Can I apply for a 190 or 489 visa while on a 417 visa?


(Anonymous) #1

Can I use Australian work experience in my nominated occupation gained while on a 417 visa towards enhancing my points tally ?

Can I apply for a 190 or 489 visa while on a 417 visa or do I have to go outside Australia and then apply ?


(Anil Gupta) #2

You can use your Australia work experience.
No need to go out. You can apply while staying in Australia.


(Jacob) #3

Hi Anil,

Thanks so much for your response and encouragement. The intended occupation is ANZSCO 351411 Cook. Is this occupation currently open for 189, 190 & 489 visas ? I understand 65 points is the minimum points for EOI eligibility for all three visa sub-classes. What is the minimum points that must be achieved for a good chance to be invited to apply under 189, 190 & 489 for this occupation ?


(Anil Gupta) #4

Yes, the occupation “cook” is open for 190 and 489 but not for 189.

You need 80 points to have any realistic chance of invitation.


(Jacob) #5

Thanks Anil !

For 190 & 489 invitations, are
the 80 points to be achieved before or after adding the additional points for
State Sponsorship (5 points) and State Sponsorship to Regional Area (10 points)
?

Cheers

Jacob


(Anil Gupta) #6

80 points include state or regional nomination points