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Legislative changes to Subclass 189 and 190 and 491 Visa (Nov. 2019).

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Legislative changes to Subclass 189 and 190 and 491 Visa (Nov. 2019).

Subclass 189 and 190 visa – TEN POINTS for being SINGLE!

Australian Immigration Legislation has new criteria for the point test. This relates to the Skilled Independent/Nominated Visa (Subclass 189 and 190 and 491 Visas). Changes are effective from November 2019.

Summary of Key Changes

  • 10 points for applicants who do not have a spouse or de facto partner (single). The points also apply if you have a spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen or a Permanent resident;
  • 10 points for applicants with a skilled spouse or de facto partner. They must meet the skill requirements and English requirements. This was formerly only 5 points; and
  • 5 points for application with a spouse or de facto partner who is included in the same visa application. They must meet the English requirements.

491 visa – FIFTEEN POINTS for State or Territory Nomination!

Summary of Key Changes

  • 15 points for applicants who are nominated by a State or Territory government (or sponsored by a suitable family member. Not all visas are relevant).

Remember, it’s important to obtain the best advice you can. If you apply for a visa that is refused (incorrect advice, poor submission, etc.), the consequence of this will create a different challenge. Furthermore, there will be additional costs. This is something to avoid in an already stressful situation.

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