Skilled Independent visa 189 Australia – Permanent Resident
Visa 189 Points table for Skilled Independent visa and requirements
What is A visa 189 Australia – Points-tested stream
This visa lets invited workers with the skills we need to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.
It doesn’t need a sponsor
It doesn’t need a nominator
Requirements for visa 189 Points-tested applicants -Table
|Applicants must be less than 45 years of age at the time of invitation.
|EOI Invitation validity
|An application must be lodged not more than 60 calendar days from the date of the invitation issued in SkillSelect.
|The points test score that a delegate gives an applicant after assessing their application.
|Intending migrants must have submitted an EOI in SkillSelect to receive an invitation to apply for this visa.
|The department’s self-service portal enabling electronic transactions with the Department.
|Indicative Points score
|An intending migrant’s indicative point score is the numerical assessment of their attributes based on information they enter into their EOI.
|The applicant must have been invited to apply for a subclass 189 visa in SkillSelect.
|The skilled occupation that the primary Points-tested applicant nominates in their application.
|the applicant to nominate a skilled occupation that is on the occupational list and their skills have been assessed as suitable.
|A skills assessment is the outcome of the assessment made by a relevant assessing authority of the applicant’s skills in relation to their nominated skilled occupation.
|the applicant declares in the application that the applicant’s skills have been assessed as suitable by the relevant assessing authority
Visa 189 Fee?
Visa 189 processing time
75% of applications: 3 months
90% of applications: 15 months
Primary visa 189 Points-tested applicant
The Points-tested Skilled Visa stream provides a permanent visa for skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia.
The Primary Points-tested applicant is the applicant who is seeking to satisfy the primary criteria for the grant of a Skilled-Independent visa 189.
The current pool point is 65.
Nominate a skilled occupation
- the applicant declares that their skills have been assessed as suitable by the relevant assessing authority and that the assessment is not for a visa 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa.
- the occupation should be on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
- the skills have been assessed successfully and that assessment is not for a Subclass 485
Engish language test results
The language test used to demonstrate that the applicant meets the English language requirement – Competent English for a visa 189 must have been undertaken within the 3-year before the date of the invitation of EOI.
Applicants in Australia at time of application
A valid application for a Skilled-Independent visa 189 by an applicant in Australia at the time of application should hold a Bridging visa or another visa
Points-tested stream secondary applicants
The family members of the applicant.
- do not need a written invitation to apply
- do not need to meet an age requirement
- do not need to nominate a skilled occupation
- For the Points-tested stream, it is not necessary for a person to have been included in the primary applicant’s EOI to be able to make a valid combined application with the primary applicant.
Adding dependents on visa 189
Applicants can add their partner or children to a Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) (Subclass 189) visa application.
However, it has to be after the primary applicant has applied but before that application is decided.
Applicants outside of Australia
Generally, persons who:
- applied for their Skilled-Independent (Subclass 189) visa while outside Australia and
- subsequently travel to Australia
They are eligible to apply for a BVA if they held a visa at the time they applied for the visa 189.
Traveling after making a Skilled-Independent visa application
You might able to apply for the BVB with travel rights when you are waiting for the process.
What is the cost ?
Do I need a sponsor ?
No, You don’t need a sponsor or nominator.
Is Visa 189 permanent residency?
Yes, it is a PR. The Skilled Independent visa 189 is a Permanent Residency visa. Once granted, it allows the holder (and any family members included in the application to stay in Australia permanently.
English language Requirements ?
You should have Competent English at least – IELTS 6 EACH