Skilled Independent Visa (189)
The Skilled Independent Visa helps the applicant to migrate to Australia. This visa uses a points test and allows the applicants to migrate to Australia if the applicant has competent English language and other skills and attributes which will contribute the most to the Australian economy.
Note: The applicants do not require any sponsorship to apply for the Skilled Independent Visa.
The applicants who want to apply for this visa must qualify in certain areas which are, the applicant must be under 50 years of age, must have language skills in English, and must have the skills and qualifications that meet the Australian standard for an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
Note : The Skilled Occupation List is a list of skilled occupations of high value to the Australian labour market.
The Skilled Independent Visa in Australia allows the applicants and any secondary applicants included in the visa application to live as permanent residents in Australia.
Australian permanent residents can live and work on a permanent basis. The permanent residents in Australia can study in schools, Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector or universities in Australia. They can receive healthcare through Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). They can access certain social security payments (subject to waiting periods). They can be eligible for Australian Citizenship (subject to the residency eligibility criteria). They can also sponsor people for permanent residence.