Changes on Points test for General Skilled Migration: (apply to 189, 190, 489, and 491) from 16 November 2019

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There have been recently announced changes in the points test for General Skilled Migration.

They apply to visa subclasses 189, 190, 489, and 491 from 16 November 2019

The new requirements are:

15 points for nomination by a State or Territory government agency or sponsorship by a family member residing in regional Australia, to live and work in regional Australia;

10 points for particular Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;

Partner points:

  • 10 points for a skilled spouse or de facto partner; Partner need a skills assessment or
  • 10 points for applicants without a spouse or de facto partner or partner is Australia citizen or PR or eligible NZ citizen or
  • 5 points for a spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English.’

If you would like to find out more about Australian visas our migration agents will be happy to check your eligibility. If you would like advice from our team of Registered Migration Agents, book in for a consultation now.