The skilled independent visa is a points-based visa is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, state or territory or a family member. This permanent visa (PR) allows you to live and work anywhere in Australia and eligible family members can be included in your application. There are two streams the points tested stream and the New Zealand stream. To be able to submit a valid application for this visa under the points tested stream you need to first submit an Expression of Interest through Skill Select. If you meet the required points score and other criteria for the visa, you could receive an invitation to apply. This permanent visa (PR) allows you to live and work anywhere in Australia and eligible family members can be included in your application.
To qualify for this visa, you must:
You must first submit an Expression of Interest through Skill Select. If you are then invited to apply for this visa, you will then have 60 days in which to submit your online application. Your invitation letter will explain the process you should follow. Invitations are based on claims made in your Expression of Interest at the time you are invited to apply. Your application must reflect the information provided in your Expression of Interest and be supported by relevant evidence.
To qualify for this visa, you must:
There are a range of different factor that determine how long it takes for the 189 visa to be granted. The skills assessment application process can take 10 days to a few months depending on the skills assessing authority. The 189 visa application for points tested visas takes 6 to 8 months to process after you lodge your application. The processing time is for applications that have been submitted after receiving the Skill Select EOI (Expression of Interest) invitation to apply. Depending on your occupation and points you can receive an invitation to apply in a few days or several months. Invitations to apply are issued to applicants who have lodged and EOI and who have the highest points in their particular occupation. For current visa processing times please refer to the information on the Department of Home Affairs website for https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times#
Our service packages are designed to give clients choice in terms of fees and the level of service. Our fees are fixed. However, they do not cover the visa application fees and other costs involved in submitting a visa application. We have outlined the fees that are most likely to be incurred in Australian Dollars. Fees quoted below are for general skilled visa applications (Subclass 189/190/491) visas. Fees can increase without notice, so the fees can vary at the time of application.
You should allow at least AU$5,000 – AU$6,000 for a single applicant and at least AU$9,000 – AU$10,000 for a family of four (two adults and two children) excluding our fees.
This visa allows you and your accompanying family members to:
Better Life Migration can assist you with the whole process from start to finish. This would include determining the most suitable occupation, calculating your points score, assessing your eligibility, preparing and lodging the skills assessment, expression of interest and visa applications. We can also provide useful insights on how you can improve your points score and increase your chances of being invited to apply for the visa.Purchase Services
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