28 June 2018
General Skilled Migration minimum points score increasing
The points required for Australian General Skilled Migration is increasing to a minimum of 65 points
Applicants applying for a Skilled Visa for Australia must obtain a minimum of 65 points to apply from 1 July 2018. This legislative change will impact all applicants on 60 points who have not yet received an invitation to apply for a skilled visa.
It's important to note that obtaining the new minimum points score of 65 does not guarantee an invitation to apply for a visa. As per previous news articles, the points for skilled visas remain inflated and many people are opting for state sponsorship. Realistically, an applicant requires a minimum of 70 to 75 points to secure an invitation to apply for a Skilled Independent 189 Visa.
There are two primary ways to increase your points score; The English Test and State Sponsorship. The majority of states are temporarily closed which means it's difficult to assess state sponsorship options until they reopen. We anticipate most states will reopen after 1 July 2018.