Skilled visa pass mark increases to 65 points
- Skilled-Independent (Permanent) Subclass 189
- Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) Subclass 190
- Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Subclass 489
Even though the cut off points for 189 applicants likely need higher (75 or more in most cases), where an applicant is state nominated 190 visa they will receive an invitation as soon as they are approved for state support and their points are at least 65. Where an applicant was aiming for 60 with 5 for state nomination, they may need to look at the state nominated 489, which offers 10 points for state support.