook and I got a positive outcome for skill assessment for Australia.I’m interested in DAMA and I have received enough score in ielts for DAMA.But,it’s very difficult to find sponsorship.Could you please tell me what should I do now?

    1. Hi Ruwan! It really depends if you are in Australia or outside of Australia. Almost 85% of sponsored visas are for applicants in Australia. Finding a sponsor from overseas is very difficult.

      A sponsor is an employer that operates a legal business in Australia AND can provide you with a full-time employment contract. It is illegal for Migration Agents to help you find a sponsor. It is also illegal for employers to receive money for sponsorships, it can result in a conviction.

      The best way to find a sponsor is to find an employer in need of a cook, unfortunately, there is no formula for finding a job in the Northern Territory. It is usually a combination of hard work and luck.

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