Skilled Independent visa (Points- tested stream)

This visa lets invited workers with skills we need, to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

Basic Eligibility

You must:

be invited to apply

have a suitable skills assessment at the time of invitation.

satisfy the points test

Subclass 189

Skilled Independent visa

With this visa, you can




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Processing times

With this visa, you can

work and study anywhere in Australia

sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

Processing Time

Have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list

Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation

Be aged under 45 during invitation. You can still apply for the visa if you turn 45 after you receive the invitation.

Have at least competent English, at the time of invitation

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