You need PR points to apply to any of the following three subclasses:
  • Skilled Independent visa in Subclass 189
  • Skilled Nominated visa in Subclass 190
  • Territory nominated/ sponsored visa in Subclass 489
FactorsMaximum Points
Age (25-33 years)30 points
English proficiency (8 bands)20 points
Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years)15 points
Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years)20 points
Education (outside Australia) – Doctorate degree20 points
Doctorate or master’s degree by research in Australia or similar skilled degrees10 points
Study in a regional area5 points
Proficient in community language5 points
Professional year in a skilled program in Australia5 points
State sponsorship (190 visa)5 points
Skilled spouse (Age, Skills & English language requirements to be met)10 points
Spouse or de facto partner with competent English (No need to meet Skills requirement or age factor) 5 points
Applicants without a spouse or de facto partner or where a spouse is an Australian citizen or PR holder 10 points
The following documents are required when applying for Australia PR:
  • Application form
  • Report of Educational Credential Assessment
  • Birth certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Proof of nomination (if any)
  • Test results of IELTS or PTE exam for English proficiency
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Spouse Skill documents (spouse is also applying for a PR visa)
  • Police Clearance Certification (PCC)
  • Business reference letters
Before immigrating, you need to pay the following:
  • Fee for Immigration agents
  • Fee for Visa application
  • Fee for English language proficiency test fee
  • Fee for Skills assessment
  • Fee for Health check-up
  • Fee for a police report on character-check
  • Fee for relocating to Australia
Processing Time
This entirely depends on the visa category you have applied to, as well as other factors, like document submission.
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