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If you have an occupation that is on the MLTSSL, no job offer, no family that will sponsor you, and no nomination from a state or territory government agency in Australia, then you may qualify for a SC 189 visa

You have to:

  • Have a skills assessment for your occupation
  • Be invited to apply for an SC 189 visa
  • Meet the points test


With a SC 189 visa you can:

  • Remain in Australia permanently
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Qualify for Medicare
  • Sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • Ultimately become an Australian citizen


Indicative Costs:

  • Government visa application charges (VAC) – A$ 4115
  • Registered Migration agent (RMA) charges - A$ 2850
  • Other charges such as skills assessments, medical, police clearance, English test etc. are applicable and can vary. Also if applicable there could be second instalments of VAC in certain circumstances.



  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and apply within 2 months after having received an invite.
  • You have to be not older than 45 years at the time you are invited to apply for an SC 189 visa.
  • You have to have a score of at least 65 on the points table.
  • You have to meet the level of competent English
  • Meet the health requirements
  • Meet the character requirements