Skilled – Independent (Residence) Visa (Subclass 885)
The department is not accepting any new applications for this visa.
The following information applies to you, if you lodged an application for this visa subclass on or before 31 December 2012.
If you are interested in the Points Tested skilled migration you must use SkillSelect to submit an Expression of Interest for a skilled visa. You are able to submit an Expression of Interest from anywhere in the world.
If you are a provisional visa holder and you want to apply for a second provisional visa or add a family member to your application you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) subclass 489 visa.
See: Skilled – Nominated or sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa
Eligibility - Overseas Students Visa Holders
This information is for overseas students.
Use the information and tables below to assess your eligibility. The following table lists basic eligibility requirements to apply for and be granted a visa. To be granted a visa you must also pass the points test.
Basic eligibility requirements
To apply for and be granted a General Skilled Migration visa there are a number of basic eligibility requirements that you need to meet.
Select the links in the table to read about each of the basic eligibility requirements.
|Basic eligibility requirements||Description|
|Age – Eligibility||You are under 50 years of age|
|English Language Ability – Eligibility||You have at least a competent level of English language ability|
|Nominated Skilled Occupation – Eligibility||You must nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)|
|Recent Australian Study Requirement – Eligibility||You meet the recent Australian study requirement in the last six months|
|Skills Assessment – Eligibility||You must provide a positive skills assessment completed by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation|
|Eligible Visa – Eligibility||You and all secondary applicants must hold an eligible visa|
|Location – Eligibility||You meet the location requirement|
|Health – Eligibility||You meet the Health requirement|
|Character – Eligibility||You meet the Character requirements|
|Australian Values Statement – Eligibility||You meet the Australian Values Statement requirement|
In addition to meeting the basic eligibility requirements you need to achieve a passmark score against the skilled migration points test. The points test pass mark for this visa is 65 points. If you score less than 65 points, your application will be refused.
See: What is the Points Test?
Enter your points in the second column after reading each of the information links.
Before lodging an application, please read all related eligibility requirements.
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