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The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory. The Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa allows skilled people to migrate to Australia permanently. This visa has two streams.

  1. 189 visa Points Tested Stream
  2. 189 visa New Zealand Stream

Applying for a 189 Visa

To be eligible to apply for a 189 Skilled Independent Visa, applicants must:

• have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
• complete a successful skill assessment 
• have at least competent English
• score at least 65 points. Calculate your points
• be at least 18 years of age and younger than 45 years of age;
• be invited to apply

For more comprehensive information regarding Australian Skilled Visas, contact one of our expert agents at 1300 10 50 50 or email us here.