Australia immigration

Subclass 189
The 189 visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer. The Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa allows skilled people to migrate to Australia permanently.

189 Visa holders can
• be in or outside Australia when making the application
• work and study anywhere in Australia
• sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

Subclass 190
The 190 visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian State or Territory government. The Skilled Nominated 190 Visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian State or Territory government.

190 Visa holder can
• stay in Australia permanently
• work and study in Australia
• travel to and from Australia for 5 years

Applicants must have
Minimum IELTS score 6 (GTE) and no band less than 6
• an occupation on the relevant occupation list
• a successful skill assessment for the relevant occupation
• at least competent English

Subclass 491 Visa
The 491 visa allows skilled workers live in a regional area of Australia for up to five years. You must be invited to apply for this visa. To do so, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Visa holders can
• Live, work and study in Australia for up to five years
• Include immediate family
• Study in Australia
• Transition to permanent residency

Employer Nomination Scheme: Sub Class 186
This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.
Basic Eligibility
Minimum IELTS (GTE) score 6 with no band less than 6.
• You must have the necessary skills for the job.
• You must be nominated by an Australian employer.
• You must meet our health and character requirements.
• Why study abroad