Will the New Point System Make it Easy to Get Australia PR Invitation?

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on April 26, 2019

Australia Announced to Make Key Changes in Point Calculator

Australia has recently announced to make key changes in its point system for immigration and permanent residency process. All announced changes will come in to effect from November 16, 2019. The new Australia Immigration point system changes 2019has shown a new ray of hope to the skilled professionals applying for the visa in the Kangaroo Land.

Let’s first take a look at the new point system changes applicable toward the year-end.

Australia’s Point System Changes w.e.f. November 2019

With effect from November 16, 2019, the following changes will be implemented in Australia’s Immigration point Calculator 2019:

  • 10 points for having a skilled spouse or de facto partner
  • 15 Points for applicants nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia
  • 10 points- for having certain STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) qualifications
  • 10 points for applicants who do not have a spouse or de facto partner
  • 5 Points -for applicants with a spouse or de facto partner who has competent English

The above changes will be applicable to all GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa categories, i.e.

  • Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa
  • Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa

All the above visas are point tested visa categories. The former two are permanent residence visas, however, later one is the temporary visa granted by the Australian government for 4 years.

How easy it will be to get Australia PR after new changes?

Now, the applicants will get 10 immigration points for not having a spouse or de facto partner. Hence, the applicants who are not married can earn some valuable points based on their marital or partner status.

Moreover, the applicants who have a skilled spouse or de facto partner will also get 10 points. Also, the applicants with a spouse or de facto partner who has competent English will get 5 immigration points. Hence, if your spouse has some key skills or proficient in English, you can earn valuable points and enhance your chances of getting Australia permanent residency invitation. As of now, the applicant gets the points only for its profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, etc. and also based on things like arranged employment, state nomination, etc. However, now the marital or partner status of the partner can also get him points, which will make things easy for the applicants.

Moreover, the applicants with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) qualification, will also get 10 valuable points in the Australia immigration point calculator 2019.

A person with a skilled spouse and STEM education is likely to get the edge

If you are a STEM graduate or postgraduate and your spouse is also skilled with a competent English, you can get a total of 25 points (10+5+10) without much of an effort or fuss. Hence, the new point system of Australia will benefit the applicants in various ways.

Find out how Visas Avenue can help you apply for Australia PR visa?

Visas Avenue being a leading Visa Consultancy in India offers crucial support and assistance to the individuals and families applying for the visa in Australia. The VA team every year helps hundreds of applicants get Australian visa approvals in quick time. It offers assistance in following key aspects of Australia immigration, i.e.

  • Australia permanent residency process
  • Australia’s Point based system
  • SkillSelect Invitation rounds
  • General Skilled Migration Program (GSM)
  • Australia immigration documents
  • Visa application Filing
  • Visa follow up with immigration office

For complete Australia PR process assistance, you may call, Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.


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Australia Immigration Point requirement increased- check your Eligibility

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on July 4, 2018

eligibility for Australia Immigration

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.

Also read- Australia Makes Key Changes to Its Immigration Point System- Changes applicable w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

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).

Click the Australia Immigration Point Calculator to check your immigration point score

Need assistance to apply Australia permanent visa as per new changes?

If you need inclusive support and assistance to apply Australia permanent residence visa as per the new point system requirement, you must coordinate with a trusted Visa and immigration Consultancy firm for Australia. Visas Avenue Immigration is one such trusted and registered Visa and Immigration Consultancy Agency for Australia.

It has got a tremendous record for obtaining Australia PR visa approvals for its vast number of clients across India. Every year, hundreds of immigration applicants apply Australian visa through Visas Avenue and obtain the same through the guidance of an expert.

You may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- info@visasavenue.com.

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