Indian nationals who want to utilize their skills in Australia can opt for visa for Skilled Migration. In the last one year, there have been certain changes in the application procedure of this visa. For the point tested visa, you need to submit an Expression of interest and based on that you will receive an invitation for visa application. SkillSelect, an online service, is responsible for this process of recording the details of the applicants.
The Government of Australia has stopped accepting application in the streams of Sponsored Visa, Independent visa and the Regional sponsored one. If you have a provisional visa, and you want to apply visa for a family member, then you will be responsible for Skilled Regional visa under the subclass number 489. Of late the subclasses that have been included under the ambit of this visa is Skilled Independent Visa, Skilled Nominate Visa and Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Provisional Visa.