Australia Issued 1,100 invitations in July for Skilled Independent and Skilled Regional Visas

Australia Issued 1100 invitations in July for Skilled Independent Visa and Skilled Regional Visas

Australia Issued 1,100 invitations in July for Skilled Independent Visa and Skilled Regional Visas

Australia Issued 1,100 invitations in July for Skilled Independent Visa and Skilled Regional Visas

Australia Issued 1100 invitations for Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa and Skilled Regional (Subclass 489) Visa

Overview

Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) visas will be run once a month.

Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. Dates for the rounds are subject to change.

Invitation numbers in each round may vary depending on the number of applications being processed by the department.

Invitation process and cut off

The highest-ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa subclass                                                                           Minimum points score

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)                                             80

Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)                              80

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro-rata occupations in the 11 July 2019 invitation round.

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro-rata arrangements to ensure the availability of invitations across the program year.

Skill Select first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

Occupation ID             Description                                              Minimum points score          

2211                            Accountants                                                                            85

2212                            Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers   85

2334                            Electronics Engineer                                                               80

2335                            Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers                 80

2339                            Other Engineering Professionals                                            80

2611                            ICT Business and System Analysts                                          80

2613                            Software and Applications Programmers                              80

2631                            Computer Network Professionals                                           80

Invitations issued during 2019-20 program year

Visa subclass                                                               Jul       

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)                     1,000

Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)      100

Total                                                                            1,100                                                  

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas.

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