You can enter Australia as a skilled worker under the many subclasses provided, you meet the eligibility requirements. The skilled independent visa for Australian immigration is a category most suited for skilled workers. Skilled people who do not have any state nomination, or sponsorship from an employer or relative can opt for this visa subclass.
What is Skilled Visa 189?
This is a point-based visa wherein you submit your application to get invited by the Australian government. Once your application is submitted you get points based on the skills and information you provided. If you score the necessary points, you will get invited to immigrate to Australia. The biggest attraction point of the AU 189 Visa is that whoever successfully receives a nomination gets to permanently stay in Australia for an indefinite amount of time. The only conditions that a candidate needs to fulfill are:
Be invited by the country
Qualify under one of the Skilled Occupation List
Score necessary points
Requirements for Skilled Independent Visa
To enter Australia under this subclass the candidate must meet minimum requirements of different aspects. These are:
Must have a positive skills assessment by a verified skill assessing authority
Successful submission of Expression of Interest following a point allocation
Candidate must be under 45 years of age
Score minimum required points to show English Language Proficiency
Meet the Australian Government's skills, health, and character requirements
What is the eligibility criterion?
1. Receive an invitation
After submitting an Expression of Interest you will receive certain points based on which you will receive an invitation to permanently migrate to Australia. This invitation is very important to live or work in Australia under this visa subclass.
2. Get a positive skill assessment
Obtaining a positive skills assessment means classifying your job as an eligible occupation in Australia. For this, you need to check if your work or job profile falls under the skilled occupation list of Australia.
3. Be a certain age
To apply for this visa subclass, you need to be less than 45 years of age. Any applicant crossing the 45 years mark will be deemed ineligible to apply or receive a nomination.
4. Score 65 points
Based on the information that you have provided at the time of submitting your application, you will be given certain points. If you can receive at least 65 points then you have a good chance of receiving a positive nomination.
5. Meet the English language requirements
The test for language proficiency cannot have been undertaken more than 3 years before the date of invitation. You also need to score a minimum level of points to apply for visa 189.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training): At least 6 for each of the 4 components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): At least 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 21 for writing, and 18 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): At least 50 for each of the 4 components
Apart from fulfilling other requirements, you must also submit a positive health report and pass on their character test to get a successful nomination to permanently live and work in Australia.
Benefits of Visa 189
This visa subclass allows you and your family to:
Stay and work in Australia indefinitely and become a permanent resident
You also have the option to study full time at any grade of learning whether it is school, graduate, post-graduate, or vocational education
You can also avail the benefits of subsidized health care facilities
Get certain social security benefits/ payments
You have the freedom to apply for Australian citizenship after spending a specific time
Sponsor a family member to live with you in Australia for permanent or temporary residency
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