How to Calculate your Australian Immigration Points
Add your points for each section to come up with your Immigration Points Total.
1. Points for Age to Immigrate to Australia as a Legal Professional
Your age points are calculated as within an age band until the last day before your birthday that pushes you into the next bracket. For example you are in the 18-24 age band until the day before your 25th Birthday. On the date of your 25th birthday you move up to the next age bracket for points purposes.
Age 18 – 24 = 25 points
Age 25 – 32 = 30 points
Age 33 – 39 = 25 points
Age 40 – 44 = 15 points
Age 45 – 45 is the new age limit for Australian Skilled Migration. Once you are 45 you are not eligible for skilled migration, however, you may be able to move to Australia under one of their many other visa programs. To find out which visa options you are eligible for – take our Free Visa Assessment.
2. Points for English Language to Immigrate to Australia as a Legal Professional
Good 20 points
Medium 10 points
Basic 0 points
3. Points for Work Experience to Immigrate to Australia as a Legal Professional
3 to 5 years 5 points
5 to 8 years 10 points
8 years + 15 points
Please note that your work experience time continues even after your application is submitted if you are working in your qualified profession. So if you look like moving into the next experience band for work experience in the coming months – give yourself the points for the higher band as you will be into that bracket by the time the final tally of points are made by Australian Immigration as a check.
4. Points for Qualification to Immigrate to Australia as a Legal Professional
PHD 20 points
Degree 15 points
Trade Qualification 10 points
5. Points for Community Language Skills.
Languages qualifying for extra points for Immigration to Australia as a Legal Professional
To gain the 5 extra points for a credentialed Community Language listed above you will need to be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters NAATI . To become accredited you will need to pass the NAATI testing at Level 2 or above.
It is not enough to simply speak the language, you must have the accreditation to be able to claim the extra 5 points.
6. State Sponsorship and Regional Area points.
We will always make an application across the State Sponsored visa class of Permanent Residency. So add an extra 5 points for the State Sponsorship Visa and an extra 15 points of the Regional Visa 491 option.
7. Partner Skills points for Australian Skilled Migration
If your partner is also qualified in an occupation on the Occupations in Demand Lists, and your partner is willing to undertake the skills assessment for that occupation, you can add another 5 points.
Now add up your points.
The minimum points you need to qualify for Australian Skilled Migration is 65. If you have not yet reached 65 please get in contact with us through completing this free visa assessment. There are some other ways to gain points that you might qualify for and there are other visa pathways that could be open to you. Too many people assume they do not qualify, when indeed they do.
Pros and Cons of Immigrating to Australia as a Legal Professional
While Immigrating to Australia as a Legal Professional can seem fun and exciting do remember that it’s a complex legal process and you have no automatic right to move to Australia regardless of your country of origin. Even if you have the required points and a positive skill assessment that may still never offer you a visa. It all depends on how many other people are applying and how they are ranked vs the needs of the Australian economy.
Some applicants get very frustrated in the whole process and give up, or look for easier and cheaper options to start a new life in a different country. The most popular alternative to making an Australian visa application is Immigrating to Canada as a Legal Professional.