189 HK Stream visa provides some Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders to migrate to Australia.
189 Visa Hong Kong Stream of Skilled Independent visa 189 lets eligible Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders who have demonstrated commitment to Australia, to live and work in Australia permanently.
The Subclass 189 Visa Hong Kong stream visa lets eligible Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders who have demonstrated commitment to Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.
There is no age limit to apply for Visa 189 Hong Kong stream, as long as you have the eligible visa as mentioned below.
You must lodge the Subclass 189 Visa Australia in Hong Kong application on or after 5 March 2022.
You must hold an eligible visa at the time your Visa 189 Australia in the Hong Kong Stream application is made, and you must have held that visa for at least 4 years prior to that date. Multiple visas, including visas of the same subclass, cannot be combined to meet this requirement. An eligible visa is a subclass 457, subclass 482 or subclass 485 visa that was granted to you on the basis of satisfying the primary criteria.
If your eligible visa was granted before 9 July 2020, your visa must not expire after 8 July 2025.
If your eligible visa was granted on or after 9 July 2020, your visa must be valid for 5 years.
You must hold a Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport at the time your Skilled Independent Visa application is made.
You must have evidence of functional English before The Department of Home Affairs makes decision on your Subclass 189 Visa Hong Kong stream, or pay the second installment of the visa application charge when the department ask for it.
You must have been usually resident in Australia for a continuous period of at least 4 years immediately before the date of your application. The place that a person is 'usually resident' in is assessed by taking into account their physical residence (where the person eats, sleeps, has a home) and the person's intention to make that place their home.
You must have complied with the conditions attached to your eligible subclass 457, subclass 482 or subclass 485 visa when in Australia. This requirement applies for the whole period you hold the visa.
You and any family members of family who apply for the 189 HK Stream visa with you must meet Australia's health requirement. Family members not accompanying you to Australia may also need to meet the health requirement.
You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the 189 Hong Kong Stream visa with you must meet Australia's character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs will also need other family members not accompanying you to Australia to meet the character requirement.
The Hong Kong Stream Skilled Independent Visa 189 applications are decided on a case by case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances such as:
The Subclass 189 Visa Australia Hong Kong Stream visa application fee for primary applicant is A$4240, additional applicant fee for an applicant who is atleast 18 years old is A$2120, additional applicant fee for an applicant who is less than 18 years old is A$1060.
Yes, you can add your spouse or de facto partner to your Skilled Independent Visa 189 Australia Hong Kong Stream application.
You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your Visa Subclass 189 Hong Kong stream application.
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