Skilled Visas

Age – you must be under 45 when you apply

Nominated occupation – Your nominated occupation must be found on the MLTSL Occupations List and you must have an invitation to apply.

Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)

The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. A 189 visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and include their partner and children in the application.

Eligibility:

  • be invited to apply
  • be under 45 years of age when you are invited to apply
  • nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List
  • have a positive skills assessment
  • have at least competent English
  • score at least 65 on the points test
  • meet the health and character requirements

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State Sponsored Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

This visa enables skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory to live and work in Australia as permanent residents.

To apply for this visa you must:

  • be invited to apply
  • be under 45 years of age when you are invited to apply
  • nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List
  • have a positive skills assessment
  • have at least competent English
  • score at least 65 on the points test
  • meet the health and character requirements

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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491) 

The Skilled Nominated (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is a State/Territory sponsored or family sponsored visa for skilled people wishing to live and work in a regional area in Australia.

You must score at least 65 points to be eligible for this visa.

Eligibility:

  • be invited to apply;
  • be under 45 years of age when you are invited to apply
  • nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List
  • have a positive skills assessment
  • have at least competent English
  • sponsored by a State or Territory Government or an eligible relative
  • score at least 65 on the Points Test
  • meet the health and character requirements.

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Permanent Resident Visa (Skilled Regional) (subclass 191)

This is a new permanent residence visa that will operate in a similar way to the current Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887). The 191 visa will be introduced in November 2022, to accommodate the new skilled provisional visa holders applying from November 2019.

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