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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.
To become eligible for Australia skilled independent visa, a candidate must fulfill the following points:
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:
By the term accompanying family member, the immigration authority of Australia accounts for the following family members in skilled independent visa 189 application:
The following is the structure of Visa fees for Australia skilled independent visa subclass 189: