Subclass 189 Vs Subclass 190 Visa- Which is the Best PR Visa for Australia?

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on August 6, 2016

Best PR Visa For Australia

Australia has got a point based system to select the skilled professionals for immigration in the country. The DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) of Australia has designed various visa categories for immigration, as per the immigrant category and skill needs in the country. Let’s find out which are the


Most popular PR Visa Categories in Australia

When it comes to permanent residency in Australia, the aspirants often prefer to apply for one of two main PR visa categories, i.e. Skill Independent Subclass 189 Visa and Skill Nominated Visa Subclass 190 Visa. Let’s try to understand how different these two visas are and which one to choose among them to get permanent residency (PR) in Australia.

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  • Skill Independent Subclass 189 Visa

It’s a permanent visa that allows you to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. It’s an only non-sponsored PR visa of its own kind that doesn’t require an applicant to apply for sponsorship from any employer or state in Australia. It’s a point based visa and hence, your eligibility for this visa shall depend on the total points you score for your profile factors, i.e. age, work experience, language ability, education, etc.

How to Apply?

To apply for this visa you need to choose an occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) in the online SkillSelect system. Your submitted profile must acquire at least 60 points to be considered eligible in the system. Candidates who score high based on their profile details, have better chance of securing this visa.

Check the Skilled Occupation List of Australia for 2016-17

  • Skill Nominated Visa Subclass 190 Visa

As the name suggests it’s a nominated visa. Hence, to apply for this visa, you first need to choose an occupation from skilled occupation list of the state you are willing to move and subsequently, submit EOI on SkillSelect to get nomination from that Australian state. Subclass 190 visa allows you to live and work in Australia for an indefinite period. It’s also a point based visa that allocates points to the applicants based on their details, i.e. education, language ability, age and work experience, etc.

Check South Australia Occupation List here

How to apply?

You need to submit your EOI to the SkillSelect system. Your profile will be reviewed based on the points you score. The minimum points required are 60. The higher point score will enhance your chances of selection. If you are selected for state nomination you will get intimation about the same. Moreover, you will also get an invitation to apply for visa based on your nomination. At now Queensland and South Australia have launched their latest high demand skilled occupation lists with new quota of occupations.

Read about the Queensland Skilled Occupation List

Which Visa to choose to get PR in Australia?

As we already discussed, both the Visas offer permanent residency in Australia, however, choosing one of them will depend your preference.  If you wish to settle in a particular state of Australia, i.e. South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, etc. you can choose an occupation from the skilled occupation list of that particular state and apply to get nomination for your subclass 190 visa. On the other end, if you don’t want a sponsorship for your visa, apply directly for subclass 189 Visa.

How to get key assistance to apply for PR visa in Australia?

If you want to apply for any of the above PR visas in Australia, you can coordinate with Visas Avenue- a registered immigration consultancy company in India, to get complete support and assistance in online and offline immigration process.

Call the experience immigration experts at Visas Avenue on contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi), 080-46668222 (Bangalore), or 040-42467777 (Hyderabad) or email your queries at


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How to Move to Australia from India without a Job Offer or Sponsorship?

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on May 19, 2016

Skill Occupation list in Australia

Australia is one among the major countries that attract the talents from Asian countries, especially India. It’s the all win situation as the young, highly skilled and talented people from India find the new career heights, job opportunities, and high living standard in one of the most advanced countries in the world, while Australia fill its skill gaps by allowing the quality immigrants in the country.

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If you are one among the thousands of Australia immigration aspirants, waiting for a sponsor, here is how you can make your dream come true of immigration to Australia without a sponsor or a job offer.

How to move to Australia without Job offer or Sponsorship?

If you are a skilled worker, you have two types of visa categories to choose, in order to apply for immigration to Australia, i.e.

  • Sponsored/ Nominated Visas: As the title suggests, applying under this visa category, requires a nomination or sponsorship from an Australian state/territory/employer. You would require choosing an occupation from CSOL (Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List) to apply under this via category. The key visas in this category are subclass 190, 186, 187.

(Note: With effect from April 19, 2017, Australian Government has replaced the old Occupation lists, i.e. SOL & CSOL with new Skilled Occupation lists, i.e. Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) & Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

The visa applicants, eligible to nominate an occupation from STSOL, also have access to some occupations in MLTSSL. Hence, both the lists (STSOL & MLTSSL) have been combined to form a new Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations and hence, there is no separate STSOL list.)

  • Skill Independent Visa Subclass 189: It’s the only visa that offers you permanent residency in Australia without any sponsorship or nomination from Australian State, Territory or employer. It’s a point based visa wherein your profile will be reviewed based on your submitted profile factors, i.e. age, education, English proficiency, work experience, etc.

Now it’s clear from the above description that in order to move to Australia without sponsorship or job offer, you require applying for Skill Independent Visa Subclass 189 visa. Let’s take a look as to how to apply for this visa:

How to apply for Subclass 189 Visa?

As already discussed it’s a point based visa, hence, you can follow the below steps to apply for this visa:

  • Gather the essential documents/certifications to apply
  • Choose an occupation from SOL (Skilled Occupation List) of Australia.
  • Submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) in SkillSelect –an online system to process immigration EOIs received
  • If your profile is selected you will receive an invitation to apply for visa
  • On receipt of invitation, you need to apply for the visa within 60 days.

What are the key requirements of Subclass 189 visa?

The key requirements of this visa are as follows:

  • Get the IELTS Certification with minimum score 6
  • Get your skill assessment done from a recognized authority
  • Must have experience in any of the SOL listed occupations
  • Get the essential health and character certifications.

If you are a layman, arranging all the above things and following the Australia Immigration procedure can be a bit difficult for you. In this situation, getting help from a reliable immigration Consultant can really make things hassle free for you.

Why you must apply fast for subclass 189 Visa?

As already discussed, you require choosing an occupation from the SOL list to apply for subclass 189 visa. However, several SOL listed occupations are getting capped very fast, i.e. IT professionals, Accountants, etc. Hence, you need to make sure that you apply fast for this visa before SOL List applications quota for year 2016 gets capped for your occupation.

How Visas Avenue can help you apply for Subclass 189 visa?

We at visas Avenue are a team of certified immigration experts with expertise in Australia and Canada immigration. Recently, many applicants have got their PR for Australia in coordination with the Visas Avenue experts.

If you want to be the one, you can call the expert at Visas Avenue on contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi) or 080-46668222 (Bangalore). You will get complete support and assistance from the Case Manager at Visas Avenue, in term of making online application, applying for visa, following up the application, etc. Alternatively, fill the free assessment form to get profile and eligibility assessed for Australian visa subclass 189.

You may also send your queries to email id– for getting the prompt response from the experts.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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