Australia PR Points Calculator 2020 – 189, 190 Visa Immigration Test

Australia PR points calculator online 2020. Skilled migration 189, 190, 489 visa need minimum 65 skill select points to apply. English test score required.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  2 Mar, 20

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Australia PR Chance of Invite

EOI PointsCurrent Australia PR Invitation time
85-95 points1-2 months
75-85 points8-9 months
70 pointsInvitation chance low but varies by ANZSCO code
65 pointsNo realistic chance of Invitation

It is easier to get Australian PR with 90+ points based on latest draw. With Masters degree, good English score and work experience in Australia’s skills list, you can get Australia’s residency within a year.

Minimum points to apply for Australia PR SkillSelect 189 (points based) or 190 (State Sponsored Visa) is 65 in 2020-2021.

Australia Permanent Residency Immigration Points table given above shows the points for majority of ANZSCO codes. The chance of invitation varies by each job code and its points.

Australia SkillSelect Points Calculator 2020


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#1 Age Max Points – 30

AgePoints
18-24 years25
25-32 years30
33-39 years25
40-44 years15

Age is counted as 32 till you are 32 years 11 months and 30 days old. The Age changes to 33 on your 33rd birthday.

#2 English Language Max Points – 20

EnglishCompetentProficientSuperior
IELTS678
PTE506579
OETCBA
Toefl iBTL-12, R-13, W-21, S-18L-24, R-24, W-27, S-23L-28, R-29, W-30, S-26
CAE169185200
Points01020

The score has to be in all i.e. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing separately unless otherwise mentioned as in case of Toefl exam.
PTE is easier to score than IELTS. My notes and tips to score 79+ PTE Academic in a week.

#3 Employment Outside Australia Max Points – 15

Skilled employment in last 10 yrs counting back from todayPoints
Less than 3 years0
3-4 years5
5-7 years10
8-10 years15

#4 Employment in Australia Max Points – 20

Skilled employment in last 10 yrs counting back from todayPoints
Less than 1 year0
1-2 years5
3-4 years10
5-7 years15
8-10 years20

#5 Education Max Points – 20

QualificationsPoints
A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard (can be outside Australia).20
A Bachelor (or Masters) degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor (or Masters) qualification, from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard (can be outside Australia).15
A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia10
An award or qualification recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation.10

Education and Employment has to be verified by Assessment company to claim points. How to file ACS Assessment.

#6 Studied in Australia Max Points – 5

Australian study requirementPoints
At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement5

#7 Niche skills Education Max Points – 5

Specialist education qualificationPoints
A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least two academic years in a relevant field.5

#8 Spouse Skills Points Max Points – 5

Spouse points in New Point system starting November 16, 2019

Points
Single (Unmarried)10
Spouse is Australian Citizen or PR holder10
Spouse has Positive Skill Assessment, Job code is in same occupation list as primary, competent English and is less than 45 yrs old10
Spouse has no Skill Assessment but competent English5
Other Cases0

#9 Other Points Max Points – 15

OtherPoints
Accredited in community language (E.g. NAATI test)5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement5
Professional year in Australia (E.g. Professional training like ACS PYear program)5
State Nomination (190 visa)5

Employer Sponsorship for Permanent Residence

Employer sponsorship is optional in Australia and you can directly file for permanent residency unlike US, where you need an employer to file for your green card.

If you have the required points, you will be selected and will get a PR even before you travel to Australia.
Applicants with 65+ points get the invitation to apply pretty fast. Once you have applied, you can expect to get the PR within 5-8 months.

189 and 190 PR visa do not have any points for family or employer sponsorship. 489 visa has option of sponsorship but it is not a direct PR.

Australia PR for US based H1B

If you are currently working on H1B in US and fed up with long waiting for green card, Australia PR is a good option. They give you Permanent residency (Australian Green Card) even before you land there for the first time!

You do not get any extra points or preference just because you have worked in US. The experience is counted at par with other countries.

Please note that even if you move to Australia for work, your Green card application in US can stay active. Remember that Green card in US is filed for future job and your i-140 remains active.

You can return to US in future if your priority date becomes current and the employer is ready to hire you.

Police Clearance Certificate

Police clearance certificate is required from all adults (18+) for Australia permanent residency, who are part of your PR application, from all countries where you have lived in past 10 years.

If you are an Indian, you can apply Indian Police certificate from Indian Embassy if living outside India. You will get PCC from Indian Passport office if residing in India.

If you have lived or are living in USA, you will need  FBI Clearance certificate along with US state police clearance certificate. Remember you will need the US FD-258 fingerprint card for FBI.

Example: If you are currently living in Texas for last 4 months and moved from California, then you would need both state’s Criminal history record along with FBI report.

One of our guest shared his experience of getting PCC from Singapore police.

Will I get Invite with 85 Points?

The chance of invite for Australia PR is gradually decreasing for EOI with points less than 85 with new spouse points changes introduced in Nov 2019.
The PR system now prefers a family where both husband and wife work or a single unmarried applicant.
The new system has turned the tide and it is getting difficult to get an invite even with 85 points. Each ANZSCO code points for invite can be checked here.

How Many Points Can i Get for Spouse?

5 Points: You will gain 5 spouse points if your spouse has competent English score (IELTS 6, 6, 6, 6 or PTE 50 in each).

10 Points: If your spouse has ANZSCO code in same occupation list as you and has positive assessment along with competent English score, you will get 10 points.

10 Points: If you are single and ready to mingle.

10 Points: If you marry an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

0 Points: If your spouse does not fall in any of above cases.

Chance of Invitation After Nov 2019 Changes

You will find it difficult to get an invitation if you cannot claim spouse points after November 2019 as married people with working spouse will automatically get 5 extra points as compared to today.

Single applicants will gain the most by jumping ahead in queue with 10 points immediately and will have much better chance of invite than today.

If your Spouse has functional English today, I recommend to improve the score and try to get at-least to competent level to fetch 5 points.




Recent discussion on forum

  1. Suraj
    Suraj

    Hi Anil.Gupta - If I have done my BE in EnTC and an MBA in Telecom Management,and I have work ex of 5 years in IT as a Business Analyst… Will my work ex be considered for PR application? i. e will I get 10 points for it?


  2. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Suraj

    I do not know what EnTC means.

    I cannot say if your work experience matches your education simply on the bases of degree names.


  3. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Suraj
    The work experience and education should match to get positive assessment. The match is done based on the subjects you studied.

    You should first get the assessment and then we can suggest anything.


  4. Ranjith_Krishnan
    Ranjith_Krishnan

    HI Anil,

    I have got a peculiar situation. Can you please guide me here,.

    I have filed my application for 190 on April 22nd and waiting for CO contact/PR grant, but, i am moving out from current organization in UK and taking up an opportunity in UAE. As per UK employment laws there are no experience certificate or relieving letter, so what should i do, will that be an issue while considering my experience.

    And should i notify the government on my new movement, or they consider the documents only up to the point when i filed the visa.

    Thanks,
    Ranjith


  5. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    The EOI will be automatically updated.

    If you want the spouse English points, you may have to update your EOI manually.

    I am expecting that online Skillselect system will be modified to allow it.


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  758 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. S.Mary Lucy
    S.Mary Lucy 24 Jul, 19 at 5:19 pm

    Hi,
    I file for 189 with 70 points, in April when can i expect my eoi to comeove, what if with 80 points how many months does it take for the invitation to come


  2. Ramya Ramesh
    Ramya Ramesh 26 Jun, 19 at 5:39 am

    Hi Anil, This is regarding the TSS 482 dependent visa. I am Currently holding a dependent 482 visa and working in Australia. Will I be able to continue to work here if my husband’s project is completed and he returns to India before the expiry of the VISA?


  3. Gaurav Bhasin
    Gaurav Bhasin 25 Jun, 19 at 11:55 pm

    Hi sir
    I have 75 points. Have applied for EOI on 20 june 2019. My occupation code is 233913 Biomedical Engineer. What are the chances for getting an invite? I have also applied for 190 in nsw.


  4. Anoop Mathur
    Anoop Mathur 20 Jun, 19 at 8:07 am

    Hi Sir

    I have scored 75 points
    Age-25 points
    Qualification-15 points
    Experience-15 points
    English Test-20 points

    Plus 5 points for state nomination

    I want to go for visa 190 as my occupation of marketing comes under that only. Please guide in how many months will I get invitation.


  5. Neha Malik
    Neha Malik 18 May, 19 at 5:53 am

    Hello Anil,

    For ACS certificate my previous company is agreeing to provide Experience letter but it is not on company’s letter head.
    It has the roles and responsibilities signed by my immediate manager. And the reliving letter is different which contains the duration and post I worked there. Does this help ?
    What is the other way round for experience letter.
    Also how can we get experience letter from present company we are working in ?

    I would also need your help to confirm the documents required apart from my engineering degree as i am filling ACS myself and not taking help of agent . Could you please list the documents required.

    Thanks,
    Neha


  6. Naveed
    Naveed 18 May, 19 at 2:21 am

    I have done Ms project management 18 year research degree, age 34, IELTS 7, 5 year experience. Can I process for PR.


  7. harsh arora
    harsh arora 14 May, 19 at 2:43 pm

    Hello Anil,
    I am planning for EOI in June first week with 75 points total for anzsco 261313 , what are the chances of getting invite before September ,as in September I will lose 5 points due to age.
    Should I do this in July as few changes are going to happen in new financial year or I can go ahead and put this in June itself.
    Also what will be the probability of invite after September 2019 with 70 points?
    Thanks & Regards,
    Harsh


  8. Sanjay shah
    Sanjay shah 12 May, 19 at 6:19 am

    Sir my son has completed bachler of dentistry from india.he has completed Master of nursing course from Edith Cowan university Perth.He has scored 80 in PET exam for English .he will apply for PR with 70 points.what time will take for getting PR .will he get extra 5 points for low population growth metropolitian area .What are the chances of getting early PR


  9. Manu Thomas
    Manu Thomas 10 May, 19 at 4:38 am

    Hi anil ,

    I am a software tester by profession with 3 years of experience planing to take MSc in data science from Melbourne.
    What are my chances in getting a PR after two years of study in Australia.
    Should I be expect any drastic changes in the PR points calculation . I don’t see data science in the SOL list , can it be a reason to not get enough points .
    Please advice .
    Thanks in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 May, 19 at 11:06 am

      I cannot guess if the points system will remain same after 2 years. Sorry.


  10. Sunil Bishwokarma
    Sunil Bishwokarma 8 May, 19 at 7:00 pm

    hi anil sir plz help me in this one i am currently employed under 482 visa since feb of this year as a chef but if i calculate my pr point it will be 70 but i can still increase to 80 in language .so is it possible for me to lodge pr if yes what steps do i need to take


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 7:41 pm

      You can create EOI if you have at-least 65 points.


      • Sunil Bishwokarma
        Sunil Bishwokarma 8 May, 19 at 10:14 pm

        what is eoi i tried to find could get exact meaning sorry do i still need to take skill assessment can i take any consultant with u guys by step to step to lodge pr


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 May, 19 at 5:21 am

          If you want paid private consulting email us on
          contact AT am22tech DOT com


  11. Rakoo
    Rakoo 7 May, 19 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Anil,
    i will be acquiring 80 points by the end of this June, and would like to know what is the minimum points for the General accountant till July 2019?
    I am 23 years old and have collected extra points from naati, PY and work experience. Moreover, i am married, but my husband has no qualifications that is required for skill assessment as well as he cannot even score 6 each in PTE. Could you please tell me is there any chance of me getting invitation with 80 if I lodge on the first week of JULY?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 3:29 pm

      As per the current trend, the points required to get an invite for General Accountant are 90 and i do not see them coming down by July 2019.
      You may have a chance of invite in Sept 2019 with 80 points.


  12. Ramesh Bhandari
    Ramesh Bhandari 5 May, 19 at 11:07 pm

    Dear Anil,
    I heard of some amendment in Immigration rules on April 10, 2019,,,,….Are there any 15 points for relative and 10 points for skilled spouse….Can you elaborate on new points system alongwith applicability…i am not getting enough points in old system…i can shift to any city other than the 4 major ones told in new rules but i am not clear about their points system…KINDLY HELP


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 May, 19 at 6:34 am

      The new rules will be applicable in Nov 2019. I have not analyzed those rules yet. Will update once i have written about them.


  13. navi kaur
    navi kaur 30 Apr, 19 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I need to confirm how many points needed for invitation in biotechnologist occupation under 189 visa. I have 75points. How can i raise 5 points . My spouse done BA from India.

    I calculated my points
    Age 30
    NAATI 5
    Australian qualification 5
    Study 15
    PTE 20
    Total 75

    Kindly reply
    Thank you


  14. Maimoon Jaffery
    Maimoon Jaffery 30 Apr, 19 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Anil
    Thanks for the creating and keep live this blog, your advises are significantly beneficial .
    My spouse is the principle applicant she has Masters in Chemistry and 11 years of experience in a R&D Laboratory. I am supporting her with my 5 points having assessment done by EA as Engineering Technologist (233914). We are hoping for 489 in SA or QL. My query is, for spouse we have two options to have the assessment from Vetassess either Laboratory Manager (139913) or Chemist (234211). Considering Engineering Technologist (233914) is on MLTSSL and Laboratory Manager (139913) is on STSOL list I won’t be able to help her with my 5 points but Chemist (234211) is MLTSSL. Need your advise with which option we have the more chances to receive invitation on 489, either with Laboratory Manager (139913) or Chemist (234211). She has 50+10(state) points without my 5 points.
    Thanks in Advance
    Maimoon


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 6:03 pm

      We do not have any data to estimate invite for 489 visa. Sorry.


  15. Devender Manhas
    Devender Manhas 28 Apr, 19 at 3:30 pm

    HI Anil ,

    Thanks for the valuable information.

    I have a question. Is it better to file the case on your own or should i take help from consultants?

    if i file the case through consultants , does that really help ?

    Please let me know your feedback so that i can my decision .

    Regards,
    Devender


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 8:33 pm

      It is your choice if you want to take agent help or do it yourself. The whole process is complex but can be done yourself.


      • Pragnesh Pandya
        Pragnesh Pandya 1 May, 19 at 6:41 am

        Hello Amit,
        I need to know, my total point is 65, and want to apply for 189 and 190 so should I do it by myself?? And after start procedure meanwhile If I get 79 each in PTE so can I upgrade the my score


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 8:05 am

          It is your choice to use agent or not.
          You can update your score anytime in EOI.


          • Pragnesh Pandya
            Pragnesh Pandya 1 May, 19 at 8:14 am

            Thank you Anil ji,
            Can u share ur email id on my email id ptg264983@gmail.com


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 8:47 am

              We only share email if you are interested in paid consulting services.Let us know if you are interested.


              • Pragnesh Pandya
                Pragnesh Pandya 1 May, 19 at 10:26 am

                How much cost you may charge, can u send me


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 10:26 am

                  Send an email to
                  Contact AT am22tech DOT com


                  • Pragnesh Pandya
                    Pragnesh Pandya 1 May, 19 at 10:42 am

                    Send email on specified address, pls. Respond acc


  16. soumik das
    soumik das 27 Apr, 19 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Firstly thank you for providing valuable inputs on Australian PR process. Your posts are really helpful.

    I have a query too. My wife and I got our skill assessed from ACS & Vetassess respectively. While my wife was assessed on the job code ICT Quality Assurance Engineer (263211), I was assessed on the job code ICT Account Manager (225211). Both of us have been working since 2009, however, the assessment agencies provided us with less experience certificates.

    For my wife, ACS has mentioned that the bachelor degree is not closely related to the nominated occupation and hence deducted 4 years. She is a Bachelor of Engineering graduate in Instrumentation Technology.

    For me, Vetassess have only provided 4 years, since I did not start my career as an Account Manager. In both these scenarios, while submitting our application for EOI, do we add our actual experience (in this case, 10 years) or the experience provided by the skill assessment organizations. The experience tenure provided by the skill assessment organizations undermines our years of experience and results in less points. Please provide your suggestions in this case.

    For an additional 5 points in Spouse category, you have mentioned that spouse job occupation list should be in the same occupation list as primary applicant. In our scenario, does that hold good? Please let me know.

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

    Regards,
    Soumik


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 9:02 am

      You should enter only the experience marked as relevant by assessment agency to claim points. If you claim more, you cannot prove it as assessment does not count it as ‘relevant’.

      There is a link given above to check occupation list in spouse section. Please use it.

      Or you can check spouse points using the calculator given above. It also shows you the occupation lists.


