Immigrate- Australia

Skilled Independent Work Visa (Subclass 189)

Australia 189 Visa is a permanent residency visa for individuals with the credentials and skills required to fill vacancies in the Australian labor force.

Australia's 189 visa subclass is Australia's largest permanent residency visa among immigrants worldwide. This visa is basically designed for those skilled and skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, state or territory or a member of a family. Visa 189 is a permanent residency visa that grants you and your family members the full right to live and work for an indefinite period of time anywhere in Australia.

Subclass 189 selection is based on a point score, skills, and experience allowing a visa 189 applicant to apply for. However, in order to apply for 189 visas, you must first choose an occupation from the Middle and Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL) and, if by any chance, your nominated occupation is not listed on that list of demands, then in such a situation, you may choose an occupation that is almost connected with your profession.


The Skilled Independent Work Visa offers all the benefits of Australian permanent residence for you and your family.

  • Work and live in Australia indefinitely
  • Opportunity to study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s state-run healthcare program
  • Opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship
  • Sponsor relatives for permanent residence
  • Travel in and out of Australia as you please

Eligibility Criteria

This Visa is dependent on points, so the higher the points you will gain the better, in general.

To be eligible for this visa you must earn at least 65 points. You need to lodge an expression of interest in Ability Select, which will offer an estimation of your scores.

After evaluation and if an invitation is given to you, the invitation will communicate the points necessary to assess the application.When planning your application make sure you have ample evidence to support your claims.The Government Home Affairs website also has a calculator of points which can be used to calculate your points.

Some of the Specific Criteria You Must Meet To Apply For The 189 Visa

1.Age: At the time of visa invitation, you must be under 45 years of age.
2.Language Requirement: At the time of visa invitation, you must have a competent English.
3. Work Experience: At the time of visa invitation, you must have at least 2 years of working experience.
4. Education: At the time of visa invitation, you must be a Graduate degree holder (or any equivalent degree holder).
5. Health: At the time of visa invitation, you must meet the minimum health requirements by undertaking the required Health Examination of his/her as well as of each family member irrespective of them accompanying you to Australia or not.
6. Character: At time of visa invitation, you must have a proof of bearing a good moral character by submitting a police certificate for each country, each member of family ever has lived in, for a cumulative period of 1 year or more, over the past 10 years, ever since turning 16 years of age.
7. Debts: At the time of visa invitation, you must repaid, or have arranged to repay, any outstanding debts to the Australian government.
8. Cancelled Visas: You may not be able to file for this visa, if you ever had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.