Australia Skilled Independent Visa


Apply for Australia Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

The Australia Skilled Independent Visa is a type of visa that is issued to every skilled worker that does not have the citizenship of Australia and are not under the sponsorship of any indigene employer, state, an organization or family member.

A subclass 189 Visa holder can live and work permanently in Australia, provided that he has met all the requirements in the process of immigration to Australia. Not only can he or she live and work permanently anywhere in Australia, he or she can also include certain dependents in the visa application.

It should be noted that a person applying for this visa has to score at least 60% in the Point Test in order to be qualified.

Program Details

The Application Process:

While applying for the Australia Skilled Independent Visa, the very first step in the application is submitting an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. This can be done both within and outside Australia.

There are three stages an applicant must go through when applying for this Visa:

Stage 1: This is where the applicant does and finishes a skills assessment test with the relevant governing body of his nominated occupation. This helps the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) judge whether or not you have the skill required for your occupation.

Stage 2: After successfully passing through the first stage, the applicant submits his or her Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. This stage can be done either inside Australia or outside Australia.

Stage 3: After the second stage, the applicant will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). After then, he or she will continue with the DIBP stage of application where he or she submits the final application to be approved by the DIBP.

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Application Eligibility:

An applicant must be invited to apply for this visa.

He must be younger than 45 years when he is invited to apply for this visa.

  • The applicant in question must nominate an occupation that is relevant to his skill and qualification and is n the important Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
  • He or she must have the skills he has claimed to have assessed by the relevant authorities in order to be suitable for his or her career nomination.
  • He must be competent, fluent and be able to communicate in the English language.
  • He must score at least 60% in the Point test.
  • He or she must meet the academic, health and character requirements.

Benefits of Program

Advantages of Australia Skilled Independent Visa Program

The Australia Skilled independent (subclass 189) visa program is a PR visa, there were having many exciting benefits you and your family can travel freely. This visa program lets you to:

  • Live in Australia indefinitely
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Will be eligible to avail health care benefits and other expenses from Medicare
  • Can apply for Australian citizenship, later when you are eligible
  • Get sponsorship eligible relatives for PR
  • Allowed to travel up and down in Australia for 5 years from the date the visa was stamped

Visa Program Conditions

After an applicant has been confirmed eligible and has successfully passed through all the necessary processes, he is then given a five year multiple entry visa to live and work in Australia. A successful applicant only has to live for 2 years out of the five years for him or her to have the visa reissued for another five years.

On the other hand, he or she can stay for a consecutive four years in the country and be eligible for citizenship. However, in order to avoid gaining citizenship, an applicant must apply for a Resident Return Visa before the original one elapses.

Application Costing

Government Charges


The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189)

AU$ 3670

Visa fee includes the primary visa applicant

The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189)

AUS $1835

Visa fee includes the spouse of the primary visa applicant or any dependents who are aged above 18.

The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189)

AUS $900

Visa fee applies per each child of the primary visa applicant who is aged below 18

Other Costs If Applicable


Medical Examination

Variable (Depending upon the type of Medical Test and Examination required)

Visa fee is payable for each person included in your application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination

Character Clearance (Police Check)


Visa fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.

Certification/Translation of Documents


Payable to Translator

Our Fee in AUD


The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189)


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  • Documentation (this defers from country to country)
  • Checklist of Document stage-wise and help with requisites and choices after the signed copy of service agreement  has been received
  • Provision of documents samples
  • We also correspond with the department on your behalf whenever there is a need for it
  • Support you in scheduling interview date with the embassy
  • Mock visa interviews

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