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  Australian Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa

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.

RelatedSkilled Nominated Visa -Subclass 190  and Skilled Regional Provisional Visa -Subclass 489

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa Basic requirements:

Applicants need to fulfill the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa basic requirements to be eligible to apply. Applicant must:

Skilled Independent Subclass 189  Visa Application Process:

Candidates have to go through following steps in order to file the visa application:

  • You have to complete skills assessment of the nominated occupation with the appropriate government body. Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will see whether you are capable of doing your chosen occupation in Australia.
  • After receiving positive skills assessment, you can submit Expression of Interest (EOI) through Skillselect program.  If you are finalized, you will receive Invitation to apply (ITA). You have to apply within 60 days after receiving the Invitation to apply.
  • Candidates have to submit all the required documents mentioned in the visa application to avoid delays in processing time.

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa Processing Time:

The processing time of Skilled Independent  Subclass 189 Visa may vary on the factors :

  •   Candidates have submitted all the required documents along with the visa application.
  • Candidates have to include additional documents like health certificates, character certificates or other important documents.

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 :

  • Live in Australia permanently.
  • Work and study in Australia.
  • Sponsor eligible family members for permanent residency.
  • Get enrolled in Medicare and health facilities.

For availing more information regarding Skilled Independent  Subclass 189 Visa, Call the Corporate hotline 011-48414141/Email your queries on info@makevisas.com  or Visit the Official website.

 Related links:

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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