Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)

The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is one of the most popular visas that eligible migrants are looking at to secure their Australian permanent residency.

Below you can find what you need to know before thinking of applying for a Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189).

So what do you need to know about applying for a Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)?

  • This visa is a points-tested visa which means you must satisfy a number of criteria and receive points for each of those criteria.
  • The minimum requirement for being eligible for this visa is being awarded 60 points.
  • The criteria are; Age, English Language Ability (IELTS, PTE, OET, CAE, TOEFL iBT), Skilled Employment, Qualifications, Australian Study.
  • You can be awarded extra points if you have studied in regional Australia, having a credentialed community language, if your partner has applicable skills, or if you have completed a Professional Year Program in Australia.

How to apply for a Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)?

In order to be able to apply for a Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) you must be invited through SkillSelect.

You can find out more about SkillSelect at our other blog post – Click here!

After being invited, you can then proceed to lodging your application for a Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189).