GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
There are various categories under which you can apply for a Australia PR visa which have different eligibility requirements. But the general eligibility factors are as under:
Age: Your age should be below 45 years to apply for a PR visa
Language Proficiency: You should have proof that you have a competent level of proficiency in the English language.
Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL): The applicant must choose an occupation that is available in the following skilled occupation lists. The list contains the occupations that are currently acceptable for migration to Australia. The occupations in the lists are updated regularly and reflect the changes in the Australian labor market. There are three categories of the SOL:
- Medium- and long-term Strategic Skills List
- Short-term Skilled Occupation List
- Regional Occupations List
Eligibility points requirement for PR visa
65 points is the minimum points required to be eligible for PR visa, the higher you score on the eligibility calculation, the brighter the chances of you being invited to Apply for Australian PR. Scoring anywhere from 80 to 85 points can make you eligible for a quicker PR invitation to apply.
The following Australian visas require 65 points for eligibility for PR visa:
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
This visa is for those invited foreign workers that possess the skills required by the Australian government. With the subclass 189, the visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.
No nominator or sponsor is needed.
You can only apply for this visa after being formally invited to do so.
You must be below 45 years of age to be able to apply.
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
Allows nominated skilled workers to live,work/study anywhere in nominates state/territory in Australia as permanent residents.
Like the subclass 189, to be able to apply for subclass 190 you must have received an invitation to apply.
With both subclasses 189 and 190, you must –
- Score 65 on the points calculator
- Receive an invitation to apply
- Have an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List
- Be in possession of a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
English test scores will also be required.