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One advantage in applying under the points-tested stream of Subclass 189 visa this stream is that you may work and study anywhere in Australia. You are not tethered to live in any state or territory.
Under the points-tested stream, you do not require sponsorship by a family member, state, or territory. You must, however, meet the current threshold of points as set by Australia's Department of Home Affairs.
As of August 2019, the cut-off is currently 65 points.
Australia's Department of Home Affairs, or DHA, oversees the selection of applicants through its SkillSelect system. SkillSelect is Australia's online system used for some immigration programs such as those for skilled workers or business people.
The process is simple, involving five steps:
An Expression of Interest, or EOI, will remain in the SkillSelect system for two (2) years.
The Department of Home Affairs, or DHA, reviews the EOIs in the SkillSelect system every two weeks and issues higher-scoring applicants an Invitation to Apply.
The process seems simple enough, but you must be careful with your application.
The last case for updating your EOI is important because one of the conditions that might be attached to your visa is that you "must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entry." Therefore, report any changes in the make-up of your immediate family while your EOI is still in SkillSelect.
While your EOI will remain in the SkillSelect system for two years, DHA can remove it anytime if you receive:
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Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.
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