Invitation rounds apply to Skilled Independent Visas (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visas (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored. Invitations are usually released quarterly and each round varies depending on the number of applications that are received and processed by the Department of Home Affairs.
Details of the 25 May 2023 SkillSelect invitation round has been released on the Department’s website.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||7,353|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored||74|
Cut off points
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||65|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored)||65|
On this page you will find information about SkillSelect Invitation Rounds:
- Since May 2020, the way the SkillSelect Invitation Rounds are run have shifted to a targeted approach to prioritise the occupations Australia needs given the impacts of COVID-19. See our page on Bespoke Invitation Rounds for 189 and 491 Visa (Family Sponsored Visa).
- The most recent SkillSelect Invitations were released on 21 January 2022. See our page on the Latest Subclass 189 and 491 Invitation Round Analysis.
- Due to border closures and travel restrictions, Australia’s border had remained closed for 2 years. Now that the world is reopening following the impacts of COVID-19, the State and Territory Skilled Visa Programs are beginning to reopen. For more information about the State/Territory Skilled Migration Programs see our page on Which Australian States/Territories are open for Offshore Skilled Migration program?
- The Skilled Migration Program is highly competitive. For further information about the most common occupations selected in the 2021 Skilled Migration program see our page on Top Occupations for Australia Immigration 2021 – Skilled Migration.
- If you are looking for information regarding SkillSelect Invitation Rounds in each State/Territory in Australia for the 190 and 491 visas (state sponsored), see the relevant pages below:
Occupation ceilings may be applicable to the invitations issued for some occupations in the subclass 189 and subclass 491 – family sponsored visa programs. Occupation ceilings are a reasonable limit on the number of Expression of Interest (EOIs) that can be invited. Occupation ceilings do not apply to State or Territory Nominated visa subclasses.
Invitations issued on 21 January 2022
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||200|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored||200|
Invitations Issued during 2021-22 Program Year
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||250||200||200|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored||500||200||200|
If you are Invited or Selected
If you are invited to apply for a visa, you will receive an invitation from SkillSelect. The applicant will then have 60 days from the date of invitation to make a valid visa application online prior to the invitation expiring. Applications received outside of the timeline will be invalid and another invitation will be required for the applicant to be eligible.
Occupations in the 21 January 2022 Invitation Round
Juris Doctor -Master of Laws (current) and Bachelor of International Studies – Political Science, Spanish
Victor is a Registered Migration Agent with previous experience in an immigration law firm in Melbourne. Victor has extensive experience in Employer Sponsored visas (including 482, 186, 494). He has extensive knowledge of Immigration law and regulations, he advises businesses as well as individuals across a broad range of visa categories. He is professional, extremely organised, motivated, and dedicated to his clients’ needs.
Victor is also experienced with other visas including Skilled, Partner and Distinguished Talent /Global Talent visas. It’s the challenge – or the multifaceted approach required to navigate the Australian migration system that keeps him focused. Book a time with Victor here. Victor speaks Spanish as a second language – ¡hola!
Lawyer- Juris Doctor- Registered Migration Agent (1800044)
Daniel Bellissimo is an experienced migration agent who completed a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Windsor Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Carleton University in Canada. Since migrating to Australia, Daniel completed bridging courses at Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law and was admitted as a practising lawyer in November 2016. Since then, Daniel has been gaining experience, predominantly focused on the area of Australian migration law, including with complex visa applications, visa refusals and cancellations. Daniel offers a unique and insightful understanding of immigration law as well as the opportunities and challenges of the migration system. With a philosophy of providing high- quality, reliable advice and always acting with honesty and integrity, Daniel enjoys working with clients to help them achieve a positive outcome. Daniel is based in Brisbane and you can book a video call with him here.