Immigrate to Australia from Fiji
Immigration to Australia from Fiji has grown at a yearly rate of 11.88%, making it one of the biggest migration routes for skilled human capital in the World. Over 300,000 Citizens of Fiji now call Australia their permanent home.
Reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Fiji
There are many reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Fiji including:
- Australia has one of the highest GDPs in the World
- Leading Healthcare
- Best in Class Education
- Thousands of Miles of Sandy Beaches
- A relaxed pace of life
- Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are ranked as some of the most liveable cities in the World
Here at Australia Made Simple we’ve helped advise many individuals and families on their move to Australia from Fiji.
Australian Immigration has a non-discrimination policy. This means that applicants from Fiji are treated fairly, and with the same respect as applicants from every other Country in the World.
How to Immigrate out of Fiji to Australia
There are a range of Australia Visas available to Citizens of Fiji moving to Australia, ranging from Employer Sponsored Visas through to the Skilled Migration subclass 189, 190 and 491 Visas.
Most applicants from Fiji to Australia are searching Australian Permanent Residency Visas
The 189 and 190 visa classes are available to Citizens of Fiji providing they meet certain strict requirements and score the requisite number of points. The minimum points score for applicants from Fiji is 65.
189 and 190 Visa Holders from Fiji enjoy the following benefits:
- Live and work in Australia
- Enter and leave the Country at will
- Access to Health Service (Medicare)
- Education for Children
- Full access to Financial Services
Can Citizens of Fiji Get an Australian Citizenship
189 and 190 visa holders from Fiji can convert their Permanent Residency visas to full Australian Citizenship.
The 491 visa is a Skilled Work Regional visa and has 14,000 places allocated per year. It is valid for five years can convert into full Permanent Residency status. The 491 is available to Citizens of Fiji who must be aged under 45 and hold a skills assessment.
Fiji (/ˈfiːdʒi/ (listen) FEE-jee; Fijian: Viti [ˈβitʃi]; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Fijian: Matanitu Tugalala o Viti;Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand’s North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France’s Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north. Fiji consists of an archipelago of more than 330 islands—of which 110 are permanently inhabited—and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The most outlying island is Ono-i-Lau. The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the total population of 898,760. The capital, Suva, on Viti Levu, serves as the country’s principal cruise-ship port.[failed verification] About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu’s coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres such as Nadi—where tourism is the major local industry—or Lautoka, where the sugar-cane industry is paramount. Due to its terrain, the interior of Viti Levu is sparsely inhabited.
The majority of Fiji’s islands formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Some geothermal activity still occurs today, on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. The geothermal systems on Viti Levu are non-volcanic in origin, with low-temperature (c. 35–60 degrees Celsius) surface discharges. Sabeto Hot Springs near Nadi is a good example. Humans have lived in Fiji since the second millennium BC—first Austronesians and later Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century onwards, and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji operated as a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as the Dominion of Fiji. A military government declared a Republic in 1987 following a series of coups d’état. In a coup in 2006, Commodore Frank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled the military leadership unlawful in 2009, President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the 1997 Constitution and re-appointed Bainimarama as interim Prime Minister. Later in 2009, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau succeeded Iloilo as President. After years of delays, a democratic election took place on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party won 59.2% of the vote, and international observers deemed the election credible.
How to Immigrate to Australia from Fiji
- Identify an Occupation in Demand
- Score at least 65 on the Australian Points list
- Secure a Positive Skills Assessment
- Take an English Test
- Lodge an Expression of Interest
- Receive an Invitation to Apply
- Lodge Formal Application
- Do Police Checks
- Complete Medical Checks
- Receive a PR Visa
Australia Made Simple has an enviable success rate helping Citizens from Fiji Immigrate to the land Down Under.
Timeframe to Immigrate to Australia from Fiji
We anticipate it will take around 12 months from start to finish for a successful application to immigrate to Australia from Fiji.
Author: Alex Mac, Senior Partner, Australia Made Simple
Contact: ONLINE VISA ASSESSMENT