The immigration system of Australia has introduced many programs to welcome Indian skilled professionals.
The popularly used immigration programs are Skilled Independent Visa, Skilled Nominated Visa, and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa.
A Skilled Independent Visa is also known as subclass 189. The visa doesn’t require any sponsorship from an employer, state/territory, or relative. To qualify, your occupation must be included on the Skilled Occupation List.
A Skilled Nominated Visa is commonly known as a subclass 190 visa. You need to have sponsorship from any of the Australian states to qualify.
A Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa is popularly known as a subclass 491 visa. To obtain this visa, you need to obtain sponsorship from an Australian state or territory to work in the specified region.