Skilled Independent Visa is the most popular and mush sought permanent visa for individuals, having skills in demand, in the country’s thriving labour market. This visa has been designed for those skilled migrants, who do not have any sponsorship from the state, territory, employer or a family member in Australia. The selection for this visa is done solely based on your skills, experience, and profile score, since it is a point based visa. This visa offers permanent residency in Australia to the visa holder and accompanying family members. Applicant can be in or outside Australia when apply and when the visa is granted.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection follows simply point based system to select eligible candidates for Permanent residency on skilled independent Visa (subclass 189). Applicant are assessed for the following factors and points are allotted accordingly.
NOTE: Please ensure that your occupation is listed in medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), if you are applying for Subclass 189 and Subclass 489 family sponsored visa. If you are applying under Subclass 190 and Subclass 489 Regional sponsored your occupation should be in the respective state list.
Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa holder can reside as permanent resident in Australia. Since it is a permanent residence visa, the holder is entitled to stay in the country for the indefinite period. This visa allows holder to:
The applicants have to satisfy the basic requirements to migrate under the skilled Independent visa.
|Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside Australia||Points|
|Less than 3 years||0|
|Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in Australia||Points|
|Less than 1 year||0|
|A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard.||20|
|A Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor qualification, from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard.||15|
|A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia||10|
|An award or qualification recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation.||10|
|Australian study requirement||Points|
|At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement||5|
|Specialist education qualification||Points|
|A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least two academic years in a relevant field.||5|
|Accredited in a community language||5|
|Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement||5|
|Partner skill qualifications||5|
|Professional year in Australia||5|
To obtain the Australia PR subclass 189 visa, you must check your eligibility for the visa. Our Initial Evaluation Service helps applicants to know their eligibility and their chances for the visa. This assessment is conducted in assistance of Pakistan’s best immigration experts. If you believe that you meet the basic requirements of Australia Immigration and wish to check your eligibility for Australia Skilled Independent Visa, our experts can help. You can contact us or leave your details for our Experts to contact you.