Australia Immigration Point requirement increased- check your Eligibility
Australian government vide a recent immigration rule change, increased the minimum points’ requirement for its point tested visa categories. The changes will impact the visa categories under General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program. Hence, if you are planning to apply any of the GSM visa categories you will have to recheck your eligibility once again.
What are the changes in point system?
Well, the minimum point requirement for a GSM visa category was 60 points earlier, however, now this requirement has been increased to 65 points with effect from 1st July, 2018. Hence, if your immigration point score is 60 points, you are not eligible to apply for any of the General Skilled Migration program visas.
Which are the visa categories need 65 points now
Well, three key visa categories under GSGM need minimum 65 points from an applicant, i.e.
- Subclass 189 Visa (Skilled Permanent visa)
- Subclass 190 Visa (Skilled Nominated permanent visa)
- Subclass 489 visa (Skilled Regional temporary visa)
The first two of the above visas are permanent residence visas, which allow a holder to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Subclass 489 regional visa is temporary visa with a validity of 4 years.
How to check your eligibility for Australia immigration through GSM
Australia’s point system assess the key factors of your profile, i.e. age, education, work experience, English language skills, etc. and accordingly allocate you points. The total score based on all factors must be 65 points as per the new update. To apply in SkillSelect online system of Australia and check you immigration points, the key documents you need apart from your experience and education documents are:
- IELTS test proving your English proficiency level (minimum band 6 score) and
- Skill Assessment Report from a relevant assessing authority
Both the above documents are necessary to create your profile in SkillSelect System and submit the EOI (Expression of Interest).
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