Independent Skilled Visa (Subclass 189)- Permanent visa

Independent Skilled Visa – Permanent

The independent skilled visa is for skilled applicants who are currently in or outside Australia who satisfy the skilled point test.

This stream is for Points-tested skilled applicants who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

Subclass 189- Skilled Independent Visa (Points tested)

The Skilled Migrant program is conducted through Skill Select, a database for migrants, employers and nominating State/ Territory Governments

Who this visa is for?

This visa type is suitable for people who are well qualified with work experience in their field.

This visa is appropriate for those who hold a university qualification or trade qualifications.

Your nominated occupation must be on the list of approved occupations for migration to Australia, which is adjusted by  Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) from time to time.  The current list  provides opportunities for  At managers, administrators, engineers, teachers, trade persons and most occupations in the medical sector  are on the list.

Minimum requirements:

You occupation must be on the MLTSSL list.

You must be under 45 years of age

Have a suitable skills assessment for your nominated occupation.

Have competent English

65 points are required to qualify as well as meeting the standard conditions. Points are allocated for qualifications, age, English language ability, work experience, your spouse’s skills.

Points are awarded in the following categories:


English Language

Australian and Overseas Work Experience

Australian Study


Community Language

Regional Australian Study

Spouse Skills

Professional Year

*You must lodge an expression of interest and be invited to apply for the visa .


Do you have more questions? Want to know if you occupation is on the Skilled list as approved by DOHA (Department of Home Affairs)?

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