This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.
It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
You might be eligible to apply for this visa if invited. When we sent your letter of invitation, you must also have:
The Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia.
To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted.
This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any member of your family unit who has also been granted this visa:
The Skilled-Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) is for skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in specified regional areas in Australia for four years.
There are two pathways for this visa:
For members of your family unit who are included in your visa application (in either visa pathways), they must be a member of the family unit of someone who already holds this visa (subclass 489) or a provisional visa in subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496.
More information is available from Workers.
You might be eligible to apply for this visa if invited and you are either:
Your invitation is based on the claims made in your expression of interest. Your application must achieve at least the score specified in your invitation to apply when assessed against the points test.
Nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list , obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation ,not yet turned 50 years of age ,achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test , at least 6 Bands each in IELTS or minimum test scores in each of the four test components: 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 21 for writing and 18 for speaking, TOEFL iBT, You have achieved a test score of at least 50 each in PTE Academic that has been undertaken in the three years, been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
The Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia. Points are awarded for Age, English language ability, Skilled employment, Qualifications , Australian study requirement, Specialist Education Qualification, Other factors