Australian Skilled Visa: Skilled - Independent Visa (subclass 189)

The Australian Skilled- Independent visa (Subclass 189) is an Australian Visa for the skilled foreign workers who are not sponsored by an Australian Employer, a family member or a state or territory. An Australian Skilled Independent visa holder can live and work permanently as a Permanent Resident of Australia. Certain members of the family can be included in the Visa Application.

To be eligible for this visa, an applicant must score at least 60 points on the points test.

Skilled - Independent Visa (subclass 189) - Eligibility Criteria

To be able to file your visa application for the Skilled-Independent Visa, an applicant must submit an Expression of Interest.

How to submit the expression of interest?

The Australian Government provides an online system that allows skilled workers from foreign countries to be considered for a Skilled- Independent Visa.

An EOI or the Expression of Interest is an application which indicates a candidate’s desire to apply for an Australian Permanent Resident Visa. However, a candidate will have to provide some more personal information along with the EOI. The information may include:

  • Personal Information;
  • Proficiency in the English Language;
  • A Skills assessment which is relevant to your Nominated Profession;

After submitting the EOI or the Expression of Interest, candidates will be given a Points Score and ranking by an automatic and objective process. If the candidate is eligible, then the candidate will receive an invitation to apply for the Australian Skilled- Independent Visa (Subclass 189).

Once a candidate receives an invitation to apply, there will be a time period of 60 days to complete the application. The Expression of Interest will remain valid for 2 years, during which the candidate can update their EOI with any new experience and details.

Australian Skilled- Independent Visa (Subclass 189) Benefits

This is a Permanent Resident Visa that lets you:

  • Live and work in Australia permanently;
  • Enroll for Australian Medicare, Australia’s medical scheme for health related expenses and care;
  • Apply for the Australian Citizenship, if you are fulfill the eligibility criteria;
  • Sponsor your family members or relatives for the Australian Permanent Residence.

Australia skilled independent visa subclass 189 points calculator

A candidate must obtain at least 60 Points based on the following criteria.

  1. Age
  2. Skill Assessment includes education and work experience assessment
  3. English Language Test
  4. Spouse Skill Assessment (Optional)

Use our service to find out whether you are eligible for a particular country. Fill out the assessment form. Make sure that all information provided is authentic in order to make a proper assessment.

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Australia's migration to stay at last year’s level: PM Scott Morrison

Head administrator Scott Morrison says Australia's yearly movement intake will remain at last year’s level, which was about 28,000 less than the expected 190,000.
"Our present permanent migration levels are running only somewhat more than 160,000. That was the level of the permanent movement that was observed at the end of the Howard Government," Mr. Morrison told correspondents.
"They used to be little higher than what the permanent admission had been a couple of years prior and that has gone below to some degree throughout the most recent year or somewhere near about. Also, I anticipate that it will stay at those levels," he said reacting to an inquiry in regards to NSW Premier Gladys Berejeklian's call to slice the state's abroad movement admission to John Howard-period levels.
A year ago, Australia's permanent movement admission tumbled to below 163,000 – the least since 2007-08 under John Howard.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton who was in charge of the Immigration portfolio before Mr. Morrison, credited the decrease in movement to improved security checks.
Prior this week, Immigration Minister, David Coleman said that his area of expertise would proceed with the methodology adopted since last year. "We saw a year ago, the effect the expanded security process had," Mr. Coleman said in Melbourne. "It is totally crucial that we have to be exceptionally cautious over security.”
As indicated by Department of Home Affair’s figures, 87 percent of the 111,000 skilled transients who came into the nation last financial year had settled in Sydney or Melbourne permanently.
Australia's yearly migration arranging levels have been predictable at 190,000 since 2011. The genuine admission has been constant with the arranging levels from that point forward till 2016-17 when the admission was a little more than 183,000.
A year ago figures demonstrated a decrease of more than 21,000 in the number permanent visas issued contrasted with the earlier year, fundamentally determined by a cut in skilled and family stream visas. In 2017-18, the talented stream visas saw a cut of more than 12,000 and family stream visas were likewise cut by 15 percent.
The squeeze in visa reflects in the number of invitations issued by the Immigration Department to visa aspirants who have presented their interest and importance to apply for a permanent visa.
As per the office month to month figures, the invitations issued to Skilled Independent visa candidates inside the talented stream, fell by 20 percent in the principal quarter of the current monetary year contrasted with the most recent year.
Mr. Coleman said those figures are fragmented right now and when the division announces the full figures for the latest month, they should coordinate with last year’s level.
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Stringent actions against false information provider - Australia Immigration

The Australian Immigration department will impose 10 years visa ban on applicants, who provide false or misleading information while filing their visa application.

The new rule is to come into play on November 18, 2017.

The new rule as per the Migration Legislation Amendment Regulations 2017 will increase review time-period to 10 years, which is currently 12 months, to check if an applicant had given any kind of bogus documentation or false and misleading information to the Australian Government and bar him for 10 years.

The Immigration Minister said that a 10-year review period is a “necessary, reasonable and proportionate” measure to protect the integrity of the visa framework.

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These professions are in high demand in Australia

While thinking of immigration, the first question arises in front of us is job. However, if you are immigrating to Australia, job should not be a big concern. This magnificent country offers ample opportunities for immigrants to work and earn good. Skilled workers are in high demand in Australia.

Teaching, Nursing, IT, Engineering, Construction management, and digital marketing are some areas which are greatly in demand of skilled foreign workers.

Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and Subclass 190 are two ways for skilled immigrants to apply for permanent residency in Australia.

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Skilled migration is the major source of skills in the Australian workforce, says Report.

A recent report found skilled migration as the second major source of skills in the workforce in Australia, with 20 per cent of degree-qualified full-time workers born and educated overseas.

The report from Julie McMillan, Daniel Edwards and David Phillips from the Australian Council for Educational Research, found skilled migration had contributed significantly to the available degree-qualified workforce.

Dr Edwards said locally produced graduates and those imported from overseas had contributed to a strong rise in the number of skilled people in the population in recent years. Over the same period there has been major growth in skilled employment.

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