Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent resident visa to Australia. An applicant has to clear
a point-based test and score enough points to be able to apply for this category. The whole process is
divided into 4 stages – EOI, State Sponsorship, DIBP Application, and Visa Processing.
But for applicants who just need assistance with submitting an EOI first and then with DIBP application,
this product is for them. Unlike other Y-Axis products that provide service throughout 4 stages
of processing subclass 189 visa or subclass 190 or subclass 489 for that matter,
this product processes only 2 stages; yet help you get a permanent residence visa.
Expression of Interest (EOI) is submitted through SkillSelect to the respective state or
territory authority in Australia. An invitation to apply is then received upon being eligible.
Then a visa application is submitted with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Both the applications are easy to fill and submit. But having someone experienced do the EOI and DIBP
application will surely increase the chances of positive results.
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Australia has a big Skilled Occupation List released on regular intervals. Thus, calling skilled migrants on its turf to fulfill their dreams. If you think you can contribute to Australia and also to your life, check eligibility.
This visa allows you and your family to:
*Not eligible for any benefits on this visa.
After this time, visa holders must obtain a resident return visa if travelling overseas and wanting to return to Australia as permanent residents.
The applicants have to satisfy the basic requirements to migrate under the skilled Independent visa.
Age:-The age of the applicant should be between 18 -49 years. Minimum points 15 with a maximum up to 30 can be granted.
English language:- The applicant should prove that he/she meets the English language of competent level by submitting the test results before the application is lodged. One would meet the English Language threshold if they score TOEFL iBT scores of 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 21 in Writing, 18 in speaking or PTE Academic scores of 50 in each band or IELTS 6 bands in all the components or if holds a valid passport and is a citizen of one of the following countries: United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America and Republic of Ireland.
To score points on English requirement, an applicant must meet proficient or superior level as mentioned in below table. English Language test results are required supporting these claims at the time of application.
|English Language proficiency level||Points||Test component||IELTS||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English:
|Functional||0 Points||Average/total/overall across test components only||4.5||32||30||147|
|Proficient (for points tested Skilled visas)||10 Points||Listening||7||24||65||185|
|Superior (for points tested Skilled visas)||20 Points||Listening||8||28||79||200|
Nominated Occupation:- The applicant should nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that matches with his /her skills, qualifications and work experience.
Skill Assessment:- It is mandatory for an applicant to get a positive skill assessment for a nominated occupation before the EOI is lodged.
Points can also be earned on the following eligibility criteria:
You must meet certain health requirements. The health examinations you need will depend on your personal circumstances, including your country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years and your intended activities in Australia. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.
This applies to you and any dependent family members included in your application.
You must meet certain character requirements. You must provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age.
This applies to you and all the dependent family members listed in your application, whether they are migrating or not.
Debts to the Australian Government:
You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.
You can include the following people in your visa application:
These family members must meet the requirements for including family members in your application. The application must include documentary evidence of their relationship to you. Your family members must be able to show that they meet health and character requirements.
Dependent visa applicants, who are above 18 years are required to meet at least Functional English requirement through study where medium of instruction is in English or by proving functional English requirement or by paying visa second installment charges towards English requirements.
You can add your partner and dependent children to your application before the decision is made on visa application. But for 489 visa, you need to add dependents before this visa application is filed.
Priority Group Number
Visa Sub Class
RSMS (Subclass 119, 857)
Low Risk – 5 months
High Risk- 8 months
Skill Select (subclass 187)
Low Risk- 5 months
High Risk- 8 months
Skill Select (subclass 186)
Skill Select SMP(subclass 190 and 489)
Nominated Occupation on the SOL- Schedule 1(subclass 175, 495, 496, 861, 862, 863, 880, 881, 882, 883, 885 and 176, 475, 487 if not SMP)
Skill Select Independent and Family Sponsored
(subclass 189 and 489)
All visas listed in priority 3 and 4 that are not SMP or Nominated Occupation on the SOL – Schedule 1
Assessment will commence when all cases in priority groups 1-4 are finalized
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*These services are provided at an additional cost.