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Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 is a Permanent Resident Visa for Australia. The applicant has to meet the points criteria on the basis of Age, Skills, English Language and other requirements of relevant occupation. This visa subclass must be lodged only through skill select system (Expression of Interest-EOI).
This visa allows applicant and his family unit to live as permanent residents in Australia. Permanent visa will be evidenced in Pakistan before leaving for Australia.
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) contains 176 occupations
Live and work in Australia on permanent basis
Study in Australia at school or university
Receive subsidized healthcare through Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Access certain social security payments (subject to waiting periods)
Eligible for Australian citizenship (subject to the residency eligibility criteria)
18-24 Years – 25 Points
25-32 Years – 30 Points
33-39 Years – 25 Points
40-44 Years – 15 Points
18-24 Years – 25 Points
3 Years – 5 Points
5 Years – 10 Points
8 Years – 15 Points
IELTS – 6 in each component – 0 Points
IELTS – 7 in each component – 10 Points
IELTS – 8 in each component – 20 Points
SUBCLASS 190 (SKILLED NOMINATED – PERMANENT)
Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa is a Permanent Resident Visa for Australia. The applicant has to be nominated by a particular state or territory before the candidate receives invitation to apply through skill select system (Expression of Interest- EOI). Applicants get a reward of 5 additional points on the basis of nomination or sponsoreship by a State/Territory Government.
The applicant has to meet the point creteria on the basis of Age, Skills, English Language and other requirements of relevant occupation.
The Skilled Nominated/Sponsored Visa Subclass 190 is permanent resident visa and the Nominee under this category has to stay or work for at least 2 years in the nominated/sponsored state.
Your occupation must be in the demand occupation list
Nominated by a state or territory to meet the skills shortage or Sponsored by eligible relative living in the designated areas
an Australian citizen
an Australian permanent resident
an Eligible New Zealand citizen.
You or your partner must be related to your sponsor as:
a child – including a stepchild or
a parent – including a step parent, or
a brother or sister – including adoptive or step-sibling, or
a niece or nephew – including adoptive or step-niece or nephew, or
an aunt or uncle – including adoptive or step-aunt or uncle, or
a grandparent or first cousin.
Your sponsor must be a resident in a designated area of Australia at the time of the sponsorship.
Live and work temporarily in a designated regional area
Study in a specified regional area of Australia
Travel in and out of Australia while the visa is valid
(Residence) visa (subclass 887) after certain conditions have been met.
This points-based visa is for those skilled workers who are Nominated by a State or Territory or Sponsored by an Eligible Relative living in a Designated Area in Australia. The applicant has to meet the points criteria on the basis of Age, Skills, English Language and other requirements of relevant occupation.
The Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa is a provisional Visa only and is valid for four years and the eligible candidates must live and work in the Specified (Designated) Regional Area of Australia. It is mandatory requirement to further apply for a Permanent Residency.
The applicant gets a rewared of 10 points if sponsored by State/ Territory Government or an eligible relative currently living in a designated area.
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional Visa) subclass 188 is point based visa that allows skilled business individuals to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia. The visa has two streams:
The Candidate must submit an expression of interest through skill select system and be nominated by a state or territory before being invited to apply for this visa.
Be under 55 years of age
Score at least 65 on the points test
For 2 out of the 4 fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have had an ownership interest in an established business or businesses that had at least AUD 500 000 turnover in each of those years
Own at least one of the following percentage of your nominated main business:
51%, if the business has a turnover of less than AUD 400,000 per year
30%, if the business has a turnover of AUD 400,000 or more per year
10%, if the business is a publicly listed company
Have a genuine desire to continuously own and maintain a management role in a business in Australia
At the time of invitation, you and your partner independently or jointly must have total net business and personal assets of at least AUD 800,000 that are lawfully acquired and available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa grant.
Note: This is a temporary visa and is valid for four years. Immediate family members (dependents) or partners who are included in the application are allowed to live, work and study in Australia.
