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.