Skilled Independent (Subclass 189)

Skilled Independent (Subclass 189)

About This Visa

This visa allows points-tested skilled workers who do not have a sponsorship from an employer or family relative or nominated by a state or territory government to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident with full work rights.

This visa also allows you to include your spouse, de facto or same-sex partner, dependent children and other dependent family members in your application provided they can show that they meet the necessary health and character requirements.


Who can apply for this visa subclass?

An individual for the 189 must:

  • lodge an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect and subsequently receive an invitation from the Department of Immigration before application
  • be between the ages of 18 and 49
  • pass the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the skilled migration points test
  • possess competent English skills or higher
  • meet the health and character requirements


Why use Turner Coulson Immigration Lawyers?

Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) visa can be refused for a number of reasons. The Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) visa application also has strict criteria which all must be met and only very limited waiver provisions for age, English language and skill requirements exist.

It is essential that the application is assessed, structured and lodged in a way to satisfy all applicable DIBP law and policy. Turner Coulson (Immigration Lawyers Sydney) has years of experience handling the most complex cases and achieving positive outcomes in circumstances where the applicant would have failed if we were not involved.


What to do next and how to apply?

Getting the right advice upfront is essential so contact for a free no obligation discussion with one of our advisors who are ready and waiting to assist you applying for your visa.

We will assess your situation on an individual basis and provide you with the best advice to make your stay in Australia hassle-free.