When your goal is to obtain Australian PR and your nominated profession is listed in the SOL, then choosing Australia Skilled Independent Visa of Subclass 189 is the best option to immigrate to Australia. This visa is a gateway to obtain Australian Citizenship and qualified family members can be included in the visa application.
Subclass 189 Visa:
Australia Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189 is a permanent residence visa, which enables overseas nationals to live, study and work in Australia permanently. Using this Australia visa an individual can enter and live in Australia for a period of five years from the day the visa is issued. The expiry of Subclass 189 does not affect the PR status, if individuals are in Australia. But, if individuals aim to continue their travel in and out Australia as a PR, even after the Australia visa expiry they must get a Resident Return Visa (RRV). However, individuals’ eligibility to obtain RRV depends on their period of live in Australia.
Subclass 189 Points Test Calculator:
Subclass 189 is a point based Australia Immigration scheme designed for overseas skilled employees who are not nominated by either an employer or a family member, or a state or territory. Initially applicants should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via Skill Select as well as meet the necessary requirements and must qualify in the point based test by securing at least 60 points in order to obtain Subclass 189. The points are awarded base on the personal and professional skills of the applicant such as Age, language skills, health, character, education qualification, nominated skilled occupation and etc.
Subclass 189 Processing Time:
After meeting the necessary Australia visa requirements and securing 60 points in the points based test. The Australia visa process begins but, the Subclass 189 processing time varies for varied applicants. Generally it depends on the applicants’ profile.