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Old Jun 28th 2018, 3:32 am
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The points required to be eligible for a skilled visa are increasing to 65 points from 60 for visa invitations that are issued from the 1st of July, 2018.Applications lodged in respect of invitations that were issued before this date will remain subject to the current requirement of 60 points.The subclasses of visa to which this requirement applies are:
  • 189, Skilled Independent
  • 190, Skilled Sponsored
  • 489, Skilled Regional Sponsored
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Old Jun 28th 2018, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by Alan Collett View Post
The points required to be eligible for a skilled visa are increasing to 65 points from 60 for visa invitations that are issued from the 1st of July, 2018.Applications lodged in respect of invitations that were issued before this date will remain subject to the current requirement of 60 points.The subclasses of visa to which this requirement applies are:
  • 189, Skilled Independent
  • 190, Skilled Sponsored
  • 489, Skilled Regional Sponsored
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ohhh dear so does that mean current EOIs with 60 points will become invalid?.
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Old Jun 28th 2018, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by ZULU2000 View Post
ohhh dear so does that mean current EOIs with 60 points will become invalid?.
Have you received an invitation to apply for a visa?

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Old Jun 28th 2018, 5:59 am
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Thanks Alan.
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Old Jun 28th 2018, 6:22 am
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Have you received an invitation to apply for a visa?

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hi Allen no i haven't😰😰
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Could the make up of the points be changing, for example, 15 and 20 points on english, even introducing an additional 5 points for something that isn't currently there or is it basically everything points wise remains the same and they are just makkng it more difficult to gain pr?
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Could the make up of the points be changing, for example, 15 and 20 points on english, even introducing an additional 5 points for something that isn't currently there or is it basically everything points wise remains the same and they are just makkng it more difficult to gain pr?
it will fantastic if they did that,i guess criteria remains same
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Could the make up of the points be changing, for example, 15 and 20 points on english, even introducing an additional 5 points for something that isn't currently there or is it basically everything points wise remains the same and they are just makkng it more difficult to gain pr?
the later. Not surprising given nobody is getting a 189 invite with less than 75 points at the moment
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Default Re: Increased points requirement for skilled visas

Yes,
For the GSM category visas including Skilled Independent Visa 189, Skilled Nominated Visa 190 and Skilled regional visa 489 the points are increased from 60 to 65 points w.e.f 1st July 2018.

Therefore you need to score 65 points as per your skills including age, work experience, English language proficiency, qualification and other factors. Also the higher the immigration score better will be the chances to get nomination from Australian immigration authority.
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Yes,
For the GSM category visas including Skilled Independent Visa 189, Skilled Nominated Visa 190 and Skilled regional visa 489 the points are increased from 60 to 65 points w.e.f 1st July 2018.

Therefore you need to score 65 points as per your skills including age, work experience, English language proficiency, qualification and other factors. Also the higher the immigration score better will be the chances to get nomination from Australian immigration authority.
Please note that we ask all agents to include their MARA number in their signatures, so that people know who is giving them advice and that they are qualified to do so. Please also only post on current threads, rather than bumping old ones up, thx.
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Default Re: Increased points requirement for skilled visas

Hello, am new here and will like to know how to get points on this platform?
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Originally Posted by june5560 View Post
Hello, am new here and will like to know how to get points on this platform?
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Are you asking about points for migration to Australia? I’m not clear what you’re referring to.

If so, it would be best to start your own thread giving full details so that those in the know can help you.

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Thanks for the heads up everyone. Sorry for the delay - it took me a minute to remember how to delete them!
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