This permanent visa category is assessed against the applicant’s skills. This stream is for Points-tested skilled applicants 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.
Who is eligible for an Independent Skilled Visa (Subclass 189)?
Other Requirements for an Independent Skilled Visa (Subclass 189)
During processing of the Subclass 189 visa, it is assessed on a points system and 60 points are required to qualify as well as meeting the standard conditions.Points are awarded in the following categories:
- English Language
- Australian and Overseas Work Experience
- Australian Study
- Community Language
- Regional Australian Study
- Spouse Skills
- Professional Year
Benefits of the Independent Skilled Visa (Subclass 189)This visa provides immediate permanent residency to the applicant and his or her immediate family who accompany them on their application.
Visa Charges can be found here.
Looking for a different Skilled Visa?
There are several other skilled visas available: