Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is a type of General Skilled Migration visa that allows skilled workers who do not have a sponsor or nominator in Australia to live and work in the country permanently. This visa is designed for individuals who have skills that are in high demand in Australia and who can contribute to the country’s economy.
To be eligible for the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189), you must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the SkillSelect program and receive an invitation to apply for the visa. You must also meet the minimum eligibility requirements for your occupation and score enough points on the points-based assessment system.
You must be under 45 years of age, have good English language skills, and meet health and character requirements. You will also need to provide evidence of your skills, qualifications, and work experience, as well as undergo health and character checks.
If your application is successful, you will be granted a permanent visa that allows you to live and work in Australia. You will also be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after a certain period of time.
It is important to note that the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is highly competitive, and the points-based assessment system is subject to frequent changes. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a registered migration agent to determine your eligibility and improve your chances of successfully obtaining this visa.