Skilled Independent Visa
Immigrants who are granted the Subclass-189 Skilled Independent Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Australia can live and work in Australia for an unlimited period of time in any of the Australian States or Territories; enroll in Australia’s public Medicare health system; study at educational institutions in Australia; sponsor family members for an Australian visa; get social security benefits (if eligible) after a certain period of time; travel to and from Australia; have the option to open a business; be permitted to purchase a home or other property in Australia; and apply to become an Australian citizen after living in Australia four years and satisfying other criteria. The Australia Immigration Agency can provide you with an evaluation of your eligibility for skilled immigration to Australia and offers guidance through each step of the application process.
The Subclass-189 Skilled Independent PR Visa to Australia does not require the foreign worker to be sponsored or nominated by an employer, State, Territory, or family member.
The foreign worker must receive at least 65 points for his/her overall score, which is based on points that are given for age, English language abilities, skilled work experience, educational qualifications, partner skills (if relevant), and additional factors. Other requirements include: having an occupation that is on the Skilled Occupation List for this Australian visa subclass; receiving a suitable Skills Assessment; having at least “Competent” English language abilities; submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) containing their required details; being less than 45 years of age when the Invitation to Apply (ITA) is given; satisfying the criteria for good character and good health; filing the Australian Visa Application, including all of the required documents, within the 60-day time limit; paying the Australian Visa Application Fee; and signing the Australian Values Statement.
Please note that this is a summary of the eligibility requirements for this GSM Australian visa subclass, other criteria may need to be satisfied, and the requirements and procedures are subject to change by the Australian government. The team of professionals at the Australia Immigration Agency stay informed on the current regulations and can provide you with an assessment of your options for immigration to Australia. To register for your personalized Australian immigration assessment, click here!