Australia’s Skilled Independent Visa | Sub Class 189

Invitation for lodging a visa application for Australia is based on Points and on relevancy of occupation, Age (one must be under 45 years to lodge application for this category), English Language Competency, and Health Insurance for the case of Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189.

The invitation is not for Employer Sponsored Visas. It is dealt in a separate way.

General Processing Time: ~11 Months

Charges: 4500+ AU $

  1. Matching Skill Set from the list of skilled occupation by Australian Legislative Board

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00850

  1. Getting Assessment of the skill set from the relevant Australian Authority linked under:

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/assessing-authorities

  1. Meeting the pass points of 60 score.
  2. Submitting Expression of Interest (EOI)
  3. Wait for the Invitation letter to apply for visa and prepare Supporting Documents
  4. Interview & Finalization

Supporting Documents

  • Qualification Skill Assessment from the Relevant Australian Authority
  • Employment History Documents
  • Passport &/or Birth Certificate
  • IELTS or other approved English Language Test like TOEFL-iBT, PTE Academic, CAE
  • Any other document depending on the category for which points are claimed.

Points Calculator

Total: 100

Pass: 60

Age Points
18-24 years 25
25-32 years 30
33-39 years 25
40-44 years 15
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside Australia Points
Less than 3 years 0
3-4 years 5
5-7 years 10
8-10 years 15
Qualifications Points
A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard. 20
A Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor qualification, from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard. 15
A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10
An award or qualification recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation. 10
English (IELTS as an example) Points
Competent English 0
Proficient English (7.0 Band in Each of the Four Modules) 10
Superior English (8.0  Band in Each of the Four Modules) 20
Other Points
Accredited in a community language 5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement 5
Partner skill qualifications 5
Professional year in Australia 5
Australian study requirement Points
At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement 5
Specialist education qualification Points
A Master’s degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least two academic years in a relevant field. 5

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