Skilled Independent | Nominated Visas
This permanent visa category is assessed against an applicant’s skills. This stream is for points-tested skilled applicants who meet the nominating state/territory or departmental criteria in relation to their nominated occupation. Subclass 189 – This stream is for points-tested skilled applicants who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. Subclass 190 – This stream allows skilled workers who do not meet the above point test for the skilled independent visa, to apply for permanent residency through state and territory nomination. Subclass 489 – This stream is designed to encourage migrants to live and work in regional areas of Australia where there are large skill shortages and significant numbers of job vacancies. This is a four year regional provisional visa which gives the applicant temporary immigration and residency. To find out whether this visa is for you, speak to our expert Immigration Lawyers.