PR Points Calculator Australia

Check your eligibility to migrate

The Australian PR Points Calculator is an essential online resource for prospective immigrants to gauge their qualification for permanent residency visas within the General Skilled Migration scheme.

By entering details like age, language skills, educational background, professional experience, and other pertinent factors, you can estimate your cumulative points tally in relation to the benchmarks established by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

This calculated points total is a key factor in evaluating your probability of securing an invitation for visas such as the subclass 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa), and subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa).

You generally need to achieve at least 65 points, though a higher tally can boost your chances of an invitation for PR. The Australian PR points calculator instantly provides a snapshot of your position in the competitive landscape of skilled migration to Australia.

PR Visas

Feature 491 Visa 189 Visa 190 Visa
Visa Type Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Skilled Independent Visa Skilled Nominated Visa
Primary Purpose Regional skilled work Independent skilled work State or territory nominated skilled work
Validity Period 5 years Permanent Permanent
Pathway to Permanent Residency Yes, can apply for Permanent Residency after 3 years N/A (Already permanent) N/A (Already permanent)
State Nomination Requirement Yes, requires nomination by an Australian state or territory No, independent visa Yes, requires nomination by an Australian state or territory
Work and Residency Requirement Must live, work, or study in regional area No specific residency requirement Must live and work in the nominating state or territory

PR Visas Eligibility

Age: Typically, applicants should be under 45 years old at the time they receive an invitation.

English Language Proficiency: Adequate English skills are mandatory, as demonstrated by scores from recognized tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE Academic.

Skilled Occupation: Nomination of an occupation from Australia's Skilled Occupation List is required, along with a skills assessment by the relevant authority.

Points Test: Applicants need to achieve a minimum score on the points test, which considers factors like age, English proficiency, skilled work experience, and educational qualifications.

Health and Character: Meeting health and character standards is necessary, often including medical checks and police clearances.

State or Territory Nomination (for subclass 190 and 491): Some visas require a nomination from an Australian state or territory.

SkillSelect EOI: An Expression of Interest must be submitted through SkillSelect, followed by an invitation to apply for a visa.

The precise eligibility criteria can differ based on the specific PR visa subclass. Always verify the latest requirements on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website or seek advice from an immigration expert.

PR Visa Processing Times

  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189): Processing durations are subject to change, but typically, around 75% of applications might be processed within an 8 to 9-month timeframe.
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190): Processing times for the 190 visa vary, with about 75% of applications likely to be processed within 6.5 to 8 months.
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491): The 491 visa's processing period can be extended, with approximately 75% of applications potentially taking 12 to 14 months to process.

How Much Do PR Visas Cost?

The fee for the main applicant for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is typically around AUD $4,115. Extra fees are required for each family member added to the application. Note that these costs can vary, and it's crucial to check the latest fee structure on the Australian Department of Home Affairs visa pricing table.