Australia Skillselect Sub Class 489
Australia skillselect sub class 489 is one of the programs which have been introduced by the Australian
immigration and Citizenship Department. It has following features:
It is a type of point-based visa meant especially for the skilled workers who have been
nominated by the territory or state or sponsored by some eligible relative who is already living
in Australia’s designated area.
This visa is valid only for four years and according to this visa, you are expected to work and live
in particular regional area.
You can include certain family members in the application who have not been included in the
earlier subclass of 495, 475, 496, and 487 applications.
Visa holder under this subclass allows the provisional holders of visa under the subclasses 496,
495, 487, and 475 to reside in Australia for four years from the date of issuance of the current
Under this sub class you can apply only when you are invited by the Australian immigration authority.
The requirements for getting invitation are:
You need to submit an Expression of Interest sponsored or nominated by someone residing in
the Australian territory.
You should be having an occupation that is listed on the skilled occupation list.
You should possess suitable skill-set necessary for your occupation.
You must be below 50 years of age prior to the date of issuance of the invitation.
You must score minimum 60 points in the point system test.
You should meet the Basic English language requirements.
Applying for the sub class 489 visa
You are provided 60 days to lodge your application online in case you are issued an invitation for
applying for the sub class 489 Australia skillselect visa. Your invitation letter carries all the details of the
lodgment process you are expected to follow. You can apply living inside Australia or any other parts of
The Australian immigration officials send invitation based on the claims you have made in the Expression
of Interest for applying for invitation. Hence, it is expected of you to provide relevant information in
detail which will support your Expression of interest. You should keep in mind that if you do not lodge an
application even after two invitations chances are that you’re Expression of Interest might get removed
from the list of skillselect.
You can apply for the Australia sub class 489 skillselect visa through the official immigration Australian
website online. There are lots of details which you need to submit along with the application form.
These additional details are mentioned in the invitation letter. You are expected to agree to all the
Australian values Statement that have been explained in detail in the Life in Australia Book.
Since you need to submit so many documents according to the Document Checklist mentioned in the
invitation letter, you should take help of a professional immigration consultant like Abhinav
Outsourcing. These are the experts in the field of immigration who can guide you at every step of sub
class immigration process.
Australia has come up with various subclasses for attracting professionals and skilled workers from
different fields. So as to understand the nuances of these subclasses and getting an invitation letter for
lodging application, you need help of expert immigration consultants-Abhinav Outsourcing.