Skilled Independent Visa - SC 189

The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is a permanent residency option in Australia based on an individual’s merits. It is a points-based system, requiring a minimum score of 65 for eligibility. However, meeting this score does not guarantee an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA), as competition for this Australian visa subclass is intense.


  • Hold an occupation listed in the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • Obtain a favorable skills assessment for your occupation.
  • Receive an invitation to apply for the visa.
  • Be under the age of 45 when invited to apply. 

To be eligible for this visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet the points test requirement (scoring at least 65 points, although a higher score is typically needed).
  • Meet the health and character criteria.
Skilled Independent Visa - SC 189


You will need to provide the following as evidence to apply for the visa:

  • A copy of your passport’s biodata page.
  • Proof of relationship to family members included in the application (such as birth certificates for children or a marriage certificate for your spouse).
  • Police clearances from any country where you have lived for 12 months or more within the past 10 years.
  • Documentation confirming your English proficiency at the time of the invitation to apply for the visa.
  • A positive skills assessment report.
  • Verification of your qualifications.
  • Evidence of your employment history, such as employment reference letters or payslips.
  • Join forces with experienced and commercial immigration professionals functioning as an extension of a team.
Here’s how we assist:

Our experienced team can assist you in applying for a Skilled Independent visa. We provide comprehensive support for all aspects of the general skilled migration program, including evaluating your situation to optimize your points, guiding you through the Skills Assessment process, preparing your Expression of Interest, visa applications, handling dependant applicants, managing bridging visas, and ensuring you receive the visa grant.

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