Skilled Independent | Nominated Visas
This permanent visa category is assessed against an applicant’s skills. This stream is for points-tested skilled applicants who meet the nominating state/territory or departmental criteria in relation to their nominated occupation. Subclass 189 – This stream is for points-tested skilled applicants who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. Subclass 190 – This stream allows skilled workers who do not meet the above point test for the skilled independent visa, to apply for permanent residency through state and territory nomination. Subclass 489 – This stream is designed to encourage migrants to live and work in regional areas of Australia where there are large skill shortages and significant numbers of job vacancies. This is a four year regional provisional visa which gives the applicant temporary immigration and residency. To find out whether this visa is for you, speak to our expert Immigration Lawyers.
Registered Migration Agent