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

Subclass 189 Vs Subclass 190 Visa- Which is the 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. Lets 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. Lets try to understand how different these two visas are and which one to choose among them to get permanent residency (PR) in Australia. Click the Free Assessment form here for inclusive Australia Immigration Process Assistance
  • Skill Independent Subclass 189 Visa

Its a permanent visa that allows you to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Its an only non-sponsored PR visa of its own kind that doesnt require an applicant to apply for sponsorship from any employer or state in Australia. Its 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 its 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. Its 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 dont want a sponsorship for your visa, apply directly for subclass 189 Visa.

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

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