Monday, 29 December 2014

Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) – An efficient route to get Permanent Residency Visa

The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is an Australian permanent residency visa designed for skilled workers who have not been sponsored by an Australian employer, territory/provision or a relative already living in the country. This is a multiple-entry visa, which allows candidates to work, pursue their studies anywhere in Australia, to sponsor immediate relatives in the application and grants facilities under Medicare and health care schemes. Further, this PR visa makes candidates eligible to apply for the Australian Citizenship, if they successfully completed 4-year stay in the country.

These are the sterling features of the program that persuade skilled workers from India apply for the PR Visa under the same. If you also want to immigrate to Australia under Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189), then take a look of below mentioned requirements to begin with the application process:

Age must be below 50 years
Proficiency in English is required 
Character and medical approvals are required 
Applied occupation must fall under the Skilled Occupation List 
A minimum of 60 points in skill assessment is mandatory

How can you apply for the Australian PR visa?

First, you have to get your skills assessed from the relevant body, which further would be evaluated by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and points are granted.

If you meet the positive skill assessment requirements, then you are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI), through Skill Select.

Then, you will be sent an Invitation to Apply for the Australia Permanent Residency Visa from the Australian Immigration department, which you have to positively reply within 60 days.

If you have any query about the program or want to get your skills assessed, you can immediately contact Immigration Overseas, a boutique immigration law firm based in Delhi. 

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