189 visa Navigation：
- occupation list
- points table
- 189 visa invitation round
- 189 visa cost
- processing time
- 189 visa holder rights/obligations
A. Where can I find the 189 checklist?
Please follow the link below to get a generic checklist.
B. Where can I find the 189 occupation list?
For a complete list of the occupations available for the 189 visa, see the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List here.
You can also use our search tool for the lists, here.
C. How many points can I get based on the 189 points table?
If you would like to see the points table as an overview, you can do so here.
Remember: you need to be able to score a minimum of 65 points. However, you will probably need higher points in order to receive an invitation – see the invitation round details.
D. How many people receive invitations in each round?
These invitation rounds run once a month, and the details are published on the Department’s website here.
These pages will tell you about:
- The invitations by points score each month
- The cut offs for certain occupations subject to pro rata arrangements (Accountants, Auditors, certain Engineers)
Invitations issued on 25 May 2023
The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 25 May 2023.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||7,353|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored||74|
Invitation process and cut offs
The highest ranked individuals by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. Those who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.
|Visa subclass||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect month|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||65||05/2023|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored)||65||04/2023|
E. How much does a 189 application cost?
As of the beginning of January 2023, the cost is from $4640 Australian dollars.
Read more for 189 visa cost.
F. What is the189 processing time?
As of 2023.07:
- 25% of applications: 4 Months
- 50% of applications: 4 Months
- 75% of applications: 5 Months
- 90% of applications: 6 Months
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G. Does a 189 holder have any obligations or conditions?
Ensure you have valid visa and passport before entering Australia.
You and your family members must obey Australian laws.
As a 189 visa holder, you can:
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