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Subclass 189

Skilled Independent Visa

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  • It is suited for the invited skilled workers and New Zealand citizens which occupation is available and in need by the Australian government that is not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. This visa allows the worker to live and work in Australia permanently.

Skilled Independent Visa

Points-Tested Stream - Subclass 189

It allows the invited skilled workers which occupation is available and in need by the Australian government to live and work in Australia Permanently.

Points-Tested Stream Requirements

  • Must nominate an occupation listed on the Skilled Migration Occupation Lists
  • Must have a positive Skilled Assessment assessed by the relevant authority
  • Must have at least a Competent English (eg. IELTS at least minimum 6 each bands)
  • Must meet the required pass mark for the points test
  • Must be invited to apply under the SkillSelect

How much it will cost

The visa (government) fee starts from AUD4,045.

Stay duration

The worker can stay indefinitely in Australia as the Skilled Independent visa refers to a permanent visa.

Processing time

On average, the processing time takes 12 months depending on the circumstances of Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) visa application.

Being Skilled Independent visa - Points-Tested Stream holder

  • Work and study in Australia
  • May sponsor eligible family members whoe are overseas for permanent residency
  • May apply for Australian citizenship if eligible

Skilled Independent Visa

New Zealand Stream - Subclass 189

This visa lets eligible New Zealand citizens who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

Skilled Independent Visa Reequirements

  • Must nominate an occupation listed on the Skilled Migration Occupation Lists
  • Must have a positive Skilled Assessment assessed by the relevant authority
  • Must have at least a Competent English (eg. IELTS at least minimum 6 each bands)
  • Must meet the required pass mark for the points test
  • Must be invited to apply under the SkillSelect

How much it will cost

The visa (government) fee from AUD4,045.

Stay duration

The worker can stay indefinitely in Australia as the Skilled Independent visa refers to a permanent visa.

Processing time

Processing of visa is a case by case basis. Circumstances vary on the action done in the Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) visa application.

Being Skilled Independent Visa holder

  • Work and Sutdy in Australia
  • May sponsor eligible family members who are overseas for permanent residency
  • May apply for Australian citizenship if eligible

Occupations that are highly in demand for Skilled Migration in Australia

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