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    Immigrate to Australia from Zambia

    Immigrate to Australia from Zambia

    Immigrate to Australia from Zambia

    How to Immigrate to Australia From Zambia

    Many citizens of Zambia wish to immigrate to Australia.  Australia is Open to Zambians for Immigration on many fronts.  If you want to move from Zambia to Australia you are in luck.  Here at Emigrate Australia, we help individuals and families move to Australia from Zambia all the time and we can help you. 

     

    There are numerous options for Australian Visas and Permanent Residency Options for applicants from Zambia. These Visa options include:

    • Permanent Residency Visas
    • Student Visas
    • Visas for people who have skills Australia needs (there are more than 400 professions on the list)
    • Working Holidays
    • Long Term Work Visas
    • Temporary Work Visas
    • Family Reunion Visas
    • Fiance Visas
    • Investment Visas

    And more

    Let our website be your guide.  If you want to migrate to Australia, work or study in Australia, this is the immigration guide for you.

    Immigration to Australia from Zambia is growing. Over 420,000 Zambians now call Australia their permanent home.  You could join them!

    Why Migrate to Australia from Zambia?

    There are a lot of reasons people would want to move from Zambia to Australia, like creating a better future for their families, having a better work-life balance, pursuing higher education, or perhaps simply to escape from the bustle of urban life. Here at Emigrate Australia, we have helped a lot of people moving to Australia from Zambia, from a variety of different backgrounds. When most people migrate from Zambia to Australia, they have a deeper familial or personal reason to relocate.   

    For some, it is about lifelong dreams, and for others, it is about space and quality of life. It can be living close to the ocean, with huge sandy beaches. For some, it is reuniting with their families, while others are returning to the places where they have built great memories, either as students or in their years spent in Australia on a work-holiday visa.    

    Others migrate to Australia to set up a new business, grow their existing one, or to invest in the many opportunities in the country.

    Is it easier for Zambians to move to Australia?

    The beauty of Australian immigration, and for someone looking to immigrate from Zambia, is that there is little difference in Australia in terms of citizenship. This means when it comes to migrating to Australia from Zambia, expats and Zambians are treated similarly.

    Is immigration from Zambia to Australia hard for a Zambian?

    While immigrating from Zambia as a Zambian is definitely not easy, it is no more difficult than immigrating from Britain, Europe, or the United States.

    How to migrate from Zambia to Australia.

    Most clients who are considering migrating out of Zambia to Australia are thinking about more of a permanent transfer, and the first visas that should be considered are Australias Visa Subclasses 189, 190, and 491. And best of all, holders of 189 and 190 Visa classes who move from Zambia to Australia are eligible to have their Permanent Residency Visa converted into Full Australian citizenship. The 491 visa, launched in November 2019, is the regional skilled worker visa, with 14,000 places allocated each year. It is a Skilled Migration visa (points-tested) that is initially five years long, which may convert to a full permanent residence status.    

    The 491 requires a nomination from a State Government or sponsorship from a qualifying family member within the designated Regional Area. The 491 applicant must be younger than 45 years of age and must have a favorable skills evaluation.    

     

    Visa holders are allowed to move among the regions. Regional areas are defined as any area that is not included in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.   

     

    For an expat living in Zambia, or citizen of Zambia, to migrate to Australia under Skilled Migration, they first need to qualify in a suitable occupation, then earn sufficient points so that they can be placed on the Australian Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

    There are a clear set of steps involved in Applying for Permanent Residency of Australia under Their Skilled Migration – you will need to complete each of the following stages to obtain your Skill Migration Permanent Residency Visa for Australia.

    1. Identify an Occupation in Demand that appears on the In-Demand Occupation Lists
    2. Score at least 65 on the Australian Points calculator
    3. Obtain your Positive Skills Assessment
    4. Complete your English Test
    5. Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)
    6. Wait to Receive your Invitation to Apply (ITA)
    7. Lodge your final Application
    8. Complete your Police Checks
    9. Obtain your Medical Checks
    10. Then wait to receive a Permanent Residency Visa

    Can I Move to Australia from Zambia?

    The first step in determining if you can immigrate to Australia under the skilled immigration program is to find out if your occupation is considered by the Australian Government as in demand.  There are 2 lists of occupations that Australia has created for its in-demand occupations, the MLTSSL  (the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List) and the STSOL  (the Short Term Strategic Occupations List).

