Immigrate to Australia from Iceland
Immigration to Australia from Iceland 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 Iceland now call Australia their permanent home.
Reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Iceland
There are many reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Iceland 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 Iceland.
Australian Immigration has a non-discrimination policy. This means that applicants from Iceland are treated fairly, and with the same respect as applicants from every other Country in the World.
How to Immigrate out of Iceland to Australia
There are a range of Australia Visas available to Citizens of Iceland moving to Australia, ranging from Employer Sponsored Visas through to the Skilled Migration subclass 189, 190 and 491 Visas.
Most applicants from Iceland to Australia are searching Australian Permanent Residency Visas
The 189 and 190 visa classes are available to Citizens of Iceland providing they meet certain strict requirements and score the requisite number of points. The minimum points score for applicants from Iceland is 65.
189 and 190 Visa Holders from Iceland 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 Iceland Get an Australian Citizenship
189 and 190 visa holders from Iceland 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 Iceland who must be aged under 45 and hold a skills assessment.
Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland; [ˈistlant] (listen)) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.[b] The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude almost entirely outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls (i.e., slaves or serfs) of Gaelic origin.
How to Immigrate to Australia from Iceland
- 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 Iceland Immigrate to the land Down Under.
Timeframe to Immigrate to Australia from Iceland
We anticipate it will take around 12 months from start to finish for a successful application to immigrate to Australia from Iceland.
Author: Alex Mac, Senior Partner, Australia Made Simple
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