Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) - Bansal Immigration

Skilled Independent (subclass 189) Visa

This visa is to invite workers and New Zealand citizens with desired skills, to work and reside permanently anywhere in Australia


This visa permits you: –

  • to enroll in a study course or do job anywhere in Australia
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • Eligibility to apply for Australian citizenship.
  • stay in Australia permanently
  • Travel inside or outside Australia for 5 years.
  • Travel: – Travel inside or outside Australia for 5 years.
  • In case you want to travel after the initial 5 year’s travel facility.
  • You will have to apply for and be granted a Resident-Return (RRV) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
  • Newly arrived dwellers may have to wait to access certain Australian Government payments and benefits

 Duration of Stay: –

  1. As it is a permanent visa, you can stay for an indefinite time.
  2. Your permanent residence starts on the day
  3. of the grant of the visa for citizenship, if inshore.
  4. Applicant enters Australia on this visa, if offshore.

Family: –

  •  Family members can be added in application too, if they currently hold an eligible visa.
  • Family members must be included at the time of lodge of your application
  • They can be added after you lodge the application, but before deciding on your visa.
  • Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.

If the applicant’s partner or dependent children are not included in this application, he/she need to give the reason.


First Installment: – For the main applicant, the visa costs AUD4,045. Additional charges are there for other family applicants applying

Second Installment: – Family members having age 18 years or above need to pay Second Installment, those who:

  1. Applies with the applicant for this visa.
  2. Has less than Functional English.
  3. Pay the second installment only when asked to. It is charged only if visa is going to be granted.
  4. Other costs include are those of health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
  5. The second installment charge for family members is AUD4,885.

Places to Apply From:

  • You must be inside or outside Australia when you apply and during the decision of the visa, but not in immigration clearance.
  • If you apply in Australia, you must hold:
  • a substantive visa or
  • a Subclass 010 Bridging A visa,
  • a Subclass 020 Bridging B visa or
  • a Subclass 030 Bridging C visa,
  • otherwise your application will not be valid.

Processing time

  • 75% of applications: 9 months
  • 90% of applications: 19 month
  • Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Processing time depends on individual situations as well.
  • Also, application can’t be processed if correct visa application charges are not paid.

Factors that can affect the processing time of your application include:

  • whether you have given a complete application, including all the supporting documents
  • how speedily you respond when we ask for more information or documents
  • the time it takes to check the information you have provided.
  • the time it takes for information from other agencies, usually for character and national security requirements
  • Availability of number of places in the migration programme
  • Applications might take a longer time to process
  • If not filled correctly.
  • All documents are not provided.
  • It takes time by us for verification of your information

Visa Label: – Your visa will be digitally linked to your passport so you won’t get label in your passport.

Eligibility Criteria: – 

  • You must have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • Applicant needs to be invited to apply for this visa
  • Applicant must satisfy the points test: you must be able to score 65 points or more.
  • You need to have an occupation on the relevant skilled list
  • Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  • Family members, even if not migrating to Australia, might also have to qualify health and character requirements.
  • Applicant must meet the Health and Character needs
  • Applicants of need to have Competent English at the time of invitation.
  • Australian Values Statement: – You must sign the Australian values statement, which assures that you will abide by all Australian laws and will respect their way of living.
  • Have paid Outstanding debt (if any) to the Australian Government: –
  • If applicant or any family member of the applicant owe any debt to the Australian Government, it must be paid back
  • AGE: Your age needs to be under 45 when invited for the visa to apply.You can still apply for the visa if you turn 45 after we invite you to apply.

Condition(s) for Skilled Independent (subclass 189) Visa (POINTS TESTED STREAM)

8515- You must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering into Australia.

Book an Appointment: –

  • We at BANSAL Immigration consultants offer the much needed help so as to convince the Australian Immigration authorities about your actual intention to stay and work in Australia.
  • We do everything possible to present you as a true candidate and that you will adhere to all rules and commitments during your stay in Australia.
  •  Also, we will assure that your interview round goes well, which is yet another growing step to get this Subclass visa in Australia.

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