  17. Sandy
    Sandy 27 Apr, 19 at 12:02 pm

    Hi anilji
    Following are my scores
    Age 15
    Experience 10
    Qualification 15
    Pte 10
    Job profile will be human resource manager.
    What scope do u suggest?
    If husband gets assessed for management consultant, is there any scope for partner skills?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Apr, 19 at 3:16 pm

      Use this Skillselect calculator to check your spouse points eligibility and the current points at which you can expect an invite.


      • Sandy
        Sandy 27 Apr, 19 at 9:30 pm

        Thanks sir
        But I am still not clear
        Sending u detailed report
        I am 44 year old and my spouse also is of same age
        I have got my vetasses done with score of 10
        As per my calculation I am getting following pts
        Age 15
        Qualif 15
        Experience 10
        Current pte score 10
        Total 50
        If we apply under 489 then I can get 10 points addn but still short of target of minimum 70-75 points
        I am assessed for human resource manager. Job code is 132311
        My spouse can get his vetasses done for management consultant
        Job code is 224711
        Can I get partner skill points to raise my score. We are not getting a clear view on this from anyone.
        Pls advise.

        Also there is an option of his being a primary applicant wherein he is expecting 55 total score 15+15+15+10 pte
        Without regional appln points and partner skill points we don’t think there is any scope.
        Hence we request your genuine guidance


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Apr, 19 at 10:59 pm

          If you want to get detailed analysis, please opt for private paid consultation.

          Let me know if you are interested and i can set it up.


          • Sandy
            Sandy 27 Apr, 19 at 11:24 pm

            We can try that.
            What is the fee


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 27 Apr, 19 at 11:32 pm

              Send an email: contact AT am22tech DOT com


              • Sandy
                Sandy 28 Apr, 19 at 12:18 am

                Mail sent


          • Sandy
            Sandy 27 Apr, 19 at 11:24 pm

            We can try
            What’s the fee


  18. Noor Ghuman
    Noor Ghuman 25 Apr, 19 at 8:31 am

    Hi Sir,
    As per new rules, what will be the final cut-off of points?
    Me and my husband planning for the Australian PR. We have no blood relation in Australia. Which subclass is suitable for us? We both have same profile i.e, Software Engineer


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Apr, 19 at 10:31 am

      Australia PR 189 or 190 visa will work for you.


  19. Vikram
    Vikram 23 Apr, 19 at 5:39 am

    Hello, Thank you in advance for your assistance. I have a work experience of 9 years & 9 months in Technical support (BPO) & Service/Help Desk, which I think qualifies for anzsco# 313112. I have a 3 years engineering diploma in Electronics & Communication completed in 2002 and a BCA (2009-2012) degree through distance learning from EIILM university. My BCA overlaps with my work experience. I have been told that distance education would not be considered. I have also done CCNA & MCSA certifications in 2017. Would ACS assess me for 313112 with my ECE diploma and computer related work experience? If yes, is there a particular format for the experience letters? Should I also send my CCNA & MCSA to ACS? Kindly suggest.


  20. Amit
    Amit 22 Apr, 19 at 2:59 am

    I have applied under the job code 224113 (Statistician) with 65 points for 189. Total quota for 22411 is 1000 out of which only 83 visa have been issued this year. I wanted to ask because this is a rare skill set for which people apply, is there a possibility that i get 189 visa at 65 points.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Apr, 19 at 6:23 am

      You do have a good chance of invite for 224113 (statistician) with 65 points in 190 visa category.

      The 189 invite should also be sent as the number of EOI are also low in your job code.
      But, as per last draw, the minimum points were 75 for an invite.


  21. Sakshi
    Sakshi 21 Apr, 19 at 1:07 pm

    Hi, I have a masters degree in mass communication and 3.8 yr work experience in lectureship. SOL is 24211. Will my skill set be accepted at the countrVerification costs $1000 AUD. Also minimum PR points required for this profession as of 20


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Apr, 19 at 1:44 pm

      Minimum points required for each job code are given above.
      I cannot say if you will get positive assessment or not as i don’t know the details of your education and work experience.


  22. Sakshi
    Sakshi 21 Apr, 19 at 1:07 pm

    Hi.. SOL 24211 University Lecturer.. Max points in 2019 April for PR?


  23. pshaheen72
    pshaheen72 20 Apr, 19 at 11:49 am

    Hi,
    I want to ask if I am eligible for Australia pr as I have 6years IT experience and I have a btech degree in biotechnology. I asked many councellers out there but no one clearly said what should be done. Most of them denied.
    My age-29 years
    My Spouse – 31 years with Btech in Mech. Engg and 9years experience
    Please assist.
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Apr, 19 at 2:07 pm

      The first step is to find out the points you have.

      https://apps.truvisa.com/australia/skillselect/

      Your work experience is not in same field as your education, so, you may not get full points for your work.


  24. Sathish S
    Sathish S 20 Apr, 19 at 9:33 am

    Hi Anil,

    I am having 65 points [including PTD] + 5 points on State Sponsorship. Kindly help me to understand the probability of getting PR and how long it will take if i applu now for 189


    • Sathish
      Sathish 20 Apr, 19 at 9:44 am

      *including PTE


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 20 Apr, 19 at 2:07 pm

        What is your ANZSCO code?


  25. Rocky
    Rocky 17 Apr, 19 at 10:32 pm

    Hello Anil,

    I am on H1B and my PERM process in progress & expected to get in 1-2 months. I would like to see ACS evaluation and look for Australia PR options.

    1) Will there any issue if we try other country green card while PERM/i140 EB2 application is processing?
    2) Do I need to mention about other country visa processing in i140 or any other stage?

    Thanking you in advance!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Apr, 19 at 7:35 am

      There is no issue in applying multiple country’s green cards. Nobody stops you.


  26. hienluong822000 Pham
    hienluong822000 Pham 17 Apr, 19 at 7:05 am

    Hi Anil,
    I am doing PhD in Victoria and I will graduate in August 2020. After getting PhD degree I would like to apply PR with job code 242111 University Lecture. My points at that time will be:
    Age (37): 25
    Experience (5 years): 10
    Doctor Degree: 20
    Studied in Australia: 5
    State sponsorship: 5
    I assume that I get 0 points for English, so my total points will be 65.
    Could you please help me with two questions:
    1. With 65 points, can I apply for PR as University Lecture?
    2. Can I get points for both Studied in Australia and Niche skills education.
    Thank you!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Apr, 19 at 7:51 am

      You should be able to claim points if your assessment comes positive for your education and niche skills.


  27. Saleem
    Saleem 16 Apr, 19 at 9:37 pm

    HI Anil,

    I have 14 months of Australian experience out of which 3 months were when I was on 400 Visa (company sponsored).
    I have filed ACS in which I have not mentioned these 3 months as Australian Experience and has shown it as Indian Experience as my employer said they cannot provide the experience letter from Australia.
    Though I have all the proofs I was unable to show in ACS application thinking that it might cause issue later on.
    Now I have 65 points and if I add 1 year of Australian experience it would be 70 points.
    Please suggest if I need to lodge a new ACS request to include this experience or can I proceed with this ACS and mention in the AOI.
    I have company offer letter which shows 42 days of work, the bridging visa which I received after expiry of my 400 Visa.
    Please suggest.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Apr, 19 at 7:05 am

      If you want to claim Australia work experience, you should get it assessed by ACS.


  28. Reema
    Reema 16 Apr, 19 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I m currently getting my PR assessment done, here below my details:

    Age 33 – 25
    Qualifi

    Work experience – 12 years six sigma consultant- 15
    I am yet to take PET test assuming I ll score 7 considering 10 points. Total score is 65. My query is with respect to education, I hv done 10+3 yr diploma+2 year bachelor full time and 2 year MBA part time. How will this impact my score?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 6:43 pm

      I can’t say anything until you get your education and work experience assessed for you job profile.


  29. Loganath Gandhi Janakiraman
    Loganath Gandhi Janakiraman 16 Apr, 19 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Anil, I would like to clarify some points. I am planning to apply for 189 category and my profile falls under electrical engineer visa 233311. Currently, I have points as below:
    1. Experience: 15 pts
    2. Degree: 15 pts
    3. Age: 25 points
    4. PTE : 0 pts as o got only 50 in each band ( appearing again for PTE next month to get high score)
    Kindly suggest how to go about to get invited for applyibg visa. Being an electrical engineer, How fast I could get invited with and how points are minimum required.


  30. Tosin G Akinwotu
    Tosin G Akinwotu 16 Apr, 19 at 6:52 am

    Hello Anil, please i wish to understand the point 9 on the Calculator. Which can i choose? i’ve never been in Australia. i’m applying from Nigeria.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 7:00 am

      You cannot use any of the points from point 9 at this time.

      You will be able to claim state sponsorship points if any state invites you after you file your Australia EOI.


      • Tosin G Akinwotu
        Tosin G Akinwotu 16 Apr, 19 at 7:08 am

        Thank you so much for your prompt and helpful reply


  31. Vishnu Babu
    Vishnu Babu 16 Apr, 19 at 1:20 am

    Hi this is Vishnu. when we are submitting the experience certificate what are the other supporting documents which must be included reason why am asking is that, I have worked on project role in 2 companies for the last 3 years so am not able to produce the provident fund details which is a government authorization by govt of India. will that affect my pr application to get 15 points.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 6:43 am

      If you are submitting the work experience letter from Employer in the correct format, then, there is no need to submit payslips or PF or any other supporting documents.


      • Vishnu Babu
        Vishnu Babu 3 May, 19 at 11:44 pm

        Thank you gi


  32. Tanvi Rajput
    Tanvi Rajput 13 Apr, 19 at 1:41 pm

    Hi this is tanvi.I have applied for an eoi with 65 points for other spatial scientists (232214) as an occupation.
    Points breakup – age: 25 points, experience 5 points ( 3 years have been considered by vettasses), education 15 points, Pte 20 points) i do have a masters degree from Australia but it is only for 12 months of course work..
    Please suggest a way to increase points for my pr application and what are the chances of receiving an eoi with 65 points.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Apr, 19 at 2:19 pm

      Every option to increase point is mentioned above. Please read.


      • Tanvi Rajput
        Tanvi Rajput 13 Apr, 19 at 2:35 pm

        What are the chances of getting an eoi with 65 points for other spatial scientists.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Apr, 19 at 5:09 pm

          The chances are low at this time as invites are being sent for 75 point EOI based on last draw result.


          • Tanvi Rajput
            Tanvi Rajput 13 Apr, 19 at 11:16 pm

            Okay. Thank you for your time.


  33. Nayana Das
    Nayana Das 13 Apr, 19 at 2:23 am

    Hi Anil,

    Can I please know ACS job code for Front-End developer?
    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Apr, 19 at 5:17 am

      Your ASNZCO code can be ‘Web Developer’.


      • Nayana Das
        Nayana Das 30 Apr, 19 at 9:50 pm

        Thank you Anil, I have one more doubt, does Software and Applications Programmers nec – ANZSCO 261399, apply to me, can this be considered as Front-End developer? Please help out.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 6:23 am

          It depends on your day to day job activities and what is written in your work experience letter.

          I can’t suggest anything without information about your job details.


  34. Ravi
    Ravi 10 Apr, 19 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Anil, I am a physiotherapist, I am currently working in Aus with 457 visa, I will hopefully, complete my process with APC in 6 weeks. i have the option of applying independantly or employer sponsored. My question is if i file the EOI while i am in australia and has 65 points, will i get a bridging visa? and will i be able to continue practicing. I will appreciate your answer. I am in a regional town too.


  35. Vivek Nagpal
    Vivek Nagpal 10 Apr, 19 at 11:46 am

    Hello Anil

    I have completed regular course of 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from Punjab State of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Chandigarh, India with 75%.
    I have 10years of Work Experience out of which 3 years of regular work experience in field as Assistant Civil Engineer in Construction MNC and 7 years in Punjab State as Junior Engineer.
    I have 20 score in PTE.
    My age is below 30.

    # Am I eligible to apply for Australian PR for civil engineering draftsman/
    Civil Engineering Technician.
    #Should my education in India of Diploma considered for assessing by Assessing authorities?

    TIA


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Apr, 19 at 12:25 pm

      Please use the calculator given above to find your eligibility.


      • Vivek Nagpal
        Vivek Nagpal 11 Apr, 19 at 12:59 am

        I would like to know whether
        1) Should I get points for 3years regular Diploma in Civil Engineering from Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Chandigarh ?
        I completed my diploma after 10th Standard.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Apr, 19 at 8:44 am

          I cannot say if you can claim the points for Diploma until you have got your education assessed by assessment agency and they say you can claim it.


  36. Bhanupriya
    Bhanupriya 10 Apr, 19 at 10:50 am

    Hi Anil,

    What is the wait period for job code software engineer 261313 with 75 points applied through 189 category.. I submitted my eoi on 21st March 2019.. at the earliest when can I expect the invite..??

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Apr, 19 at 12:25 pm

      You have good chance of invite in next 1-2 months with 75 points.


  37. Junaid Dewan
    Junaid Dewan 10 Apr, 19 at 8:22 am

    Hi anil
    M i am an international student and want to study bachelor of computer science . I have applied to many universities in Australia and planning to study there and then settle down . I want to know about pr requirements for my subject and possibility of getting pr. Getting pr is really important for me so should i go to australia or canada since getting pr in canada is relatively easy compared to australia? Your advice is highly appreciated. Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Apr, 19 at 8:58 am

      If you are eligible for PR using above points calculator, you can get Australia PR.


  38. Shashwat
    Shashwat 9 Apr, 19 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Anil,

    How you doing.
    Just a quick question.. My skill select “Engineering Technologist” ; (ANZ.Code 233914) Biomedical Eng.Technologist to be specific.
    Total points=75 (Point Break-up : Age=30,Graduation=15, Australian Master’s = 5, PTE = 20, NAATI CCL = 5).
    Had 70 points in October’18, Jumped to 75 points on 12/01/2019.
    When do you think i am going to get Invite. My 485 is finishing on 15/10/2019.

    Any suggestion/recommendation will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Apr, 19 at 6:44 am

      There is a wait of about 4-5 months for your job code with 75 points.


      • Shashwat
        Shashwat 10 Apr, 19 at 3:39 pm

        Hi Anil,
        Thanks for such a prompt reply. Do you reckon if it is the right time i should start looking for other alternatives for getting my visa extended considering on the fact that its expiring on 15/10/19.
        One more question – If i get invitation for 190 from any state, will this ruin my chances of getting 189 invitation.

        P.S. I have only chosen NSW (for subclass190) in my EOI. But looks no luck there as well. Should i choose options for other states in EOI as well, but not really interested in staying in other states.
        Any practical suggestions. I am getting bit furious.

        Regards


  39. Nunu
    Nunu 8 Apr, 19 at 5:36 pm

    Hello Anil,

    ACS recommended another ANZSCO code for me, different from what i applied for.
    i applied for 263111 – Computer Network & Systems Engineer, while ACS is recommending 263212 – ICT Support Engineer.

    Please how can I go about changing this? As i believe my work experience is closely related to 263111 and i stand a better chance as a Network Engineer

    Kindly advise.


  40. sheikh ahmed saquib
    sheikh ahmed saquib 8 Apr, 19 at 1:06 am

    Hi Anil,

    I’m working for Dell as a Sales Account Manager. I see that job code “225213” is listed for ICT Sales rep. If i consider that, then im getting points of 75. I’m really looking for a work permit or PR. What would you suggest?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Apr, 19 at 8:37 am

      Its your choice what you want to do. Work permit only allows you to stay in Australia temporarily. PR allows you to stay and work in Australia indefinitely.


  41. Yadav
    Yadav 6 Apr, 19 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have 70 points in Mechanical engineering and want to apply for VISA CLASS 189 . Can you please guide me how much time it would take to get invitation after submitting EOI?

    Thanks in advance!!!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 5:28 am

      At this time, Mechanical engineer are being sent for 75 points.

      Try to increase points to 75.


  42. Vja
    Vja 6 Apr, 19 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Thank you in advance for your help.
    My points manually calculated;

    Age=30,Education=15,Experience=15,Language=10. Total=70
    However, when i want to submit my EOI, it somehow only calculates 55 which i suspect could be without the work experience likely. I have my general skills assessed by CPA but yet to assess employment. However wondering if there is a auto link to check that?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 5:18 am

      What do you mean by ‘auto link’?
      The calculator given above is what is an automatic points calculator.


      • Vj
        Vj 7 Apr, 19 at 9:30 am

        Anil, what i mean is – my score auto calculated at 55. However, as mentioned, age- 30, education-15, language-10 so this adds up to 55. However, as i have more than 8 years experience outside australia, i should get another 15 points but CPA is yet to confirm on my skilled employment – is that why the points are not reflected in my EOI?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 9:57 am

          Points in EOI are calculated based on what you enter.
          It cannot guess it automatically if you do not enter your correct work details.


