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Skilled Independent Visa 189

189 Skilled Independent Visa

The Australian 189 Skilled Independent Visa is a popular immigration pathway designed for skilled individuals who want to live and work in Australia as permanent residents. It is a part of the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program and is highly sought after due to its independence from employer sponsorship, and it doesn’t require a state or territory nomination, or family member in Australia to support their application.

Skilled Independent Visa 189

189 Skilled Independent Visa

The Australian 189 Skilled Independent Visa is a popular immigration pathway designed for skilled individuals who want to live and work in Australia as permanent residents. It is a part of the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program and is highly sought after due to its independence from employer sponsorship, and it doesn’t require a state or territory nomination, or family member in Australia to support their application.

Requirements To Apply For A Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

Key Features:

  1. No Sponsorship Required: The Subclass 189 visa does not require sponsorship by an Australian employer, family member, or state/territory government. Applicants are selected based on their individual skills and qualifications.
  2. Points-Tested: To be eligible for this visa, applicants must meet a points-based system where they earn points for factors like age, English language proficiency, work experience, and education. A minimum score is required to qualify.
  3. Occupation List: Applicants must nominate an occupation from the relevant skilled occupation list and meet the skills assessment requirements specified for that occupation.
  4. Age Limit: The primary applicant must be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation to apply.
  5. Expression of Interest (EOI): Before applying for the visa, individuals need to submit an Expression of Interest through the SkillSelect system. Based on their points score and eligibility, they may receive an invitation to apply for the 189 visa.
  6. Permanent Residency: Once granted, the Subclass 189 visa provides the holder with permanent residency status in Australia, allowing them to live, work, and study anywhere in the country.

Benefits:

  • Access to Medicare, Australia’s public healthcare system.
  • Eligibility to apply for Australian citizenship after meeting residency requirements.
  • Opportunity to include eligible family members (spouse, children, dependent relatives) in the visa application.

Visa Conditions:

  • Visa holders are expected to live and work in Australia as permanent residents.
  • They are free to pursue any occupation or job of their choice.
  • Compliance with Australian laws and regulations is mandatory.

Types of Subclass 189 Streams

There are three streams for the 189 visa in Australia.

Points Tested Stream

Invite workers, with skills we need, to live and work anywhere in Australia. You do not need a sponsor or nominator. 

New Zealand Stream

For New Zealand citizens who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to Australia, to live and work here permanently. 

Hong Kong Stream

For Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders who have demonstrated commitment to Australia, to live and work in Australia permanently

How To Apply For A Skilled Independent Visa

If you believe you are ready and meet the eligibility criteria, contact Absolute contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will have all your questions answered and ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.  

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

The skilled independent visa subclass 189 is a points-based permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer.

The 189 skilled visa processing times are:

    • 25% of applications: 3 Months
    • 50% of applications: 5 Months
    • 75% of applications: 5 Months
    • 90% of applications: 5 Months

The 189 visa is a permanent visa that allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely and apply for Australian citizenship after a period of five years.

For optimal results, reach out to Absolute Immigration to apply for the 189 visa. Collect necessary documents, double-check meticulously, and consult Absolute Immigration’s migration experts. 

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