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Document Checklist For 189 Visa

Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 Document Checklist

Documents plays a crucial role in deciding your fate for receiving Skilled Independent Visa 189. You must provide documents supporting your application for visa 189 and thus, the ball will be in your court if you submit as much information as possible with your application. DIBP makes decision using the key information provided by you while lodging your visa application. You must check and provide complete documents as per the Australia immigration document checklist.

Key points before submitting documents

  • All supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded with your application.
  • All documents provided by you must be certified copies of your original documents.
  • Don’t attach original documents along with the application unless asked by the immigration department to do so.
  • English translations must be done and attached with the documents having any other different language.
  • Cited below is the required checklist to make sure your application is complete to apply for Australia Skilled Independent subclass 189:
  • Essential application form
  • Identity Proof
  • Skill assessment report
  • Test result of either IELTS or PTE (English Language Exam)
  • Skilled employment documents
  • 2 passport size photographs (colored)
  • Educational qualification documents (Your highest degree will be taken into consideration)
  • Australian study requirement
  • Proof that you studied in regional area of Australia (if applicable)
  • Partner Skill
  • Relationship documents (If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as divorce documents, death certificate, separation documents or statutory declarations)
  • Health documents
  • Character documents
  • Employment reference letters
  • Any other documents as and when asked by DIBP

Additionally, there are different document requirements for the dependent applicants also.
Many a times, the primary applicants take along their family members.

Below mentioned are documents for other supporting family members:
Documents for dependents under 18
The dependent applicants under 18 years of age are required to furnish certain documents:

  • Identity Documents
  • Proof of your relationship with the dependent such as birth or marriage certificate
  • Character Documents if applicable

Documents for dependents 18 or older
The dependent applicants over 18 years of age are required to furnish certain documents:

  • Identity Documents
  • The documents about the relationship with primary applicant
  • Character Documents
  • Proof of functional English
  • Documents stating that dependent is financially dependent on you for at least 12 months immediately before you applied for Australia PR
    1. Proof of the dependent living with you
    2. Proof of current studies or tax records
    3. Adoption papers or parental court orders (if applicable)

Documents for your partner
When taking along your partner, you must provide following documents:

  • Identity Documents
  • Documents to support your relationship like marriage certificate
  • Character documents
  • Language Result Test sheet (minimum Functional English Requirement)

Collect all the above mentioned documents with utmost care, a minute mistake done from your end can hamper the 189 PR processing time. Therefore, you must carefully submit all the required documents as per the list to the Australian immigration officials to avoid any delay in your Australia PR processing.

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