Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa is a permanent residency visa program under Australian Immigration for the skilled workers who wish to live in Australia. It is a country visa which allows you to stay in Australia. Candidates who are not sponsored by state or territory government and even from family members who are Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen can apply under this visa program. This visa permits you and your accompanying family members to stay in Australia permanently.189 visa is a point-based visa and you have to score minimum 60 points on a points system that include factors – Age, Education, English Language proficiency, Work experience etc.
Applicants need to fulfill the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa basic requirements to be eligible to apply. Applicant must:
Candidates have to go through following steps in order to file the visa application:
Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa Processing Time:
The processing time of Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa may vary on the factors :
The average processing time of Subclass 189: 12 months.
Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa Cost:
|Stream||Base application charge||Additional applicant charge ( 18 & above)||Additional Applicant charge ( less than 18)|
|Skilled Independent Visa- Subclass 189||AUD 3,670||AUD 1,835||AUD 900|
The applicant may have to pay for other costs like health assessment cost, character certificate costs or other test costs.
Benefits of Subclass 189 Visa:
Once this country visa is granted, you are allowed to :
|Business Talent Visa – Subclass 132||Short-term Skilled Occupation List STSOL|
|Northern Territory Occupation List||ACT Occupation List|
|Student Visa Subclass 500||Student Guardian Visa- Subclass 590|
|Child Visa- Subclass 101||Partner Visa – Subclass 820|
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