Who is the Subclass 189 Visa for?

The SkillSelect Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who have an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and who satisfy the points test.

Applications for this visa are by invitation only following submission of a successful Expression of Interest (EOI).

Visa applicants can be in or outside Australia when they apply for the visa and when the visa is granted.

How do I qualify for a Subclass 189 Visa?

To qualify for this visa you must:-

  • Have an occupation on the SOL
  • Have a positive skills assessment in your occupation issued less than three years ago
  • Have a qualifying score of at least 60 in the Points Test
  • Have a score of at least 6 in each component of IELTS, or equivalent score in any accepted English test, unless you have an exempt passport (USA, UK, NZ, Canada & Ireland).
  • Lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and receive an invitation to apply
  • Be under the age of 50 at the time of invitation to apply
  • Lodge the visa application within 60 days of the invitation to apply

How are Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) selected for invitation?

All EOI’s submitted to the DIBP are ranked on the basis of the claims made about the applicant’s skills and attributes. Invitations are issued to prospective applicants who achieve the highest points scores, subject to the availability of positions under the operation of the occupational ceiling for the applicant’s occupation.

If an applicant receives an invitation to apply and lodges a visa application, their application will again be assessed against the points test. In order to be granted a visa, applicants have to meet the pass mark which is currently set at 60 points. Applicant's assessed points score must be equal to or greater than the value of the points they claimed in their EOI.

Interested in a Subclass 189 Visa?

Our team of Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers are committed to helping you obtain your Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa in the fastest possible timeframe and with the least amount of stress. We have an enviable record of experience and success with SkillSelect visas.

We can help you to:-

Get a positive skills assessment

Maximise your points score (Find out about the dangers of calculating your own points here)

Lodge your EOI

Manage your invitation and prepare your visa application quickly

Include your family in the visa application if applicable

Deal with the Dept of Immigration on your behalf

Manage your bridging visa and associated conditions attached to it.

Call INDIA Here We Come on +91 9393093950 to arrange a consultation, make an enquiry and we'll assess your prospects of success with this visa type, including calculating your points.

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