Australia 885 Visas

Welcome to Brighter Visas - 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. Brighter Visas can do it all, so click on the free assessment to contact us today, without obligation.

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, Brighter Visas 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 Brighter Visas

Brighter Visas 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 Brighter Visas free online assessment today. Simply click on the link below to begin the application process.

February 14, 2015

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My experience with Brighter Visas has been wonderful so far. From the day of my assessment to the day of my application to the day of searching for employment, everything has been very smooth. My consultant, Mr. Luke, has been very helpful and accommodating with all my inquiries and needs. He's always available whenever I have questions or when I'm in need of his assistance. He calls me from time-to-time to update me of my case and assures me that everything is going well, which is why I never worry of my application because I'm confident that I am in good hands and in a good team. Brighter Visas also sends e-news letters, which give me more options and knowledge of the employment in my desired country.

I have already recommended Brighter Visas to my friends and would recommend it to my colleagues.

Thank You, Brighter Visas!


The whole experience of using Brighter Visas was very professional and dealt with extremely efficiently, from initial enquiries with Chetan to structuring the application and final outcome with Simin.

I would recommend Brighter to anyone looking to immigrate and in need of an agent.

Many thanks for a pleasant service and great outcome.


The immigration consultant was very knowlegeable and provided me with a regular update on my case. I never imagined it was for real until i got an email that my green card has been approved. At this point, i am more than willingly to recommend Brighter Visas to friends and family members since they truly are the best in rendering professisonal immigration services to people world over.


It is difficult to explain how good it felt when my visa was approved.  Years of dreaming about living overseas out of the smoke.  Then applying to make the move before I got too old with my whole family was so stressful and exciting but also I was very anxious.  I just want to say thanks to the whole team for my visa but most of all for giving me months of free therapy when I needed a little reassurance I was doing the right thing.  

I love my new life and my kids are doing so well in School it is just amazing.