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Requirements of Subclass 189 Visa

All About the Australian Skilled Independent Visa

The Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia.


  • Age: 21-49 Years
  • Education: 15 Years of education.
  • Experience: Min 2 years of Experience listed in the Occupation demand list (Sometimes, even more experience is needed if Education & Work experience are not related to each other)
  • English Language (IELTS/PTE): Minimum 7 or more in each module of IELTS / 65-79 or more in each module of PTE or Depending on your profile.

There are points-based visas (Skilled Independent, Skilled Nominated, or Skilled Regional) and also temporary and permanent non-points-based (sponsored) visas available, but if you wish to apply for a points-based visa you will need enough points to receive an invitation to lodge an application.

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs operates a points system and if you want to know if you have a chance of qualifying for one of these points-based visas, you will need to see how many points you might get.

Applicants Applying For This Visa Subclass Must Have The Below

  • Score at least 65 points based on his/her profile i.e., Education, Age, Qualification, Work Experience, English proficiency, and any other requirements if applicable.
  • Choose an occupation listed in the “Skilled occupation list of Australia”.
  • Have a positive Skills Assessment from the recognized & related authority.
  • Be Under 50 years of age.
  • Must get the required IELTS or PTE scores as required to prove English Proficiency.
  • A Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • Get Health, Character requirements & certifications done.
  • Police Check Clearance (if required and applicable for countries lived for more than 6–12 months, depending on the visa subclass).

Advantages Of This Visa For You And Your Family

  • Live and work In Australia as long as you wish (Indefinitely).
  • Apply for Australian citizenship after spending specific time in Australia.
  • Study in Australia as per your domain & specializations.
  • Get Social Security & Benefits related to it.
  • Get Health care & related benefits as per law.
  • Sponsor a family member for permanent or temporary residency in Australia.


Q: What is the Australian Skilled Independent Visa?

A: The Australian Skilled Independent Visa is a type of visa that allows skilled workers from around the world to live and work in Australia permanently. It is also known as Subclass 189 Visa.

Q:  Who is eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent Visa?

A: To be eligible, you must meet specific criteria set by the Australian government. You should have skills and qualifications in an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Additionally, you must pass the points-based system to qualify.

Q:  What is the Points-Based System?

A: The Points-Based System is a way to assess visa applicants based on factors like age, education, work experience, English language proficiency, and more. The higher the points you score, the better your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for the visa.

Q:  Can I include family members in my visa application?

A: Yes, you can include eligible family members, such as your spouse/partner and dependent children, in your visa application.

Q:  What are the benefits of the Skilled Independent Visa?

The visa offers numerous benefits, such as living and working in Australia indefinitely, access to healthcare and education services, eligibility to apply for citizenship, and the freedom to travel in and out of Australia as you please.

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