Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

The Skilled Independent visa is a permanent visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia indefinitely. This visa is points-tested and does not require sponsorship by a relative, or state/territory nomination.

Visa Requirements:

To apply for this visa, you must have:

  1. An occupation that is in the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List.
  2. Obtained a suitable skills assessment for your nominated occupation.
  3. At least competent English.
  4. Lodged an EOI and been invited to apply for this visa.
  5. Not turned 45 years of age when you received an invitation to apply.
  6. Achieved the pass mark on the skilled migration points test, currently 65 points
  7. Good health and character.

Including Family Members:

You can include the following family members in your application:

  1. Your partner
  2. Your dependent children/stepchildren or your partner's dependent children/stepchildren

What this visa lets you do in Australia:

This visa is a permanent visa and allows you and any family member migrating with you to:

  1. Stay in Australia indefinitely
  2. Study and work in Australia
  3. Enrol in Medicare
  4. Sponsor eligible relatives for certain temporary or permanent visas
  5. Apply for Australian citizenship when you meet the citizenship requirements

 How we can help you:

  1. Free initial assessment service
  • You can use our online initial assessment tool to assess your eligibility for this visa. 
  1. Consultation service
  •  If you would like detailed initial assessment or assistance with your current application or need professional advice please book an appointment with one of our qualified consultants to provide you with verbal or written advice for your specific matter.
  1. Skills Assessment service
  • We can help you with your skills assessment application. We are very experienced in handling skills assessment applications and dealing with Australian skills assessment authorities. We know all the rules and requirements for obtaining a successful skills assessment.
  1. Visa Service
  • We make your visa application process hassle-free. 
  • We advise you on strategies to maximise your application score.
  • We handle your EOI and visa application.
  • We inform you of all required documents, check your documents and notify you if more supporting documents are required.
  • We follow up your case and get your result with the least amount of stress for you.