Skilled - Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
Skilled - Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
The Australian Skilled – Independent Visa (subclass 189) is an Australian skilled visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.
Check whether your occupation is listed on Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL) of Australia
his is a principal requirement to check if your occupation is listed on Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL). The list contains those occupations which are in high demand in Australia and can be filled by the skilled workers to reduce the labour gap. Moreover, a relevant proof should be kept handy to prove that you have required set of skills and qualification to work in that occupation.
Must meet the minimum point eligibility criteria
The Australian Skilled – Independent Visa (subclass 189) is an Australian skilled visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Certain family members can be included in the application. You must score at least 65 points (the pass mark) on the Points Test to be eligible for this visa and the visa gives all visa applicants the opportunity to study, live and work and also to become a citizen of Australia within 4 years.
- The second step is to check whether you are able to meet the minimum Australia point test score of 65 points. This means that you have to score at least the minimum said points to be able to proceed further in your Visa 189 process. The points are calculated for:
- Educational Qualification
- Work Experience
- Language requirements
- Other factors
Language requirement plays a crucial role in Australian Permanent Residency. The Oz country want that people migrating to Canada must have basic language ability to sustain them in Australia.
The basic points required for language ability factor is competent level that is achieved by getting IELTS 6 bands/ PTE 50 points in each module of reading, writing, listening and speaking. However, there will be no additional point allotment with competent level score.
Must pass skill assessment test
- Depending upon your profile, you must have a skill assessment test done by the relevant authority for an occupation listed on Australian MLTSSL Occupation List and the result should be positive in order to move further.
Must have an Invitation from the Australian Government
- You must be invited to apply for this visa. The invitations are generally given to those applicants who have a good point score in their Australia Point test and the number of available positions in your nominated occupation.
Other essential requirements
- Apart from the above mentioned criteria, the following criteria are equally important to apply for Australia subclass 189 visas:
- Age: At the time of visa invitation, you must be under 45 years of age.
- Language Requirement: At the time of visa invitation, you must have a competent English.
- Work Experience: At the time of visa invitation, you must have at least 2 years of working experience.
- Education: At the time of visa invitation, you must be a Graduate degree holder (or any equivalent degree holder).
- Health: At the time of visa invitation, you must meet the minimum health requirements by undertaking the required Health Examination of his/her as well as of each family member irrespective of them accompanying you to Australia or not.
- Character: At time of visa invitation, you must have a proof of bearing a good moral character by submitting a police certificate for each country, each member of family ever has lived in, for a cumulative period of 1 year or more, over the past 10 years, ever since turning 16 years of age.
- Debts: At the time of visa invitation, you must repaid, or have arranged to repay, any outstanding debts to the Australian government.
- Cancelled Visas: You might not be able to apply for this visa, if you ever had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.