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Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189

Skilled migrants who have not been sponsored by the employer, a state or territory agency, or a relative in Australia, can apply for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa which enables applicants to live and work in Australia as a permanent residents for an indefinite period. Before applying for this visa, the applicant is obliged to submit an Expression of Interest through Skill Select, whether he/she is onshore or offshore.

New Zealand citizens who intend to apply for this visa are required to apply under New Zealand Visa Stream.

Who should apply for this visa?

Applicants applying for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

What this visa allows you to do in Australia?

The holders of this visa, have the permission to stay in Australia as permanent residents, for an indefinite period. The visa holder is also offered a travel facility that allows them to travel to and from Australia for 5 years after application. When this 5-year period comes to an end, individuals are obligated to obtain the Resident Return Visa (RRV) if they wish to move to Australia. 

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa holders can avail healthcare services and enroll in Medicare (a health insurance plan). Once they have qualified, they can sponsor eligible family members to Australia for permanent residence.

Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Independent 189 Visa

Visa applicants must meet the following criteria when applying for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa:

Please note that in the case of visa cancellation, you are no longer eligible to apply for Independent Visa Subclass 189.

Q&A’s For Subclass 186 Visa

The visa is valid permanently.

It costs AUD 3,755 to apply for this visa.

The processing time for a Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa is about 8 to 10 months

Whether you are in or out of Australia, you can apply for a Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa.

An expression of Interest (EOI) informs why applicants require the visa to rank them against other seeking applicants. The EOI can be submitted from anywhere and once it has been submitted, EOIs are valid for two years.

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Immigration Lawyers Perth is constituted of a team of experienced, dedicated, and qualified agents who analyze the personal circumstances for each client, after which they discuss the best-suited Business Visa options available according to the situation of the client. Our agents are experienced in many similar category visas which enables them to provide individual clients the most suitable possible solution based on their circumstances. We work to provide you with a comprehensive picture of whether you meet the eligibility criteria or not, and then complete your application for you to the Department of Home Affairs. The visa holder can reside, work, and even study in the country.