189 Visa English

SKILLED INDEPENDENT VISA

 (SUBCLASS 189)

(POINTS-TESTED) STREAM

The Australian Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa for skilled workers not sponsored by an employer, a state, or a family member. Applicants must be under 45, have a positive skill assessment in an occupation on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List, and demonstrate competent English. A minimum score of 65 points on the skilled points test is required. The application process involves submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) and receiving an invitation to apply. The visa allows holders to live and work in Australia indefinitely, and includes family members, subject to certain conditions.

Skilled Indepent Visa

Subclass 189

Points-tested stream

Eligibility

Age

Applicants must be under 45 years of age at the time of receiving an invitation.

Points Test

A minimum score of 65 points on the skilled points test.


Skills Assessment

Positive skills assessment in an occupation listed on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).


English Proficiency

Must demonstrate competent English through approved tests or holding a passport from certain English-speaking countries.


Health and Character

Fulfill health and character requirements.


Expression of Interest (EOI)

Submission of an EOI and receiving an invitation to apply.

 

Skilled Indepent Visa

Subclass 189

Points-tested stream

Eligibility

Age

Applicants must be under 45 years of age at the time of receiving an invitation.

Points Test

A minimum score of 65 points on the skilled points test.


Skills Assessment

Positive skills assessment in an occupation listed on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).


English Proficiency

Must demonstrate competent English through approved tests or holding a passport from certain English-speaking countries.


Health and Character

Fulfill health and character requirements.


Expression of Interest (EOI)

Submission of an EOI and receiving an invitation to apply.