This visa allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
The Australian Skilled - Independent Visa (subclass 189) is an Australian skilled visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Certain family members can be included in the application.
To be eligible for a Subclass 189 visa you first need to hold an occupation from SOL (Skilled Occupation List) of Australia and then submit the online EOI (Expression of Interest). If your profile is selected, you will get the invitation to apply for visa within the period of 60 days.
A successful applicant is given a 5 year multiple entry visa to live and work in Australia. You only need to live in Australia for 2 of the 5 years to have the visa reissued for a further 5 years. Alternatively, you can spend 4 consecutive years in Australia and be eligible for citizenship.
To apply for this visa an applicant must:-
|Department of Immigration Visa Application Charge||$ 3,755|
|Skills Assessment Application Fee||from $300 to $1,050 for most occupations|
|IELTS Test (if required)||12600 INR till 31st March & 13250 INR from April onward|
|The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 190)||AUS $1835||This fee includes the spouse of the primary visa applicant and any other secondary applicants who are aged above 18.|
|The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 190)||AUS $920||This fee includes per kid of the primary visa applicant who is aged under 18.|
|Medical Examination||Variable (Depending upon the type of Medical Test and Examination required)||This fee is payable for each person included in your application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.|
|Character Clearance (Police Check)||Variable||This fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.|
|Certification/Translation of Documents||Variable||Payable to Translator|