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Latest SkillSelect Invitation Round of Australia


Department of Home Affairs, Australia (DHA) releases the latest SkillSelect Invitation Round of Australia usually on the 11th dayof every month. Through, these monthly invitation rounds, the government of Australia, issue the invitation to apply (ITA) for Skilled Visa in Australia.

The applicants are now guessing about the Next SkillSelect Invitation round, however making any speculation or prediction of the further invitation rounds is not easy by any means. Australia immigration process is based on a point system that asses the applicants based on some key selection factors, i.e. Age, education, Work experience, English language proficiency, state nomination, etc.

The invites are issued to the candidates under two main General Skilled Migration Visas, i.e. Subclass 189 and Subclass 491 visa. Both are point tested visa. You can check your points for these visas on Australia immigration point Calculator.

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

This is a non-sponsored Skilled Permanent Visa in Australia. It means you don’t require any sponsorship or job offer from Australia to apply for subclass 189 visa. This point tested visa allows you and your spouse to live and work and study in Australia on a permanent basis.

Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa

This visa also came into effect from 16th November 2019 and has replaced Subclass 489 Visa.

It a 5-year long provisional visa follows a point based system and invites those eligible candidates who are either nominated by a state or territory government agency or sponsored by a family member who lives in any regional area of Australia as a permanent resident or citizen. It has a lot benefits to offer in comparison to the Visa Subclass 489, which is replaced by this Visa Subclass 491.

To list a few benefits of Australia Subclass 491 visa, there are additional points for state nomination or family sponsorship, eligibility to enroll for Medicare, 5 years of validity (earlier 4 year for Visa subclass 489), priority visa processing, expanded list of occupations, extended regional area definition, and more. Read More

Latest SkillSelect Invitation Rounds Australia

 Date of Invitation Round  Visa subclass No. of Invitations Minimum points score                                            
11th December  Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)  250 85 Read More
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 0 0
11th November  Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)  250 95 Read More
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491-Family-Sponsored) 200 95
11th October  Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)  1500 80 Read More
 Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 0 0
 11th September  Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)  100   85  Read More
 Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100   85
11th August   Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 100  85  Read More 
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100   85
11th July Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000 80 Read More
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100 80
11th June Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 100 85 Read More
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 95
9th May Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 100 80  Read More   
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 85
11th April Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 100 80 Read More
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 80
10th March Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,490 75  
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 85
11th February Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,490 70  
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 80
11th January Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 2,490 70  
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 80

Note: Subclass 489 visa has replaced by a new visa category, i.e. Subclass 491 visa from 16th November 2019. EOI applications for the subclass 489 was closed on 10 September 2019. SkillSelect Rounds in the program year 2018-19, Australia invited a total of 23,040 candidates through separate monthly invitation rounds from July 2018 to June 2019.

Out of the total number invites, 22,920 invitations were issued to applicants under Subclass 189 Visa, while just 120 invites went to Subclass 489 visa applicants. SkillSelect Invitations in 2018-19

Also Read: Latest Rule Changes in Australian Immigration

Visa subclass Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) Total
Jul 1,000 10 1010
Aug 2,490 10 2500
Sep 2,490 10 2500
Oct 4,340 10 4350
Nov 4,340 10 4350
Dec 2,490 10 2500
Jan 2,490 10 2500
Feb 1,490 10 1500
Mar 1,490 10 1500
Apr 100 10 110
May 100 10 110
Jun 100 10 110
Total 22920 120 23040


What is the stepwise process to apply for Australia PR visa?

Find below the stepwise process to apply for a PR visa in Australia:

  • Check your occupation: Well, first of all, its important to check your occupation in the relevant Skilled Occupation List of Australia. Your skills and experience should match the occupation you are nominating from SOL.
  • Collect the documents: Now collect the required documents to submit EOI in the online SkillSelect System of Australia, such as IELTS test result, skill assessment report, etc.
  • Select the right visa category go apply, i.e. Subclass 189 Visa, Subclass 190 visa (state nominated), etc. Must get the state nomination first if applying for Subclass 190 skilled nominated permeant visa
  • Submit EOI in the online SkillSelect system and score a minimum of 65 points out of 100 based on age, education, work experience, English proficiency, etc. In fact, you can check your total immigration points based on the key selection factors in advance on the Australia Immigration point calculator.
  • Wait for an invitation to apply from DHA. The home affairs Australia will assess the submitted profile and issue the invitation to apply for a visa to the selected ones.
  • Apply for visa: Once, you have received the invitation to apply for a PR visa, you should submit your PR application and documents within 60days.
  • Get approval from the immigration office. If all verification goes fine, and your application and documents are found genuine and correct, you will get the approval of a PR visa from the visa office.

If you want to be invited through the next SkillSelect Invitation round this year, you must coordinate with a genuine and trusted Australia Immigration Consultant to prepare your immigration file at earliest. The top visa consultants, use their experience and knowledge to guide the applicants in every aspect of the visa process.

Contact Australia PR Avenue to apply Australia PR through Right visa category If you are all set to apply for permanent residency visas in Australia this year, through the most relevant skilled visa category, you may explore the relevant web pages on Australia PR Avenue website.

Also, to apply for relevant Skilled PR Visa in Australia, you may get your eligibility status checked by a MARA registered Australian migration expert at Australia PR Avenue Immigration. You can get your points checked by an expert on Australia immigration point calculator and accordingly, the immigration expert will determine, which program is suitable for you to apply for the visa.

The client service manager of Australia PR Avenue will assist you right from the beginning, i.e. assessment of your profile till the approval of a visa from the office. You may also fill the Free Visa Assessment Form to get a call back from the immigration expert.

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