This stream is for Points-tried gifted laborers who are not supported by a business or relative or assigned by a state or region government. It enables you to live and work in Australia as a lasting inhabitant.

For the Skilled Independent (Points-tried) stream you have to present an outflow of intrigue.

In the event that you are a New Zealand native you might be qualified to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream.


  • have a pertinent occupation on the 189 occupation list (MLTSSL)
  • have a reasonable skills assessment for the occupation
  • Lodge an EOI and be welcome to apply
  • meet the points test pass mark of 65 points (starting at 1 July 2018)
  • Be matured somewhere in the range of 18 and 44 comprehensive
  • have Competent English
  • be invited to apply.
  • Meet health and character requirements

The process

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by means of SkillSelect with subtleties of your named occupation, aptitudes and capabilities. SkillSelect will appraise a points score and rank you against other proposing vagrants. More data about EOIs, including welcome rounds and occupation roofs, is accessible.

On the off chance that you are positioned sufficiently high and there are places accessible for your assigned occupation, you will be welcome to apply for the visa.

In the event that you are welcomed, you have 60 schedule days to apply for the visa


Your occupation must be on the relevant list of qualified talented occupations.
You must have a skills assessment that demonstrates you have the right stuff and capabilities to work in that occupation.

Points score

You must be able to meet the points score on your invitation letter. This score will be 65 points (as of 1 July 2018) or more.

The score on your invitation letter is based on the information in your EOI.

You must be able to meet the points score eligibility at the time you are invited to apply for the visa.

Everybody who needs to be welcome to apply for the visa must present an EOI. When you present your EOI you will be positioned against other planning candidates and may be welcome to apply for the visa (your EOI will remain in the pool for as long as 2 years). There is no expense to present an EOI.

Points information (Check if you can claim points for):

  • English language ability
  • Skilled employment
  • Qualifications
  • Australian study requirement
  • Specialist education requirement
  • Other factors

Assessing authorities

Utilize the surveying specialist recorded against your assigned occupation in the important rundown of qualified gifted occupations.

What you can do with a 189 visa

This is a permanent visa. It lets you:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia for five years


From AUD 4,045

You might have to pay additional costs.