Subclass 189 visa Processing Times

Subclass 189 Processing Times September 2021.

These are the Australian Visa Processing Times, shown by the Department of Home affairs, for visas finalised in September 2021.

Last updated: 18 October 2021 (for month ending 30 September 2021)

Visa 75% of Visas
took under: 10% Of Visas
took over:
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Subclass 189 NZ cut off Date

On 19 February 2016, Australia announced a new pathway to permanent residence, and eventually citizenship, for certain New Zealanders currently living in Australia.

The pathway is available through the New Zealand stream of the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa as part of the General Skilled Migration program.

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Skilled Visa Grants and Refusals 2014-15 to 2019

Skilled Visa Grants and Refusals 2014-15 to 2019.

A Freedom of Information request, released in January 2020, has shown that the numbers of Skilled Visa grants has been reducing over the years between 2014 and 2019.

The grant numbers have dropped from an average of about 10,300 per month, down … Read the rest

January 2020 Skilled Invitation Round subclass 189 and 491

Skilled visa (subclass 189 and 491) Invitation Round January 2020.

The number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 10th January 2020 were:

1,000 for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and
300 for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored.

Skilled Independent visa

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December 2019 Skilled Invitation Round subclass 189

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Invitation Round December 2019.

The number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 December 2019 was:

250 for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and
200 for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored.

Skilled Independent visa (subclass

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Subclass 189 Visa Grant and Refusal rate

Grant and Refusal rate for the subclass 189 visa.

The refusal rate for the subclass 189 visa would be expected to be very low, as most applications would have been vetted by the skill assessment, and expression of interest stages, before the actual application is made. However, a small number … Read the rest

subclass 189 Skilled Visa Procedure

The procedure for the subclass 189 Skilled Visa.

subclass 189 Points tested stream.

This visa lets invited workers with skills we need live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.
You don’t need a sponsor or nominator but must be under 45 to be invited.

subclass 189 New Zealand stream.

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Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Points Requirements

Points Required for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189).

Invitation rounds for subclass 189 visas are normally run on the 11th day of each month.

Points needed in the August 2019 Subclass 189 visa allocation round:

0 visa invitations with 70 Points
0 visa invitations with 75 points
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Business and Skilled Migration Program Queensland Closed

Is the Business and Skilled Migration Program Queensland now closed?.

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) is the state nominating body for the Queensland Government, and a business unit of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ).

In partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, BSMQ nominates successful skilled and businesses applicants … Read the rest