KIWIS ELIGIBLE FOR SUBCLASS 189- SKILLED INDEPENDENT VISA

NO POINT TEST

Criteria under Skilled Select New Zealand Stream are as follows:

Ø  Primary applicant over 18 years of age.

Ø  Primary applicant is New Zealand citizen and holding S/C 444 Special Category Visa (scv)

Ø  Applicant usually resident in Australia from a continuous period of at least 5 years immediately before the date of the application.

Ø  Continuous period of usual residence in Australia started on or before 19 February 2016.

Ø  Applicant must meet and provide a minimum taxable income throughout the five (5) years period (essential $ 35,000 to $40,000 per annum) 

Ø  Applicant must provide copies of notices of assessment and any notice of amended assessments of the applicant’s income tax liability in relation to the most recently completed income years before the date of application. The tax file number (TFN) may be removed from the notices.

Ø  Applicant must meet health and character requirements.

Ø  Secondary applicant must be on a substantive visa or a bridging Visa A, bridging Visa B or bridging Visa C