Skilled Independent 189 Visa Age Limit Down to 45

The Australian Government has lowered the maximum eligible age for a Subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa to 45 years.

This new age limit will apply from 1st July 2017

Specifically you must not have turned 45 at the time of invitation to apply for the visa. Once invited, you are still eligible to lodge a visa application even though you may have turned 45 provided you apply within the time period stated in the invitation. 

This change in age limit will not apply to dependents – as long as the primary applicant meets the new age limit, an applicant who is a member of the family unit of the primary applicant and is making a combined application with the primary applicant will not need to meet the new age limit.

Transitional Arrangements

If you receive an invitation to apply before 1st July 2017, then this change to the age limit does not apply to you, even if you apply for your visa after 1st July 2017, provided that you apply within the time period stated in the invitation.

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