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Skilled Independent Permanent Visa

Subclass 189- Points Tested Stream

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Skilled Nominated Permanent Visa- Points Tested Stream

Points tested stream for professionals / skilled applicants

How This Visa Works

You can either be in Australia or overseas when you apply for a Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa. In order to lodge from within Australia, you would need to hold a substantive visa or a Bridging A, B or C visa. Once you apply from within Australia, you would receive a bridging visa allowing you to remain in Australia until your visa is assessed

 

Who Is Eligible For This Visa?

General Requirements:

  • Your occupation is on a relevant occupation list.
  • You meet the required points for the visa you intend to lodge (65 points is the minimum).
  • Points are comprised of a number of factors such as age, qualifications, English fluency, work experience in Australia and overseas, qualifications obtained in Australia, partner’s English fluency, partner’s qualifications, single status;
  • Your age must be between 18 and 45 inclusive. Different points are awarded to different age groups.
  • You have a positive skills assessment (valid for three years) of your qualifications.
  • You undertook an English language test (IELTS, OET, TOEFL, iBT, PTE Academic or Cambridge English: Advanced) and achieved the required score.

 

Steps in the process

  • Lodgement of the Expression of Interest (EOI) – The EOI is a system which gives the Government the tools to prioritise and rank prospective migrants in order of merit, selecting the ‘brightest and best’ migrants and/or candidates to fill labour market shortages. It also gives the Government the tools to tweak the type of occupations most needed, curb those occupations where there are too many applications and manage the general mix of occupations accepted in each program year.
  • Receive an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Lodgement of the Visa application within 60 days of receiving the invitation

 

About Skill-Select

It is important to understand that an Expression of Interest (EOI) is not a visa application and will not result in a bridging visa in Australia. Furthermore, any claims made in an EOI which cannot be substantiated in a visa application, for example, English fluency, qualifications, work experience, will lead to a refusal of the visa application.



What Does Visa Let You Do?

You can include the following types of family members in your application:

  • Spouse, de-facto partner (including the same-sex partners)
  • Dependent children up to 23yo unless they are financially dependent on you as they are not able to work due to their physical or mental condition.

This is a Permanent Visa. It lets you:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia for five years
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.

Skilled work visas are complex. Please contact our team of experienced registered migration experts for immediate advice and assistance.


Frequently asked questions

  • Now the 457 visas are no longer available, what are my options?

    In March 2018,457 visas were abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, Subclass 482.

    The new TSS visa programme has two streams of occupations – short-term (STSOL) and long-term (MLTSSL) Only occupations on the MLTSSL list can apply for PR after 3 years. There are a bunch of other changes. Please visit Employer Sponsorship Visas to find out more.

  • What are the Transitional Arrangements if I held a 457 visa or applied for a 457 visa prior to 18th April 2017

    If you held, or had applied for, a Subclass 457 visa as at April 18, 2017 then you can still meet transitional arrangements.

    Temporary Residence Transition requirements which apply

    • Occupation list requirements will not apply
    • The age requirement will remain at less than 50 years of age with existing age exemptions still available, and
    • The minimum period an applicant is required to have been employed in their nominated occupation as the holder of a subclass 457 or TSS visa will remain at two years.

    New requirements apply (e.g. new age requirements and three -year transitional period on a temporary visa).

  • Resident Return Visas – What are my Options?

    Living in Australia for at least two years (can be accumulative) in the last 5 years prior to lodging your visa you will automatically be granted a new 5 -year Permanent Residence Visa.

    If you have spent less than 2 years in Australia, then you may be eligible for a one-year RRV. You would need to present ties you have to Australia such as employment, investment, family or business ties.

    Speak to us how best to present your RRV application and what to do in the lag time between lodgement and assessment.

Client Story

SANDEEP & ASHU SHARMA

Sandeep Sharma applied for his Permanent Residence visa under subclass 186 Employer Nominated Sponsorship, after two years of being sponsored under a 457 Employer Sponsorship visa. His Permanent Visa was granted on August 2014.

I have been in Sydney, Australia for the last 6 years. I was referred to AustraliaMigrate by a friend of mine.

In the beginning, I was sponsored by my company under a 457 visa. As I would like to stay on in Australia, I applied for the visa Permanent Residence Visa (186).

The visa application process was complex and very challenging. AustraliaMigrate helped me to prepare and lodge my application in a limited time. My application was approved just within one week and my 457 long stay business visa was granted.

Why Australia Migrate?

“AustraliaMigrate Pty Ltd has been helping people around the world successfully apply for Australian visas for over 17 years.
Our professional specialists are highly experienced in the migration environment.”

We guide individuals and businesses through the complex migration process to Australia. With long years of industry experience, our immigration specialists have built a reputation of providing accessible, accurate and genuine advice to our esteemed clients.
Our specialists assist in preparing and reviewing your documents and forms before submitting for successful approval. We strive to make the whole immigration process hassle-free for you.

We have a very high success rate of visa approval and a solid reputation resulting in a large amount of repeat business. We provide immigration services to individuals, families and companies, whether they are small or public companies and in any industry.
Immigration is the only thing we do so we are highly specialized in it.

What our clients have to say about us

B. SISSING

Thank you Ian. Fabulous news. Thanks to you and your team’s effort and work. Great service.

C. DAVIES

Thank you SO so much for all of your patience and work on this. Still hasn’t sunk in yet that I’m actually free! Once again, massive thanks to both you and Mariola!!

CAMILA & CHRISTIAN

Thanks so much for this excellent news. I’m impressed how fast and smooth it all went, which is a result of excellence in services. Thanks so much for all the attention.

M. MOBIN

Thank you Ian ,I highly appreciate your kind efforts. Its a big day for me and my family and you make it possible. May you live long with health, wealth and peace.

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