ARK MIGRATION
Personal

Permanent Visas

Find out your options 
in less than 10 minutes.

UK/EUR +44 7904 666 124

AU +61 412 296 701

Call us and speak to one of our migration lawyers and in 10 minutes you’ll know everything you’ll need to know about your personal travel and visa options.

We’ll talk you through the best pathway for your entry into Australia and outline the application process in a way you can understand.

We’ll explain how long it will take, how much it will cost and how we can help make the journey as smooth as possible.

SKILLED INDEPENDENT VISA (Subclass 189)

VISA OVERVIEW

The Skilled Independent Visa is a permanent work visa for individuals who have the qualifications and skills that are currently in demand within Australia. Applications are by invitation only, are subject to a points test and allow you to migrate independently to Australia without relying on sponsorship from a state or employer.


WHO CAN APPLY

Anyone under the age of fifty (50) who has the relevant skills and/or qualifications skills in an eligible occupation and can satisfy certain language, health and character requirements.


VISA ENTITLEMENTS

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Skilled Independent Visa are entitled to live, work and study anywhere in Australia as a permanent resident. Certain family members can be included in the application.


VISA REQUIREMENTS

Applications are by invitation only. To be invited to apply, you will need to undergo a skills assessment, lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and meet the following requirements:

  • Be less than 50 years of age at the time of invitation to apply
  • Score at least 60 on the points test
  • Meet standard health, character and English language requirements
  • Nominate an occupation that is on the DIBP’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

There are three stages in the visa application process:

  • Skills Assessment: The first stage of the application process involves completing a skills assessment with the relevant government body. Your skills assessment enables the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to determine if you have the required level of skill in your chosen occupation to work in Australia.
  • Expression of Interest: Once you have received a positive skills assessment, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.
  • Visa Application: Once you have been issued an invitation to apply (ITA), you can continue to the DIBP stage of the application, where you can submit your completed application for approval by DIBP.

VISA OVERVIEW

The Skilled Independent Visa is a permanent work visa for individuals who have the qualifications and skills that are currently in demand within Australia. Applications are by invitation only, are subject to a points test and allow you to migrate independently to Australia without relying on sponsorship from a state or employer.


WHO CAN APPLY

Anyone under the age of fifty (50) who has the relevant skills and/or qualifications skills in an eligible occupation and can satisfy certain language, health and character requirements.


VISA ENTITLEMENTS

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Skilled Independent Visa are entitled to live, work and study anywhere in Australia as a permanent resident. Certain family members can be included in the application.


VISA REQUIREMENTS

Applications are by invitation only. To be invited to apply, you will need to undergo a skills assessment, lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and meet the following requirements:

  • Be less than 50 years of age at the time of invitation to apply
  • Score at least 60 on the points test
  • Meet standard health, character and English language requirements
  • Nominate an occupation that is on the DIBP’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

There are three stages in the visa application process:

  • Skills Assessment: The first stage of the application process involves completing a skills assessment with the relevant government body. Your skills assessment enables the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to determine if you have the required level of skill in your chosen occupation to work in Australia.
  • Expression of Interest: Once you have received a positive skills assessment, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.
  • Visa Application: Once you have been issued an invitation to apply (ITA), you can continue to the DIBP stage of the application, where you can submit your completed application for approval by DIBP.

Contact us to book your free consultation

To book a free, confidential consultation with one of our migration lawyers, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your options.


UK/EUROPE
+44 7904 666 124


AUSTRALIA
+61 412 296 701


Contact us
online