Australian visa 189

What is an 189 visa in Australia?
189 visa Australia 

Stay
5 years 

Cost
AUD $ 4640

Processing time 
Approximately 9- 10 Months 

With this visa, you can

work, live, or study in anywhere Australia
sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
Become an Australian citizen. 

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What is Visa 189 Australia?

The Subclass 189 visa is a skilled independent visa for individuals who wants to migrate or relocate in Australia.  The Subclass 189 visa is part of Australia's General Skilled Migration (GSM) program. If you have the skills and qualifications needed by the Australian labor market. You can be eligible for Australia PR visa Sub class 189.
It is a permanent residency visa that allows skilled workers to live, work  and settle in Australia without the need for sponsorship by an employer, state, or territory.

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 show money requirements

Who is eligible for visa 189 Australia?

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 the following Australian PR requirements.

1) Occupation Eligibility:
You must nominate an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list, meaning 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.


2) Point Test:
To be Eligible to Apply for an 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.

3) English language Proficiency:
You must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through one of the accepted language tests such as IELTS, PTE, TOFEL, or CAE. The score requirements in English language tests may vary depending on your occupation and skill assessment. 
English Language proficiency Bands score
 competent 6 bands
 Proficient 7 bands
 Superior 8 bands

4) Skills assessment:
You must have a 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.

5) Age:
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.


6) Health & Character Requirements:
You and your family members must meet health requirements before applying for an Australian PR visa subclass 189. Australia has its own panel of physicians to conduct health examinations and ensure visa applicants meet health requirements.


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

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visa 189 Australia fee

The cost for 189 visas in Australia is AUD $4,640 for the primary applicant. Please find the Visa 189 cost in detail here. Please note this Australia PR visa fee is the latest updated in the Year 2023.

 ApplicantsAustralia PR Fee in AUDAustralia PR Fee in INR
Primary applicant $ 4640 Rs. 2,54,447
Spouse applicant $ 2320 Rs. 1,27,223
 per child $ 1160 Rs. 63,611


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


2) English Language Test Fee:
You & applicant aged 18 years and above are required to write an English language proficiency test (IELTS/PTE/TOFEL), and these exams cost you AUD 350 per attempt ( Indian Rs. 15,500)


3)Health Assessment Fee:
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 costs AUD $ 100 (Rs. 5000)

4)Police Clearance Certificate Fee:
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 Australia PR visa costs mentioned above are approximate and may change over time. It's advisable to consult with our visa consultant for the most up-to-date information on visa application fees at  750 383 2132/ 928-928-9006 for accurate and personalized advice regarding the subclass 189 visa costs and application process. or Fill Australia PR Free Assessment form to get call back from our Expert. 

Visa 189 Australia processing time

Department of Home Affairs Australia is committed to processing 189 visa applications within 6 monthsfrom 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 is indicative and subject to change. As of Dec. of 2023, the estimated processing time for a subclass 189 visa was around 10- 12 months, including skill assessment.

However, please remember that processing times can fluctuate, and it's essential to check with Australia 189 visa experts at 750-383-2132 / 928 928 9006 for the most up-to-date information.

To get a  call back on a more accurate estimate of the current processing time for a subclass 189 visa, you can fill out our Australia PR Free assessment form.

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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How to apply for visa 189Australia

The application process for the Subclass 189 visa in Australia includes several steps. But before applying for an Australia PR visa through the 189 subclass, you must ensure you meet eligibility criteria for visa subclass 189.  Here is a general step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Check Eligibility:
Review the eligibility criteria for the Subclass 189 visa,  such as occupation in demand, meeting minimum points score, and language proficiency. Etc.


Step 2: Skills Assessment:
If you are sure about your eligibility now, the next step is to obtain a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation from the relevant assessing authority. It may take 2-3 months to process.


Step 3: English Language Proficiency:
The next step is to write an accepted English language proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc.) and achieve the required minimum scores. Typically, IELTS requires 6 bands in each module, but it may vary from occupation to occupation, and your points score as well. 


Step 4: Expression of Interest (EOI):
Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). To file EOI, you must have a skill assessment and language proficiency result. Here, you need to Provide details about your skills, qualifications, work experience, and other relevant information.


Step 5: Wait for an Invitation:
The Department of Home Affairs Australia conducts a draw periodically, called the Australia Invitation round. The minimum points cut-off may vary from occupation to occupation and other several factors. Wait for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) after submitting your EOI. Invitations can be found here. Check the latest Australia Invitation round here.


Step 6: Visa Application:
Once you receive an ITA, you have 60 days to submit a complete visa application online through the online portal, along with the application fee and supporting documents.


Step 7: Health Examination:
All the applicants need to undergo a health examination. Attend a medical examination and possibly additional tests if required.


Step 8: Visa Grant Letter:
If your application is successful, you will receive a visa grant. This will allow you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. From here, Enjoy your New Life and journey.


Please note:
The visa sub-class 189 visa application process can be complex, and individual circumstances may vary. It's crucial to follow the guidelines and, if necessary, seek professional advice to ensure a smooth application process at 750-383-2132 or 928 928 9006or fill out our Australia PR free assessment form to get a call back ASAP.

189 Visa Australia Points Calculator

The 189 Visa Australia Points Calculator is a tool used by the Department of home affairs Australia to calculate points for Australia PR. These points are based on various factors such age age, qualification, work experience, language proficiency.

To be eligible for subclass 189 Visa Australia, you need at least 65/130 points. Please find the 189 Visa Australia Points table below. 

 Factors Points 
 Age 30
 Qualification 20
 Overseas Experience 15
 Australian Work Experience 20
English language skills 20
Specialist education qualification 10
Australian study requirement 05
Professional Year in Australia 05
Credentialled community language 05
Study in regional Australia 05
Partner skills 10


If you're still unsure how many points you score, use our 189 Visa Australia Points Calculator tool to calculate your Australia PR points in just 60 seconds.

visa 189 Australia invitation rounds

Theinvitation rounds for visa 189 SubclassAustralia are conducted quarterly by the Department of Home Affairs Australia (DHA). During these rounds, the Department of Home Affairs Australia invites individuals for Australia PR with the highest scoring points from the Australia  Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.

Please note that the frequency of these rounds may vary, and the minimum points threshold for an invitation may change based on the demand for specific occupations.

As far as I know, thelast Australia invitation rounds for the visa 189 Subclass were held in May 2023. Please find thelatest invitation rounds here.
 

Invitations issued on 25 May 2023

Visa subclass Number
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 7353
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored 74


For more information, contact our Australia PR consultants at 750-383-2132 or 928-928-9006. Or fill out our Australia PR free assessment formto get a call back from an Australia visa consultant.

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