Regardless of if you are inside or outside Australia the visa types under General Skilled Migration (skilled migration) are same.

To be able to lodge a valid application for this visa you need to first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. You can do this in or outside Australia.

Basic requirements:

There are basic requirements you must meet to apply for this visa.

You must:

  •     be invited by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to apply
  •     be younger than 50 years of age when you are invited to apply
  •     nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications and is on the relevant skilled occupation list
  •     have your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority as suitable for your nominated occupation
  •     have at least competent English
  •     score at least 60 on the points test
  •     meet the health and character requirements.


For further information and professional advice you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on +61-2-81880740 at our Sydney office and speak to Mr. Biwek Thapa our Registered Migration Agent - MARN 0747526.

Below are the 3 types of visas under the skilled migration stream:

Visa Subclass

Visa Type


Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa



Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190) visa



Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa


 After 2 years will be eligible to apply for permanent visa subclass 887







PLEASE NOTE: For subclass 489 visa there additional eligiblity requirements you need to meet which can be explained during our professional consultation.


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