Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) Points-tested Stream

Visa Details

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

For the Skilled Independent (Points-tested) stream you need to submit an expression of interest.

If you are a New Zealand citizen you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream.


Eligibility Criteria

You must:

  • have a relevant occupation;
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation;
  • meet the points test pass mark of 60 points;
  • be under 45 years of age at time of invitation;
  • have Competent English;
  • be invited to apply.


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