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How to Apply 189 Visa

Step by step process for Australia skilled independent visa (subclass 189)

Step by step process for Australia skilled independent visa (subclass 189)

1.Check whether your nominated occupation is listed on MLTSSL Demand list of Australia
  •    Check your Skill Relevancy and Check your Skill is in MLTSSL List (Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List of Australia)
  • Get your Skills Assessed
  •    This list has those occupations which are required to fill the labour gaps in Australia and boost their economy.
2.Applicant must comply with the minimum eligibility point’s requirements
  •    Applicant must score at least 65 points. The points are awarded for your age, educational qualification, work-experience, skills, language requirements etc.
3.Applicant Must Get Positive Skill Assessment Report
  •    Applicant must have a skill assessment test done by the relevant authority for an occupation listed on MLTSSL. A positive skill assessment test report is must to proceed with EOI.
4.Applicant has to submit his EOI online through Skill select.
  •    In EOI applicant has to give- personal, Education, Experience, English, Skill Assessment information, to be eligible to get invitation.
  •    Highly score applicants are invited first.
5.Apply for Australia subclass189 Visa
  •    After Receiving the Invitation, gather the documents and submit your visa Application.
6.Wait for the decision of your Visa from Home Affairs.
  •    It may take few weeks to get the Visa granted, it is better to wait with the patience.
  •    Receive Visa grant.
  •    Australia Government digitally link your visa to your passport. Applicant will not get a label in passport.
  •    When your visa is granted, you must enter Australia before a date that
  •    We specify on your visa grant letter
  •    This is a permanent visa. You can stay in Australia indefinitely.
  •    You can sponsor your eligible family to Australia
  •    After staying certain time in Australia, you are eligible for Australian citizenship.


Cost of visa keep changing from Time to Time. The Visa fee can be paid online through Debit/Credit Card.

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)-(primary applicant) 4,115 AUD $
Dependent Applicant fees 18 and over 2,055 AUD $
Dependent Applicant fees 18 and under 1,030 AUD $


  •    Applicant and his family entitled to social security benefits and Medicare in this visa
  •    Applicant and his family members can study in Australia.
  •    Applicant and his spouse can work unlimited working hours in this visa
  •    You can apply for the Government jobs.
  •    Applicant can travel to New Zealand and even work there.


  •    We will educate you about Eligibility.
  •    If you are eligible and if you want start process for Australia Subclass 189 Visa, Global Gateways will assist for every step until you settle in Australia with your family.
  •    We will assist for Skill Assessment with relevant Skill Assessment body.
  •    We will assist for IELTS coaching and how to take test.
  •    We will assist to lodge your EOI, this needs highest care, because we need to provide evidences for every point.
  •    We will assist prepare your document in every stage
  •    We will assist to apply your PR visa with Home affairs
  •    We will assist to clear all queries, if raised by Home affairs
  •    Once visa received we will assist for Job & post landing services.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):

Q)What is Skilled Independent Subclass189 visa in Australia?
  • A). 189 visa is a skilled independent visa that is intended for independent workers who are not nominated by any state, territory or employer for immigration to Australia.
  • Applicant don't need a sponsor for this program
  • Your profession should be in MLTSSL list. This list has those occupations which are required to fill the labour gaps in Australia and boost their economy.
  • In this visa you can work anywhere in Australia. You and spouse can work unlimited working hours.
  • Above mentioned information will give total information about this visa.
  • For more information and eligibility check, you can talk to our experts for a free consultation

Q)How do I get a subclass 189 visa?
  • The Step by Step process is explained above in detailed.
  • Global Gateways is doing this job, since over 2 decades. If you do not want to take chances with your Skill Assessment, EOI profile building, ANZSCO skill selection, applying visa, please meet Global Gateways experts.

Q)What is the processing time to get a Australia 189 visa?
  • This many take about 6 – 10 months.
  • If you do not submit documents properly, it will take very long time.
  • If you want to take expert guidance, Global Gateways is the best. Everyday lot of people come to us after refusing their Skill Assessments and Visa.
  • Global Gateways will assist in every stage with checklists and samples to prepare documents which will help you lot. Contact our experts for FREE CONSULTATION.

Q)What would be my total expenses for this Visa?
  • Skill Assessment cost. It will be decided based on your education and experience. It depends on the Skill Assessment authority you apply.
  • Example: ACS: 500 AUD; EA: 1035 AUD
  • Visa fee depends on no. of applicants, you can see above details.
  • Primary Applicant: 4045 AUD.
  • IELTS Exam: 180 USD
  • MEDICALS: About 4000 INR
  • PCC: About 500 INR.

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