Be under 55 years of age
Score at least 65 on the points test
Have a high level of management skill in relation to the eligible investment or qualifying business activity
Have at least three years’ experience of direct involvement in managing one or more qualifying businesses or eligible investments
Have an overall successful record of eligible investment or qualifying business activity
Have a genuine and realistic commitment to continue your business and investment activity in Australia after the original investment has matured
Have a genuine intention to live for at least 2 years in the state or territory in which you have made a designated investment.
A qualifying business with at least 10% off ownership interest
Eligible investments of AUD 1.5 million
During the two fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have legally acquired net business, investment and personal assets of at least AUD 2.25 million that are available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted
Make a designated investment of at least AUD 1.5 million in a state or territory government security using unencumbered funds accumulated from qualifying businesses or eligible investments and be prepared to hold that investment for at least four years from date of issue in your nominating state or territory
Have had no involvement in unacceptable activities
Note: Income that you earn from your designated investment in Australia is subject to tax under Australian taxation law.
Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent ) visa subclass-888 is permanent visa and that it is the continuation (second phase) of Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) subclass 188 visa.
Continue to own and manage a business in Australia (the Business Innovation Stream)
Continue business and investment activity in Australia (the Investor Stream and the Significant Investor Stream).
You can apply for it after you have fulfilled the requirements of your provisional visa.
You do not need to submit a new Expression of Interest to apply for this visa. you have to prove that the government that issued you the nomination has not withdrawn the nomination.
Hold a provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188)
Have met the requirements of the visa stream applied first
Nominated by a state or territory
You and your partner have a satisfactory record of complying with Commonwealth
Fulfilment of Laws of the business operated state
Have commitment to maintain business or investment activities in AustraliaNote: in addition to these, the applicant must meet certain requirements depending upon his category (Business Innovation Stream or Business Investment Stream)
Had an ownership interest (and continue to have an ownership interest) and a direct and continuous management role in an actively operating main business (or main businesses) in Australia for the two years immediately before you apply.
Had an annual turnover of at least AUD 300,000 from the main business (or businesses) in the 12 months before you apply. (A nominating state or territory might agree to waive the requirement to show an annual turnover of AUD 300,000 if you live and operate business in a specified regional area of Australia)
Owned at least one of the following percentages of the main business (or main businesses) in Australia in the year immediately before you apply:
51% of a business with a turnover of less than AUD 400,000 per year
30% of a business with a turnover of AUD 400,000 or more per year
10% of a publicly listed company
Obtained an Australian Business Number for each of main businesses
Submitted Business Activity Statements to the Australian Taxation Office for the two years immediately before application
Not acquired the ownership in the main business (or two main businesses) from a person who was an applicant for, or a holder of, a permanent Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888) or a permanent business skills visa (in subclasses 890, 891, 892 or 893), unless both had a joint interest in the main business for at least one year before application
Achievement of at least two of the following requirements:
A net value of business assets of at least AUD 200,000 in the nominated main business (or two main businesses) in Australia throughout the year immediately before application
A net value of personal and business assets of at least AUD 600,000 in Australia throughout the year immediately before application
Employed at least the equivalent of two full-time employees in the main business (or main businesses), throughout the year immediately before application who are: Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or holders of valid New Zealand passports.
An Australian Spouse visa entitles married and de facto (opposite and same-sex) partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and/or remain in Australia.
Applicants can apply for a Spouse visa from either inside or outside Australia and are required to meet specific requirements before the visa can be granted. An Australian Spouse visa is initially granted as a temporary visa. After 2 years, the relationship is reassessed and if deemed genuine a permanent visa will be granted.
To be eligible to apply for a Spouse visa, the applicant must be either married to or in a de facto relationship with:
An Australian citizen, or
An Australian permanent resident, or
An Eligible New Zealand citizen
All Spouse visa applicants must be sponsored by their partner who must be at least 18 years of age.