Australia PR

Australia visa Subclass 189

Are you looking to upskill or start a new career where you have plenty of opportunities? Australia is the Right place for you. Australia is a nation of open doors and open minds. Australia prides itself on our warm and welcoming culture. Australia has been encouraging skilled workers from around the globe to come, Work & Settle in Australia. Australia's growing economy continues creating more jobs, additionally, Australia has ongoing shortages of skills in specific areas.

So, if you have skills that will contribute to Australia's economic growth. This is the perfect time to apply for an Australian PR visa under subclass 189.

Benefits of Australia PR visa subclass 189

  1. Live, work, and settle in anywhere Australia.
  2. Children Free education
  3. Free Health & Medicare benefits
  4. Become citizen of Australia
  5. Sponsor your loved ones
  6. Travel to and from Australia any time you like
  7. No Funds/show money requirements

189 visa Requirements

When you consider migrating to Australia, there are eligibility requirements to apply for Australia PR. If you want to ensure that it is the right move for you, & for your family. you must meet following Australia PR requirements.

  1. Occupation Eligibility:
  2. You must nominate an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list mean your occupation must be listed in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List - MLTSSL. The occupation you nominate must align with your skills, qualifications, and work experience.

  3. Point Test:
  4. To be Eligible to Apply for 189 visa Australia, you must score at least 65 points independently on the Australian PR points test system. Points are awarded based on various factors such as age, English language proficiency, Qualification, work experience, and other criteria. To know how many points, you are scoring use the Australia PR Points calculator.

  5. Skills assessment:
  6. You must have positive skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation ANZSCO code. The assessing authority will determine if your skills and qualifications meet the required standards for the occupation.

  7. Age:
  8. You must be under the age of 45 at the time of invitation to be eligible for the subclass 189 visa. There are no age exemptions for this visa subclass.

  9. Health & Character Requirements:
  10. You and family members must meet health requirements before applying for Australian PR visa sub class 189. Australia has their own panel physician to conduct health examination and making sure visa applicants meet the health requirement.

You & family members aged 16 years & above must provide police clearance certificate to satisfy that you are meeting character requirement.

189 visa processing time

Department of Home affair Australia is committed to process 189 visa application within 3 months from the date of issuing ITA. However, the processing time for a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) may vary based on various factors, including.

  1. Complexity of the application,
  2. Number of applications in the queue, and
  3. Quality of Documents

It's important to note that the processing time for 189 visas, provided are indicative and subject to change.

As of Year of 2023, the estimated processing time for a subclass 189 visa was around 10- 12 months including skill assessment. However, please keep in mind that processing times can fluctuate, and it's essential to check the with Australia 189 visa experts for the most up-to-date information.

To get a more accurate estimate of the current processing time for a subclass 189 visa, you can consult with our Australia visa consultants on 750 383 2132.

It's important to be patient throughout the process, as visa processing times can vary, and certain factors may be beyond your control.

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Australia 189 visa cost

The cost for 189 visa is AUD $4,045 for the primary applicant. Please find the visa 189 cost in detail here

Applicants Australia PR Fee in AUD Australia PR Fee in INR
Base application charge AUD 4,640 Rs. 2,57,428/-
Additional applicant charge 18 and over AUD 2,320 Rs. 1,28,714/-
Additional applicant charge under 18 AUD 1,060 Rs. 58,809/-

In addition to the above visa application fee, there may be other costs associated with the subclass 189 visa application process, such as:

  1. Skills Assessment Fee:
  2. Before applying for the subclass 189 visa, you will likely need to undergo a skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority for nominated ANZSCO code. The fee for the skills assessment id depends upon the ANZSCO code & Skill assessing authority. The cost can range from AUD 500- AUD 1500.

  3. English Language Test Fee:
  4. You & applicant aged 18 years and above required to write English language proficiency test (IELTS/PTE/OET) and these exams cost you AUD 350 per attempt.

  5. Health Assessment Fee:
  6. As part of the subclass 189 visa application, you and your family members included in the application may need to undergo a medical examination by a panel physician approved by the Australian government. The costs for the medical examinations vary depending on the country and the complexity of the assessments required. In India Health examination cost AUD $ 100.

