Australian Visas for Tech Workers
One Australian visa option for foreign tech workers to consider are Australia’s three visas for skilled workers:
Skilled Independent 189 Visa
Applicants for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) do not require sponsorship.
The current pass mark for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is 65 points.
The applicant’s nominated occupation must be on the Skilled Occupation List. Check the Skilled Occupation list (SOL) to learn if your job is on it. Also read the Lists of Eligible Skilled Occupations.
Also look at this list of combined current eligible skilled occupations.
Skilled Nominated visa 190
The Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) is a permanent work visa for individuals who have the qualifications or skills, but cannot meet the pass mark required to obtain a skilled independent visa (189). Read more about Australia’s Skilled Nomination 190 visa.
Skilled Regional Provisional visa 489
Note: From November 2019, the 489 visa has been replaced by the 491 and 494 visas.
The 489 visa requires the applicant to be nominated by a State or Territory or to be sponsored by an eligible relative who lives in a designated area. Read more about the Australia’s regional 489 visa.
Citizens of many countries are eligible to apply for these Skilled visas.
Read more about the requirements for these three skilled visas that allow you to enter and live in Australia without a job offer from an employer.
Expert Melbourne Migration Agency
Call or write to Migration Ways today to book a consultation with one of our registered experts to discuss the 189, 190, and 489 visas or any other Australian visa that may be appropriate for your individual circumstances.
Migration Ways caters to all nationalities but has developed especially close relationships with the Indian, American, Italian, and Spanish communities. Our experts speak English, Italian and Spanish.
Migration Ways has a friendly team of experienced registered Australian immigration specialists who have all been migrants. We know how to find the best visa for you and will meticulously prepare your submission. We are problem solvers.
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