          • Vj
            Vj 8 Apr, 19 at 3:10 am

            Clear on that but when i submit it shows 0 points for years of experience though i have updated from 2008 to current. From the confirmation page i see note below;
            Clients will only receive points for employment history for the last 10 years from the date they submit their EOI. If employment period exceeds 10 years during the time your EOI awaits to be invited then your indicative points score can change.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 8 Apr, 19 at 8:37 am

              I am not sure what you are doing in your EOI. It should show correct points if you have entered correct dates in your work experience section.


  43. Pawan Rijal
    Pawan Rijal 4 Apr, 19 at 4:55 am

    Hi Anil,

    I love what you’re doing. Like everyone else I had a query as well. I will have 75 points(without state nomination) by August 2019. And my occupation falls under either of computer network professional or ICT security specialist. What are chances of getting invited if I lodge EOI in August? Thanks in advance.


  44. Kevin Abraham
    Kevin Abraham 4 Apr, 19 at 3:16 am

    Hello sir am looking forward to do masters in mechanical engineering from UOW .Have completed mechanical enginerring , currently have no experience, To be sure should i proceed with the course and getting a PR with 65 points with 7 in IELTS isn’t realistic, only with 8 i was getting 75 . My age after completion of the course -25 , also would like to know my would be has done MA in archeology and conservation , will it have any additional ponits as i found out in SoL list conservation and conservation officer is listed. Does i stand any chance in securing 75+ with the spouse points .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 7:55 am

      Australia PR invite depends on your total PR points. If you can get points for your selected ANZSCO code, you can get PR.

      Choice of education and job profile is your own.


  45. Kuljinder Kaur
    Kuljinder Kaur 4 Apr, 19 at 12:09 am

    Hello sir
    I’m doing master of education from Latrobe University Melbourne. This is my first semester. Can I get pr by this course or I need to change it .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 7:55 am

      I cannot suggest anything with this little information. The first step is to check your total PR points using calculator given above.


  46. Senthilkumar Thangavel
    Senthilkumar Thangavel 3 Apr, 19 at 11:52 pm

    Hi, Thanks for all you information. I can able to get 65 points for Visa 189 & 70 points for visa 190 as per your page, but when i feed them in to skill-select, it displays 5 mark less in both visa. Could you please clarify and i’am with 233311-Electrical Engineer. Thanks


  47. Rubna K
    Rubna K 3 Apr, 19 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Anil,

    How long would it take to get an invite for EOI (Australian PR Skill based 189) with 70 points for Chemcial Engineer ANZSCO: 233111 currently.
    I noticed that in the last round, they did not invite any 70 pointers, could this change or does it mean the cut off is now 70?


  48. Asiri Fernando
    Asiri Fernando 3 Apr, 19 at 9:23 am

    Hi, following is the profile summary chronological order.
    1.Telecom diploma 2011
    2.Associate telecom engineer(Mobile Network planning) 2015
    3.Bachelor’s in Computer Science 2016

    Im planning to apply PR via “Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist ” (ANZSCO: 313214) will be able to claim points for both work experience and bachelors ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Apr, 19 at 12:29 pm

      It depends on the result of your education assessment and assessment is based on what subjects you studied.


      • Asiri Fernando
        Asiri Fernando 4 Apr, 19 at 8:51 am

        thanks Anil. in this case, i should contact ACS ? or engineers of Australia? (diploma was in Singapore , degree was in Australia)


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 9:10 am

          The assessment agency name is mentioned here for your job code 313214.


  49. ANKIT SONI
    ANKIT SONI 30 Mar, 19 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Anil. I have submitted my EOI for Australian PR with 65 points for 261313. Could you please let me know in current scenario, how long it is taking to get invite.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:17 pm

      No chance of invite for 261313 with 65 points at this time.
      You should try to increase points to at-least 75.


      • ANKIT SONI
        ANKIT SONI 31 Mar, 19 at 1:24 pm

        Ok sure. I am trying to appear for exam. With state sponsorship it will be 75 , if I will score 79 each. Is it ok with state sponsorship???


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:40 pm

          Do not count state points in 75.
          You should get 75 without any state sponsorship.


  50. Rahat Alam
    Rahat Alam 30 Mar, 19 at 9:30 am

    Greetins,
    I am doing masters in Australia and have a bachelor from Bangladesh in Civil Engineering. After finishing my masters will I get 30 points for my edication?
    Thanks in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Mar, 19 at 1:13 pm

      It depends on what ANZSCO code you choose and your education assessment.


  51. Arjun
    Arjun 28 Mar, 19 at 11:32 am

    Hello Sir,

    I have 70 points for 261313. With 5+ for state sponsorship It would be 75, when can i expect invite?

    I saw your table which says 1-2 months for invite but not sure if that includes state sponsorship.

    Thanks in advance


    • Arjun
      Arjun 28 Mar, 19 at 11:43 am

      Read your below comments and blog. You don need to repeat answer.

      Your blog and answers are helpful.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 3:43 pm

        Great. I must say that you are the first person who has read the earlier comments and have himself said that you got the answer by reading those.

        I am glad that earlier answers helped and you have taken the pain to go through them.

        You saved my time. I sincerely thank you for being a good reader.


  52. mathew
    mathew 28 Mar, 19 at 12:54 am

    Hello Anil,
    I have 70 points code 233211 (civil engineer) for PR application under visa 190 (65+5 (state nomination)). I would like to know which state should I apply for visa 190 for quick invitation ?
    Age – 25 points
    Education- 15 points
    experience – 15 points
    PTE – 10 points
    visa 190 – 5 points

    Total 70 points.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 6:33 am

      You can apply in NSW and Victoria but there is no guarantee for an invite with 65 points.


      • mathew
        mathew 28 Mar, 19 at 6:55 am

        Chances are less for both with 70 points of 190visa and 65 points of 189 visa, you mean this?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 7:18 am

          Yes, chances are low both 189 and 190.


  53. Kavitha Ramalingam
    Kavitha Ramalingam 27 Mar, 19 at 10:06 pm

    Hello Anil,

    Am currently with 75 points Code 261313 (Software Engineer)for PR application under 190 (NSW) visa-Just want to confirm with you, if i apply EOI this week, when i can expect the Invitation?
    Also is that required to do a NAATI CCL for extra 5 points to jump the queue for EOI?

    Regards,
    Kavitha


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 6:33 am

      Does your 75 point include state’s 5 points too?
      If yes, then your actual points are 70 and chances are low for invite.

      You should try to increase your points to 75 to have realistic chance of invite.

      It is your choice if you want to do NAATI or not.


  54. Naim Iftekhar
    Naim Iftekhar 27 Mar, 19 at 7:32 pm

    Hi,
    I have 70 points (age- 30, education – 15, pte- 20, NAATI – 5)
    My ANZSCO code is 263311 (Telecommunication Engineer) under non pro rata.
    I have applied for the EOI on March 16, 2019.
    Is there any chance of getting an invite by July 2019?

    Also, will it be better to try and increase points or try for regional visa?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 7:40 pm

      You may get invite by July with 70 points for 263311 but not guaranteed.

      It is better to reach 75 points if you can.


      • Naim Iftekhar
        Naim Iftekhar 30 Mar, 19 at 12:00 am

        Thanks a lot for your information


  55. Kiran Potla
    Kiran Potla 26 Mar, 19 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Mr.Anil,

    My Husband lodged EOI with 70 points on feb 8.on code 261313.when can we expect the invitation

    Thanks


    • Kiran Potla
      Kiran Potla 26 Mar, 19 at 7:01 pm

      For 189 he lodged the EOI sir


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 7:01 pm

        The chances are very low for an invite with 70 points.
        I suggest to increase points to at-least 75 to have realistic chance of invite.


        • Kiran Potla
          Kiran Potla 26 Mar, 19 at 7:16 pm

          If we get 75 Points, when can we expect?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 7:24 pm

            First get 75 points and then i can suggest based on your date of filing EOI.


            • Kiran Potla
              Kiran Potla 26 Mar, 19 at 7:24 pm

              If my EOI Is filed on Apr 8 with 75 points . When can i expect?


              • Kiran Potla
                Kiran Potla 26 Mar, 19 at 7:31 pm

                Or Before April 11. When can i expect sir?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 7:24 pm

            This is not true for 2613 category which is pro-rata at this time.


  56. Sheraz Babar
    Sheraz Babar 26 Mar, 19 at 1:28 pm

    Hi,
    Please check my points below and advise if I can get invite for 190 with 65 points or atleast any possibility for 489 invite.
    Code:263111 (through RPL) Done.
    15 points for Educationhhhhhh
    15. Points for Exp
    25 for age (33 years old)
    10 points for IELTS
    65 total points.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 1:29 pm

      No chance of invite with 65 points for 263111. You should try to increase your points to at-least 75.


      • Sheraz Babar
        Sheraz Babar 26 Mar, 19 at 1:29 pm

        Thanks Anil for your prompt reply.
        I understand its not possible to get invite with 65 points for 189.
        Its impossible for me to increase points. It was hard for me to achieve 7 each in ielts. ☹️
        Any possibility in 190 or 489 with 70/75 points?

        Thanks


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 1:38 pm

          No chances in either 190 or 489 with 65 points.
          My suggestion is to try PTE instead of IELTS and you may get 75.


  57. Sonu
    Sonu 26 Mar, 19 at 12:29 am

    Hi Anil, my husband lodged eoi on August 25 th of 2018 with 70/75 points for 189/190(NSW) under 261312( developer programmer), Still we haven’t here’d any invitation from doha , when can we expect invitation.

    Tqu


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 8:10 am

      You may get an invite by June 2019 if the queue moves fast with 70 points for 261312 – developer programmer.
      I suggest to increase your points to 75 as starting July 2019, the number of invites will be reduce drastically.


      • Jakub
        Jakub 27 Mar, 19 at 1:41 am

        Do you think that from July 2019, it will be still possible to get an invite with 75 points for a developer programmer though? Currently, you need 75 points, who knows after the July 2019 with all these new changes…


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 9:55 am

          Please read the linked analysis that I have shared for invites starting July 2019 in my earlier answer.


          • Jakub
            Jakub 27 Mar, 19 at 1:43 pm

            I read the analysis. Thank you for that btw. I thought that 75 is the minimum already, before the cut.
            I’d assume that from July 2019, 75 points is going to be the minimum, so in order to get the invitation at least 80 points would be needed, don’t you think? (2613 – Software and Applications Programmers)


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 4:05 pm

              That’s not correct.


              • Jakub
                Jakub 27 Mar, 19 at 11:13 pm

                As you indicated in the analysis number of places is going to be reduced by 42%. If the number of people applying is going to be the same as it is at the moment, there will just not be enough places for people with 75 points. Don’t you think that in this case, only people with 80+ points will have any chance of getting invited for this occupation? I’d assume that everyone will try to get at least 80 points due to limited spots which will make it almost a minimum in the end. What are your reflection on that?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 7:10 am

                  It is not easy to get 80 in 2613 category as 2-4 years of work experience is deducted by ACS.


                  • Jakub Suplicki
                    Jakub Suplicki 28 Mar, 19 at 2:47 pm

                    Are you talking about 2-4 years of work experience outside of Australia (3years – 5 points )?

                    It is possible however to work 1 year in Australia and still get 5 points, correct ? You could then do the professional year course (another 5 points). With good English and at least bachelor from Australia it would sum up to 80 points I reckon.

                    Am I missing something ?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 4:09 pm

                      You are correct but how many people study and work in Australia out of the total that file for Australia PR?

                      May be just 10%? That is my guess.


                    • Jakub
                      Jakub 28 Mar, 19 at 8:38 pm

                      Makes sense, if you put it this way. Do you think there is some kind of preference when it comes to the choice? Scenario: person from Australia with 75 points vs person from outside of Australia with 75 points.
                      I appreciate your valuable insides and opinion by the way.


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 29 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

                      There are extra points for people who have studied or worked in Australia. That’s the clear and open preference.


                    • Jakub
                      Jakub 29 Mar, 19 at 6:16 pm

                      That is the case for both visas – 189 and 190? It would seem that these approximate 10% of people who studied and worked in Australia would be chosen first (same number of points – 75), right?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 29 Mar, 19 at 7:37 pm

                      People with same number of points have equal chance of selection.


  58. anoop
    anoop 25 Mar, 19 at 9:26 am

    i have 70 point now ( I turned 32 years today) Mechanical Eng by profession trying for Australia. What is the chance of getting EOI. Can i retain the

    70 point if i opt for territory base.
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 10:25 am

      I do not understand what you mean by “Territory base”.


      • anoop
        anoop 25 Mar, 19 at 11:11 am

        STATE NOMINATION (190)


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 11:42 am

          It is difficult to suggest anything without the ANZSCO code and the points break-up. Sorry.

          You should ask question with complete details in first attempt to save both my and your time.
          I cannot keep asking follow up questions.


          • anoop
            anoop 25 Mar, 19 at 12:56 pm

            Sorry for taking your time, My ANZSCO Code is : 233512. EOI date is 27th of August, 2018.

            at present I have 70 points (excluding state nomination) and I turned 33 years today. What are the possibility of getting EOI for 189 and 190. Your reply will be highly appreciated and sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks and Regards


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 2:34 pm

              The chances are low for 189 invite at this time as people with 75 points are getting invited for 233512.
              Also, you job Mechanical Engineer is under pro-rata which means that there are more applications than available invites.

              I suggest to increase your points to 75 without state points.


              • anoop
                anoop 26 Mar, 19 at 7:01 pm

                Thanks for your information


  59. Anish James
    Anish James 25 Mar, 19 at 3:13 am

    I would like to claim 15 points for experience I have 12 years of relevant work experience
    I have a successful skill assessment from Vetassess .

    My job code 334111
    I heard the DOHA will deduct first 3 years from my experience because I don’t have a relevant qualification .

    Will they deduct from my 12 years or the last 10 years of experience


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 8:32 am

      DOHA will count your number of years of work experience as per VETASSESS report.


      • Anish James
        Anish James 25 Mar, 19 at 8:47 am

        My skill assessment authority in occupation list is TRA ( trade recognition australia ) . They rejected my initial application because of non relevant qualification. Then I contacted vetassess and done skill assessment with them , got positive result . The result includes competency report and certificate 3 in plumbing (OTSR)

        In vetassess result they didn’t mention about how many points I can claim for work experience.
        Will DOHA advice me to do a migration point advice assessment from TRA ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 10:25 am

          The assessment agency should be chosen as mentioned by DOHA and not by your choice.


          • Anish James
            Anish James 25 Mar, 19 at 12:55 pm

            The permission had been granted by TRA to conduct skills assessment with Vetassess. Without the permission of TRA I can’t do it because I am from India.
            Vetassess conduct skill assessment for anzsco code 334111 for the following countries
            South Africa
            United Kingdom
            Ireland
            Australia

            In TRA guidelines they state that skill assessment can be done through TRA approved authorities. Vetassess is a TRA approved agency


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 2:33 pm

              What is the confusion then if the report is valid?

              Assessment reports never specify your points. You need to add the ‘relevant’ education and work experience as marked by assessment agency in your EOI and then EOI will calculate points automatically.


              • Anish James
                Anish James 25 Mar, 19 at 9:45 pm

                Thank you Anil.
                I am waiting for my IELTS result if I get 7 bands in each I will lodge EOI for 190 . The doubt is if I over claim points my application would be rejected. My points as per my calculation is :

                Age – 25 ( 37 years )
                Qualification – 10 (OTSR -an award or qualification recognised by assessing authority )
                Work experience – 15 ( 12 years overseas – if DOHA deduct 3 years from my total experience I will get 9 years)
                English – 10 ( band 7 – waiting for result )
                State sponsorship – 5 ( 190 visa)

                Total – 65 points

                Anzsco code – 334111
                Occupation – Plumber ( general )


  60. JOHNY XAVIER
    JOHNY XAVIER 25 Mar, 19 at 1:27 am

    My age is 31 and will complete 32 by September. I got invitation but visa is not yet approved. If my visa not approved before September whether I loss 5 points for Age?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 8:32 am

      You are fine. You will not lose points now. Don’t worry.


  61. Pub
    Pub 24 Mar, 19 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Anil

    I have 80 points for accounting. I lodged EOI in December but still haven’t got invitation. My problem is I have job experience as a accountant for 1 yr in consultancy will that experience countable?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Mar, 19 at 6:26 pm

      Haven’t you got your work experience assessed by assessment agency?
      They must have evaluated it as ‘relevant’ or ‘non-relevant’.

