Skilled Migration Visas

Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)

This is a points-tested visa for skilled workers who have not sponsored by family or state or territory government. This visa is a permanent visa allows you to stay and work permanently in Australia.

You need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • have a relevant occupation;
  • have your occupation assessed as suitable for that occupation;
  • be under 45 years of age;
  • have 60 points – the points-test pass mark;
  • have competent English competent;
  • and be invited to apply

Skilled Sponsored Visa (Subclass 190)

This is a points-tested visa for skilled workers who have been nominated and sponsored by an Australian state or territory government. This is a permanent visa allows you to stay and work permanently in Australia.

You need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • have a relevant occupation;
  • have your occupation assessed as suitable for that occupation;
  • be under 45 years of age;
  • have 60 points – the points-test pass mark;
  • have competent English competent;
  • and be invited to apply

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)

This visa allows you to stay and work in regional or low population metropolitan areas of Australia for 4 years. This visa may lead to permanent residency should you satisfy the requirements of Subclass 887.

You need satisfy the following in order to be eligible to apply for this visa:

  • be nominated by state or territory government or be sponsored by a family member;
  • hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa (extended pathway)
  • have relevant occupation
  • have occupation assessed as suitable
  • meet the pass mark of 60;
  • be under 45 years of age;
  • have competent English

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