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Australia Skilled Independent visa subclass 189

Subclass 189 Processing time:

Australia Skilled Independent visa
Subclass 189 processing time priority arrangements applicable to Australia skilled visas decides the order in which the applications are processed by the department, irrespective of the time when the applications have been lodged. Applications that are granted higher priority under the processing priority groups will be processed in advance of the applications granted with low priority. 

Processing priority groups are five in number and Australia Skilled Independent visa subclass 189 one among the various Australia skilled visas falls into the Priority Group 4.

Various visa subclasses that fall into the one of the Processing priority groups will have their own processing time. Similarly, Australia skilled independent visa has a processing time of 3 months.

Subclass 189 Points Test:

Skilled workers willing to permanently reside and work in Australia have to score a minimum of 60 points against the point test factors when invited through Expression of Interest

Following are the various Subclass 189 point test factors:
  • Age: The age of the applicant has to be  less than 50 years
  • Ability in English language: Applicants will be awarded points based on the types of English language ability that are categorized as ‘Competent’ English, ‘Proficient’ English and  ‘Superior’ English. Points are awarded for Proficient English and higher points are awarded for superior English. However, no points are awarded for competent English.
  • Work Experience: Applicant must have a paid work experience of minimum of 20 hours per week in the previous 10 years from the date of applying in the skilled occupation that has been nominated or in a closely related occupation
  • Educational qualification: Points are awarded depending on the educational qualifications such as Doctorate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Australian Diploma or Trade qualifications or any other qualification. More points are awarded to the applicants who have a Doctorate Degree.
  • Study requirement of Australia: Points are awarded depending on the degree or the diploma awarded by the Australian educational institution or which satisfies the other requirements of study in Australia.
There are some other factors for which points are awarded. And, upon satisfying the minimum point’s requirement of 60 points, he/she gains the ability to apply for this visa, to work in Australia.

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