    If you can find your occupation below, you can move forward to the next step of moving to Australia as a skilled migrant.

    MLTSSL – Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List

     

    MLTSSL OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODE
    construction project manager133111
    engineering manager133211
    child care centre manager134111
    nursing clinical director134212
    primary health organisation manager134213
    welfare centre manager134214
    accountant (general)221111
    management accountant221112
    taxation accountant221113
    external auditor221213
    internal auditor221214
    actuary224111
    land economist224511
    valuer224512
    management consultant224711
    architect232111
    landscape architect232112
    surveyor232212
    cartographer232213
    other spatial scientist232214
    chemical engineer233111
    materials engineer233112
    civil engineer233211
    geotechnical engineer233212
    quantity surveyor233213
    structural engineer233214
    transport engineer233215
    electrical engineer233311
    electronics engineer233411
    industrial engineer233511
    mechanical engineer233512
    production or plant engineer233513
    aeronautical engineer233911
    agricultural engineer233912
    biomedical engineer233913
    engineering technologist233914
    environmental engineer233915
    naval architect233916
    agricultural consultant234111
    agricultural scientist234112
    forester234113
    medical laboratory scientist234611
    veterinarian234711
    physicist (medical physicist only)234914
    early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111
    secondary school teacher241411
    special needs teacher241511
    teacher of the hearing impaired241512
    teacher of the sight impaired241513
    special education teachers (nec)241599
    medical diagnostic radiographer251211
    medical radiation therapist251212
    nuclear medicine technologist251213
    sonographer251214
    optometrist251411
    orthotist or prosthetist251912
    chiropractor252111
    osteopath252112
    occupational therapist252411
    physiotherapist252511
    podiatrist252611
    audiologist252711
    speech pathologist252712
    general practitioner253111
    specialist physician (general medicine)253311
    cardiologist253312
    clinical haematologist253313
    medical oncologist253314
    endocrinologist253315
    gastroenterologist253316
    intensive care specialist253317
    neurologist253318
    paediatrician253321
    renal medicine specialist253322
    rheumatologist253323
    thoracic medicine specialist253324
    specialist physicians (nec)253399
    psychiatrist253411
    surgeon (general)253511
    cardiothoracic surgeon253512
    neurosurgeon253513
    orthopaedic surgeon253514
    otorhinolaryngologist253515
    paediatric surgeon253516
    plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517
    urologist253518
    vascular surgeon253521
    dermatologist253911
    emergency medicine specialist253912
    obstetrician and gynaecologist253913
    ophthalmologist253914
    pathologist253915
    diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917
    radiation oncologist253918
    medical practitioners (nec)253999
    midwife254111
    nurse practitioner254411
    registered nurse (aged care)254412
    registered nurse (child and family health)254413
    registered nurse (community health)254414
    registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415
    registered nurse (developmental disability)254416
    registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417
    registered nurse (medical)254418
    registered nurse (medical practice)254421
    registered nurse (mental health)254422
    registered nurse (perioperative)254423
    registered nurse (surgical)254424
    registered nurse (paediatrics)254425
    registered nurses (nec)254499
    ICT business analyst261111
    systems analyst261112
    analyst programmer261311
    developer programmer261312
    software engineer261313
    ICT security specialist262112
    computer network and systems engineer263111
    telecommunications engineer263311
    telecommunications network engineer263312
    barrister271111
    solicitor271311
    rehab psychologist272311
    educational psychologist272312
    organisational psychologist272313
    psychologists (nec)272399
    social worker272511
    civil engineering draftsperson312211
    civil engineering technician312212
    electrical engineering draftsperson312311
    electrical engineering technician312312
    radio communications technician313211
    telecommunications field engineer313212
    telecommunications network planner313213
    telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214
    automotive electrician321111
    motor mechanic (general)321211
    diesel motor mechanic321212
    motorcycle mechanic321213
    small engine mechanic321214
    sheetmetal trades worker322211
    metal fabricator322311
    pressure welder322312
    welder (first class)322313
    fitter (general)323211
    fitter and turner323212
    fitter‑welder323213
    metal machinist (first class)323214
    locksmith323313
    panelbeater324111
    bricklayer331111
    stonemason331112
    carpenter and joiner331211
    carpenter331212
    joiner331213
    painting trades worker332211
    glazier333111
    fibrous plasterer333211
    solid plasterer333212
    wall and floor tiler333411
    plumber (general)334111
    airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112
    drainer334113
    gasfitter334114
    roof plumber334115
    electrician (general)341111
    electrician (special class)341112
    lift mechanic341113
    airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111
    technical cable jointer342212
    electronic equipment trades worker342313
    electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314
    electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315
    chef351311
    cabinetmaker394111
    boat builder and repairer399111
    shipwright399112

