Skilled Independent visa (189)

Skilled Independent visa (189)

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Skilled Independent visa (189)

This visa allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. If you are a New Zealand citizen, you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream.

You should have a relevant occupation on the 189-occupation list, have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation, Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply, meet the points test pass mark of 65 points, be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive, have Competent English.

The process:

Submit an Expression of Interest via Skill Select with details of your nominated occupation, skills, and qualifications. Skill Select will estimate points score and rank you against other intending migrants. More information about EOIs, including invitation rounds and occupation ceilings, is available. If you are invited, you have 60 calendar days to apply for the visa.

Applicant and position criteria
Must meet health, character, and security requirements.
No familial relationship with directors/shareholders.
Qualifications must be commensurate with the highly skilled role.
At least 3 years work experience directly relevant to position.
Capacity to pass on skills/develop Australians.