Skill Visa

Visa Category

SKILL VISA

Skilled Independent  – Subclass 189 Visa

This points-based visa is for independent skilled applicant. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Certain family members can be included in the application.

Applications are by invitation only. To be invited to apply, a person must:

  • submit an Expression of Interest.
  • have an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • have a suitable skills assessment for that occupation.
  • be less than 45 years of age when the invitation is issued.
  • meet the English language requirements.
  • be able to score at least 65 on the points test.
  • meet the health and character requirements.

Skilled – Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Certain family members can included in application.

Applications are by invitation only. To be invited to apply, a person must:

  • submit an Expression of Interest and be nominated.
  • have an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • have a suitable skills assessment for that occupation.
  • be less than 45 years of age when the invitation is issued.
  • meet the English language requirements.
  • be able to score at least 65 on the points test.
  • meet the health and character requirement.