Skilled Independent Visa (189)

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Post Study Work Stream
Graduate Work Stream

Post Study Work Stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.

The visa has two streams: Graduate Work stream and Post-Study Work stream

Visa Duration

  • 2 years: Completion of Bachelor Degree and Masters by Coursework
  • 3 years: Masters by Research
  • 4 years: PhD

Visa Fee

Visa subclass
Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485)
Base application charge $1,535
Non-internet application charge $80
 Additional applicant charge 18 and over $765
 Additional applicant charge under 18 $385

*Terms and Condition Apply.

Graduate Work Stream

For students who graduate 2 years study with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

Visa Duration

  • 1.5 years for all students

Visa Fee

Visa subclass Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485)
Base application charge $1,535
Non-internet application charge $80
 Additional applicant charge 18 and over  $765
Additional applicant charge under 18 $385

*Terms and Condition Apply.

What is Skilled Independent visa?

The Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia.

Visa Duration

  • Permanent visa to stay permanently

189 visa requirements

  • Your major related occupation has to be under the MLTSSL
  • Need to pass the skill assessment
  • At least reach the 65 points to get invitation

What is EOI?

For the points based skilled migration programs, such as the 189 visa program, you will be ranked according to your score on the appropriate points test. You will be invited to apply visa based on your point. Your EOI information will be stored in SkillSelect and is valid for two years. Check your points now!

Visa Fee
Visa subclass
Base application charge
Additional applicant charge 18 and over
Additional applicant charge under 18
Skilled – Independent (Subclass 189) $3,735 $1,875 $940

*Terms and Condition Apply.

How it works?

2 year study in Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List(MLTSSL)

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Skill Assessement

  • Your course must be listed on Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Make your points more than 65 points

  • Check your point with Point test for Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)
  • Required points are different depends on your occupation

Lodge the EOI application by online

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Get an invitation from Australian DIBP

  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Apply 189 Permanent Visa by online

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