Australian skilled visa The Australian Government has always placed a high priority on skilled migration as various studies have shown migrants who settled in Australia on the basis of their skills usually have the lowest rate of unemployment or reliance on social welfare, and the highest degree of professional development.

SKLIIED VISA SUBCLASSES 489

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa is a 4-year provisional visa which requires holders to live and work in a regional area to obtain permanent residence.




SKLIIED VISA SUBCLASSES 190

Work and live in Australia with this permanent resident work visa. Certain foreign-national skilled workers who hold occupations on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List may be eligible for a Subclass 190 visa.


SKLIIED VISA SUBCLASSES 189

The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent work visa for individuals who have the qualifications and skills required to fill Australia's skill shortages.


SKLIIED  VISA SUBCLASSES 189

The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent work visa for individuals who have the qualifications and skills required to fill Australia’s skill shortages.

Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60 points on a point assessment. The assessment is such that applicants are required to be under 45 years of age and be able to demonstrate that they have a qualification and/or skills in an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Applicants for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) do not require sponsorship.

Visa Criteria

In order to qualify for a Subclass 189 visa, you would need to:

  • Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply
  • Meet the pass mark in the skilled migration points test- currently 60
  • Be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive
  • Pass Skills Assessment in an occupation on the Occupations List for Skilled Independent visas
  • Have Competent Englishor higher
  • Meet health and character requirements

This option does not require sponsorship by a relative or State/Territory Government.

 

Do I Apply in Australia or Overseas?

You can either be in Australia or overseas when you apply for a Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa. In order to lodge from within Australia, you would need to hold a substantive visa or a Bridging A, B or C visa. Once you apply from within Australia, you would receive a bridging visa allowing you to remain in Australia during processing of your visa application.

Including Family Members

You can include the following types of family members in your application:

  • Spouses, defacto partners and same-sex partners
  • Dependent children
  • Other dependent family members – eg parents who live with you and are financially dependent

It is possible to include partners and dependent children after lodgement of the application, but other dependent family members must be included at lodgement.

Duration and Conditions

The visa is a permanent visa, allowing applicants to remain in Australia indefinitely with full work rights.

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.

 

SKLIIED  VISA SUBCLASSES 190

Work and live in Australia with this permanent resident work visa. Certain foreign-national skilled workers who hold occupations on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List may be eligible for a Subclass 190 visa. This visa requires the applicant to complete a skills test and be nominated by a state or territory government.

 

Visa Criteria

In order to qualify for a Subclass 189 visa, you would need to:

  • Get sponsorship from the state or territtory
  • Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply
  • Meet the pass mark in the skilled migration points test- currently 60
  • Be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive
  • Pass Skills Assessment in an occupation on the Occupations List for Skilled Independent visas
  • Have Competent Englishor higher
  • Meet health and character requirements

 

Including Family Members

You can include the following types of family members in your application:

  • Spouses, defacto partners and same-sex partners
  • Dependent children
  • Other dependent family members – eg parents who live with you and are financially dependent

It is possible to include partners and dependent children after lodgement of the application, but other dependent family members must be included at lodgement.

The Skilled Nominated Work Visa (subclass 190) requires you to be nominated by a state or territory government. Once you submit your EOI, it will be viewable by government authorities looking for prospective workers with your skill set. If a government decides to nominate you, you will receive a letter of invitation to apply for the 190 visa.

 

SKLIIED  VISA SUBCLASSES 489

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa is a 4-year provisional visa which requires holders to live and work in a regional area to obtain permanent residence. To qualify, you would need be sponsored by either a relative living in a designated area or a State or Territory Government.

Visa Criteria

In order to qualify for a Subclass 489 visa, you would need to:

  • Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply.
  • Be sponsored by a relative living in a Designated Area or nominated by a State or Territory Government.
  • Meet the pass mark in the skilled migration points test- currently 60.
  • Be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive.
  • Pass Skills Assessment in an occupation on the relevant Skilled Occupations List.
  • Have Competent English or higher.
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Sponsorship by a Relative Living in a Designated Area.

You can apply for a Subclass 489 visa if you are sponsored by a relative living in a Designated Area.

The relative must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen. The following relatives can sponsor for the Subclass 489 visa:

  • Parents
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Uncles and Aunts
  • Nephews and Nieces
  • First Cousins
  • Grandparents
  • You must pass skills assessment in an occupation on the Independent or Family Sponsored Occupations List prior to receiving an EOI invitation.

If you are sponsored by a relative, you will need to live for 2 years and work full time for 12 months in a regional or low population growth area to qualify for permanent residence through the Skilled Regional Subclass 887 visa.

Nomination by a State or Territory Government

Each State and Territory Government publishes a list of occupations in short supply in their area. There may be specific requirements in terms of work experience, English language ability or specialised skills.

You must pass skills assessment in an occupation on the State or Territory Nominated Occupations List prior to receiving an EOI invitation.

If you are nominated by a state or territory government, you will need to live for 2 years and work full time for 12 months in a regional or low population growth area to qualify for permanent residence through the Skilled Regional Subclass 887 visa.

Do I Apply in Australia or Overseas?

You can either be in Australia or overseas when you apply for a Subclass 489 Visa. In order to lodge from within Australia, you would need to hold a substantive visa or a Bridging A, B or C visa. Once you apply from within Australia, you would receive a bridging visa allowing you to remain in Australia during processing of your visa application.

Duration and Conditions

The visa is a 4-year provisional visa. Whilst in Australia you and your included family members can only live, work and study in an approved regional area. The approved regional areas vary depending on whether you are sponsored by a relative or by a State or Territory Government:

  • State or Territory Government: you can only live in a Regional or Low Population Growth Area
  • Relative: you can live in a Designated Area
  • Designated areas are wider than Regional or Low Population Growth areas – in particular the major cities of Melbourne, Canberra, and the Gold Coast are considered Designated Areas.
  • 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.