Pharmacist visa options for permanent residency in Australia || Pharmacist Subclass 190 PR Visa

Pharmacists can now migrate to Australia: Ultimate Guide for Skilled Nominated Visa

Australia ranks among the top destinations that have the highest pay for pharmacists. This is one of the major reasons why pharmacists all across the world migrate to Australia in search of better pay and better career opportunities.

For Pharmacists, there are a total of 5 VISA types that can be your gateway to enter Australia.

● General Skilled Migration Visa under subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa),

● subclass 491 (Regional Sponsored Visa),

● subclass 482 (Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa) and

● subclass 494 (Skilled employer-sponsored regional Visa

● Subclass 407 (Training visa).

To become a pharmacist in Australia, you need to follow a step-by-step procedure that will help you pursue your dream of becoming a registered immigrant pharmacist.

Overseas Pharmacists’ steps involved to Migrate Australia

1. Initial skill assessment blog:

2.KAPS Exam Prepration:

3. English Test (PTE):

Check for information about hospital or community pharmacist migration process to Australia in 2023

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In this blog we are going to discuss permanent resident visa subclass 190, rest of the visa subclass discusses in separate blogs.

General Skilled Migration Visa under subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa)

This VISA is for the skilled workforce that migrates to Australia. Once you fulfil the requirements you’ll be eligible to avail of permanent residency for the skilled nominated subclass in Australia. You must have at least 65 points to apply for a visa. The state gives you 5 points for a subclass 190 visa. For example, if you applied at 65 points and the state gave you 5 points for visa sponsorship, your application will be accessed at 70 points.

What is the maximum age limit for Australia PR?

Same as per other skilled visa types, the subclass 190 is only for main applicants under the age of 45 before the time when they receive the ‘invitation to apply’ mentioned above.

General Skilled Migration Visa under subclass 190-

✅ For permanent stay

✅ May apply for permanent citizenship for eligible applicants

✅ Work and study anywhere in Australia

✅ Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

✅ Must pass the skill assessment to qualify for this visa (KAPS Exam)

✅ travel to and from Australia for 5 years

✅ A permanent visa, lets you stay indefinitely

For citizenship purposes, your permanent residency starts on the day:

For citizenship purposes, your permanent residency starts on the day:

✅ You’ve been granted the visa if you are in Australia (onshore candidates)

✅ You get to enter Australia on this visa if you are an outsider (offshore candidates)

Subclass 190 Visa Costs:

Main applicant fee: $4240 AUD

Dependents: $2120 AUD (Applicable for 18 years and above)

$1060 AUD (Applicable for 18 years and below)

Family members who seek for a visa must be in good health and have a moral personality. Family members who are not travelling with you to Australia may also be required to meet health and character requirements.

Pharmacists Can Apply subclass 190 Visa?

✅ The Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) exam must be passed. After passing KAPS, the candidate will obtain a skills assessment letter from the Australian Pharmacy Council. Based on this document, you can file an EOI for a subclass 190 visa in the state where you intend to practise, migrate, and settle in Australia.

✅ The KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) is a standardized test implemented in Australia to determine if a candidate is ready to be licensed as an entry-level pharmacist in Australia. Passing it confirms that you know enough to practise safely and effectively in an Australian setting.

English requirements.

Subclass 190 Visa processing time

On average 3-6 months.

Step 1

Before you apply

You must submit an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect to let us know you want to apply for this visa.

Step 2

Gather your documents

You will need to provide documents to support the claims you make in your EOI and show you meet the other visa criteria.

Step 3

Apply for the visa

When you have your invitation you can apply online. You can be in or outside Australia.

You have 60 days from the date of your invitation to apply for the visa.

Step 4

After you apply

We will let you know when we have received your application.

If you are granted a bridging visa you will receive notification of your visa grant.

Step 5

Visa outcome

You can be in or outside Australia when we decide on your visa application but not in immigration clearance. We will let you know our decision in writing.

Post visa grant, the authorities will tell you,

● Your visa grant number

● The date your visa starts

● Visa conditions, if applicable

Note:- Keep a copy of the decision.

If your visa gets refused, the authorities will inform you the reason for the cancellation of your application and whether you can review their decision.

How much is a pharmacist paid in Australia?

The average pharmacist salary in Australia is $92,793 per year or $47.59 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $81,953 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $120,045 per year. (As per


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Dr. Akram Ahmad, PhD is the brainchild of Dr. Akram Ahmad. He has done his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a self-motivated clinical pharmacist and committed lecturer with over 9 years of teaching and research experience in various subjects of medicine at the leading Universities in Australia, Malaysia, and India.

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