The sub class 189 skilled independent visa program is classified as a Permanent visa program, with indefinite validity. It allows the applicant to include close relations in application. Along with it, spouse of the applicant and family members can study, work, travel and legally entitled to access medical care in Australia under this visa. The 189 visa facilitates applicant to reside indefinitely in Australia with full work rights.

Australia subclass 189 Requirements

You might be eligible to apply for visa subclass 189 if invited for the application. When you are sent your letter of invitation, you must also have:

  • nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation.
  • not yet turned 50 years of age at the time of filing for visa subclass 189.
  • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test.
  • at least competent English.

Benefits of 189 visa Australia

1.The 189 visa Australia allows you to immigrate to Australia along with your family
2.You can live and work anywhere in Australia with this visa
3.The visa for Australia subclass 189 has one of the fastest processing times for immigration to Australia
4.The visa allows you to stay indefinitely in Australia and enjoy full working rights and work in any occupation once you arrive in Australia. Which is to say, you are not restricted to working in the same occupation as the one that you applied for the visa
5.You can pursue your studies in Australia, while living on this visa
6.You are entitled to social security payments and Medicare if you are living in Australia on this visa
7.You are entitled to apply for permanent residence for your family members and even apply for citizenship for yourself and your family

Features of 189 visa

1. The visa is intended for skilled independent workers and their families to permanently move to Australia. In this regard family includes and is limited to the following members

a.Your partner/spouse
b.Yours or your partner’s dependent child
c.Yours or your partner’s dependent relative

2. The visa subclass 189 is granted on a points based system, with points assigned for various factors such as your age, work experience, education and English language ability. The points are assigned for the following criteria.

a.Age – not less than 45 years
b.English language skills – you will need to submit scores of IELTS or equivalent examination
c.Education level
d.Overall work experience including work experience in Australia,

189 visa Australia Points Test

You must score at least 60 points against points test factors to be eligible to be invited to apply for the visa subclass 189.

If you are invited to apply, you must achieve at least the score specified in your letter of invitation.

This information tells you what you can be awarded points for. The evidence you need to provide is listed in the document checklist.

How the points are awarded:-

Points are awarded on the basis of the factors listed in the following table. All factors are assessed as they are at the time you are invited to apply for this visa.

How the points are awarded:-

Points are awarded on the basis of the factors listed in the following table. All factors are assessed as they are at the time you are invited to apply for this visa.

Process for applying 189 Visa Australia

The application for the 189 visa Australia will need to take place in the following three stages
1.Stage 1 – you will need to apply for and undergo a skills assessment test for your occupation. This test will be administered by the relevant government body and will show the Department of immigration and border protection that you have the required skills for immigration to Australia
2.Stage 2 – upon obtaining a successful skill select assessment you can submit an expression of interest. You can do this independently or through a qualified immigration consultant
3.Stage 3 – upon receiving the Invitation to Apply, you will typically be required to submit your final application with all the required documents

How Ray Seven will help you

1.We will assess your skills to see if you are eligible for positive assessment for skill select
2.We will submit an Expression of interest on your behalf
3.We will continuously follow up with the Department of immigration and border protection to know about the status of your application
4.We will intervene and advocate your case with the DIPB wherever required


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