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Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 Application Requirements


Visa Application General Skilled migration – Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189

Do you want to apply for the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa?

Please note the most important thing you need to know before going through Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 application process:

  • This General Skilled migration pathway for the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa is a working visa for Australian permanent residency, which gains you the privilege of living and working here.
  • This visa is intended for skilled workers who meet the points test requirement, are not being sponsored by an employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

Do you need more information on the points test system? Look no further…

  • If you are applying for a skilled visa 189 to work in Australia, you may be required to pass the points test. This test is used to assist Australia in choosing the right candidates who possess the skills and attributes needed.

The number of points you need to pass the points test will depend entirely on the subclass of visa you apply for.

You can receive points for a number of reasons, including:

  • The skills you have acquired
  • How old you are currently
  • Your English language ability
  • Your specific occupation
  • Your Australian work experience and/or Australian qualifications

You will need to obtain a skill assessment for your nominated occupation. What is a skill assessment?

  • A Points Tested Skilled Migration visa can be applied for when you receive an invitation. Afterwards, you must then nominate an occupation that is currently on the relevant skilled occupation lists, the SOL or the CSOL (will be explained below).
    You will need to then provide proof that your skills have been assessed as suitable for the nominated occupation you chose by the relevant assessing authority. You can find which assessing authority you need on the SOL or CSOL.
  • You will need to providethe relevant assessing authorities full (permanent) skills assessment, which will then be used for the Points Tested Skilled Migration.
    The requirement for an assessing authority to take on different types of skill assessments is determined by the assessing authority in agreement with the appropriate professional standards.
    A skills assessment is valid until the expiry date stated on the assessment, or when three years from the date of issue has gone by, whichever happens first.

Applying Skilled Visa Subclass 189

What is the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)? You will need to nominate an occupation from this list for the Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189.

  • The Skilled Occupations List (SOL),is a list of skilled occupations and is used as part of the points system for Immigration to Australia. In order for you to qualify for skilled migration to Australia, you must nominate an occupation from this list (SOL).
    However, if you are applying for skilled migration by a nomination through a State or Territory Government, you also have the option of nominating an occupation from a different list, known as the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) and the occupation in demand from the State list.
  • Please be aware that all occupations on the current Skilled Occupation List (SOL) are from the ANZSCO (Australia and New Zealand Skilled Classification of Occupations) code, where as it was previously called the ASCO (Australian Skilled Classification of Occupations).
  • If you apply for a General Skilled Migration visa (including the subclass 189 visa) and you are NOT going to be nominated by a State or Territory Government, then you will have to nominate an occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
  • However, if you apply for a General Skilled Migration visa and you ARE being nominated by a State or Territory Government, you can nominate an occupation from either list, which includes the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

What is the skill select – Expression of Interest? How do you lodge this application?

  • SkillSelect is an online service that assists Australia in managing the skilled migration programme. It can help to ensure that the programme is based on Australia’s current economic needs.
    It goes hand in hand with the government, helping to manage who can apply for skilled migration, when applicants can apply and how many. Since this has taken place, the time to process a visa application has been significantly reduced.
  • You will need to set up an account and login to SkillSelect in order to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • In doing an EOI, skilled workers and business people can show that they are interested in migrating to Australia and then can be considered for a skilled visa when they submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by using Skill Select. An EOI shows that you are interested and would like to be considered for a skilled visa. An EOI is NOT a visa application.
  • You may be asked to provide a range of information in your EOI. This will depend on the visa you state you want to be considered for, including:
  • Your basic personal information
  • What your nominated occupation will be
  • Your current work experience
  • Your study and education
  • What your current level of English skills is
  • Your details of a skills assessment, which will need to be related to your nominated occupation
  • Do you have any business and or investment experience?
  • This then makes it to where skilled workers and business people can be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments. They could also be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.

When can you apply for the Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189?

  • You need to have received an invitation to apply for this visa; you may receive this invitation after submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • Invitations are solely based on claims that are made in your EOI, so your visa application must then include evidence to support your claims from your EOI.
  • If you receive an invitation to apply for this visa, you will have 60 days to from this point to apply. We suggest applying early to ensure the lodgement of your application is successful. You may be on-shore or off-shore, when your application is lodged.

Where Should I Start?

Do you want to start preparing your documents for Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 application process?

Let us inform you that DIBP suggested Australian Visa applicant to collect valid information first before preparing their application documents.

DIBP wants applicant to gathering information through trusted source. One of them is by seeking help from a registered migration agent.

Registered migration agent have deep understanding about the complexities of visa application process.

Lead by registered migration agent, Mrs. Indah Melindasari, we would like to assist you with your Skilled Independet Visa subclass 189 application.

ONE derland Consulting has more than 7 years of extensive experience dealing with complex skilled visa case.

By having private consultation with Mrs. Indah, you will gain valuable information and actionable migration plan to minimize the risk of Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 refusal happens to your application.

If you like to find further information on your options and eligibility for a Skilled Independent Visa(subclass 189) to Australia please contact our office on (+61) 8 9477-5831 or email: [email protected]

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