    STSOL – Short Term Strategic Occupations List

     

    STSOL OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODE
    aquaculture farmer121111
    cotton grower121211
    flower grower121212
    fruit or nut grower121213
    grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)121214
    grape grower121215
    mixed crop farmer121216
    sugar cane grower121217
    vegetable grower (Aus) / 121221
    crop farmers (nec)121299
    apiarist121311
    beef cattle farmer121312
    dairy cattle farmer121313
    mixed livestock farmer121317
    pig farmer121318
    poultry farmer121321
    sheep farmer121322
    livestock farmers (nec)121399
    mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
    sales and marketing manager131112
    advertising manager131113
    corporate services manager132111
    finance manager132211
    human resource manager132311
    research and development manager132511
    manufacturer133411
    production manager (forestry)133511
    production manager (manufacturing)133512
    production manager (mining)133513
    supply and distribution manager133611
    health and welfare services managers 134299
    school principal134311
    education managers (nec)134499
    ICT project manager135112
    ICT managers (nec)135199
    arts administrator or manager139911
    laboratory manager139913
    quality assurance manager139914
    specialist managers (nec) except:139999
    cafe or restaurant manager141111
    hotel or motel manager141311
    accommodation and hospitality managers 141999
    customer service manager149212
    conference and event organiser149311
    transport company manager149413
    facilities manager149913
    dancer or choreographer211112
    music director211212
    music professionals (nec)211299
    photographer211311
    visual arts and crafts professionals 211499
    artistic director212111
    book or script editor212212
    director (film, television, radio or stage)212312
    film and video editor212314
    program director (television or radio)212315
    stage manager212316
    technical director212317
    video producer212318
    copywriter212411
    newspaper or periodical editor212412
    print journalist212413
    technical writer212415
    television journalist212416
    journalists and other writers (nec)212499
    company secretary221211
    commodities trader222111
    finance broker222112
    insurance broker222113
    financial brokers (nec)222199
    financial market dealer222211
    stockbroking dealer222213
    financial dealers (nec)222299
    financial investment adviser222311
    financial investment manager222312
    recruitment consultant223112
    ICT trainer223211
    mathematician224112
    gallery or museum curator224212
    health information manager224213
    records manager224214
    librarian224611
    organisation and methods analyst224712
    patents examiner224914
    information and organisation professionals224999
    advertising specialist225111
    marketing specialist225113
    ICT account manager225211
    ICT business development manager225212
    ICT sales representative225213
    public relations professional225311
    technical sales representatives 225499
    fashion designer232311
    industrial designer232312
    jewellery designer232313
    graphic designer232411
    illustrator232412
    web designer232414
    interior designer232511
    urban and regional planner232611
    geologist234411
    primary school teacher241213
    middle school teacher (Aus) /241311
    education adviser249111
    art teacher (private tuition)249211
    dance teacher (private tuition)249212
    music teacher (private tuition)249214
    private tutors and teachers (nec)249299
    teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311
    dietitian251111
    nutritionist251112
    occupational health and safety adviser251312
    orthoptist251412
    hospital pharmacist251511
    industrial pharmacist251512
    retail pharmacist251513
    health promotion officer251911
    health diagnostic and promotion professionals 251999
    acupuncturist252211
    naturopath252213
    traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214
    complementary health therapists (nec)252299
    dental specialist252311
    dentist252312
    resident medical officer253112
    anaesthetist253211
    nurse educator254211
    nurse researcher254212
    nurse manager254311
    web developer261212
    software tester261314
    database administrator262111
    systems administrator262113
    network administrator263112
    network analyst263113
    ICT quality assurance engineer263211
    ICT support engineer263212
    ICT systems test engineer263213
    ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299
    judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299
    careers counsellor272111
    drug and alcohol counsellor272112
    family and marriage counsellor272113
    rehabilitation counsellor272114
    student counsellor272115
    counsellors (nec)272199
    psychotherapist272314
    interpreter272412
    social professionals (nec)272499
    recreation officer272612
    welfare worker272613
    anaesthetic technician311211
    cardiac technician311212
    medical laboratory technician311213
    pharmacy technician311215
    medical technicians (nec)311299
    meat inspector311312
    primary products inspectors (nec)311399
    chemistry technician311411
    earth science technician311412
    life science technician311413
    science technicians (nec)311499
    architectural draftsperson312111
    building inspector312113
    architectural, building and surveying technicians 312199
    mechanical engineering technician312512
    metallurgical or materials technician312912
    mine deputy312913
    hardware technician313111
    ICT customer support officer313112
    web administrator313113
    ICT support technicians (nec)313199
    farrier322113
    aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111
    aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112
    aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113
    textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215
    metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299
    precision instrument maker and repairer323314
    watch and clock maker and repairer323316
    toolmaker323412
    vehicle body builder324211
    vehicle trimmer324212
    roof tiler333311
    business machine mechanic342311
    cabler (data and telecommunications)342411
    telecommunications linesworker342413
    baker351111
    pastrycook351112
    butcher or smallgoods maker351211
    cook351411
    dog handler or trainer361111
    animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199
    veterinary nurse361311
    florist362111
    gardener (general)362211
    arborist362212
    landscape gardener362213
    greenkeeper362311
    hairdresser391111
    print finisher392111
    printing machinist392311
    dressmaker or tailor393213
    upholsterer393311
    furniture finisher394211
    wood machinist394213
    wood machinists and other wood trades workers394299
    chemical plant operator399211
    power generation plant operator399213
    library technician399312
    jeweller399411
    camera operator (film, television or video)399512
    make up artist399514
    sound technician399516
    performing arts technicians (nec)399599
    signwriter399611
    ambulance officer411111
    intensive care ambulance paramedic411112
    dental technician411213
    diversional therapist411311
    enrolled nurse411411
    massage therapist411611
    community worker411711
    disabilities services officer411712
    family support worker411713
    residential care officer411715
    youth worker411716
    diving instructor (open water)452311
    gymnastics coach or instructor452312
    horse riding coach or instructor452313
    snowsport instructor452314
    swimming coach or instructor452315
    tennis coach452316
    other sports coach or instructor452317
    sports development officer452321
    footballer452411
    sportspersons (nec)452499
    contract administrator511111
    program or project administrator511112
    insurance loss adjuster599612
    insurance agent611211
    retail buyer639211

