What is a Skilled Independent Work Visa (Subclass 189)?
Work and live in Australia with this permanent resident work visa. Certain foreign-national skilled workers, who hold occupations on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List, may be eligible for a Subclass 189 visa. This visa requires the applicant to complete a skills test and be sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.
An additional path to permanent residence for New Zealand citizens
On July 1 2017, this additional path became a new stream within the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa making it easier for New Zealand citizens who have been living in Australia to become permanent residents.
You must meet the following requirements in order to apply:
1. The visa is intended for skilled independent workers and their families to permanently move to Australia. In this regard family includes and is limited to the following members
2. The visa subclass 189 is granted on a points based system, with points assigned for various factors such as your age, work experience, education and English language ability. The points are assigned for the following criteria.
The Skilled Independent Work Visa offers all the benefits of Australian permanent residence for you and your family.
Eligibility for a Skilled Independent Visa:
|Processing time||75 per cent of applications processed||90 per cent of applications processed|
|8 months||11 months|
Q). What is 189 visa in Australia?
A). The 189 visa is a skilled independent visa that is intended for independent workers who are not nominated by any state, territory or employer for immigration to Australia. Read the section above for details of the visa and its features. For more in depth information you can walk in to any of our offices or call us for a free consultation.
Q). How do I get a subclass 189 visa?
A). The process for applying for a subclass 189 visa has been explained in detail above. If you have any further questions you can reach out to us for a free consultation.
Q).How long does it take to get a 189 visa Australia?
A). The 189 visa is eligible for priority processing by the Australian government. It is one of the fastest visas to be granted and has the least processing time. For a more realistic view of how much time your visa will be processed please contact us for a free consultation.