The online skilled migration points test (our Australian Immigration Points Calculator) is a helpful tool to determine the total amount of points you would score to apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa – 189 visa, 190 visa or a 489 visa.
The Australian immigration system uses the SkillSelect model to issue invitations to suitable applicants apply for a one of these visas based on claims that are given in an Expression of Interest (EOI). The invitation to apply for General Skilled Migration Visa will specify a the score that you must be able to achieve to be granted the visa. The score that is provided in the invitation will be based on information provided in the EOI at the time of invitation.
You would need to score a minimum of 65 points (as of 1 July 2018) to meet the minimum score to submit an EOI to the immigration department. However, it is important to know that a score of 65 is often not enough to be invited to apply for a one of these visas:
- Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189 visa
- Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190 visa
- Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489 visa
The increased score applies to all applications for these visas where the application has been made on or after 1 July 2018. Applications that were made before that day were required to achieve a minimum score of 60 points.
Due to the competitive nature of these visas, a pass mark of 65 does not guarantee an invitation to apply. The invitation mark can and does fluctuate depending on the time of year, number of candidates for the nominated occupation and the current occupation ceiling. The above points test is for the 189 visa, 190 visa and the 489 visa.
To ensure you have a competitive advantage over all other potential applicants please contact us for a consultation. The Australian Immigration Points Calculator is provided as a guide only and may not be indicative of the points assigned by the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA).
At consultation, our Immigration Experts will ensure you claim the most points possible under current migration legislation, which could prove the difference between receiving an invitation to apply for your visa or not.