      The invite is sent based on your points. The documentary proof is submitted later when you lodge your invite and pay PR fees.


      • Pub
        Pub 24 Mar, 19 at 6:35 pm

        Thank you for your reply. Yes I have send for assessment but 1 assessment company didn’t send positive review so I have send to other one I am worried about if again I will get negative review. So how long it takes to get invitation in 80 points?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 24 Mar, 19 at 6:35 pm

          What’s your ANZSCO code?


          • Pub
            Pub 24 Mar, 19 at 6:35 pm

            221111


  62. Suraj Chougule
    Suraj Chougule 24 Mar, 19 at 8:28 am

    Hi Anil,
    First of all i would like to thank you for your valuable information provided here.
    I am basically looking for a Software Engineer job so i wanted to ask that how many points i require to get EOI processed. 65 or 75?
    As i am calculating my points using the points calculator and without english test score, it is now 50. If we consider 75 points then i have to get 25 points more. Suppose if i score 20 in the English test (PTE) then how can i get those remaining 5 points? For what should i apply 189 or 190? Please help.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Mar, 19 at 8:28 am

      You need at-least 70 points to have any realistic chance of invite for software engineer in either 189 or 190.

      All options to increase points are mentioned above. Please help yourself.


  63. Ajay sandhu
    Ajay sandhu 23 Mar, 19 at 10:49 pm

    hello sir
    age 31 points 30
    pte 79 points 20
    b com points 15
    experience points 5
    currently working as an accountant with Charted Accountant
    what will be my job code kindly reply and also tell me am i eligible for pr


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Mar, 19 at 8:36 am

      You need 65 points for filing PR.
      You should choose your job code yourself using the above calculator.


  64. Ruwan Welitharage
    Ruwan Welitharage 23 Mar, 19 at 10:00 pm

    My husband has got a positive outcome for the skill assessment for Australia.Now he has 65 points but turns into 40 by this July 15.Is it successful to lodge an EOI with this mark as a cook?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Mar, 19 at 8:28 am

      You can lodge EOI and see if you can score an invite.


  65. Ahmed Abdul Aziz
    Ahmed Abdul Aziz 22 Mar, 19 at 4:32 am

    If I complete my Ph.D in Psychology from India, how many points can I get and also does it require experience for applying PR for clinical psychologist 272311?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:58 am

      The points can be suggested only when you have got your education and work experience assessed by the assessment agency.


  66. Maimoon Jaffery
    Maimoon Jaffery 21 Mar, 19 at 1:26 pm

    Hi, What is the current ceiling for Chemist 234211? Any idea with 70 points how many months will it take to receive the invitation.
    Thanks for in advance for the help.
    Maimoon


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:13 pm

      You should be able to get an invite for chemist with 70 points within 3-4 months of filing your Australia EOI.


  67. Ajay Bhardwaj
    Ajay Bhardwaj 21 Mar, 19 at 5:40 am

    Hi
    I have already done my Skill assessment from Engineers Australia and got positive skill assessment. After that recently i have changed my job. Do i need to update my new job? If yes then how?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:05 pm

      Your question about changing job after Engineer Australia Assessment is out of scope of this article and has been added to our forum.

      You can ask follow up question on the forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  68. Priya
    Priya 21 Mar, 19 at 5:36 am

    HI @spot_anil_gupta:disqus ,

    I have lodged EOI for SA for 489 Visa on 261314 Anzsco in Jan 2018 with 75 points, when can i expect the invite?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:05 pm

      I do not have data about 489 invites to give your an estimate but your chances are good with 75 points.


  69. Ravi
    Ravi 21 Mar, 19 at 3:29 am

    Hi Team,

    Age: 38 (25 points)
    English: ILETS – 7 (10 points)
    Education: B.Tech in IT (15 points)
    Employment Outside Aus: 15 years (15 points)
    Spouse point : (5 points)
    State sponsorship: (5 points)

    Current Work designation is Project Manager in Software firm.

    With above information and total 75 points (with state sponsorship) which will be the best occupation from below code to select for AUS PR?

    261313 – Software Engineer /
    261112 – Systems Analysts
    135112 – ICT Project Manager
    135199 ICT MANAGERS NEC

    Thank you for your help.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:05 pm

      Choose the code that closely matches your day to day work experience in all your work years. If you choose a developer/engineer code, only your engineering/coding experience will be counted as relevant and vice versa.

      You have to choose it yourself.


  70. Ylenia
    Ylenia 20 Mar, 19 at 5:35 am

    I finished my Diploma of Higher Education, Majoring in Science in June 2018. Am I eligible to apply for a PR?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 8:32 am

      This is not enough information for me to suggest anything. Please use the calculator above to find your points as the first step.


  71. Baris Kacar
    Baris Kacar 19 Mar, 19 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Age: 44 (15 points)
    English: 20 points
    Education: BCOM(15 points)
    Employment Outside Aus: 23 years (15 points)
    Spouse point : 5 points
    State sponsorship: 5 points
    ANSZCO Code 233511 – Industrial Engineer

    I am at the edge of the age limit. With above information what chance that i can have. if there is a chance how long do you think the waiting time for invitation would be.

    Thank you for your help.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 9:12 pm

      At this time, you need at-least 75 points to get an invite for 233511 – Industrial Engineer.


  72. Vimrat Sidhu
    Vimrat Sidhu 19 Mar, 19 at 11:37 am

    Hii, I have experience of 4.8 years , what score will i get as per Australian PR calculator


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 9:03 pm

      Please check yourself by entering your details in the calculator given above.


  73. Aditya Jain
    Aditya Jain 17 Mar, 19 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Mr Anil,
    Thanks a lot for ur efforts .!!

    I have banking experience of 6 years in AML.
    10 points
    I got 65 score in PTE.
    10 points
    My age is 32+ Can u please tell me how much points I will get for Age BRACKET, DOB 15-01-87 too much confusion is there… 25 or 30 points..??
    Education BCOM
    15 points
    Which occupation I come under ? SSEOI
    As I couldn’t find anything in the list.
    Please help
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 7:09 pm

      Use this Australia PR points calculator to find your exact age points.
      You have to choose your occupation code yourself. I do not know what what AML means.


      • Aditya Jain
        Aditya Jain 18 Mar, 19 at 9:23 am

        Thanks Anil for your prompt reply..
        AML – Anti Money Laundering (Know Your Customer)

        I have one more doubt –
        for work experience how it is calculated
        eg- If I have 6 years experience in Banking and another 3 years in Tyres Sales
        So my work experience will be counted 6 years or 9 years.??

        Thanks


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 10:16 am

          The work experience that matches your Job ANZSCO code is counted as ‘relevant’ and can be used to claim points on your Australia EOI.


          • Aditya Jain
            Aditya Jain 18 Mar, 19 at 11:46 am

            Thanks once again.

            Can you please help which occupation from the list will be relevant for my experience . I have 6 years Banking experience in Anti Money Laundering as mentioned in previous comment.

            Thanks


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 11:54 am

              Only you can choose it based on your day to day activities.


              • Aditya Jain
                Aditya Jain 18 Mar, 19 at 7:25 pm

                Okay thanks a lot for all the info…


  74. Suherman Ng
    Suherman Ng 17 Mar, 19 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Mr Anil,
    For Employment in Australia points,
    Does it count after graduation..?

    If i currently work in accounting firm while studying, will that work experience count?

    Thanks,


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 7:03 pm

      Employment counts only after finishing your education.


      • Suherman Ng
        Suherman Ng 17 Mar, 19 at 8:18 pm

        Thanks for the quick response.
        If i’m a web developer working in Australia, would my partner get extra 5 point from my occupation?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 9:03 pm

          You should be able to get work in Australia points if your assessment report is positive.


  75. Reema
    Reema 17 Mar, 19 at 7:11 am

    Hello ,

    Is there any sample filled form 80 for married women whose name have changed after marriage so that i can get a rough idea on how it needs to be filled.
    I have some questions about Form 80
    1)like question 4 .what u mean by type of name,family name (is it just surname),given name like that of old passport (ie before marrige)

    Regards,
    Reema


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 8:35 am

      Sample form 80 is available here.


      • Reema
        Reema 19 Mar, 19 at 3:31 am

        For quest related to parents and sibling we have one column Citizenship(s) and year granted.
        Is this the date when there passport was issued or can we write “CITIZEN BY BIRTH”


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 8:12 am

          Your question is out of scope of this article. I request to please ask it on our forum.

          We answer within 1-24 hours on forum too.


          • Reema
            Reema 23 Mar, 19 at 12:14 pm

            Hello Anil,

            Just applied for Visa.Have covered all the documents as per the list except form 1221.Have not left a single document as per your forum and also other related forums.
            It specifies that the time required is 6 to 7 months.
            Can you be more clear and practical and let me know the time for visa grant.
            Also is there any chance of direct visa grant.We had made all the documents ready with hope and by keeping this DIRECT VISA GRANT in mind.

            Regards,
            Reema


      • Chinenye Ezegbe
        Chinenye Ezegbe 21 Mar, 19 at 4:52 am

        Any chance for an accountant with 70 points?


  76. Rahul
    Rahul 17 Mar, 19 at 3:22 am

    Hello Mr. Anil,

    Below is a breakup of the max 75 points that I could theoretically score:
    Age: 38 (25 points)
    English: 20 points
    Education: B.Com (15 points)
    Employment Outside Aus: 15 years IT related work (15 points)

    I’m working in the IT Information Security Domain. I found 2 closest possible job profile match in the SOL. One was ANZSCO: 262112 (ICT Security Specialist) under MLTSSL (Assessment Agency = ACS). The other was ANZSCO: 263211 (ICT Quality Assurance Engineer) under STSOL (Assessment Agency = Vetassess). What will be the main differences in the application process for each of them? Does STSOL also provide a PR or is it just for a short period of time? If my employment opportunities will only be limited to one state/region under STSOL is MLTSSL a better option? Which one would you recommend?

    Since I did my graduation in B.Com, how many years of experience / how many points will they deduct? I have Information Security related certifications of CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Auditor. Will they be given any weightage in the evaluation process? Will there be a separate Skill Assessment that I would need to clear?

    Thanks,
    Rahul


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 4:53 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article. I have added your Bcom with IT work experience question to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  77. ajay sharma
    ajay sharma 16 Mar, 19 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Mr Anil. I have done Btech(in bio technology) from Kurukshetra university and then did BEd(Bachelor in education from Kurukshetra university) and have more than 5 years experience in primary school teaching and have a total of 70 points in subclass 190. Is primary school teacher in demand right now at 70 points? I can try do ielts again and raise my points to 80 points with 8 bands each.Any info will be appreciated, thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 10:29 pm

      Whats is your ANZSCO code?


      • ajay sharma
        ajay sharma 17 Mar, 19 at 1:13 am

        Thanks , sorry for late reply, its ANZSCO NO. 241213.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 3:16 am

          You may get state 190 invite if their is demand for your profile. I do not have information about state invites at this time.


  78. Rajshekar_232
    Rajshekar_232 16 Mar, 19 at 4:28 am

    Hi Anil, I have total of 65 points plus 5 points from spouse so total 70. Requesting for state sponsorship will get me 5 points leading to a total of 75.
    Applying for which of these 261311 Analyst Programmer, 261312 Developer Programmer, 261313 Software Engineer will get me quick response from the Australian Government? I have completed my M.Tech in CS with 5.8 years of developer experience. Currently for last 6 months i have been working on AI based technology.
    Also how to get the state sponsorship?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 5:01 am

      The chances of invite in all 2613 codes is same. You can choose 190 PR and then the state names that you want while filing your Australia EOI.


      • Rajshekar_232
        Rajshekar_232 17 Mar, 19 at 4:33 am

        what happens if the state do not sponsor me? i will not get the 5 points? then my application with the remaining 70 points will be considered right? or is it that my EOI will get rejected entirely?
        Also i can apply to both 189 and 190 at once? i see in the ACS assessment sample provided here in your site https://www.am22tech.com/acs-assessment-australia-skills-select/ , the applicant had selected both 189 and 190.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 7:09 pm

          You can select both 189 and 190. If state does not nominate you, you do not get get state 5 points.
          This extra state 5 points are only for 190 PR.


          • Rajshekar_232
            Rajshekar_232 18 Mar, 19 at 7:07 am

            Thanks for the reply. Seems i will not get the 5 points for spouse. So i have 65 points now. how much time it will take to get invite if i applying EOI for both 189 and 190 with 65 points? i might get 5 points for state sponsorship and it will be 70 points. so it might take less than a year?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 8:08 am

              There is no chance of invite for 2613 codes with 65 points at this time within next 1-2 years.


              • Rajshekar_232
                Rajshekar_232 18 Mar, 19 at 9:35 pm

                but if i get state sponsorship my points will be 70 , then in 5-6 months i might get right?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 9:35 pm

                  As per my information, state will also not send invite with 65 points. My suggestion is to increase points to 70 to have any realistic chance of invite in either 189 or 190.


  79. Sukh
    Sukh 13 Mar, 19 at 10:42 pm

    Hello sir..can u tell me about dependent visa..i applied for this visa on 15 October 2018..5months is over..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 8:27 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article. I have added your question to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  80. Kachi
    Kachi 13 Mar, 19 at 6:39 pm

    Hello,
    I’m a Nigerian lawyer and I’ve had my degrees assessed by LPAB. Would like to know the next step for Australian PR


  81. Ami
    Ami 13 Mar, 19 at 3:32 pm

    Hi There,

    Does authority consider Bachelors degree completed thru distance education from recognized university in India?

    Age – 35 Years
    IT Experience – 14 Years (Oct 2004 – present)
    Education – Bachelors in Computer Applications (Year 2015) thru distance education
    Previous Education – 3 Years full time diploma in electronics engineering (Year 2004) from Government Institute
    IELTS score – 8
    Spouse IELTS score – 7

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 8:40 pm

      Distance learning should be recognizable. Check with the assessment agency for your job code.


  82. Apoorv Bhatt
    Apoorv Bhatt 12 Mar, 19 at 10:10 pm

    Hi anil,
    i have filed EOI in NSW on 30th jan 2019 under occupation category Chef 351311. 75 points in 489 , 70 points in 190 and 65 points in 189 . what are my chances to get a positive EOI outcome?” kindly advice


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 10:38 pm

      Chances are low for 189 invite with 65 points for chef. You should try to get to 70 points.

      You might get 190 invite if the state has demand for your profile.


  83. Reema
    Reema 11 Mar, 19 at 10:04 am

    Hello ,

    I am a secondary applicant and I do not have my birth certificate.Can we use any other relevant document like bonafide certificate or SSC certificate.

    Also the Form80 is required at time of applying visa or it is required if CO asks for it

    Regards,
    Reema.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 10:25 am

      I think i answered your same question earlier today on some other article. Isn’t it?

      The question is exactly same with same language. If not, let me know and i can answer again.


      • Reema
        Reema 11 Mar, 19 at 11:13 pm

        Hello,

        The reason i am asking this question again is I want to know if any alternative like bonafide certificate and all can work.
        I just read few articles where it was specified that if you do not have birth certificate then Indians can use 10th certificate.
        But since you expert in this i wanted confirmation on this as well.
        Thank you in advance.

        Regards,
        Supriya


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 11:43 pm

          The link I shared in my earlier answer has the clear cut answer to your confusion. Please go through it.
          My answer remains un-changed.


  84. venu sawhney
    venu sawhney 10 Mar, 19 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Anil
    Once the applicant receives the Invite and make the required payments (Primary, Spouse, Children), then in how much time he can expect the PR.
    Thanks in Advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Mar, 19 at 10:42 pm

      It is currently taking 3.5 months to 9 months to get Australia PR grant once you file your application.


      • venu sawhney
        venu sawhney 11 Mar, 19 at 12:17 am

        Hi Anil,
        Thanks for the response.
        I am bit confused about the statement “It is currently taking 3.5 months to 9 months to get Australia PR grant once you file your application.”

        Step 1 We submit EOI which means we file our Application with (ACS & PTE Score).
        Step 2: We receive Invite after couple of months based on Points & ACS .
        Step 3: We make payment for Primary, Spouse, Children after Invite .

        After Step 3, do we again need to file application or just wait for PR grant which usually takes 3 months as i believe.
        Because I am under impression , as after Step 1 , Step 2 & step 3 it will take a fixed time to grant PR and no matters when you Submit EOI or what is the Point Score.

        Could you please clear these doubts.

        Thanks in advance.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 7:54 am

          You need to file your PR application and upload all proofs for your EOI claims after step 2.
          In step 1, you have filed only an expression of interest (EOI).

