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Skilled-Independent Visa

Skilled-Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

This visa lets workers with skills live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. It is a permanent general skilled migration visa and doesn’t require sponsorship by any relative or state/territory government of Australia. The skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 is a permanent general skilled migration visa which requires us to firstly submit an EOI (Expression Of interest) and then the candidate must get an invitation by Immigration department to apply. The Australia Skilled-Independent Visa (Subclass 189) allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

This particular visa is for skilled workers who wish to immigrate to Australia. This Visa is intended for those aspirants who are independent, that is, they are not sponsored by an employee, territory or state.

When a candidate is provided with the letter of invitation, he/she must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Candidate must be in the age group of 18 to 44 with a proper education degree or diploma.
  • He/she must be nominated for an occupation, and with the help of EOI, get the invitation to apply.
  • He/she must obtain suitable skills assessment for the respective occupation.
  • Not yet turned 50 years of age at the time of filing for visa subclass 189.
  • Candidate must achieve the score specified in his/her letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test and he/she must at least meet the competent English requirements and the character and health requirements.

The Skilled-Independent Visa (Subclass 189) Australia offers the following benefits;

  • The Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 is a permanent visa and allows you to live in Australia full time with full work rights. It allows you to immigrate to Australia along with your family.
  • The visa allows you to stay indefinitely in Australia and enjoy full working rights and work in any occupation once you arrive in Australia.
  • You can pursue your studies in Australia, while living on this visa and you are entitled to social security payments and Medicare if you are living in Australia on this visa.
  • You can include your spouse/partner, your dependent children and other dependent family members.

Applying this visa approximately costs AUD 3,700 and takes about an estimated time of 11 to 12 months. You are required to submit your EOI which will further help you receive an invitation from the Immigration to apply department. Therefore, with this visa you can not only work and study but can also apply for Australian citizenship and sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.

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