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Skilled Independent Visa


Australia Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) visa is for skilled aspirants who are planning for Australia Migration. Skilled Independent Visa mainly designed to overcome genuine skill shortage.

DIBP invites skilled migrants to lodge visa through skill select. Skill Select helps address regional skill shortages. Skill Select allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia.

This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.

For the Skilled Independent Visa, the applicant needs to qualify the points-based test. Once qualified for the points-based test applicant needs to submit Expression of Interest (EOI). Next step is receiving an invitation after that applicant applies for Skilled Independent Visa.

The points calculated based on the several factors like Age, Education, Experience, English Language ability, nomination/sponsorship, Australian Study and Work, Partner skills and other parameters.

Benefits of the Program
  • Indefinite stay in Australia
  • Can study, work and live in Australia
  • Permanent residence can be sponsored for eligible relatives
  • Can travel to and from Australia for five years
  • Can apply for the Australian Permanent Residence visa
  • Eligible for Medicare and Australian health-related schemes and expenses
Eligibility Criteria

Age: The minimum age is 18 years, and the maximum age is 45 years. The applicant can get minimum points, and the maximum points he can earn is 30.

English Language: Applicant needs to have competent English Language Score.

Skilled Occupation: Applicant must have relevant experience in the skilled occupations eligible list.

Point Score: Applicant should score minimum 60 points based on Age, Education, Experience, English Language ability, nomination/sponsorship, Australian Study and Work, Partner skills and other parameters.

Invitation to Apply: Applicant will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the visa if your preferred nominated occupation places are vacant. Applicant rank should be very good in the points score.

Health & Character: Applicant should meet certain health & character requirements.

Application Fees

Visa Application Charges: AUD 3670

Charges for Skill Assessment: AUD 300 to AUD 2200

Adult Dependant (Aged above 18 years): AUD 1835

Child Dependant (Aged below 18 years): AUD 920

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Processing Time

The processing timeline for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is 9 to 12 months.

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  • Guiding to get the specific police clearance certificate
  • Guiding on gathering required documents
  • Guiding on Processing of Application
  • Guiding on form filling
  • Final documentation reviewing
  • Complete Support till the decision received on your petition
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