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Why apply for a MATES Visa?

  • Issues 3000 visas annually
  • Streamlined pathway for students and professionals
  • Gain professional work experience in Australian
  • Live and work in Australia for up to 24 months
  • Migrate without the requirement of a sponsorship


Australia MATES Visa

Australia and India signed a partnership named Migration and Mobility Partnership Arrangement (MMPA) in May 2023. As a part of the framework, the Mobility Arrangement for Talented Early-professionals Scheme (MATES) was introduced to promote the mobility of professionals and Indian graduates at early stages.  

The pilot program plans on issuing temporary visas to 3000 skilled and young professionals. The MATES visa allows candidates to reside and seek employment in Australia for two years. The visa is an excellent opportunity for young Indians to advance their skills and contribute significantly to both countries.

The lists of occupations that are eligible for the MATES visa are as follows:      

  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Financial technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Renewable Energy


*Check your eligibility to migrate to Australia with the Y-Axis Australia Immigration points calculator


Advantages of Australia MATES Visa

The MATES Visa comes with its own set of benefits that are listed below:

  • No employment sponsorship: Candidates must not have a job sponsorship to migrate and work in Canada.
  • Annual cap: There is a yearly cap of 3000 temporary visas for skilled and young Indian professionals.  
  • Gain Australian work exposure: Candidates can acquire professional work experiences to up-skill their careers.
  • Get multiple entries: Candidates can enter and exit Canada multiple times within the two two-year period.
  • Live for up to 24 months: Candidates can live in Australia for two years with a MATES visa.


Eligibility Criteria for Australia MATES Visa

The eligibility criteria for the Australia MATES Visa are as follows:

  • Be under the age of 31.
  • Must be a graduate of a recognized Indian university
  • Must be a recent graduate
  • Must be in the early stages of their career
  • Must score six bands in IELTS  


Requirements for Australia MATES Visa

The requirements for Australia MATES Visa are as follows:

Age: 31 years of age.

University of Graduation: Recent graduates from well-known universities

Career graph: Recent pass-outs with not much experience

Educational qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in any of the following fields of occupations:

  • Renewable energy
  • Mining
  • Engineering 
  • Information Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Financial technology (FinTech) 
  • Agricultural technology (AgriTech)


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Steps to Apply for a MATES visa

You can follow the simple steps given below to apply for a MATES visa:

Step 1: Check your eligibility with the Y-Axis Australia eligibility points calculator.

Step 2: Fulfill the English Language requirements.

Step 3: Get the Skills Assessment test.

Step 4: Submit your EOI (Expression of Interest)

Step 5: Receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply)

Step 6: Fill in your application and arrange the checklist of documents.

Step 7: Fly to Canada.


Processing Time for Australia MATES Visa

Yet to be announced.


Australia MATES Visa Fees

Yet to be announced.


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