Skilled Independent Visa - Points-Tested Stream (Subclass 189)

Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa - Points-tested Stream​

The Points-tested stream of the Skilled Independent visa allows highly skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, State or Territory of Australia, or family member to live and work in Australia – permanently.
If you wish to apply for the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa under the points-tested stream, you must first obtain a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation, and then lodge an Expression of Interest. If this is successful, you will be invited to lodge a visa application.

The minimum requirements of the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa are:

  • be under 45 years of age
  • nominate an occupation that is included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • have your skills assessed by the appropriate Australian skills assessing authority as suitable for your nominated occupation
  • have competent English
  • score at least 65 on the relevant points test

For more information on the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa – point-tested stream, and for assessing your eligibility, contact us today.