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VEM is proud to provide information of Subclass 189 visa

Australian Government issues this visa for outstanding skilled workers to become permanent residents. Holding this visa you can contribute to Australia’s development and establish your life in this great country, and finally be able to Australian citizen when you meet the requirements.

What is a Subclass 189 visa?

This is a permanent visa that allows killed people with appropriate occupations listed on the skilled occupation list to live and work indefinitely anywhere in Australia. A Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189 divided into 2 streams:

  • Points Tested Stream
  • New Zealand Stream

There are other visa subclasses you may also concern for skilled workers including: Subclass 190 or Subclass 191.

 

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What is a Subclass 189 visa?

 

Benefits of a Subclass 189 visa

  • Staying in Australia permanently.
  • Working and studying in a world – standard country.
  • Getting Australian medicare.
  • Being able to sponsor your relatives to come to Australia.
  • Being able to travel in and out of Australia.
  • Applying for Australian citizenship when you meet requirements.

 

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Benefits of a Subclass 189 visa

 

Requirements of a Subclass 189 visa

Different from other subclasses for skilled workers, applicants on the Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189 are not required to have any sponsor/nominator.

However, you (applicant) of each stream must meet following requirements to apply for this visa:

Points tested Stream

  • Must have an invitation from Australian Government.
  • Must pass skills assessment.
  • Must be under 45 years old.
  • Must have at least 65 immigration points.
  • Must meet English, health and character requirements.

New Zealand Stream

  • Must meet the income requirements.
  • Must hold a New Zealand Special Category Visa – Subclass 444.
  • Must have lived in Australia for at least 5 years.
  • Must meet health and character requirements.

Contact VEM’s migration consultant if you have further questions.

Cost of a Subclass 189 visa

The visa application fee is 4,045AUD (not including 1.4% surcharge) for both streams. There are also additional fees for family members who apply with you and for who does not meet the English requirements.

Besides, you also need to pay for police and health checks.

Feel free to contact us for free consultation.

Processing time of a Subclass 189 visa

The processing time is changed each year due to the change in the volume of applications. Each stream has a different processing time:

 

Streams Processing time
Points Tested Stream 75% of the applications are processed in 11 months.

90% of the applications are processed in 21 months.

New Zealand Stream 75% of the applications are processed in 10 months.

90% of the applications are processed in 27 months.

 

Preparing your documents properly and seeking a reliable, qualified agency to avoid unnecessary visa refusal.

Contact VEM’s migration consultants for more assistance.

 

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Processing time of a Subclass 189 visa

 

The process of applying for a Skilled Independent Visa

  • Step 1: Checking if your occupation is on the skilled occupation list and having 65 immigration points.
  • Step 2: Submitting Expression of Interest (EOI) in the SkillSelect.
  • Step 3: Waiting for an invitation to apply for this visa.
  • Step 4: Gathering your documents.
  • Step 5: Applying for the Subclass 189 visa within 60 days of invitation.

 

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The process of applying for a Skilled Independent Visa

 

Q&A about a Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189

How many points do I need to apply for this visa?

65 immigration points is the minimum standard to apply for this Subclass 189 visa. However, this is also depending on the volume and quality of the applicants.

Is this visa still available due to Covid - 19?

You are able to start your Expression of Interest (EOI) and skills assessment to apply for Subclass 189 visa.

What should I do if my Subclass 189 visa application is refused?

You may seek a reliable agent to review your refusal. VEM, for example, we are able to guide you with further options that may be available to you.

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