subclass 189

points tested stream

This visa lets invited workers with skills we need live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

Stay

Permanently
​Cost

From AUD 4,045

Processing Time
  • 75% of applications: 13 months

  • 90% of applications: 13 months

You must
  • You don't need a sponsor or nominator.

  • You must be invited to apply.

  • You must be under 45 to be invited.

subclass 189

new zealand stream

This visa lets eligible New Zealand citizens who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

Stay

Permanently

Cost

From AUD4,045, for the main applicant. The visa application charge is paid in two instalments (20% at time of lodgement and 80% as a second instalment before we can grant the visa.)

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications: 23 months

  • 90% of applications: 29 months

You must
  • You must hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa

  • You must have lived in Australia for at least the last 5 years

  • You must have started living here on or before 19 February 2016