Skilled Independent Visa

Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa is for overseas skilled workers who have skills in particular occupations sought after in Australia and which are listed on Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

Applicants for this visa subclass don't need to be sponsored by an employer or state/territory government. However, in order to apply for this visa, skilled worker first needs to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with SkillSelect and receive an invitation to apply for this visa subclass.

Skilled worker for visa subclass 189 must meet following requirements:
  • receive an invitation to apply,
  • meet points test pass mark,
  • nominate a skilled occupation from the relevant skilled occupation list,
  • hold a suitable skills assessment,
  • be under 50 years of age,
  • have at least competent English,
  • and other standard requirements including health and character.
With introduction of SkillSelect potential migrants to Australia can apply directly for specific Permanent Residency Visa subclass or use a clear pathway of different visa subclasses. If you are interested to check what options you have please contact us.