Skilled Independent Visa

Subclass 186 Visa

Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189)

This visa is a permanent resident visa for points-tested skilled workers, who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. This visa allows the visa holders to live and work in Australia permanently.

To apply for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), the applicant will need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply for the visa. The applicants can be in or outside Australia when they apply and when the visa is granted.

The applicant must:

  • nominate an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • obtain suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • be less than 50 years of age (not yet turned 50) at the time of invitation
  • achieved the score specified in their letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
  • have at least competent English (A score of 6 in each section of IELTS)
  • meet certain health and character requirements

In the visa application, the applicant can include his/her:

  • partner (married or de facto)
  • dependent children
  • other dependent relatives.

These family members must meet certain requirements to be included as family members in the application.

The application must include documentary evidence of their relationship to the applicant. The family members must also meet health and character requirements.

The applicant can add his/her partner and dependent children to the application at any time until the visa is decided.


“If simple, honest, and personalized service is what you are looking for then you need to look no further than Dr. Anna as your migration specialist.”

“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr.Anna now that our much-awaited dream of holding an Australian PR visa and re-location to Australia has come true.

We cannot express in words how delighted we are with the friendly, yet highly professional assistance we received from him. He has extensive knowledge in the field of Australian immigration law. To begin with, he gave us a complete understanding into the entire process, the documentation and timelines, so we were fully aware of the process right from the start. He was very prompt while addressing each and every issue of ours and gave us his frank opinion. We were relaxed throughout this stressful process, thanks to Anna.

If simple, honest, and personalized service is what you are looking for then you need to look no further than Dr. Anna as your migration specialist. We have already suggested his services to a couple of friends and we strongly recommend him to anyone who needs support and guidance in getting an Australian visa.”

Alan & Andrea, Mumbai, India- Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent Visa-31st January 2017

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