Frequently Asked Questions
This is a points-tested visa stream. This visa lets invited workers with skills Australia need, live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Additional details below:
With this visa, you can:
- Stay in Australia permanently.
- Work, study and live anywhere in Australia.
- Enrol in Australia’s free, world-class, public health care scheme.
- Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.
- If eligible, become an Australian citizen
You can include members of the family unit in your application. You can:
- Include them when you lodge your visa application.
- Add them after you lodge your application but before the Department decided on your visa.
Permanently. This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. You become a permanent resident on the day your visa is granted. For citizenship purposes, your permanent residence starts on the day:
- You are granted the visa if you are in Australia
- You enter Australia on this visa, if you are outside Australia
The ‘Eligibility Assessment’ will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
You will receive your results immediately. Your results are based on the claims that you have made. This service also provides you with a ‘Self-Improvement Calculator’ which can help you identify areas to increase your score.
The ‘IMMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA NEXT STEPS GUIDE’ is a simple & easy, step-by-step guide in how to apply for your Australian Skilled Migration Visa.
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No, the Eligibility Assessment is not an application for a skilled visa. This service notifies you of this ‘Australian Government initiative’ and provides you with the ‘skilled occupation list’ and the ‘Eligibility Assessment’ in order for you to see if you qualify by meeting the minimum point score of 65 or more. This service also provides you with a ‘Self-Improvement Calculator’ in order for you to identify where you can best improve your score, and a ‘Immigration to Australia Next-Steps guide’ which is a tool to help you best apply for an Australian Skilled Visa.
The Australian Government’s migration program is focused on ensuring that Australian employers can access workers to fill critical skills shortages in Australia. The Australian Government is directing migration to those cities that are in need for more people and those economies that simply cannot fill jobs with local workers. The migration program also continues to focus on growing the Australian economy and filling skill gaps.
You will be redirected to your results after completing the assessment, and after the payment.
You will also receive an email with a link to your results page. Note, your results page expires after 48 hours.
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- To discover whether you are eligible for a visa that will allow you to work & migrate to Australia, we invite you to take the On-line Eligibility Assessment.
- At the end of the assessment you will be provided a score. You require a minimum of 65 points to be eligible to apply for an Australian Skilled Migration Visa.
- You can identify areas of improvement in order to boost your score by using the ‘Self Improvement Calculator’.
- You will receive a ‘IMMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA NEXT-STEPS GUIDE’ which is a simple & easy, step-by-step guide in how to apply for your Australian Skilled Migration Visa.
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Refer to the ‘Immigration to Australia Next-Steps Guide’which is provided after you have completed the Eligibility Assessment.
The Australian ‘Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)’is a points-tested visa. After you have submitted your Eligibility Assessment, you will be given an indicative points score based on the claims you have made. If you do not obtain a score of ‘65 points or more’ you will not be invited to apply for this visa.
If you are invited to apply for the visa, your invitation will state the number of points that you must score when the Department assesses your application for grant of the visa (this score may be higher than 65 points, depending on your claims in the Eligibility Assessment).
Note, when you submit your application you must provide evidence supporting your claims. To calculate how many points you may score use the Eligibility Assessment.
- You can be ‘in’ or ‘outside’ Australia when you apply for the visa and when we decide on your application, but not in immigration clearance.
- If you are applying in Australia for a Skilled Independent Visa, you must hold a substantive or a subclass 010 Bridging A visa, a subclass 020 Bridging B visa or a subclass 030 Bridging C visa, otherwise your application will not be processed.
Australia and the rest of the world have entered curious times facing the threat of COVID-19.
This message clarifies the impact that COVID-19 may have on Australian visa applicants and intending visa applicants.
The Australian Government has imposed a travel ban on non-permanent residents and non-citizens entering Australia. People who hold permanent visas and immediate family members are exempt from the ban.
If you are in Australia and hold a temporary visa, the ban does not affect you, nor does it prevent you from departing from Australia.
The ban does not affect visa processing
The ban does not affect visa processing. The Australian Government is continuing to process and grant visas. People who are in the middle of a visa process should continue to prepare documents and apply for your visa.
When your visa is granted and the travel ban lifted, you will be able to travel to Australia. You should not stop work on your application, or fail to start work on your application, while waiting for the special period of the COVID-19 travel ban to end.
The travel ban is a short-term measure not related to the process of applying for a visa under the Migration Act 1958. The Australian migration program has a long and stable history and the system will continue.