Skilled Independent 189 Visa

Immigration program for skilled professionals

Skilled 189 Visa

This visa is for skilled foreign workers who are not sponsored by an Australian Employer, a family member or a state or territory for obtaining Permanent Residency in Australia. Although the “pass mark” for the points test is 65 points, some occupations will require higher points in order for the applicant to be invited. For example, Accountants will require significantly higher points.

This visa is available to applicants who are skilled in an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Once you have confirmed you meet the points test, the applicant will need to obtain a successful migration skills assessment outcome in their chosen occupation. The steps required to achieve this will vary depending on the occupation.

Then, an applicant can lodge an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect and be invited to submit a visa application by the Department of Immigration.

This is a brief summary intended for information purposes only. It is not a legal advice. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. Please consult with an experienced immigration consultant before submitting a visa application.
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