The 189 visa is a points-tested skilled visa designed for people who wish to migrate to Australia independently and without employer sponsorship or sponsorship by a family member or a state / territory.
To apply for a 189 visa, you’ll need to nominate an occupation on the 189 Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This list houses the occupations that are in most demand across Australia.
The list changes from time to time, with core occupational groups being tradespeople, health professionals, engineers, teachers and IT professionals.
You’ll need to meet the skill assessment requirement of the occupation and obtain a point score that is high enough for you to be invited to apply for a 189 visa. The pass mark is 65 but the actual point score needed will depend on the number of other people in the same occupation vying for a 189 invitation to apply, and the number of invitations issued by Immigration.
You score points in the following categories:
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To be eligible for a 189 visa, you must:
You should be aware that you’ll need a range of paperwork, which may include detailed references and training certificates. A Registered Migration Agent can guide you through the skills assessment and EOI process, giving your application the best possible chance of success.