What are the steps to apply for the 189-visa subclass?
Step 1: Submit the EOI (Expression of Interest)
Prior to applying for the visa, you must submit an expression of interest if you’re applying for the points-tested stream.
Step 2: Wait for a visa invitation
If you accumulate at least 65 points and there are places available for your occupation, SkillSelect is likely to invite you to apply for a 189 visa. Please note that the time to assess your EOI will vary depending on the volume of applications.
Step 3: Receive a visa invitation
After receiving a visa invitation, you have 60 calendar days to apply for the visa.
Step 4: Lodge a visa application
Go to your SkillSelect account and choose the option to “apply for visa”, this will take you to the online application system, ImmiAccount. Login or create a new ImmiAccount, fill out all the information, submit the required documents and pay the application fee.
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What are the 189 visa requirements?
There are some minimum requirements for applicants to meet before they can be eligible to apply for a 189 visa. You must:
||Have a nominated occupation on the relevant Skilled Occupation List and pass the skills assessment for the nominated occupation.
||Have competent English (IELTS 6 for each band/PTE 50 for each band or equivalent).
||Be 18-45 years old. If you turn 45 after Australia Government invites you for a 189 visa, you can still apply for this visa. If you turn 45 after you submit your EOI (Expression of Interest) but before you are invited, you will not be able to apply for this visa.
||Have achieved at least 65 points under the Skilled Migration point test system.
||You are required to have a health checkup in a medical center approved by the state/territory government.
||Police check must be completed for all applicants and even for family members who do not accompany you to Australia
You must also have received an invitation from the relevant authority (189 Visa from the Department of Home Affairs, 190 and 491 Visa from the State/Territory Government) and not have had a visa cancelled or a previous visa application refused.
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