The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) and Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) are part of the General Skilled Migration Program. These visas are specifically for professionals and other skilled migrants who are not sponsored by an employer and who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia.
The eligibility for the 189 and 190 visas depends on having a mark high enough to receive an invitation to lodge an application (all applicants must lodge an Expression of Interest first through SkillSelect) and then compete with each other for the number of visas to be released.
SkillSelect is an online service that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI). The Applicant can be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they could be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.
Finally you must pass points test in order to have a chance to be invited to apply. For further information about the General Skilled Migration please do not hesitate to contact our office.
If you wish to obtain further information in relation to General Skilled Migration please do not hesitate to contact our Gold Coast, Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich offices on (+61 7) 5538 9119. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org