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Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent Visa)

New Zealand Stream

Be bold. Your skills can make you bigger.

Overview

Requirements

Varies depending on type of visa

Visa Fee

From AUD4,045

Stay

Permanently

Processing Time

varies depending on the circumstances of the applicant

It allows the eligible New Zealand citizens, who have shown commitment and contribution to Australia to live and work permanently in Australia.

What you need to know

New Zealand 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

Origin Migration offers flexible payment schemes to suit different financial capabilities of clients.

• It starts from AUD4,045

• Upfront due day before visa application lodgement

Our clients can pay by credit card, online electronic fund transfer, bank deposit or direct debit

Payment terms and options (eg. Instalment) are available. Talk to us we are flexible.

Stay duration

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

Processing Time

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

  • The information in the application are not complete
  • The supporting documents are not sufficient for the case officer to finalise the application and more document(s)/information are required
  • The response time of the applicant for the requested information
  • The information provided takes time on the verification process.
  • The information from external agencies sometimes takes time. Example, those who are related to national security, health, and character requirements
  • Number of applications load process by the processing centre, internal policy (processing standard time) and influx in application in a given time period

Origin Migration will make sure that your visa application is front-loaded meaning decision ready application and up to date information are provided from time to time to avoid delays on our application

Being Skilled Independent visa holder

The worker who is granted a visa is allowed to:

  • Live in Australia indefinitely
  • Study in Australia
  • Work in Australia
  • Apply Medicare (Australia's public healthcare scheme)
  • May sponsor relatives to visit Australia
  • Enjoy travelling to and from Australia for five years
  • May apply for Australian citizenship when requirements (eg. residency) are met
  • Sponsor de facto partner or spouse to join in Australia permanently
  • Sponsor dependent child up below 25 years of age to join in Australia permanently
  • Sponsor close relative to migrate in Australia under General Skilled Migration (GSM) program

You will be guided!

Don’t worry, we have our in-house Registered Migration Agent (RMA) that will guide you throughout the whole application. All you have to do is provide the necessary documents that will suffice the government’s requirements.

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

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