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Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

FeaturesThis visa is for points-tested skilled workers 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.RequirementsYou might be eligible to apply for this visa ifinvited. When we sent your letter of invitation, you must also have: nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list obtained asuitable skills assessmentfor that occupation not yet turned 50 years of age achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test at least competent English. - IELTS

The Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia. To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit anexpression of interestand then be invited through SkillSelect to apply. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted.

What needs to be donePoints 70 or more points for quicker receipt of invitation Get your experience and education certified by ACS Certified Statutory declaration for all employments Certified education certificates Certified form16/pay slips Refer occupations lists for details

Score 8 in IELTS Apply before you turn 32 Partner should score 6 or more in IELTS

Check - http://www.immi.gov.au/Work/Pages/skilled-occupations-lists/csol.aspx

Police certificateMedical examinationBank statement (not mandatory)PassportDocs to prove relationship with partner/dependents

Steps1. first submit an expression of interest (To submit a complete expression of interest, you must have competent English language skills and a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation (or Job Ready program, if applicable).)2. be invited throughSkillSelect. (Ull get invitation based on your points 70 or more points get you an invitation pretty fast i.e 1-2 weeks or less)If you receive an invitation, you will have 60 days to apply online for the visa. During that time, you cannot change the information in your expression of interest.

if you are invited. When DIAC sent your letter of invitation, you must have: nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list obtained asuitable skills assessmentfor that occupation not yet turned 50 years of age achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test at least competent English.

Visa RequirementsHealth requirementsIndian citizens requirements are must

You will need to complete a medical examination, a chest x-ray and an HIV test. Additional tests may also be requested if any of the applicants have a specific health condition see pdf Health Waivers - not applicable for PR Electronic Health Processing Available from IndiaFind an electronic health processing clinic look for the eMedicallogo next to the clinic's name in the panel physicians list. - https://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Locations/Pages/India.aspxFor details - https://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/health-requirements/electronic-health-processing.htm

Character requirementMeeting the character requirement for temporary and permanent migrationFor the Australian Government to determine whether you are of good character, you may be asked to provide police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years since turning 16.If you are applying outside Australia, you do not have to provide this information when you apply. You will be advised when it is required.If you are applying in Australia, you should provide this information with your application.Instructions for providing character-related information are included in the health and character section of the Partner, Child, Parent and Other Family booklets which are available from Aus Immigration websiteIndian applicants - MUSTINDIA Relevant document: Police Clearance Certificate. Citizens Apply in person to the Regional Passport Office. Resident non-citizens Apply in person to the Ministry of Home Affairs of your state of residence in India. Non-resident citizens Apply to the nearest Indian High Commission, consulate or embassy in your country of residence. Non-resident non-citizens If you are applying in Australia see: http://www.hcindia-au.org/consular_passport_visa_oci.html If you are in another country, apply in writing to the nearest Indian High Commission or embassy in your country of residence. The application must include the length of your stay in India, your address in India, your personal particulars and the reason for requiring the certificate.

Debts to the Australian GovernmentYou must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.

Provide biometrics not applicable for Indian citizens

Sign the Australian Values StatementIf you are 18 years of age or older, you must sign anAustralian Values Statementto confirm that you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws. The statement is included in the visa application form. You must have read, or had explained to you, theLife in Australiabook before you sign the statement.

Including family in your application

You can include the following people in your visa application: your partner (married or de facto) your or your partners dependent children other dependent relatives.

Partner Spouse Marriage certificateYou must prove: the relationship is genuine and continuing your partner is at least 18 years of age when the application is lodged (there are some exceptions) you and your partner do not have a have a parent in common and you are not an ancestor or descendant of one another.

For a married partner, the marriage must be legal under Australian law.

Family members must be able to show that they meethealthandcharacterrequirements.You can add your partner and dependent children to your application at any time until your visa is decided.Dependent childAcceptable documents that can show a parent-child relationship include: a certified copy of each child's birth certificate a certified copy of adoption papers.Your child or stepchild is considered to be dependent if any of the following apply: they are younger than 18 years of age they have turned 18 years of age and continue to be wholly or substantially reliant on you for their basic needs (food, clothing and shelter) they have a mental or physical disability that stops them from earning a living to support themselves (whether or not they migrate with the applicant). The child can be of any age. The child will still need to meet Australias health requirement.A child of any age is not considered to be dependent if they are currently married, engaged to be married or in a de facto relationship.

Newborn childrenIf your child is born after you lodge your application (but before it is decided), you must tell us as soon as possible. You can do this as follows: completeForm 1022:Notification of changes in circumstances( 77KB PDF file) attach a certified copy of the birth certificate to the form mail them to the office that is processing your application.Outside Australia:If your child is born outside Australia and either parent is an Australian citizen at the time of the child's birth, the child may be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent.In Australia:If your child is born in Australia, they are automatically granted the same visa you and your partner hold at the time of the child's birth. If either parent is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident at the time of the child's birth, the child may be an Australian citizen by birth.

Other dependent relativeA dependent relative must be your brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step equivalent.For any dependent relative that you include in your visa application, you must provide evidence of their: relationship to you dependency on you relationship status (whether they are married, in a de facto relationship, divorced or separated).This evidence includes: a certified copy of their birth certificate and proof of their relationship to you documents showing that the relative lives in your household documents showing that your relative has been dependent on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.Your other relatives will be considered dependent if all of the following apply: they do not have a spouse or de facto partner they usually live with you they are wholly or substantially reliant on your financial support for their basic living needs (food, shelter and clothing) they are more reliant on you for support than on any other person or source they have relied on you for at leastthe 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.If your relative is divorced, legally separated or widowed, you must provide certified copies of supporting evidence, such as: the document of legal divorce the document of legal separation the death certificate of the deceased partner.

Applying for visa

Apply for this visa online throughSkillSelect, using the link DIAC provided in your letter of invitation.Invitations are based on claims that you make in your expression of interest, so your application must include evidence to support your claims.If you are invited to apply for this visa, you will have 60 days to apply. You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application.Prepare your documentsYou need to provide documents to prove the claims you make in the application. The documents are listed in the Document checklist.Some documents could take some time to obtain. You should have them ready when you