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Australia is one of the best countries to apply Permanent Residency (PR) Visa. It has designed various Visa categories to offer permanent residency to the selected candidates. General skilled migration is one of the most common ways to immigrate to Australia. Within the skilled migration category, there are three main Australian work visas:

Let’s compare these three visas so that you know what residency each visa offer, which visa is right for you, and what the main criteria is.

What type of residency is offered by each visa?

Australian work visas either offer a pathway to residency, meaning the visa you have is the first step to gaining residency, or immediate permanent residency. In the case of the three visas we’re discussing, the Skilled Independent and Skilled Nomination visas offer permanent residency. This means once you have your visa, you are allowed to stay in Australia indefinitely. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa, on the other hand, is a pathway to residency. You are only allowed a stay of four years on this visa. To obtain permanent residency, you’ll have to qualify and apply for a Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887).


Which visa is the right one for you?

Applying for the correct visa is never as easy as reading through a paragraph or two before proceeding to a visa application. Your eligibility for a visa should always be assessed by a licensed immigration agent. With that said, let’s take a look at each visa:


Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

The skilled migrant visa for Australia is referred to as the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). It falls within the general skilled migration category.


This visa is for you if:

  • You want permanent residency in Australia.
  • You want to work in Australia on your arrival.

The Skilled Independent visa is a points-based visa and it’s the right visa for you if you:

  • Don’t have a job offer; but
  • Have a relative to sponsor you; and
  • Want to work and live in Australia permanently.

The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa and allows you and your family members to:

  • Stay in Australia for an indefinite period of time.
  • Travel for a period of 5 years after the visa has been granted (both to and from Australia).
  • Enroll in Australia's Medicare scheme.
  • Work and/or study in Australia.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if you're eligible.
  • Sponsor eligible relatives with their own permanent residency applications.

You must meet the following basic criteria to qualify for a skilled independent visa:

  • Be under the age of 45.
  • Have at least competent English.
  • Have an occupation that is on the skills shortage list.

Skilled Nomination visa (subclass 190)

The Skilled Nomination visa (subclass 190) for Australian immigration is part of the general skilled migration category. It is specifically for prospective migrants who are interested nomination by an Australian state or territory government agency.


This is also a points-based visa and meant for people who:

  • Have an occupation that is in demand in a particular state or territory;
  • Possibly do not qualify for a skilled independent visa;
  • Want to work and live in Australia permanently.

In order to qualify for a skilled nomination visa, you must meet these basic criteria:

  • Be under the age of 45.
  • Possess at least competent English.
  • You have been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
  • You are in an occupation that is on the skill shortage list for that particular state.




Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) is a four-year provisional visa. It allows for temporary residency. Just like the 189 and 190 visas, the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa is a points-based visa. This could be the visa for you if you are either:

  • Sponsored by an eligible relative who would normally be a resident in a designated area in Australia; or
  • Nominated by a state or territory government.

This visa has two pathways:

  • The Invited pathway.
  • The Extend

You can make an application for this visa if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory Government Agency or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area.
  • You have been nominated in an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupations list.
  • You have achieved a score of at least 65 in a skills assessment for the nominated occupation.
  • You are under the age of 45.
  • You have competent English.

Applications are also considered from those who hold provisional visas in subclass 496, 495, 487 or 475 under the extended pathway scheme.


The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) allows you and your family to:

  • Stay in Australia for up to four years.
  • Live, work and study in the specified regional area of Australia.
  • Travel in and out of Australia while the visa is valid.

You may also use this visa as a pathway to permanent residency via the Skilled Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887).

Finding the right type of Visa for you is crucial and that’s why we at Plenier Consultancy guide you throughout in making the right choice for your future.

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