    The following checklist can help you to figure out if (generally) it is possible for you to migrate from Zambia to Australia. First, in order to succeed with any type of skilled migration from Zambia, you will need to hold a job that is in demand, as specified on this checklist below. Once you identify that your Occupation is an Occupation in Demand in Australia, as per the above list, you then have to be able to establish a minimum of 65 points in our list of points to Australian immigration.   

    There are points awarded on a number of factors. Each item is discussed below, keep reading to find out how many points you will receive from Australian immigration. To immigrate from Zambia to Australia, you will certainly require 65 points, although we will always work closely with you to maximise (and improve upon) your Australian points score.    

    Move to Australia from Zambia Age Points

    18-24 (inclusive) 25

    25-32 (inclusive) 30

    33-39 (inclusive) 25

    40-44 (inclusive) 15

    English Language Points for Australian Immigration

    Superior 20

    Proficient 10

    Competent 0

    Immigrate to Australia from Zambia Points for Skilled Work Experience

    At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 20 points

    At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15 points

    At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10 points

    At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years) 5 points

    Points for Overseas Skilled Employment when Moving to Australia from Zambia

    At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 15 points

    At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 10 points

    At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 5 points

    Education points for Australian Skilled Migration

    PHD 20

    Degree 15

    Trade Certificate 10

    Points for Education previously undertaken in Australia

    If you’ve previously studied in Australia, then you’ll be entitled to more points :

    One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution that meet the Australian Study Requirement – 5 points

    If you also studied in Regional Australia, you can add further points 5

    Will Speaking extra languages help my application to move to Australia?

    If you are able to speak any of the below regional languages, you may be eligible for an additional 5 points. To get points for Australian-certified community languages, you need to have a professional-level accreditation from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). To get this accreditation, you need to pass a test with NAATI.

