Immigrate to Australia from Western Sahara
Immigration to Australia from Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara now call Australia their permanent home.
Reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Western Sahara
There are many reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara.
Australian Immigration has a non-discrimination policy. This means that applicants from Western Sahara are treated fairly, and with the same respect as applicants from every other Country in the World.
How to Immigrate out of Western Sahara to Australia
There are a range of Australia Visas available to Citizens of Western Sahara moving to Australia, ranging from Employer Sponsored Visas through to the Skilled Migration subclass 189, 190 and 491 Visas.
Most applicants from Western Sahara to Australia are searching Australian Permanent Residency Visas
The 189 and 190 visa classes are available to Citizens of Western Sahara providing they meet certain strict requirements and score the requisite number of points. The minimum points score for applicants from Western Sahara is 65.
189 and 190 Visa Holders from Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara Get an Australian Citizenship
189 and 190 visa holders from Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara who must be aged under 45 and hold a skills assessment.
Western Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الغربية aṣ-Ṣaḥrā’ al-Gharbīyah; Berber languages: Taneẓroft Tutrimt; Spanish and French: Sahara Occidental) is a disputed territory on the northwest coast and in the Maghreb region of North and West Africa, partially controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and partially occupied by neighboring Morocco. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres (103,000 sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of which nearly 40% live in Laayoune, the largest city in Western Sahara.
Occupied by Spain until the late 20th century, Western Sahara has been on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territories since 1963 after a Moroccan demand. It is the most populous territory on that list, and by far the largest in area. In 1965, the UN General Assembly adopted its first resolution on Western Sahara, asking Spain to decolonize the territory. One year later, a new resolution was passed by the General Assembly requesting that a referendum be held by Spain on self-determination. In 1975, Spain relinquished the administrative control of the territory to a joint administration by Morocco (which had formally claimed the territory since 1957) and Mauritania. A war erupted between those countries and a Sahrawi nationalist movement, the Polisario Front, which proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) with a government in exile in Tindouf, Algeria. Mauritania withdrew its claims in 1979, and Morocco eventually secured de facto control of most of the territory, including all the major cities and natural resources. The United Nations considers the Polisario Front to be the legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people, and maintains that the Sahrawis have a right to self-determination.
How to Immigrate to Australia from Western Sahara
- 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 Western Sahara Immigrate to the land Down Under.
Timeframe to Immigrate to Australia from Western Sahara
We anticipate it will take around 12 months from start to finish for a successful application to immigrate to Australia from Western Sahara.
Author: Alex Mac, Senior Partner, Australia Made Simple
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