What is Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189?

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The Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 allows permanent residence in Australia to skilled individuals who are not sponsored by family or an employer, and it can be applied to once the applicant has lived in Australia as a permanent resident for four years on another visa category (such as Skilled Regional Nomination). They must be under 50 years of age and meet certain requirements, such as income thresholds, English language proficiency and skills testing. If you plan to apply for this visa category, here are some basic details about the Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 that you need to know about.

What is Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189?

The Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 is a temporary visa for individuals who have skills in short supply in Australia and can be sponsored by an eligible relative. Applicants need to demonstrate that they will be able to meet their own living costs and also show that they are of good character by providing references from two people known to them.

They also need to submit health and police checks, as well as provide tax returns. They will also be required to live with their sponsor while they wait for their application to be processed.

Eligibility Criteria of Visa 189

An applicant is eligible for this visa if they have:

  • A bachelor's degree.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in their field.
  • An acceptable level of English proficiency.
  • They must also meet health, character, and security requirements.
  • Applicants who are not sponsored by an employer can only apply after successfully finding a job that suits their skills and qualifications.

This visa does not allow them to enter or remain in Australia as an employee of any organization unless it was their employer who applied on their behalf of them for this visa.

The Application Process of Visa 189

Skilled independent visa subclass 189 is a permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer. Applicants must be sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia and be nominated for a visa by that sponsor. 

  • First, the applicant lodges their Expression of Interest (EOI) with Immigration Services Online, then they go through a points-based assessment to see if they qualify for nomination. If successful, applicants will then lodge their application for visa subclass 189.
  • Successful applicants can bring their partner and any dependent children under 18 years old to live in Australia. They will also have the opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship after four years of residence as long as they meet certain criteria such as passing the citizenship test and being able to speak English.

Documents Required for Skilled Nominated Visa 190

The Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 and Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 will allow you to stay in Australia indefinitely and can lead to eligibility for Australian citizenship.

  • The requirement for this visa is that you are able to demonstrate a sufficient level of English language proficiency and have skills that are considered beneficial to the Australian economy or community.
  • A completed expression of interest (EOI) form.
  • A valid passport.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • At least two years of work experience in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list and for which you are qualified.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or a bachelor degree. Applicants for Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 with degrees from high-quality international universities may be eligible for this visa even if they don’t meet the two-year qualification requirement.

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