Permanent Skilled Visas

Skilled Independent

Subclass 189

This is a permanent visa for people with an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).  Applicants are not sponsored and must pass a points test. There are processing priorities given to some occupations.

This visa is by invitation only. An Expression of Interest must first be lodged with SkillSelect.


Skilled Nominated

Subclass 190

This is a permanent visa for people with an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).  Applicants must be nominated by a State or Territory government and they must pass a points test. There are processing priorities given to some occupations.

This visa is by invitation only. An Expression of Interest must first be lodged with SkillSelect.


Skilled Regional (Residence)

Subclass 887

This is a permanent visa for those who hold an eligible provisional visa (Subclasses 489, 475, 487 or 496) and who have lived for at least two years and worked for at least one year in a Specified Regional Area in Australia. 


Distinguished Talent

Subclass 124

This is permanent visa for applicants with a distinguished talent. You are required to have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievements in a profession, a sport, the arts or academia and research. You must be seen as an asset to the Australian community. 
 


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