GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION VISAS

There are a range of visa options for Points Tested skilled workers who want to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis but do not have an employer sponsoring them.

 

These General Skilled Migration Visas include options for skilled workers to apply as an independent migrant as well as to be sponsored by a relative, or nominated by a State or Territory government. 

Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)

  • a points-based visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member

  • a visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia

  • certain family members can be included in the application

Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

  • a points-based visa for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory

  • a visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia

  • certain family members can be included in the application

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489)

  • a points-based visa for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia

  • valid for four years, and visa holders must live and work in a specified regional area

  • a visa holder who has lived for at least 2 years and worked full time for at least 1 year in a specified regional area, and has compiled with the conditions of the current visa can apply for Permanent Residency

  • certain family members can be included in the application

  • will be closed and be superseded by 491 Visa after 16 November 2019

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491)

  • will come into effect and replace 489 Visa on 16 November 2019

  • a points-tested visa for applicants nominated by a state or territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible family member residing in a designated regional area

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ASSESSMENT

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