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Australian Skilled Visa | Independent Visa (subclass 189)

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Australia Skilled Visa
Subclass 189

In 2012-2013, the Skilled Independent Australia visa subclass 189 introduced as a substitute of both the offshore Skilled Independent Subclass 175 visa and the onshore Subclass 88 visa. It allows the skilled foreign workers who don’t have any sponsorship from an employer, a state or territory, or a family member; however, hold an occupation in Australia’s skilled occupation list.

It is a point-based visa and screens the immigration profiles based on the factors age, education, work experience, language proficiency and more. Visa holders can live and work anywhere in Australia. Immigrants can also include certain family members in their application for 189 Visa Australia. This Visa allows its holder to remain in the country permanently with full work rights.

What are the benefits of Australia Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189

Benefits of Australia Skilled
Independent Visa 189

  • Eligibility to live, work in Australia indefinitely
  • Eligibility to study in Australia at any grade
  • Eligibility to sponsor the eligible family members for Australia PR
  • After meeting certain requirements, a visa holder can apply for Australian citizenship.
  • Eligibility to access social security benefits
  • Eligibility to access subsidized health care facilities
Benefits of Australia Skilled Visa
What is the process to apply for Australia visa subclass 189?

Australia skilled visa steps and process

If you are interested in applying to Australia visa subclass 189, then you need to process it in the following steps:

Step 1: Check the eligibility:

Before initiating the process, it is necessary for an applicant to check whether he/she has qualified the eligibility criteria for Australia Visa Subclass 189 or not as the immigration authority of Australia doesn’t entertain unqualified applications.

Step 2: Complete a skill assessment

On being eligible, the candidate needs to create a skill assessment and assessed it by a relevant government body. The Skill assessment enables the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to judge whether the skills of the candidate are required or not in Australia.

Step 3: Submit an EOI

On getting a positive assessment from the concerned institution, the candidate needs to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) through Skillselect. The Skillselect includes questions on personal credentials like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and more. The EOI will be visible to both immigration authority as well as Australian employers who may be interested in hiring someone of the same skill-set.

Step 4: Scores are awarded:

Based on the information provided in the EOI, SkillSelect will estimate the points score. A minimum score of 65 is necessary to be invited to apply for this visa. On getting enough scores, the invitation to apply is issued to the candidate.

Step 5: Apply for the Skilled Independent Work Visa (subclass 189):

On getting an invitation to apply, the candidate can continue DIBP stage of application where he/she can apply to submit the final application for the visa.

Candidates who are lucky to receive this multiple entry visa can live and work in the country for five years. Moreover, after completing a minimum of two-year stay, can re-issue the visa for further five years. Alternatively, on completing consecutive four-year stay, the candidate becomes eligible to apply for Australian citizenship.

What are the eligibility criteria to move to Australia as a skilled immigrant?

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To become eligible for Australia skilled independent visa, a candidate must fulfill the following points:

  • A candidate must be younger than 45 years of age
  • A candidate must nominate an occupation that matches his/her skills and qualification as well as listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
  • A candidate must be competent in English Language
  • A candidate must score a minimum of 65 points in the Point test
  • A candidate must meet the health and character requirements
  • A candidate must have assessed his/her skills by relevant assessing authority as suitable for the nominated occupation
What are the benefits of Australia Skilled Independent Visa for Indians?

Once you become the holder of Australia Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189, then you and your accompanying family members become eligible to avail the following benefits:

  • Eligible to live and work permanently in Australia
  • Eligible to study anywhere in Australia
  • Eligible to get benefits of Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • Eligible to acquire certain social security payment
  • Eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after completing a certain period of time
  • Eligible to sponsor a family member for permanent or temporary residency in Australia

By the term accompanying family member, the immigration authority of Australia accounts for the following family members in skilled independent visa 189 application:

  • Spouse/common-law partner of primary applicant
  • Dependent child of applicant or applicant’s partner
  • Dependent relative of applicant or applicant’s partner
What are the costs related to applying for Australia skilled Independent Visa 189?

The following is the structure of Visa fees for Australia skilled independent visa subclass 189:

  • For Primary Applicant – $3755 AUD
  • For dependent applicant fees 18 and over – $1875 AUD
  • For dependent applicant fees under 18 years – $940 AUD
How can we help you in applying for Australia skilled Independent Visa 189?

Skilled Independent Visa 189

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