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189 Permanent Resident Visa (Independant)

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Permenant Resident Visa for Independent skilled applicants without any need for sponsorship.

POINTS-TESTED APPLICANTS ACHIEVING 60 POINTS must undergo a two-step application process for the 189 Permenant Resident Visa. Firstly, they must lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI); then  upon receiving an Invitation to Apply from the department, they must lodge a Visa application within 6o days. Family members can be included in this visa. This visa has a high processing priority of between 6 and 12 months – more or less, depending on the quality of the application and the issues involved.

Key Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Nominated occupation is on the Skills Occupation List
  • Completed the relevant skills assessment successfully
  • Aged between 18 and 49 years at the time of application
  • Achieve a score of 60 points on the points-test
  • Have Competent English language skills or higher (at the time of application lodgement)
  • Meet health and character requirements

Key Challenges

Failing to deal with these challenges can lead to refusals & cancellations.

  • Demonstrating skills and qualifications for nominated positions in order to pass the skills assessment
  • Maxmising your points score
  • Managing the 2 stage process which requires strict consistency and timeliness
  • Bridging Visas are not available at the EOI stage and needs to be managed
  • Meeting Health & Character requirements.

Tough Cases We Can Help With

Tough Cases We Can Help With

  • Demonstrating skills and qualifications for the nominated occupations
  • Managing the 2 stage process which requires strict consistency and timeliness
  • Falling just short of the points score
  • Expired or expiring Visas
  • Health and/or Character issues requiring waivers
  • Dealing with the departments queries
  • Dealing with Health & Character Issues
  • Preparing for an MRT Appeal

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