          Once you get invited to apply, that’s the time you actually pay PR fees and actually apply for PR.

          After step 3, the time to get PR is 3.5 months to 9 months.


          • venu sawhney
            venu sawhney 11 Mar, 19 at 10:48 pm

            HI Anil,

            Thanks so much for providing the information.

            I have couple of questions to ask. Please provide some useful information for these also.

            Question 1:
            Could you please confirm if the below proofs for EOI Claim are sufficient.
            1. Valid PTE Score Card for myself and spouse.
            2. Valid ACS certificate for myself and spouse.

            OR

            Do we again need to upload the below documents as we already got +ve ACS based on the below.
            3. Educational documents(Mark sheets + Degree)
            4. Experience Letter & Offer Letter from previous Organizations, Salary Slips & Form 16.
            5. Age verification through (Birth Certificate or 10th Mark sheet)

            Question 2:
            Also suggest what additional documents are needed apart from 1,2,3,4 & 5.So that after Steps 3 ( We make payment for Primary, Spouse, Children after Invite ) we get PR grant asap without any hurdles in minimum time which is 3.5 months as suggested by you.

            Question 3:
            If all documents (1,2,3,4 & 5) are fine, do we still need a Case Officer for further processing of filed application.because you mentioned
            (After step 3, the time to get PR is 3.5 months to 9 months). And in what scenarios time taken is more than 3.5 months.

            Looking forward to your kind response.

            Thanks in advance.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 11:38 pm

              Your question has been added to forum and answered there because it was out of scope of this article.

              You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


              • venu sawhney
                venu sawhney 14 Mar, 19 at 12:11 am

                Hi Anil,

                Thanks for the response.

                Could you please suggest chances for invite (190) based on below details:

                EOI Submit Date: 11-Feb-2019
                190(NSW & VIC)
                Points 70+5(State sponsor points)
                Job Code-263111 – Computer Network and system professionals

                Thanks in advance.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 8:26 am

                  As suggested earlier, please ask out of article topic questions on our forum.

                  We reply on forum within 1-24 hours as well.


  85. San Remo
    San Remo 10 Mar, 19 at 8:39 pm

    Hi,
    My EOI date is November 2017 and I recently upgraded my points to 75 from 65 as of March 10th 2019. I have applied for 189 under Chemical Engineer category. How long do you think the waiting time for invite would be. Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Mar, 19 at 10:12 pm

      Your question has been added to forum and answered there because it was out of scope of this article.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  86. gaurav kumar
    gaurav kumar 10 Mar, 19 at 10:24 am

    I had completed my B.Tech in Information technology (IT) and having 5 years 3 months of experience in Software testing.

    Can you please let me know , how much point i will get for my work experience. A guy told me that, Immigration office deduct 2 years of experience, even if my Btech stream and work experience both are same.

    Can someone please help my out on my ask


  87. Sherin John
    Sherin John 10 Mar, 19 at 5:30 am

    Hi Anil
    I got 3 year ban for visa to australia due to overstay and I left Australia with BVE visa in 2017. I have completed master degree from australia hold 96 credits and now in the age of 30.Can I apply for PR to Australia now.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Mar, 19 at 10:12 pm

      Your question has been added to forum and answered there because it was out of scope of this article.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  88. Asha Cleetus
    Asha Cleetus 9 Mar, 19 at 8:21 am

    hi Anil,
    i have apllied for 189 (65points) and 190 NSW (65+ hoping to get 5points) under registered nurse medical ANZSCO code 254418 on october 2018, and to victoria 190 on february 2019. i will lose 5 points for age in june 2019, im worried about getting an invitation before june 2019. I dont have any hope for 189. have you any idea about my chances for 190 invite. waiting for your reply.

    Many thanks
    Asha


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Mar, 19 at 9:23 am

      Your question has been added to forum and answered there because it was out of scope of this article.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  89. Harpreet
    Harpreet 8 Mar, 19 at 6:25 am

    Hello Anil,

    I am applying for 189 Class PR under ANZSCO Code 224711 MANAGEMENT Consultant.

    I have an MBA degree in OIL and Gas and post completion of the degree i worked with govt organisation for 4 years 8 months.

    Degree year 2009-2011.
    Work Exp: July 2011 to March -2016 in OIL and Gas sector.

    Post that, I started my own business which is a registered winery and currently working there as Director and doing all the management related stuff.

    So in short I have work experience of 4 years 8 months related to my degree of MBA and post that i have 3 years of experience as Management / Business consultant in my own company.

    My doubt or query is, how VETASSESS will access my total work experience, it will only consider my work exp related to my OIL& GAS MBA degree or it will also consider my business consultant experience as well , which i am doing in my own company.

    Or it will not at all consider my work experience, as in last five years I have only 2 years of experience related to my degree.

    Please suggest and help as I am completely confused and based on this work experience only I will be able to apply for EOI as if they won’t consider any work exp then i will be at 65 points only, on which chances of getting invitation is almost nil.

    Awaiting your response.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Harpreet.


  90. Aaroo
    Aaroo 7 Mar, 19 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Could you please help me know the current processing time for ANZSCO code 262112 for ICT Security Specialist.
    Points 70. Thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 7:37 pm

      Your question has been added to forum and answered there becasue it was out of scope of this article.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  91. Abhishek Cariappa
    Abhishek Cariappa 4 Mar, 19 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I got my ACS done on January 2019. If I submit my EOI on April 2020 can I use the same ACS?

    Reason for applying in April 2020 is I will have 8 years ACS experience and I can claim 5 extra points.


    • vikas prashar
      vikas prashar 5 Mar, 19 at 4:05 am

      Hi Anil, I am also having same question. I have got my ACS done in feb 2019. Can I apply for PR by July 2019 and use same ACS result to avail 5 extra points?


  92. zach
    zach 4 Mar, 19 at 12:12 pm

    I am currently living in the USA and thinking about applying for PR in Australia.
    Green card applications in the USA almost take a decade to process for most of the Indians

    Here is a snapshot of what I am thinking in terms of points that I could have:
    Age: 30
    Language: 10 expected
    Employment Outside Australia: 10-15
    Education: 15
    Spouse Skills Points: 5 (depends)
    Expected points: 65 to 75

    However my only concern is that I have been a Project Manager for the majority of my career. It is there on the STSOL list whereas my wife even who has less work experience has her profession listed on the MLTSSL list.

    Here are the ANZSCO codes:
    ANZSCO code 2613-13 for Software Engineer
    ANZSCO code 1351-12 for ICT Project Manager
    ANZSCO code 2611-11 for ICT Business Analyst

    Would really appreciate if someone could answer the following queries that I had:
    – Can I apply for the Skilled Independent 189 even though that my profession is not listed in the main list? I believe for the Skilled Nominated 190 visa, you need a state nomination.
    – Are there states where my skillset might be in demand. How do I approach those states
    – There is a profession called ICT Business Analyst which is also very close to what I have done in my professional career. This profession is also listed on the MLTSSL list.
    Would you recommend that I try that route or do I need to still need to apply as Project Manager
    – Is it better to apply with my wife being the main applicant


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 1:15 pm

      Since, we have closed comments on the page, we have added your question on our forum.

      We have also answered your question in detail on forum itself. You can also ask follow up questions (if any) on the forum itself.


  93. kanaka amarnath
    kanaka amarnath 4 Mar, 19 at 1:23 am

    Hi Anil,

    I had applied EOI for 190 state sponsorship with 65+5 =70 points to Victoria and NSW in Mechanical enggr occupation-233512, and applied with 65 points for 189 category in feb-2019, what are the chances of getting an invitation ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 8:52 am

      Chances are low for an invite with 65 points in 189 as well as 190 PR. You should try to increase your points to 70 to have a chance in 233512.


  94. SAM
    SAM 4 Mar, 19 at 4:59 am

    Do we need a job offer to apply state nomination and get 5 points?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

      Job offer is not required for 190 PR state nomination.


  95. subash
    subash 4 Mar, 19 at 1:55 am

    I’m an Electronics and Instrumentation Engineer passed out in 2013. Have 4 years of experience but not relevant. I’ve scored overall of 7 in IELTS. Can I apply for PR – 233411?


    • SAM
      SAM 4 Mar, 19 at 4:59 am

      If you apply Aus, it will be very hard. But you can try Canada with increased listening score to 8.


      • subash
        subash 4 Mar, 19 at 4:59 am

        I’ve got Listening score – 8 but my overall is 7


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 8:52 am

      What is total score in the PR points table?


      • subash
        subash 4 Mar, 19 at 10:52 am

        Age -30, IELTS (7 overall) – 10, employment (if considered) – 10, bachelor’s – 15
        Total – 65


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 10:53 am

          As per my estimate, there is no chance of invite with 65 points for 233411.
          At this time, invites are sent for profiles with 75 points.


          • subash
            subash 4 Mar, 19 at 10:53 am

            If I do masters in OZ, are there any chances?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 1:14 pm

              You do get extra points for studying in Australia.


  96. Vohraameenbhai Ganibhai
    Vohraameenbhai Ganibhai 3 Mar, 19 at 8:34 am

    Hellow Team.can i travel outside Australia after getting invitation. now i am in 485 visa till oct 2109.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:46 am

      I do not see an issue in going outside Australia. Do you have anything specific in mind?


      • Vohraameenbhai Ganibhai
        Vohraameenbhai Ganibhai 3 Mar, 19 at 12:04 pm

        No..Thank you for the information.


  97. Rafidah
    Rafidah 3 Mar, 19 at 5:33 am

    Hello, as Occupational Therapist with 65 points, what’s the chance of getting an invite for 189 visa?

    Thanks
    Rafidah


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

      Please share your exact ANZSCO code.


      • Rafidah
        Rafidah 3 Mar, 19 at 8:59 pm

        252411


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 9:15 pm

          You can expect an 190 invite from state for 252411 job code. There is no fixed time frame for state invitation. They may or may not invite based on your job code demand in the state.

          But, for 189 invite you need at-least 70 points at this time.


  98. niraj chaudhary
    niraj chaudhary 3 Mar, 19 at 4:33 am

    Anil Sir
    if you dont mind can you provide me your email address?
    Hopefully


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

      Sorry, I do not share my email ID. If you want, you can ask your question anonymously (hide your identity) on our community forum

      I answer with same speed there too :).


  99. Shankar Home
    Shankar Home 3 Mar, 19 at 6:28 am

    Hello Team,
    I submitted my ACS. I am awaiting for the results. I am positive that it might get approved. Could you please tell me of the next steps. I possibly might be at 65 slab. so whats the chance of getting a PR.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

      Please share your ANZSCO code.


      • Shankar Home
        Shankar Home 3 Mar, 19 at 10:21 pm

        Thank you Anil for your response. I submitted for Software Engineer – 2613-13


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

          There are no chances of invite with 65 points at this time for 261313.
          You should try to increase your points to 70 to have realistic chance of invite.


  100. niraj chaudhary
    niraj chaudhary 3 Mar, 19 at 4:33 am

    Anil Sir
    if you dont mind can you provide me your email address?
    Hopefully


  101. Borshon Rahman
    Borshon Rahman 3 Mar, 19 at 2:30 am

    Hi

    I was wondering if I do bachelors in Australia I get 15 points right away but do I also get the Studied in Australia points? Which would mean I get 20 points for completing bachelors in Australia.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

      Only if you can get positive assessment report for your selected ANZSCO code.


  102. Sohaib
    Sohaib 2 Mar, 19 at 7:50 pm

    Hey anil i have 1 question. I have done bachelors in electrical engineering from pakistan. If i do diploma in electrical from australia can i claim 5 points for it ? And if i have did that diploma from regional can i also claim extra points for that ?
    Please help me with this question. Because many person are saying you arent allowed to do diploma because your a bachelor. Even if i do graduate diploma of electrical can i claim 5 points for study in australia after my bachelors from pak plz let me know


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 8:45 pm

      Bachelors and Diploma would be counted as same as per my information. A simple diploma from Australia may help you to get study in Australia Points.
      It all depends on how the assessment agency assesses it.


  103. Vidushi
    Vidushi 2 Mar, 19 at 6:29 pm

    Hello,
    Thank you for the information.
    I would like to know about the points for an Australian university masters degree (online masters in secondary teaching ).
    Completing the masters from an Australian university is still valid for PR or do I have to complete the masters in Australia ?

    Thank you and best regards!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 6:37 pm

      You should have completed the study in Australia to qualify for points.


      • Vidushi
        Vidushi 2 Mar, 19 at 7:15 pm

        Hello,
        Thank you for the fast reply!
        I would like to know if I gain a one year masters in teaching degree in Australia (I ‘m having my three years bachelor of science degree and two years of teaching experience in Japan ) would it be alright for applying PR in secondary teaching category?
        Thank you!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 7:25 pm

          Your education and work experience should be assessed by the assessment authority and if they give positive report, then you can claim the points.

          I am not the right person to judge your education and work experience.


  104. Nunu
    Nunu 2 Mar, 19 at 11:40 am

    Hello Anil,
    It’s my first time posting here and i’m hoping you can help me.
    I’m in the process of sending my documents to ACS but my Degree transcript is watermarked with ‘Concordia University’. Do you think i can use this for ACS? or apply for a fresh transcript with no watermarks?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 12:29 pm

      What’s the problem with watermark?


      • Nunu
        Nunu 3 Mar, 19 at 1:44 pm

        Thank you for your quick response Anil.
        I don’t see any problem with the watermark, but i don’t want my ACS application to be negatively affected in anyway which is why i asked for your opinion.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 2:34 pm

          I don’t see any problem if the document is genuine.


  105. Hamid
    Hamid 2 Mar, 19 at 6:06 am

    Hi dear,
    Can i get Invitation, i got 70 points and my code is (Engineering technologist 233914) and how long it will take to get invitation. I live in Sydney
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 7:44 am

      Engineering technologist 233914 currently needs 75 points to get invite.
      You should try to increase your points. Have you claimed points for working in Australia?


  106. varadh
    varadh 2 Mar, 19 at 1:00 am

    Hello Anil,
    8 year experienced Software Tester – ANZSCO 261314
    age -30
    B Tech in computer science
    IELTS 7
    SINGLE
    Am i eligible for PR in Australia?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 7:44 am

      The first step is to check your total PR points.
      Once you know the points, then, i can tell if you are eligible or not.


  107. Neha Malik
    Neha Malik 1 Mar, 19 at 12:02 pm

    Hello Anil,
    I am 26 years of age and have completed by B tech in Information technology and have 4.2 years or working experience as a software tester (ANZSCO – 261314).
    Do you suggest I should complete my 5 years of work experience and then get ACS Done so that even if they deduct 2 years I can claim 5 points while applying for PR ?
    Also what are the chances of me getting a PR ..should I go for my master after completing 5 years of work experience or should I directly apply for PR


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 6:12 pm

      You can start your Australia PR process now and file your Expression of interest.
      You can claim your increased experience automatically as it grows with time.

      The chances of PR depend on your PR points.


      • Neha Malik
        Neha Malik 15 May, 19 at 9:07 pm

        Hello Anil,

        For ACS certificate my previous company is agreeing to provide Experience letter but it is not on company’s letter head.
        It has the roles and responsibilities signed by my immediate manager. And the reliving letter is different which contains the duration and post I worked there. Does this help ?
        What is the other way round for experience letter.
        Also how can we get experience letter from present company we are working in ?

        I would also need your help to confirm the documents required apart from my engineering degree as i am filling ACS myself and not taking help of agent . Could you please list the documents required.

        Thanks,
        Neha


  108. Vinil Paul
    Vinil Paul 28 Feb, 19 at 8:54 pm

    Hello Anil
    I have got 75 points overall and if my wife get through IELTS, my score will be 80 as our job code is same. Job code – 233211. How long will it take to get invitation?
    Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

      Have you already filed your EOI?
      You should get invite in next draw that happens after you file your EOI for Job code – 233211.


      • Vinil Paul
        Vinil Paul 1 Mar, 19 at 9:21 am

        No. i havent filed yet. Waiting for my wife to get IELTS. Will file soon after that.
        Thanks for your reply..


  109. Natasha Ngoh
    Natasha Ngoh 1 Mar, 19 at 12:15 am

    Hello

    I have 65 points now and looking to apply for 189 visa. Im an Audiologist. What are the chances of getting an invite?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

      Do you know the exact ANZSCO code for your profile?


      • Natasha Ngoh
        Natasha Ngoh 1 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

        ANZSCO 252711


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 5:41 pm

          You might get a state invite (190) for 252711 Audiologist job but 189 invite needs 70 points at this time.

          Have you selected 190 option while filling your Australia EOI?


