Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 

The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is designed for invited workers, eligible New Zealand citizens, and eligible Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders with skills that Australia requires. This visa allows individuals to live and work anywhere in Australia permanently. Here's an overview of its key features:

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can only apply if you receive an invitation after submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).

A suitable skills assessment is required for your nominated skilled occupation, and it must have been obtained within 60 days of receiving the invitation to apply.

You must be under 45 when invited, but you can still apply if you turn 45 after receiving the invitation.

  When you submit your EOI in SkillSelect, you will be given an indicative points score based on the claims you have made. To be invited, you must score at least 65 points.

Yes, you must have at least competent English, and you may be required to pay the second instalment of the visa application charge if your English is not at the required level.

   Your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Point-Tested stream.

   Your immigration history will be considered when making a decision on your application. Previous visa cancellations or refusals may impact your eligibility.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).