SKILLED INDEPENDENT VISA (SUBCLASS 189)

This stream is for Point-Tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

This is an independent visa.

You must meet the basic requirements for immigration to Australia and meet the points test mark of 65 points.

Your occupation must be in the appropriate Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL-MLTSSL).

  • have a relevant occupation on the 189 occupation list (MLTSSL);
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation from above list
  • be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive
  • have Competent English
  • meet the points test pass mark of 65 points
  • lodge an EOI and be invited to apply
  • meet health and character requirements
  • live and work in Australia on a permanent basis;
  • to study at Australian educational institutions;
  • to receive state-subsidised medical assistance through Medicare insurance and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS);
  • receive social benefits (waiting periods may apply);
  • to apply for the citizenship of Australia in accordance with the established procedure;
  • to sponsor persons wishing to apply for an Australian immigration visa.

4045 AUD – main applicant

2025 AUD – additional applicant over 18yo

1015 AUD – additional applicant under 18yo

In this video Sydney Visa discusses the main stages of Australian Skilled Migration program and sequence of these stages.

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