Skilled Independent Visa for Points-Tested Stream (189)
This visa allows points-tested, independent skilled workers to become permanent Australian residents without being sponsored or nominated.
To qualify for a Skilled Independent Visa (189), you must:
Receive at least 60 points on a points test
Be under 45
Have a recognised occupation
Meet certain English language requirements
Have skills suitable for your given occupation
Be invited to apply
For more information, visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website:
Please note: Any application, notarial, translation, visa, inspection, and Tsinghua certification fees, as well as any other third-party related expenses, will need to be paid separately. Also, the cost of applying for this visa varies on a case-by-case basis.