     

    The following languages are eligible for certification and the additional points

    Albanian
    Amharic
    Arabic
    Armenian
    Auslan
    Bangla
    Bosnian
    Bulgarian
    Burmese
    Cantonese
    Chinese
    Serbian
    Sinhalese
    Somali
    Spanish

    Croatian
    Czech
    Dari
    Dinka
    Dutch
    Filipino
    Finnish
    French
    German
    Greek
    Hazaragi
    Swahili
    Tamil
    Tetum
    Thai

    Hindi
    Hungarian
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Khmer
    Korean
    Lao
    Macedonian
    Malay
    Mandarin
    Tigrinya
    Tongan
    Turkish
    Ukrainian

    Nepali
    Nuer
    Oromo
    Persian
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Punjabi
    Pushto
    Romanian
    Russian
    Samoan
    Urdu
    Vietnamese

    Australian Immigration Points for Australian Work Experience and STEM qualifications

    You may get five points by having completed one professional year of work in Australia within four years prior to being invited to apply. Once your spouse or partner has received a successful skills evaluation (and provided they are also working in a profession in the required occupations listed above), add another 10 points. If they are proficient in English, then add 5 points. STEM qualifications are science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and would bring in 10 points.  

    Australian Skilled Immigration Points for being Single or having family sponsorship into a regional area

    If you are planning on migrating to Australia from Zambia by yourself, award yourself 10 points. Getting nominated by an Australian state or territory awards 5 additional points. And receiving a nomination from the state or territory government, or sponsored by a family member who lives in Regional Australia, gives you 15 points.   

    Now, add all of your points together!  If you need further help you can use the Australian Immigration Points Calculator. If you reached 65 points, then we are ready to move on to the next step.   

     

    If not, please complete our free visa assessment to see which other Australian visas may suit your circumstances better. Australia has a great range of visas, with nearly 150 types of visas covering a wide range of circumstances. So, if those specific visas are not right for you, it does not mean Australia does not have a visa to fit. Take our free Visa assessment to see how we can assist with your unique circumstances.

    Skills Assessment for Australian Immigration

    The next stage of the immigration process is compulsory for all skilled-migrant visa categories.    

     

    It is called a skills assessment. Each profession, occupation, and trade has its own skills assessment authority, which is linked to the Department of Australian Immigration, and their job is to make sure that an applicant is what he says they are, with the correct skills, experience, and qualifications.

    Lodging your Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Australian Government

    With your skills assessments positively assessed, it is time to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI). It is important we make that EOI as strong as we can, because it is the details in this statement that Australia uses to determine which applications will get its call-up for applications.

    What is an Invitation to Apply (ITA)?

    An Invitation to Apply (ITA) can best be described as the principle approval for your visa, which allows you to migrate from Zambia to Australia. With your ITA in hand, it is time to finalise the last phase of your Australian Visa application, as well as to undertake medical checks, police checks, and a physical.

    Assessment of your Application for an Australian Visa

    Once you have received the Australian visa, you are ready to move to Australia from Zambia. You do not have to move straight away (although most people do) and have up to 12 months to activate your Australian permanent residency visa. Your Australian visa is ‘activated’ when you pass through Australia’s physical border i.e. Passport Control. Some people travel to Australia to activate their visa before emigrating. They use this trip for researching areas, finding jobs and they usually stay in serviced accommodation rather than a hotel to get a real feel for the local areas.

    You should give yourself about 1 year to complete the process. Sometimes this happens faster, other times later, but one year is a good benchmark to remember.    

    Start your Australian migration today by taking out our free visa assessment to find out which of Australia’s numerous visa options is the best fit for you.

    Can I bring my family with me to Australia when I immigrate?

    You are allowed to bring your spouse with you, as well as your dependent children.    

     

    They will all have the same rights that you do on a visa. Your children will be able to go to school, your spouse can work.    

     

    To learn more about how schools are run in Australia, read our guide. You might already have a region in Australia that you would like to relocate to. If you do not, below are some ideas that will start you on the path of researching potential places to live.    

     

    If you want to find out information on immigrating to Australia from any country other than Zambia, you can find out here.

    If you are from somewhere other than Zambia and would like to Study in Australia, you can find the guide relevant to you on our Study in Australia from Any Country page.

    or find out all information about Immigrating to Australia on our homepage.

     

    Pros and Cons of Immigrating to Australia from Zambia

     

    While Immigrating to Australia from Zambia 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.