Australia General Skilled Migrant Visa
Subclass 189/190/489 are all visa programs for skilled and intending migrants. Subclass 189 is a skilled independent – permanent visa. Subclass 190 is skilled nominated – permanent visa. And subclass 489 is a skilled regional – provisional visa. All the three subclass are options to obtain PR status in Australia as a general skilled migrant. Visa subclass is selected in accordance with the skills, requirements, and eligibility.
For 189/190/489, an applicant has to qualify the point-based test. Post that, submit an expression of interest and upon receiving an invitation, apply to any of the above points based subclasses.
The points in these subclasses are calculated for factors like age, English language competency, overseas employment in nominated skilled occupation, education qualifications at the time of invitation, Australian education, nomination/sponsorship, etc.