Australian Education and Migration Services

The Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189)

The Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residence visa for point-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia.

To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted.


You might be eligible to apply for this visa if invited. When we sent your letter of invitation, you must also have:

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