          • Natasha Ngoh
            Natasha Ngoh 2 Mar, 19 at 1:00 am

            I am submitting my EOI next week for 189 and 190. Are my chances high of getting state nomination (Tasmania)?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 7:44 am

              I am not aware of current priorities that Tasmania is looking to invite people. So cannot comment.


  110. hadil
    hadil 28 Feb, 19 at 1:02 pm

    hello Anil , i am 40 years old next june 2019 , i applied last august with a score of 65 , do you think its possible i get my visa ? if i redo my PTE and get a higher score , is there a chance i can get my invitation before im 40 ?
    thanks


  111. hadil
    hadil 28 Feb, 19 at 1:02 pm

    hello anil.
    i am 40 years old next june… i applied last august with a score of 65.
    do you think there is any possibility of me getting the invitation ? if i retake the PTE next week to get a higher score of 79 in each test , is it worth it ?
    thanks man.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 3:41 pm

      What is your ANZSCO code?


      • hadil
        hadil 28 Feb, 19 at 5:09 pm

        263111 computer network and system engineer


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 6:35 pm

          The chances are very low for 263111 computer network and system engineer invite with 65 points. You should try to increase your points to 70 if possible.


          • hadil
            hadil 28 Feb, 19 at 7:46 pm

            so if i do , do i have enough time to get the invite before june ?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

              It depends on when you change your EOI with 70 points. You may not be able to get the invite before June 2019. The chances are low.


  112. Reema
    Reema 28 Feb, 19 at 11:51 am

    Hi Anil,

    I wanted to know when you submit the EOI where do you see the Date of effect in your profile .
    When i have submitted my EOI i can see status as just “In progress”.I have not received any mail confirmation that my EOI is submitted
    or any kind of acknowledgment.
    How will i come to know that there is no issue in the EOI that i have filed.
    Also Can we start the process of generating the HAP ID for medical test report as this process takes 2 to 3 weeks to complete before getting the invitation.

    Regards,
    Reema.


  113. Sreedhar
    Sreedhar 28 Feb, 19 at 6:16 am

    Hi Anil,

    This page is very useful and thanks a lot for providing these information.
    Can you please provide your thought on below ?
    I have below points

    ANZCODE – 261311 Analyst Programmer (ACS)

    Age : 25
    Education :15
    English :10
    Employment in Aus(Vic) : 10
    Employment outside Aus : 5

    Total :65 points
    Currently I am in victoria on 457 exp in dec 2019. I am planning to select 190 during skillselect so that I can get 5 more points
    Is there any scope for invite ?

    Thanks,
    Sreenath


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 10:40 am

      There is a chance that you might get invite for 261311 Analyst Programmer (ACS) from Victoria with 65 points.

      I would still suggest to increase the points to 70 to have better chances of invite though. 5 points of state are only awarded after state invites you and then nominates you for Australia PR.


  114. Ramya Ramesh
    Ramya Ramesh 28 Feb, 19 at 3:56 am

    Hello Anil,

    Can I apply for Australian PR(189) if I already have a valid Australian TSS dependent VISA?

    My Husband is in Australia on a Short term TSS(2 years) and I have applied for a dependent visa already. I would like to know if i am still eligible to apply for a PR ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 10:39 am

      You can apply for 189 or 190 PR visa if you are eligible.


  115. Ajay Kotagal
    Ajay Kotagal 27 Feb, 19 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Anil,

    My Wife has filed for her EOI on 02/20/2019. Her Job code is 261312: Developer Programmer.

    PR Score:
    189: 70 ( including spouse 5 points)
    190: 75 ( State Sponsorship of 5 points)

    When can we expect the invitation?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 2:08 pm

      You can expect invite by October 2019 for 261312: Developer Programmer with 70 points with your Date of effect as 20 Feb, 2019.


      • Ajay Kotagal
        Ajay Kotagal 27 Feb, 19 at 3:45 pm

        Thanks much, Anil. Really appreciate your selfless service !!


        • Reema
          Reema 28 Feb, 19 at 1:20 am

          Hello Friend,

          I wanted to when you submit the EOI where do you see the Date of effect in your profile .When i have submitted my EOI i can see status as just “In progress”.I have not received any mail confirmation that my EOI is submitted or any kind of acknowledgment.
          How will i come to know that there is no issue in the EOI that i have filed.

          Regards,
          Reema.


          • Ajay Kotagal
            Ajay Kotagal 1 Mar, 19 at 5:39 am

            Hi Reema,

            Sorry for the delay. I checked with my wife yesterday and she mentioned that the EOI was submitted on 02/20 and she submitted date was displayed at the same time.


      • Roshan Siraj
        Roshan Siraj 27 Feb, 19 at 10:03 pm

        Dear Anil Gupta
        Great seeing you giving sound advice to many with the ambition to migrate. Would you be able to advise on the possibilities for me to get Australian PR 189?
        I could share more information and assess my chances with your expert advise before lodging the EOI.
        Thanks in advance.
        Roshan


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 10:19 pm

          Please try to ask your to-the-point exact question in your very first comment itself.
          It saves time for both you and me.


          • Roshan Siraj
            Roshan Siraj 27 Feb, 19 at 11:38 pm

            Dear Anil

            I attained my BA Hons Degree in Business & Community Enterprise in Internet Technology from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom), Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) from Liverpool Hope University.
            Working as Business Development Manager since early 2010 till date at my current employment.

            Points scored as follows:
            Age – 25
            IELTS – 10 (have not done the test yet, tempted to put superior so i could get 20 points to push the overall to 75 points increasing my chances)
            Education outside Australia – 15
            Employment outside Australia – 15 (8-10 years)

            Based on above it could be 65 or 75, ultimately boils down to how much I score on my IELTS.

            ANZSCO 224711 or 225212 or 131112 , I have stated 3 codes since I was advise going for business consultant i would be better off. Although in business development you do sales and marketing, consulting and analysis.
            My questions are ;
            1. Should I lodge an EOI based on superior English (8 or above) and if I don’t meet the superior English standard could go back and change the details to match my results to proficient English.
            2. What would be the best ANZSCO to choose to increase my chance of obtaining the 189.
            3. Should I show funds / bank statement ? If so, any limit on the funds?
            4. Should I apply for a 190 ? Could my first cousin or spouse’s first cousin could be a sponsor?
            5. For each of the above code the assessment body will be different. Management consultant should be under vetassess and other two under AIM. Please advise.

            Appreciate you valued feedback.
            Thanks
            Roshan


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 10:23 am

              You can change your EOI as many times as you want but remember that you need to specify the points that you have got in each English language section. If you get invite, you will have to prove those points without changing. If you can’t prove as you just filed EOI with random values, you will waste your invite, time and money.

              The best ANZSCO code can only be chosen by you based on what your employer writes in your work experience letters.

              Showing Bank statement is optional. There is no fund requirement for skill based 189 and 190 PR.

              There are no points for family sponsorship in 189 or 190 PR visa. Points are only given for your skills.

              Please chose one ANZSCo code that best matches your work and not just the name of job and then get it assessed by the relevant assessment agency.


              • Roshan Siraj
                Roshan Siraj 28 Feb, 19 at 10:59 am

                Dear Anil

                Thank you for the reply. I wanted your advise on the job title since the agent I spoke to mentioned it’s best I get a business consultant letter instead of sales and marketing or business development.
                What’s your take on this?

                If I put a lower score on my ielts e.g. 7 and can get 8 on actual test will that affect me adversely?

                Then best would be for me to do the test before submitting eoi?

                I wanted to hasten the process by doing things which takes longest first. According the the agent to get PR could be a year.
                Tried searching for a clear step by step guide however couldn’t find one detailed with timelines.

                Would you be able to share information on the process to go about lodging in more detail?

                Correct me if I heard wrong.

                Thank you


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 11:15 am

                  Your EOI’s date of effect will change if your either put lower number or higher number for your IELTS without actual scores.

                  Once you update your EOI, your EOI’s queue position changes as per your new Date of effect.

                  So, unless you have concrete details, there is no use of filing EOI as you can’t really lock your position as may be suggested by the agent who really wants your money.

                  Rest is your choice.


  116. Krishna Karur
    Krishna Karur 27 Feb, 19 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Anil , My current points are age:25,education: 15,wrk exp : 15 and pte: 10 total 65.
    PTE : over all -77 (L:76/R:75/S:89,W:78)_First attempt. Should i start visa process for 190 visa for which i get 5 points state sponsor ship which takes it to 70 pts or should i clear pte with 79 in each module and apply for 189/190 visa.
    Developer Programmer – ANZSCO 261312 is my code for visa. pls suggest


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

      State points cannot be counted until state specifically invites you.

      There is no chance of invite in Developer Programmer – ANZSCO 261312 with 65 points at this time. You should try to increase your points to either 70 or 75 to have better chance of invite.

      You can try PTE with my tips to get highest marks within a week.


      • Krishna Karur
        Krishna Karur 27 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

        Ok thanks Anil!


  117. Rajeswari Raguraman
    Rajeswari Raguraman 27 Feb, 19 at 2:43 am

    Hey I am wondering whether to apply for a 189 or 190. I want to apply EOI for the occupation of biomedical engineer. My points description as below:
    Age – 30 points
    Degree – 20 (I have a PhD)
    English – 20
    Total 70 points as on date. Shall I apply for state sponsorship for VIC. I had my degree from there. Would that help in getting an invite earlier? Kindly advise


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:33 am

      You can file your EOI for both 189 and 190 and then take a decision based on who sends you invite first.
      If you have studied from Australia, you can get extra points.


  118. Peter
    Peter 27 Feb, 19 at 3:32 am

    Hello
    I have reached to a level of 65 points.
    I am applying for Structural Engineer 233214
    How high are my chances in receiving an invitation? (I don’t mind waiting)


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:33 am

      At this time invites are being sent with 70 points in 189 visa category.
      You might receive invite from state with 65 points.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 12:09 pm

        What job ANZSCO code are you looking to apply for?


        • Krishna Karur
          Krishna Karur 27 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

          Developer Programmer – ANZSCO 261312 is my code for visa.


        • Krishna Karur
          Krishna Karur 27 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

          Hi Anil , My current points are age:25,education: 15,wrk exp : 15 and pte: 10 total 65.
          PTE : over all -77 (L:76/R:75/S:89,W:78)_First attempt. Should i start visa process for 190 visa for which i get 5 points state sponsor ship which takes it to 70 pts or should i clear pte with 79 in each module and apply for 189/190 visa.


  119. Nayana Madhu
    Nayana Madhu 27 Feb, 19 at 3:00 am

    Hello Anil,

    I have recently updated my score to a total of 80 after English test.
    Can you please let me know the expected timeline for an invite under Software engineer category. Next month end I will be having age updated to 33 and losing 5 points. For 75 points can you please share the expected time for invite.

    Also please let me know the schedule/ frequency of the EOI invite draw held.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:33 am

      At this time, the software engineer with 75 points (189) are getting invite within 2-3 months of filing EOI.

      Are you sure you have 80 points without adding state nomination points?


  120. vandan
    vandan 26 Feb, 19 at 10:52 am

    Hi Anil ,

    Just got my skill assessment done from ACS . According to the report all my employment after Feb 2011 is relevant which comes to around 7 years 10 months till Jan 2019 .

    So if I create a profile now ,will the experience get updated to 8 yrs on Mar 2019 automatically and will I get the extra 5 points?.

    Also with that ill have a score of 70 in software Engineer field. Is it sufficient to get invite or should I redo IELTS or PTE?.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 11:12 am

      Leave your current job’s END date blank in EOI and your work experience will automatically add extra points as and when you reach next level i.e. 8 years.

      There is a wait of about 7 months for software Engineer with 70 points.


      • Vandan
        Vandan 26 Feb, 19 at 11:32 am

        Thanks Anil.

        One more follow up question- ACS states “After Feb 2011” what date can I select as Start date ?.

        I submitted my ACS profile on 19th Feb 2019 .

        Also Can I edit my IELTS/PTE score after EOI to gain extra points?.

        P.S- Bachelors in IT was considered as ACS major .

        Regards
        Vandan


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 2:02 pm

          You can choose the start date as 19 Feb 2011.
          You can update your EOI anytime to make changes including updating your IELTS/PTE score.

          Note that your EOI’s date of effect will change one you make changes and submit EOI.


  121. Osop
    Osop 26 Feb, 19 at 10:38 am

    Hi, I would love to know under which category i may qualify with the following facts:
    Age 36
    IELTS L 8, S 8, R 8, W 6.5
    IELTS L 7.5, S 7, R 8, W 7.5
    Work Experience 9 years ( Sales Rep 1 year, Loan Officer 5 years, Branch Manager 3 Years all in a micro finance bank)
    Education Msc

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 11:12 am

      The first step is to choose your Job code matching your work experience and education.
      Once you know the job code, I can suggest the next steps.


  122. Abdul
    Abdul 26 Feb, 19 at 2:45 am

    I have started working as business analyst (24hrs weekly) on

    15th Jan 2018, went back to overseas on

    13th Sep 2018 and came back on (took 18 weeks off)

    26th Jan 2019 started working back with the same company and same profile.

    When I will be able to claim Australian experience 5 points for migration?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 9:09 am

      Your question is not clear. Your total Australian experience should be added excluding the gaps.


      • Abdul
        Abdul 26 Feb, 19 at 9:08 pm

        Thanks for your Reply Anil

        Did 8 months with a company left for leave unfortunately for 4 months

        got back to same company continuing with same profile

        doing more three months will it be ok for ACS assessment

        As I have heard of if there is a long gap you can count as experience combining 1year

        like (8 Months+ (4 months Gap) + 4 months)= 1 year

        Thanks for your effort answering my query.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 10:48 pm

          Only count the months that you have worked. That’s it.


  123. Sreelekshmi G
    Sreelekshmi G 25 Feb, 19 at 11:52 pm

    Could you please share your thought on me my husband’s EOI waiting period, we have submiited EOI on 25th Feb, Husband as main applicant with 75 points for 261112 ICT System Analyst


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 9:09 am

      You can expect invite for 261112 ICT System Analyst with 75 points in about 2-3 months.


  124. venu sawhney
    venu sawhney 25 Feb, 19 at 9:43 pm

    Hi , Mine and mine wife has got ACS Cleared and PTE is also cleared.
    My points are as below.
    Age- 25
    Experience- 15
    Qualification-15
    PTE- Score -10
    Total 65
    Spouse – 5 (Wife cleared ACS and PTE )
    Total 70 Points .
    State sponsor ship – 5

    Could you please suggest by when i can expect invite as i applied for code 263111(Computer Network and System engineer) on 12 Feb -2019


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:54 pm

      You can expect invite in about 6 months for 263111(Computer Network and System engineer) with 70 points.


      • venu sawhney
        venu sawhney 26 Feb, 19 at 11:51 pm

        HI Anil ,
        Thanks for the response.
        I have 1 more question to ask.

        My wife scored overall score 79 in PTE, however the score breakup is as follows.
        S-90, R-79, L-74 w-73..
        To get 20 points from PTE exam, does she need 79+ each or overall score of 79 can get her 20 points.

        Age points- 30 (as age is less than 32 years)
        qualification points- 15
        Experience points 5
        Spouse points -5

        Looking for your kind response.
        Thanks


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:13 am

          Score should be 79+ in each section individually.


  125. Maimoon Jaffery
    Maimoon Jaffery 25 Feb, 19 at 11:40 am

    Hi, my spouse has 65 points with Developer Programmer — 261312 and I am supporting her with 5 points having assessment done under Engineering Technologist — 233914. Total we have 70 points. Do you think with current situation of backlog she can get ITA with 70 points and within how much time if yes?

    Thanks & Regards
    Maimoon


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 12:30 pm

      You can expect invite after 7 months of waiting with 70 points in 261312 job code.


  126. Muhammad Tayyab
    Muhammad Tayyab 25 Feb, 19 at 6:46 am

    i have 75 points eoi and accountant how many time invitation receive? sub class 189


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 8:53 am

      Please share your ANZSCO code.


      • Muhammad Tayyab
        Muhammad Tayyab 25 Feb, 19 at 8:53 am

        Accountant 2211 code


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:26 am

          You need at-least 80 points for 221111 Accountant General at this time to get invite.


          • Muhammad Tayyab
            Muhammad Tayyab 25 Feb, 19 at 10:00 am

            how i can get 5 points more. professional year i have already done. tips for NAATI TEST


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 10:18 am

              I am not sure if NAATI test can help.


              • Muhammad Tayyab
                Muhammad Tayyab 25 Feb, 19 at 8:00 pm

                kindly suggest for 5 marks more. what is the fastest way of 5 marks


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 10:19 pm

                  Check other options to add 5 points using this PR points calculator.


