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Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

Brief Summary:

The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) offers a coveted opportunity for skilled workers to establish a permanent home in Australia without needing an employer, state, or family sponsorship. This pathway is designed for individuals who possess the skills and qualifications that align with Australia’s current workforce demands, providing a direct route to permanent residency.

  • Overview

    Australia’s dynamic economy and vibrant community beckon skilled professionals from around the globe. The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is a gateway for qualified workers to contribute to and benefit from Australia’s prosperity. This visa allows you to live, work, and study anywhere in Australia, eventually leading to citizenship.

  • About This Visa

    The Subclass 189 visa is a points-tested stream, where your skills, age, language proficiency, and work experience play a crucial role in your eligibility. Successful applicants can enjoy the freedom to pursue their careers across the Australian states and territories, enrol in Medicare, Australia’s public healthcare scheme, and sponsor relatives for permanent residency.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for the Skilled Independent Visa, applicants must:

    • Have an occupation listed on Australia’s skilled occupation list.
    • Obtain a suitable skills assessment for the occupation.
    • Be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation.
    • Score at least 65 points on the immigration points test.
    • Have a minimum of Competent English language proficiency.
    • Meet the health and character requirements set by the Australian government.
  • Cost Estimate

    The visa application charge is a crucial part of your migration journey. While specific costs can vary, the primary application fee for the Skilled Independent Visa typically starts around AUD 4,640. Additional charges apply for family members included in the application, as well as costs related to health assessments, police certificates, and language tests.

  • Processing Times

    Processing times can fluctuate based on application volumes and individual circumstances. Generally, 75% of applications are processed within 8 months, and 90% within 11 months. Applicants are encouraged to ensure completeness and accuracy of their submission to avoid delays.

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Real Experiences from Satisfied Customers

Daniel Gaut
Daniel Gaut
I just want to take the time to thank the legend Ahmad Shady who went above and beyond for me. He completely took the stress out of a super complex situation and streamlined all the documentation needed so I could be more present with my newborn daughter in Texas. He quickly transitioned from my migration agent to a good friend and I’m forever grateful for his kindness and support during those tough times. 🙏
Christina Cowan
Christina Cowan
Ahmad, I cant thankyou enough for what you have done to have my siblings visas to be granted. Thankyou so much for your professionalism throughout your work. I have nothing but respect for you, You have helped me with my siblings tourist visa, without your help they wont be able to have their visas granted for my daughters' wedding. THANKYOU so much, so so happy to be reunited with my family so much blessings. Thankyou once again !
Balwant Singh
Balwant Singh
I want to thank Maria Rodriguez and Longton Migration team for making my ACS Skill Assessment application successful and helping towards achieving positive/desired outcome. They are very honest, helpful & skillful. I appreciate their effort and care throughout the process. I highly recommend them as immigration lawyers.
James Fu
James Fu
'I want to thank Redd and Nutchaya for accepting my immigration matter and making impossible, possible. Nutchaya and Redd paid attention to the details as a result they were able to reverse the adverse decision from the Department of Home and Affairs and won the case in AAT. The submission to AAT was very details and well written. They are very honest and told me how difficult my case was, but they tried their best to fight for me. I appreciate their effort and care throughout the process. I highly recommend them as immigration lawyers.'
chibesa chileya
chibesa chileya
Thank you longton Migration and education for your assistance more especially Maria Rodriguez for your time and effort to see this through up to the end, me getting the subclass 482 Visa and am so excited. The experience was quiet helpful all along the process and the response was up to speed.once again thank you Longton Migration I really appreciate for everything and for not giving up on me.
SANDEEP NAIR
SANDEEP NAIR
Maria is been very helpful with my visa application. Easy to communicate and the best service. I would really recommend and thank you Maria for making these process so easy.
Zhenhua Tang
Zhenhua Tang
So glad to have Tina and Ahmad taking care of my dad's PR application. They always provide us professional and helpful advice, save us a lot of time and money. Highly recommend to all!!
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Xsr
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Fang Chunyen
Fang Chunyen
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