Visa Requirements:

Have required level of English
language (unless exempt)

Have relevant qualifications
or work experience

Hold relevant registration
& licensing

You are less than 50 years old

You are of good health

You are of good character

Skilled Independent visa (189)
For skilled workers not who are not sponsored by an employer.

The Skilled Independent visa is two stages:

Apply for an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency

You can apply for this visa if you:

  • Received an invitation after submitting an EOI
  • Are nominated in an occupation that is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and have obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • Achieve the number of points specified in your letter of invitation. That is, 60 points which are based on your age, English language skills, skilled employment history, qualifications, Australian studies, and other relevant factors
State Nominated visa (subclass 190)
The subclass 190 is a point-tested skilled visa for workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory.

In order to qualify under this stream you must meet the following requirements:

  • Nominated in an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
  • Receive an invitation to apply and achieve the score specified in the invitation letter
  • Obtained a positive skills assessment
Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 858)
This is a permanent residency visa which allows you to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

You will need to demonstrate that you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in either sports, arts, or academia.

You must demonstrate a number of requirements including the following:

  • Have an internationally recognised record of achievement in either sports, arts, or academia and be currently prominent in your area
  • Recognised as a potential asset to the Australian community
  • You are employable or can become independently and easily be established in Australia
  • Nominated by an organisation or eligible person in your area

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