  127. Gopal Sundaram
    Gopal Sundaram 25 Feb, 19 at 5:05 am

    Hi Anil,
    Have to ask few questions, thanks for the blog where you have clarified many doubts.
    I have 65 points (including 10 of PTE) as of now and applied for visa 190 for NSW and Victoria. I will get 5 points on employment in May 2019 which will make my points to 70 in May 2019. My profile is 26111 – ICT Business Analyst
    I am re-appearing for my PTE soon and aim for 20 points, which could total my points to 75 for 190 and 70 for 189 as of now. Another 5 points in May 2019 will make it 80 for 190 and 75 for 189. My consultant has already filed for the EOI with 65 points as of now so that it gets into the queue.
    I would like to know how are my chances in case I don’t score 20 points in PTE and how bright are the chances if i score 20 in PTE in 10 days time (PTE is scheduled for 04th March 2019)
    ALSO an Important one: When are our EOI points frozen in the process?
    Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 8:53 am

      Your EOI gets a new date of effect as and when your points increase. So, if you filed with 65 points earlier and then your points increase to 70 after 2 months, the new date will the date when you achieved 70 points and the earlier date is lost!

      So, filing earlier does not really make any difference unless your points are already enough to get a call.

      As per current invite trend, the chances of invite with 70 points are low and waiting time could be 8+ months.
      With 75 months for 26111 – ICT Business Analyst, you can expect invite within 2-3 months of waiting.


      • Gopal Sundaram
        Gopal Sundaram 25 Feb, 19 at 10:34 am

        Thank you very much Anil.


      • Gopal Sundaram
        Gopal Sundaram 26 Feb, 19 at 4:34 am

        Hello Anil, one more question which I had asked in my comments. When does our eligibility points get frozen? At what stage exactly.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 9:36 am

          I have clearly answered your question about date getting frozen in my earlier answer. Date is frozen only if you do not update the EOI.
          If you update EOI with extra points, a new date is assigned.
          Please read it again.


          • Gopal Sundaram
            Gopal Sundaram 6 Mar, 19 at 11:14 pm

            Hi Anil. Hru doing. Thanks for the great help you are doing by clarifying many doubts that are not answered by even some consultants.
            I have another question for you after failing to gain 20 points out of pte.
            My current points status is:
            Education 15
            Work 15 (out of which 5 will be added in May 2019)
            Age 25 (I will turn 40 in Sep 2019)
            Pte 10
            Total: 65 (5 will add up in May 2019)

            I need your advice on further process. I have filed for EOI 190 for NSW and Victoria for 26111 Business analyst. Now,
            1. should I wait till May so that my points would be 65+5: state points. Would there be any chance of invite.
            2. should I wait for 489 window to open for Business analyst. In this case my points would be 65+10: 75. Would there be a better chance of invite.
            3. I have appeared pte twice with missing the score of 79 very closely. I am not prepared to appear immediately. So should I retake the test may be in April or May.

            In all the above scenarios one point to be considered is my age which would be 40 in September 2019. So I am clueless what will happen, if EOI is already filed will the age points be deducted in September if I don’t get any invite.

            I am sorry to write such a lengthy matter but need ur assistance to decide. I am writing to you for second time after my 2nd pte attempt.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 8:31 am

              It is your choice if you want to wait or not.
              Do you have any other option than to wait at this time?


              • Gopal Sundaram
                Gopal Sundaram 8 Mar, 19 at 11:24 am

                Ok thanks Anil. Only worry for me is age which will be 40 in September 2019


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 11:36 am

                  You can’t stop your age. So, it is better to give English PTE test again and try to increase the points.

                  You can use my PTE notes and they will help you score more.


                  • Gopal Sundaram
                    Gopal Sundaram 8 Mar, 19 at 11:37 am

                    Ok Anil. Thank you for your valuable time. I will update you once I go ahead with the process.


          • Gopal Sundaram
            Gopal Sundaram 7 Mar, 19 at 11:58 pm

            Hi Anil. Hru doing. Thanks for the great help you are doing by clarifying many doubts that are not answered by even some consultants.
            I have another question for you after failing to gain 20 points out of pte.
            My current points status is:
            Education 15
            Work 15 (out of which 5 will be added in May 2019)
            Age 25 (I will turn 40 in Sep 2019)
            Pte 10
            Total: 65 (5 will add up in May 2019)
            I need your advice on further process. I have filed for EOI 190 for NSW and Victoria for 26111 Business analyst. Now,
            1. should I wait till May so that my points would be 65+5: state points. Would there be any chance of invite.
            2. should I wait for 489 window to open for Business analyst. In this case my points would be 65+10: 75. Would there be a better chance of invite.
            3. I have appeared pte twice with missing the score of 79 very closely. I am not prepared to appear immediately. So should I retake the test may be in April or May.
            In all the above scenarios one point to be considered is my age which would be 40 in September 2019. So I am clueless what will happen, if EOI is already filed will the age points be deducted in September if I don’t get any invite.
            I am sorry to write such a lengthy matter but need ur assistance to decide. I am writing to you for second time after my 2nd pte attempt.


  128. Huang Whu
    Huang Whu 24 Feb, 19 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you for keeping all of us up to date.

    I applied in 261313 Software engineer with 70 points in 01 Dec 2018.

    1) Can you please let me know if I can get an invitation by end of this year?

    2) Should I apply for state as well to gain 5 more points?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 8:53 am

      You can expect invite for 261313 Software engineer with 70 points by Oct 2019.

      When you file your Australia EOI for 189, you can select the option of 190 and then selecting the state that you want to consider for 190 visa. Did you select it?


      • Huang Whu
        Huang Whu 26 Feb, 19 at 1:37 am

        Thanks Anil. I had not selected the option for 190.


        • Huang Whu
          Huang Whu 26 Feb, 19 at 1:47 am

          I can wait till Oct 2019. I appeared PTE 3 time, could not cross 79 in all 3 sections. So I thought I could wait. You are a big help to community.


  129. Didarul Alam Swapon
    Didarul Alam Swapon 24 Feb, 19 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Anil Zee,
    I’m a Bangladeshi by born, working in Myanmar as a General Manager since 2014 with a Telecom Service Provider Company.
    DOB: December 10, 1974 (44 Y 02 M and 16 D)
    Education: A Bachelor of Electrical and Electrical Engineering.

    May I apply for to Australia?


  130. Zara Khan
    Zara Khan 24 Feb, 19 at 10:49 am

    Hi Anil,

    I completed masters in SA, Do I need work experience to apply for 189?
    If work experience is required, does professional year experience count?

    The breakdown of points are as follows:

    Age: 30
    Language: 20
    Australian Education: 5
    Study in Regional Australia: 5
    Professional Year 5
    Qualification: 15

    Total 80 for Accountant(General) 221111

    Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 11:15 am

      Work experience is not mandatory. But, there are extra points for work experience which will certainly increase your total points and chances of faster invite.
      You can an invite within 3-4 months with 80 points in Accountant(General) 221111


  131. Srinivas
    Srinivas 24 Feb, 19 at 9:15 am

    Hii…Anil,
    I am impressed with your blog and your prompt replies. I am an electrical engineer looking for Australia PR from a couple of years but did not get any concrete path or how to go ahead for it.
    Recently one of my friend suggested that taking IELTS ( i.e. language profeciency ) is the first step of this process. With that input I took IELTS academic recently and I scored less band 6.
    I would like to migrate to Australia as soon as possible.
    Could you suggest me how to prepare further to get PR .


  132. Fernedo Tailor
    Fernedo Tailor 24 Feb, 19 at 7:22 am

    Hi Anil,
    I recently started researching the PR process to Australia. I find your comments very useful and relevant – Thank you for that.
    I would appreciate your kind support in getting some clarity on my case.
    I plan to apply under Finance Manager (132211) under 190 visa class (STOSL). As per my knowledge, 189 Visa category is not available for FM. My questions are:
    – If i get 70 points, what are my chances and when I can expect an invite?
    – My wife has 6 years experience in Life Science Technician profile (311413). This is also available under STSOL and 190 visa class. Will I get 5 points for her experience?
    – Will NAATI certification provide 5 more points for the 190 visa sub-class?
    – Am I entitle to claim 5 points for state or territory government sponsorship?
    Looking forward to your kind feedback.
    Thank you in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 10:49 am

      You can expect invite within 2-3 months with 70 points for Finance Manager (132211).

      You can check if your wife qualifies for spouse points here. Wife’s ANZSCO code in same list is just one of the criteria.

      I am not sure if NAATI will help you get 5 points. I have not heard of it before.

      State points are ONLY awarded if state invites you.


      • Fernedo Tailor
        Fernedo Tailor 24 Feb, 19 at 11:51 pm

        Many thanks Anil – much appreciated your prompt response.


      • Fernedo Tailor
        Fernedo Tailor 25 Feb, 19 at 1:36 pm

        Hi Anil,
        A few more questions from my end..
        – Does the skilled occupation list get updated annually? If so, when can we expect the updated list to be released?
        – Is there any chance for the Finance Manager (132211) minimum points to differ from the current status of 70 points?
        – In order to claim the spouse points, does my wife need to have a minimum number of years of experience?
        – Could there be an instance, where I obtain 70 points, without the 5 points awarded by the territory government sponsorship and I still do not receive an invite?

        Thank you very much for supporting us with your valuable expertise.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 1:51 pm

          Skilled Occupation list can be updated any time by Australia Government. It is usually updated every year in July.

          I am not sure if the points will reduce in future. It all varies based on how many applications are filed for a specific job code.

          There is no minimum number of work experience required for claiming spouse points.

          Everything is possible. There are a limited number of invites that are sent out every month based on yearly quota. You may receive an invite after a long wait too.


          • Fernedo Tailor
            Fernedo Tailor 26 Feb, 19 at 1:09 pm

            Thanks Anil for your advice.
            Just one more question. My wife has followed the Edexcel curriculum (UK) for her secondary education. Is it mandatory for her to sit for the IELTS examination to claim the spouse points.


  133. Glory Prathap
    Glory Prathap 24 Feb, 19 at 2:11 am

    Hi , EOI applied on 31 Jan 2019 for 254425 RN Paediatrics with 65 points inclusive. My query is
    1)When can I expect the invite?
    2)Since QLD has stopped receiving more EOI’s,will this affect the already submitted EOI and is there a chance I can update my score after improving my English to Superior.
    Thanks and regards.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 10:39 am

      I am not sure what you mean by ‘Inclusive’. Can you elaborate?
      You can expect invite for 254425 RN Paediatrics only with 70 points at this time.


      • Glory Prathap
        Glory Prathap 24 Feb, 19 at 2:02 pm

        Hi Anil, I meant 55+10. I am hoping to improve my English to superior. If so, is it possible to update my EOI considering the fact that QLD is closed for further EOI’s.
        Thanks and Regards


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 2:17 pm

          Have you filed a separate EOI with QLD at QLD website or the EOI at Australia Skillselect system.


          • Glory Prathap
            Glory Prathap 24 Feb, 19 at 2:18 pm

            I will have to check with my agent about that cos it was filed by them.
            Does it make a difference?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 2:19 pm

              Not sure why don’t you ask your agent if you have paid them the money.

              They should tell you everything and help with your queries.
              I can’t really answer if i don’t have full information.


              • Glory Prathap
                Glory Prathap 24 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

                I will check with them.
                Thanks a lot for your time.


  134. Viswas
    Viswas 24 Feb, 19 at 12:59 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have applied ACS for the code 261313 – Software Engineer.

    Currently I am standing at 65 points with PTE score of 10.
    If I consider spouse points. i would be at 65+5 = 70
    If I go for state sponsorship (VIC). i would get 70+5 = 75
    By August, i will complete 1 year Australia experience and will be at 75+5 = 80

    Could you please suggest the way forward. Should I go ahead with 75 or is it worth waiting till august to secure additional 5 points ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 10:39 am

      What do you mean you consider spouse points? You can only claim spouse points if your spouse is eligible.
      State sponsorship is also not your choice. If state invites you to apply, then only you can claim state’s 5 points.

      You are still at 65 points if you can’t claim these points.
      and with 65 points, there is no chance of invite for 261313 – Software Engineer


      • viswas Reddy
        viswas Reddy 25 Feb, 19 at 4:41 am

        Considering spouse points ! i meant, my wife is eligible for the job code which is available in the list and cleared English exam.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:25 am

          If your spouse is eligible, claim those points to increase your total and you will have better chances of invite.


  135. Vivek
    Vivek 23 Feb, 19 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Firstly thanks for your great support to all Australian aspirants.

    In my case, I am Food Engineer. I have submitted my EOI on January 19th, 2019 under Engineering Technologist (ANZSCO 233914) with 65 points (Age – 25, IELTS – 10, Education – 15, Employment outside Australia – 15 points). I am trying to improve my IELTS score to get 8 band across all streams and yesterday got the result for second attempt, managed to get >8 in three streams (Listening, speaking and reading) & missed it in writing 🙁 . I am making another attempt in 1 week time, but writing does seem very tricky.

    My questions are as below:

    1. With 65 points for 189 visa under Engineering Technologist stream, do we stand a chance to receive invitation? If yes, what are the expected timelines as per your experience?

    2. I have also expressed in EOI Skilled – Nominated Subclass 190 for VIC state, that gives me 70 score, but seems like VIC is not looking for Engineering Technologist other than Civil & mechanical background. I mentioned Victoria because of personal preference as many of our friends live there. Shall I change to another state then. Do you know which one I should go for?

    3. I have started to look to get 5 points on Partner Skills. My Wife have studied Bachelors of Commerce and MBA in Finance from India. Shall I get her skills assessed for Accountant (general) – 221111, so both our occupations are on the MLTSSL list. The other matching occupation is ‘Finance Manager -132211’ but it is on STSOL list, so not sure if we can claim these points.

    Can you please guide what we should do to have the highest chance for receiving the invitation.

    Thanks in advance for your reply. Regards,
    Vivek


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 6:11 pm

      As per my estimation, there is no chance of invite with 65 points for Engineering Technologist (ANZSCO 233914).

      State usually sends nomination to profiles which have the highest points for their job code in the pool. So, chances are lower for any state for sending an invite unless you have 75 points including Victoria.

      For claiming spouse points, the occupation ANZSCO code should be on the same list as your yours.


  136. R K GUPTA
    R K GUPTA 23 Feb, 19 at 5:58 am

    hi anil,
    i want to know if person of 42 years with MD medical degree with point score of 60 is eligible for IMMIGRATION in australia.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 6:19 am

      Minimum 65 points are required to file the Australian immigration application (called Expression of interest).


  137. John Smith
    John Smith 23 Feb, 19 at 3:46 am

    Hi Anil,
    We all appreciate your hard work. I have lot of questions to ask. See I am an international student currently studying diploma of IT Networking and have a visa upto 2 years till 21. I arrived in Sydney this October 18 and want to apply for PR.I have sponsors in regional to sponsor me, i will go to regional but should i change my course?…If so, what should I study?….is it easy to transfer to regional?….should i apply for 189, 190 or provisional visa?….when can i start to plan all these?…..i am 19 years old. Thank you so much again


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 6:28 am

      I cannot suggest on what you should study. Its your choice based on what you want to do in your life.

      You can apply for 189/190 PR if your job profile is available in the Skills List .

      Regional employment is a good option as it will give you extra points towards your total PR points.


  138. Shalini Janakiraman
    Shalini Janakiraman 22 Feb, 19 at 4:28 am

    Hi Anil,

    My points are – Age (25), PTE (10), Education (15), Work (15), spouse (5) and have applied for EOI in Dec-2018 for 2613 – Software and Application Programmers.
    When can I expect the invite and should I attempt for 20 points in pte? Will there be any risk of application getting expired?
    Can you please suggest?

    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 4:28 pm

      With 70 points in 2613 – Software and Application Programmers category and filing in Dec 2018, you can expect invite by June 2019.

      It would be great if you can increase your English score (My PTE notes) as that would fetch you invite within 2-3 months.


  139. Bryce Wong
    Bryce Wong 22 Feb, 19 at 9:20 am

    Hi there,

    Just wanted to ask, my profession code is 312311 for Electrical Engineering Draftsperson. I have been given the green light to be certified by Engineers Australia based on my 2 years of Adv. Diploma in Electrical Engineering RMIT.

    My points are – Age (30), PTE (20), Education (10), Studied in Australia for 2 years (5), making it 65 points, just generally based on the Electrical engineering side of things.

