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Skilled Independent Visa Australia is a group of visas falling under the Skills Select scheme. As the name “Skilled Independent Visa” hints at, this scheme allows for the selection of certain sets of skilled people, who are needed within Australia.

The most highly qualified people with the most in demand skills (on the skilled occupation list) will usually get priority. The general rule is that, the more qualified you are, the more likely you will be to get permanent residency.

Conversely, the lower the skill set, the less likely you will be able to get permanent residency. However, Australia does take into account for the need for certain skill sets in specific states. This means that some states may make it easier for applicants of certain occupations to move into that particular state.

This group of visas contains both temporary and permanent residence visas. The temporary visas usually allow applicants a certain amount of time within the country working up their skill sets, after which many people are then able to transition to a permanent residency visa.

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Benefits Of Skilled Independent Visa Australia
One major benefit of the Skilled Independent Visa Australia is that it permits the inclusion of a variety of family members including your spouse and any dependent children or relatives of you or your spouse’s. Other benefits include:

  • Permanent Residency
  • Living and working in Australia indefinitely.
  • Being eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship.
  • Being able to study in Australia if you desire to.
  • Freely traveling to and from Australia for a period of five years from the date the visa is granted.
  • Being able to sponsor eligible family members for permanent
  • Having the freedom of enrolling in Medicare.


Skilled Independent Visa Australia (subclass 189)
This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.Certain family members can be included in the application.
Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190) visa
This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Certain family members can be included in the application.
Skilled - Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa
This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated (regional) area in Australia. The visa is valid for four years, and a visa holder must live and work in a specified regional area. Certain family members can be included in the application, including members not included in previous subclass 495, 496, 475 and 487 applications.This visa allows holders of provisional visa subclasses 495, 496, 475 and 487 to stay in Australia for up to 48 months from the date their current visa was granted.

To have a good chance of acquiring these visas, you must meet the
following main requirements:

  • Skills: Hold the necessary skills at the appropriate level for your nominated occupation
  • English: Have a sufficiently high level of English proficiency for your nominated occupation
  • Qualifications: Hold the minimum level of qualifications needed for your nominated occupation
  • Work Experience: Have had sufficient post qualification experience in your nominated occupation
  • Health: While all Australian visas require applicants to meet certain health requirements, the requirements may vary from one visa to the next. For the subclass 189 visa, the medical examinations that you and any accompanying family members will be asked to take may depend on a variety of things including your specific circumstances, country of citizenship, the activities you intend to perform in Australia, and time spent in another country in the last 5 years. Make sure to arrange for any health examinations before lodging the visa application.
  • Character: Both you and the included family members must be of good character to qualify entering Australia with the subclass 189 visa. You will be assessed against the character requirements of the visa and will probably be asked to submit police clearance certificates from every country you have lived in since turning 16. Additionally, you may be required to provide other documents to satisfy the character requirements.
  • Debt: You must not have any outstanding debts to the Australian Government to be able to apply for this visa

Benefits Of Using an Agent
When it comes to Skilled Visa applications, deciding on whether or not to hire an immigration agent to help with the process entirely depends on your ability to successfully submit an application. Therefore, you should only consider going through the visa application process by yourself if you are confident about your capacity of submitting a visa application that meets the legislative standards. However, if you are in the least bit unsure of any part of the visa application process, it is advisable that you contact us. We will help make your migration to Australia less stressful by taking care of every single detail in the migration process. The various services offered by us include:

  • A detailed consultation of the various visa options suitable for your case to help you pick the one that best suits you.
  • Providing you with an honest assessment of your chances of
    success to ensure that you are fully prepared for the visa application journey that lies ahead of you.
  • Providing you with Advice and a document checklist to ensure that you have everything that will be required during the application process.
  • Assist you with filling and submit your EOI, skills assessment application, visa application.
  • Help you with any complexities or points of law that may apply to your case.
  • Monitor the progress of your visa processing on your behalf by keeping in close contact with your appointed case officer.


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