Subclass 189

What is subclass 189 visa Australia?

The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory.


How do to qualify for a 189 visa?

  • Have a relevant occupation on the 189-occupation list (MLTSSL)
  • Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation.
  • Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply.
  • Meet the points test pass mark of 65 points (as of 1 July 2018)
  • Be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive.
  • Have Competent English.
  • Be invited to apply.

How long is a 189-visa valid for?

The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) program is a permanent visa, its validity is indefinite. You can include close relations in your application.

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