Skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government can apply under this Visa category. Visa holders under this category can live and work anywhere in Australia as a permanent resident which means they can stay in the country indefinitely. It is an excellent option to apply for if you are eligible.
Points are awarded according the following factors listed in the table below.
|English Language Ability||Competent English
(IELTS – min 6)
(IELTS – min 7)
(IELTS – min 7)
(IELTS – min 8)
|Work experience in your nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation||3 years||5|
|Qualification||PhD from an Australian educational institution or from a recognized standard||20|
|Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognized standard||15|
|An award or qualification recognized by the assessing authority in the assessment of the skilled occupation||10|
|Others Factors||Credentialed community language qualifications||5|
|Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area||5|
There are 3 stages involved:
The first stage involves completion of a skill assessment under the relevant government authorities. Your Educational and Employment Documents are examined for the required level of skill in your chosen occupation in Australia.
After a successful skill assessment, your Expression of Interest (EOI) will be lodged in front of the Australian Government, which will declare your interest to live and work in Australia.
Once you have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), you can submit your final application for Permanent residency, so that your visa can be approved and granted.
The Duration for Visa processing depends upon the particular case lodged and is based on personal circumstances.
A time period of 3 months on average is taken to process 189 subclass visa application for overseas applicants.
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