  7. Police Clearance Certificate Fee:
  8. You may need to obtain police clearance certificates from the countries you have resided in for a certain period. The fees for obtaining these certificates can vary depending on the country's requirements.

It's important to note that the costs mentioned above are approximate and may change over time. It's advisable to check the official website of the Department of Home Affairs for the most up-to-date information on visa application fees and you can also consult with our registered migration agent on 750 383 2132 for accurate and personalized advice regarding the subclass 189 visa costs and application process.

189 visa invitation rounds

Before you can apply, you will need to send us an expression of interest (EOI), that details your work experience and qualifications.

The Department of Home Affairs Australia conducts invitation rounds periodically to invite Candidates with the highest scoring points from the Australia Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. These 189 visa invitation rounds typically occur once a month, but the frequency of Invitation rounds and the number of ITAs in each round may differ depending on the needs of the Australian Labour market.

Please Find the current or latest 189 visa invitation rounds

Date of invitation rounds Occupation Visa Subclass Cut Off
Dec. 8, 2023 Accountant (General) 189 visa Australia 85
Dec. 8, 2023 Actuary 189 visa Australia 65
Dec. 8, 2023 Aeronautical Engineer 189 visa Australia 85
Dec. 8, 2023 Agricultural Consultant 189 visa Australia 85
Dec. 8, 2023 Agricultural Engineer 189 visa Australia 90
Dec. 8, 2023 Agricultural Scientist 189 visa Australia 90
Dec. 8, 2023 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 189 visa Australia 65

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189 Visa Australia Points Calculator

The 189 Visa Australia is a points-based visa category in Australia. To determine your eligibility for the visa 189 sub class and calculate your points score, you can use the Australia PR Points Calculator

Here are the key factors and criteria considered in the points calculation for the subclass 189 visa:

  1. Age:
  2. Points are awarded based on your age at the time of invitation. Applicant can claim maximum 30 points in the age between 25 and 32 years old.

  3. English Language Proficiency:
  4. here applicants can get 20 maximum points if the applicant has superior language proficiency score.

  5. Work Experience:
  6. Points can be claimed for skilled employment experience in occupations listed on the relevant skilled occupation list.

  7. Qualifications:
  8. Points are awarded for higher education qualifications such as a bachelor’s degree, Master's degree, or PhD.

  9. Australian Study Requirement:
  10. Additional points can be claimed if you have completed a course of study in Australia at a recognized educational institution.

  11. Credentialled Community Language:
  12. Points can be claimed if you have a recognized credential in a community language

  13. Partner Skills:
  14. Points can be claimed if your partner meets certain skills and English language requirements.

Once you have gathered the necessary information, you can use the 189 Visa Australia points calculator, to calculate your points score for the visa subclass 189. The calculator will help you determine your eligibility for the subclass 189 visa and give you an estimate of your points score based on the information you provide.

189 visa Occupation List

The occupation list relevant to the subclass 189 is called the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This list consists of 212 occupations that are considered in high demand in Australia and are eligible for the subclass 189 visa.

As of Year 2023, here are some examples of occupations listed on the MLTSSL:

  1. Accountant
  2. Engineer (Various specializations such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.)
  3. IT Professionals (such as Software Engineer, Developer, Programmer Analyst Programmer, Database Administrator, IT manager
  4. Medical Practitioner (General Practitioner, Specialist Doctor)
  5. Nurse (Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner)
  6. Teacher (Various specializations such as Early Childhood, Secondary, Special Needs)
  7. University professor, lecturers
  8. Scientist (Chemist, Biotechnologist, Environmental Scientist)
  9. Social Worker
  10. Construction Project Manager
  11. Marketing Specialist

This is not an exhaustive list, and there are many other occupations listed on the MLTSSL. It's important to note that the occupation list can be updated periodically, and certain occupations may be subject to specific requirements or caveats.

To get the most accurate and up-to-date information about the occupation list for the subclass 189 visa, I recommend consult with a registered migration agent on 750 383 2132. we can provide you with the latest information and help you determine if your occupation is eligible for the subclass 189 visa.


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