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Skilled Permanent Resident Visas

Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa

In order to apply for a Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa, you must first lodge an Expression of interest through SkillSelect and be invited by the Department of Immigration to apply.

Once you are invited to apply for a skilled visa, you must lodge your application within 60 days, otherwise the invitation lapses. Accordingly, it is very important that you have all required documentation prepared to lodge as soon as possible after receiving the invitation.

The Criteria

In order to qualify for a Subclass 189 visa, you will be required to:

  • Meet the pass mark in the points test. 60 points is the current passing mark.
  • Obtain suitable skills assessment result in an occupation in the Skilled Occupation List
  • Have at least competent English
  • Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply
  • Must not have turned 50
  • Meet health and character requirements

Family members included such as partner, children and other dependant family members must meet English, health and character requirements.

What does this visa let me do?

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Skilled Independent visa become permanent residents of Australia.

Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.

Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa

This Australian state sponsored visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory.

Each State and Territory Government published a list of occupations in short supply in their area. They may impose specific eligibility requirements such as work experience, English language ability or specialised skills in order to nominate you for this visa.

The Criteria

In order to qualify for a Subclass 190 visa, you will be required to:

  • Hold a suitable skills assessment in an occupation that is available for State or Territory Sponsorship
  • Lodge an EOI
  • Be nominated by a State or Territory Government
  • Meet the pass mark in the Skilled Migration points- currently 60 (State Nomination give you additional 5 points)
  • Be aged between 18 and 49 inclusive
  • Have at least competent English
  • Meet health and character requirement

Family members included such as partner, children and other dependant family members must meet English, health and character requirements.

What does this visa let me do?

The visa is a permanent visa, allowing applicants to remain in Australia indefinitely with full work rights. You would generally be expected to reside for 2 years in the State or Territory which nominated you for the visa.

If you are outside Australia when the visa is granted, you and your family members will need to enter Australia for the first time prior to expiry of your health and police clearances.

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