Australia: General Skilled Migration minimum points score increasing
The points required for Australian General Skilled Migration is increasing to a minimum of 65 points
Applicants applying for a Skilled Visa for Australia must obtain a minimum of 65 points to apply from 1 July 2018. This legislative change will impact all applicants on 60 points who have not yet received an invitation to apply for a skilled visa.
It’s important to note that obtaining the new minimum points score of 65 does not guarantee an invitation to apply for a visa. The points for skilled visas remain inflated and many people are opting for state sponsorship. Realistically, an applicant requires a minimum of 70 to 75 points to secure an invitation to apply for a Skilled Independent 189 Visa.
There are two primary ways to increase your points score; The English Test and State Sponsorship. People who may qualify for a general skilled migration visa should contact Visa Lounge for further advice and eligibility assessment.