What is 189 visa?

The subclass 189 Skilled-Independent visa is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia. You do not have to be sponsored by an employer, a state or territory or a family member.

Who can apply for 189 visa and what are the requirements?

  • Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply
  • Meet the pass mark in the skilled migration points test – currently 60 points
  • Be aged between 18 to 49 inclusive
  • Hold a positive skills assessment in an occupation on the relevant Skilled Occupation list
  • Have complete English or higher
  • Meet health and character requirement

What is an Expression of interest (EOI)?

An expression of interest (EOI) is a method of showing your interest in applying for a skilled visa to migrate to Australia. The EOI is used to calculate your ability to meet the points test for certain visas and can be made available to employers and state and territory government agencies is you would like to be considered for a sponsored skilled visa.

What is the subclass 189 visa processing time?

The average processing time for subclass 189 visa is between 4 to 7 months.

What is SkillSelect?

Skillselect is an online expression of interest service for skilled workers and business people who are interested in migrating to Australia.

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