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.






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