This online skilled visa points calculator gives you an indication of how the points test works for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).
Your skilled visa points are based on a number of factors, including:
- A positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation;
- Your age;
- Your qualifications;
- Your employment experience;
- English language ability.
Depending on the visa subclass, you may also need to receive a nomination from a state or territory government. The 189 and 190 visas provide upfront permanent residency, whereas the 491 visa is a regional visa with a direct pathway to permanent residency through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191).
Whether the points-tested visas are a good option for you in comparison to other visa options will depend on your individual circumstances. If you are interested in a points-tested visa and wish to book a consultation for us to assess your visa prospects, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.