Signet Consulting & Migration can assist you with advice and assistance applying for all the visas listed on this website. They include temporary and permanent visas but we do not process Student visas. Some of the temporary visas lead to permanent residence but some temporary visas remain temporary.

Please select the visa you are interested in from the drop down Visas menu above

Australian Citizenship is dealt with separately from visa assistance, however before being eligible for Australian citizenship, an applicant must first be a permanent resident under whichever guidelines are relevant to your circumstances (see Citizenship link)


Visa application fees

We have enclosed the Visa calculator from the DHA web-site so applicants can calculate the correct visa application fee depending upon the visa type concerned and whether or not there are dependent applicants.

Please contact us for all enquiries relating to visa application fees.

English language testing  for designated visas (points tested, employer sponsored and nominated and partner visas)

English testing is required for all permanent (and some temporary) visas where applicants do not hold passports from the specified  countries listed below:

  • The United Kingdom;
  • New Zealand;
  • The Republic of Ireland;
  • The United States; and
  • Canada.

English testing changes

From 23 November 2014 two additional English testing options are now available and join IELTS (and if in Australia) to establish the required level of English required and they are TOEFL iBT and the Pearson (PTE Academic) tests. The scores equivalent to the IELTS definitions are listed here.

IELTS has a new test format available to applicants called Computer Delivered IELTS and this has been designed to make it easier  to take the test at their convenience from their location.

English language testing comparative table:

English Language
proficiency level
Test component IELTS    TOEFL
Pearson PTE
 CAE     OET 
Functional Average/total/overall across test 4.5 32 30 147 n/a
Vocational Listening 5.0 4 36 154 B
Reading 5.0 4 36 154 B
Writing 5.0 14 36 154 B
Spea​king 5.0 14 36 154 B
Competent Listening 6.0 12 50 169 B
Reading 6.0 13 50 169 B
Writing 6.0 21 50 169 B
Speaking 6.0 18 50 169 B
(for points testedSkilled visas)
Listening 7.0 24 65 185 B
Reading 7.0 24 65 185 B
Writing 7.0 27 65 185 B
Speaking 7.0 23 65 185 B
(for points testedSkilled visas)
Listening 8.0 28 79 200 A
Reading 8.0 29 79 200 A
Writing 8.0 30 79 200 A
Speaking 8.0 26 79 200 A