    However, I have an Australian recognised Bachelor’s Degree from Curtin University in Marketing & Management as well, I was wondering if I could use the Bachelor’s degree from Curtin University to push my education points from 10 to 15 instead? That would push me to 70 points. Was wondering if that would be valid? I didn’t want to risk it as I wasn’t sure. However, the question asked on the visa website was “What is your highest qualification?”

    Looking forward to hear from you,

    Thanks,
    Bryce


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 4:28 pm

      For 312311 for Electrical Engineering Draftsperson, the chances of invite are low.

      Is Curtin University located in Australia?


      • Bryce Wong
        Bryce Wong 22 Feb, 19 at 4:28 pm

        Yes. It’s based in Perth, WA. However, it’s linked to my marketing degree, which is not on the list. So was wondering if I could claim 5 extra points for it being a bachelors.

        Basically, my electrical engineering adv diploma is my 2nd qualification, which is on the list.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 5:11 pm

          Has your assessment company recognized your Australian Bachelor degree as relevant?


          • Bryce Wong
            Bryce Wong 22 Feb, 19 at 5:11 pm

            Hi Anil,

            I have not gone through that process for my bachelor’s as of yet. When you mention assessment company, who do I go to for this?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 5:42 pm

              For your ANZSCO code, assessment agency is Engineers Australia.


              • Bryce Wong
                Bryce Wong 23 Feb, 19 at 1:24 pm

                Thanks for your help!


  140. liz sam
    liz sam 22 Feb, 19 at 3:34 am

    Hi Anil, We were in Australia for 2 years under student visa, but didnt complete my studies due to medical conditions. At that time my husband was working as a Management consultant in Wollongong NSW for 2 years. For claiming points for employment inside Aust, he got only appointment letter to show as a proof for assessing. he was getting paid by cash in hand. Is there any option that we can claim points??

    Now we are looking to file under Management consultant – 224711 MLTSSL. But not sure about the visa type 189 or 190?
    Age 40 (15), PTE 75 (10 going to take another soon), Edu -MBA (10), Work – 6yrs( 15 excluded aust exp), comm lang -5, spouse – no ( Indian Pharmacist )
    Awaiting for your reply !!


  141. Rohin Thakur
    Rohin Thakur 22 Feb, 19 at 4:14 pm

    Hello Anil,

    Thanks a lot for all the knowledge that you are sharing. I have a query and would appreciate if you can throw some light on the matter. I recently got my educational qualification and professional experience assessed by ACS. I have received positive assessment from ACS. My Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sc & Engg has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Bachelor Degree with a Major in computing. Also 9 years out of total 13 years have been considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 261111 (ICT Business Analysts) of the ANZSCO Code. Now considering my age (35), I get 25 points for age and after ACS evaluation I am assuming that I would get 15 for education and 15 for experience. This makes it 55 points and I am yet to take the PTE test. Although I am gunning for 79+ in all 4 categories but to be realistic I think getting 79+ would be difficult. So if I get a 65 + in PTE academics, I would get 10 points, that would take my overall points to 65. With 65 points I would be able to breach the threshold. Want to ask you about my chances, what is the propensity of me getting an invite. My ANZSCO code is 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) and I have more than 13 years of experience in the field of product development and business analysis. Are business analysts in demand in Australia? Please note here I am not considering the 5 points of state nomination, if I can secure that, my overall score would become 70. So what are my chances and how much time it might take. A reply from your side would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 4:14 pm

      To be frank, there is no chance of invite for 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) with 65 points.

      With your comment’s English, I can say with confidence that you can easily score 79+ in PTE within a week of preparation.

      You can have realistic chance of invite only with 75 points and for reaching 75, you need English test’s highest score.


      • Rohin Thakur
        Rohin Thakur 24 Feb, 19 at 12:09 am

        Thanks a lot Anil, that helps


  142. Ayodeji
    Ayodeji 22 Feb, 19 at 1:22 am

    Hi Anil,

    Thanks thus far, I had 70 point – Age (25), English (10), Employment (15) and Education (20). My ANZCO CODE is 233611. I however have some questions:

    1. What are my chances of getting a PR?
    2. How long will the processing take?
    3. Can and should I include my wife who had a 65 point with my application or should she apply separately?

    Regards,
    Ayo


    • Ayodeji
      Ayodeji 22 Feb, 19 at 1:22 am

      I intend filing by the end of 2019. My wife is a recent medical Doctor graduate with only a year experience and no masters.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 4:42 pm

        You have good chances of invite with 70 points in ANZCO CODE is 233611.

        Current Australia PR processing time is shared here.

        You can include your spouse and claim spouse points if she is eligible.

        There is no need to file a separate PR for your spouse. You can add her as a dependent in your own PR application even if you do not claim her spouse points.


        • Ayodeji
          Ayodeji 25 Feb, 19 at 10:19 am

          Thanks for the feedback Anil. However, I am a little confused with the “Job Occupation code should be in the same occupation list as primary applicant list”. I’m a Mining Engineer while my spouse is a Medical Doctor. I can’t seem to find ‘medical doctor’ in the occupation list or is it listed as the ‘resident medical officer’?


  143. Usha Kalpana
    Usha Kalpana 21 Feb, 19 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Good Day!
    I have launched my EOI to NSW state with 60 points(55+5 state sponsorship) on July 2017 . I have update my EOI on Oct 31st 2017 after gaining 10 points through PTE and the points score has increased to 70 (65+5 state sponsorship). Couple of weeks back i.e on Feb 15th 2019, I have updated the EOI with spouse points and the total score has came to 75(70+5 state sponsorship). My ANZCO CODE is 26112(Business Analyst).

    Considering the above points, with your experience can you pridect when can i get my invitation?

    Thank You.

    Regards,
    Usha


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 4:28 pm

      You have mentioned the wrong ANZSCo code or wrong job name.
      261111 is ICT Business Analyst
      and 26112 is Systems Analyst.

      Which one have you chosen?


      • Usha Kalpana
        Usha Kalpana 25 Feb, 19 at 4:55 am

        Hi Anil,
        Thank You for your response.
        Furthermore, to answer your question I have chosen System Analyst.

        Regards,
        Usha.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:26 am

          With 70 points for 189, the competition is high in 261112 System Analyst. You should try for 75 points (75+5) for a better chance of invite at this time.


  144. Syed Akber
    Syed Akber 21 Feb, 19 at 8:36 pm

    Hi,
    what are the chances of getting 189 for Civil Engineer with 65 points??


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 9:49 pm

      Please share your ANZSCO code and the date you filed or planing to file the Australia EOI.


      • Syed Akber
        Syed Akber 22 Feb, 19 at 5:30 am

        ANZSCO code is 233211, 1st of March going to file EOI


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 4:28 pm

          Chances of invite for ANZSCO code 233211 are low with 65 points.
          Try to increase your points to 70.


          • Ochena Nirjhorini
            Ochena Nirjhorini 27 Feb, 19 at 3:32 am

            what about construction project manager? 133111


  145. Arsalan Kamal
    Arsalan Kamal 21 Feb, 19 at 12:22 am

    Hi Anil,
    Thank you for your forum.
    My points, Age=30,Education=15,Experience=10,Language=10. Total=65
    I have applied for 189,190 and 489. My ANZCO category is 221214 which is Internal Auditor.
    Any chances in the categories mentioned above?


  146. Srinivasan Jayaraman
    Srinivasan Jayaraman 20 Feb, 19 at 10:48 pm

    Hi,

    I have a filed 190 with 75 points for code 261312 for state NSW & 189 with 70 points with my effective EOI date being Nov 17 2018. What is the possibility for me to get the invite?

    Thanks,
    Srini


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 10:58 pm

      You can expect 189 invite for 261312 by June 2019.


      • Srinivasan Jayaraman
        Srinivasan Jayaraman 21 Feb, 19 at 8:40 am

        Thank you Anil


  147. Vinitha Riti
    Vinitha Riti 20 Feb, 19 at 5:28 am

    Hi Anil
    This forum is very usefull. I have two questions


    • Vinitha Riti
      Vinitha Riti 20 Feb, 19 at 5:28 am

      I having the minimum eligibility of 65 points.
      I am planning to claim spouse point for my husband, he has done is masters degree in power electronics and drives and has 3.5 years experience in IT field(Cloud and VMWAre). While applying for ACS, will my husbands profile will be evaluated successfully? Will I be able to claim the 5 points. As ACS will remove 4years of work experience during the evaluation, and my husband has only 3.5 years of expereience


      • Vinitha Riti
        Vinitha Riti 20 Feb, 19 at 5:34 am

        The second one is… will I be able to claim 5 points if I have even one year masters degree from an australian university? Or we need to do only 2 years course for claiming it?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 8:29 am

          I don’t think 1 year Australian master degree will be eligible for points.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 8:29 am

        You can claim spouse points if his ANZSCO job code can be assessed as matching his education or work experience.
        Get the ACS assessment done and then we can guide on next steps.


  148. Mohammed Ali
    Mohammed Ali 19 Feb, 19 at 9:28 am

    Hello Anil,

    Thank alot for all the valuable information which have been providing on this forum, it definitely helps a lot of us.
    I have query – I would like to know how much time it would take to receive an invite with a score of 75 for job code – Software Engineer – 261313 and date of effect is 2/19/2019.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 9:34 am

      Does the score 75 include 5 points for state too?


      • Mohammed Ali
        Mohammed Ali 19 Feb, 19 at 9:35 am

        No, Anil. The points are without the state points.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 9:43 am

          You can expect invite for Software Engineer – 261313 with 75 points within 1-2 months.
          I suggest to start collecting invitation documents and start filling form 80 as it can more than a week to fill it.


          • Mohammed Ali
            Mohammed Ali 19 Feb, 19 at 9:51 am

            oh k. I was following your earlier posts and I was hoping to get an invite for March 11 Draw. Sure, I will start collecting documents and another question is around the validity of the medical tests? Thanks for your quick response.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 12:59 pm

              Whats the question around Australia Medical test? Medical tests are valid for 12 months.


              • Mohammed Ali
                Mohammed Ali 19 Feb, 19 at 10:37 pm

                Thank you Anil for confirming!! As suggested on your other post, I will start my PCC and medical tests.
                Is it too optimistic to expect an invite in next draw with my score.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 10:37 pm

                  As per my estimate, you can expect an invite pretty soon.


                  • Mohammed Ali
                    Mohammed Ali 19 Feb, 19 at 10:44 pm

                    Thanks for helping with all the questions. Really appreciate!!!


  149. Siti Anindita Farhani
    Siti Anindita Farhani 19 Feb, 19 at 8:25 am

    Hello Sir. I have tried calculating my husband’s EOI but need reassurance from you. Appreciate your assistance.
    1. Age 30 years old: 30 pts.
    2. English: *skip for now, need to retake the test*
    3. Employment outside Australia 5 years: 10 pts.
    4. Employment in Australia: ? — he used to do part time during his undergrad in Oz, is it counted as points?
    5. Education Bachelor degree from Australian uni: 15 pts.
    6. Studied in Australia yes for his Bachelor: 5 pts.
    7. Spouse skills points: ? — If my husband’s occupation on MTSSL list, then spouse will only be counted when my occupation is also on MTSSL list?

    Up to now: 60 pts. Is my counting correct Sir? Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:32 am

      You have not mentioned the ANZSCO code that you are thinking of applying for.

      You can calculate these points using the TruVisa Australia PR points calculator.


      • Siti Anindita Farhani
        Siti Anindita Farhani 19 Feb, 19 at 8:38 am

        Whops sorry, my bad. The ANZSCO code would be: 233512 (Mechanical Engineering). Any guide Sir? Thank you.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:59 am

          Part time job with education is generally not counted. Rest will depend on your assessment by Engineers Australia.
          Spouse ANZSCO code should fall in the same list as primary to claim spouse points.


  150. Anoop Chakkalakal
    Anoop Chakkalakal 19 Feb, 19 at 4:22 am

    Hello,
    My sister and her family is settled in Australia, and they are having PR . Will that give me any advantage in points ? If yes how ?


    • Reema
      Reema 19 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

      I dont think that will increase your points.
      This point is considered for Canada PR processing and not for Australia PR.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:25 am

      There are zero family sponsorship points for 189 and 190 skilled based Australian PR visa.


  151. Reema
    Reema 19 Feb, 19 at 1:23 am

    Hello ,

    I have score of 75 points and job code 2613.I have applied on 12-Feb-19.
    What are the chances of getting invitation.And if yes approximate timing.
    I have heard that it will take approximately 3 months.
    There is one more reason for me to ask this.I have my birthday in june and i believe this will reduce my point by 5.And this is what is bothering me.
    I would appreciate true ,realistic and sincere comments from experts.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:25 am

      You can expect invite in 1-2 months for job code 2613 with 75 points (without adding state points).


      • Reema
        Reema 28 Feb, 19 at 1:07 am

        Hello Anil,

        Thanks for your response.I also have one question.Can we start the process of generating the HAP ID for medical test report as this process takes 2 to 3 weeks to complete.
        Also
        I wanted to know when we submit the EOI where do you see the Date of effect in our profile .When i have submitted my EOI i can see status as just “In progress”.I have not received any mail confirmation that my EOI is submitted or any kind of acknowledgment.
        How will i come to know that there is no issue in the EOI that i have filed.

        Regards,
        Reema.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 10:24 am

          The date of effect is shown on the first page when you log in to your skillselect profile.

          You can generate HAP ID before getting invitation and get your medical tests done.


      • Reema
        Reema 10 Mar, 19 at 1:02 am

        Hello Anil,

        I have done my PCC and my Medical test is on coming Saturday.
        Can you please let me know what are the precautions i need take or any particular detail i need to verify in the medical test like if there is any detail that i need to verify in the letter provided by ruby hospital or there is a fixed format and ruby clinic pune is aware of this.
        Also i would appreciate if you let me know the next steps on how to apply for Visa .If there is any step wise document available like u had shared for HAP ID generation and all.What is the monetary amount involved in next steps.

        Regards,
        Supriya.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Mar, 19 at 10:05 pm

          Have you received the invite?

          The medical reports for Australia PR are not shared with you. They will be directly uploaded to your immiaccount and will not be visible to you at all.

          You need the Australia Invitation Documents that you would need to upload.
          The Australia PR fees is given here that is required to be paid at last step while submitting invite documents.


          • Reema
            Reema 11 Mar, 19 at 3:56 am

            Hello Anil,

            Not yet .Have filled EOI in month of feb. I just want to be ready with documents in order to avoid further delay.I assume i might get it in april draw.My husband is the primary applicant.I went through the list of documents required for Spouse.
            I do not have my birth certificate.Can we use any other relevant document for this.If yes what that document possible be.

            Also the Form80 is required at time of applying visa or it is required if CO asks for it

            Regards,
            Reema.


  152. Manoj Kulkarni
    Manoj Kulkarni 19 Feb, 19 at 12:17 am

    yes i understand that minimum 65 points. (i heard that if we applying for 489 visa we get 10 extra points? from regional skilled manipulator ) please clear my doubt. because we cant reach maximum points. for that i planed for 489 visa(i.e 10 points) now i have 60 points as per points system


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:25 am

      As per my information, you need at-least 65 points to file an EOI. The state nomination points are given once state invites you. Do not count those points before reaching 65.


  153. Dhara
    Dhara 18 Feb, 19 at 8:51 am

    Thank you sir for your previous response, it was very helpful.
    I have one other query regarding age. If I submit my EOI at the age of 31 with 70 point, and I will not any invitation up to age 32, and cross my age of 32. Is that reduce my point or there will be no effect of age once I submit my EOI?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 10:21 am

      Age points will reduce as the time passes. The points are calculated on the date of draw and if you have crossed age 33 on the draw date, your points will reduce.


  154. Daniel Grujo
    Daniel Grujo 16 Feb, 19 at 9:52 pm

    Hello,

    I have a very specific question. I currently hold a 457 sponsor visa under the occupation of electrical engineering technician, but my qualifitions are in Electronics engineering. The first occupation is part of TRA and the second one of Engineers Australia. In order to apply for the 189 Visa, I think I will not be able to get points for both qualifications and experience. I have worked only as electrical engineering technician, no experience as engineer, and I do not have qualifications on electrical engineering technician, so I wont be able to pass the skills assessment with TRA, only with EA without getting 5 points for experience, just 15 points of my bachelor degree. is that right? Note: My 457 visa as electrical engineering technician was granted showing my electronics engineering degree

    Thanks in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Feb, 19 at 9:39 am

      It depends on what comes out in your education and work assessment report.
      Normally, if your education and work experience do not match, some points are deducted.

      Once you have the assessment report, I can guide on the next step.


  155. Sahibxada Farhan Amin
    Sahibxada Farhan Amin 16 Feb, 19 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Anil,

    My ANZSCO code is 233311.

    I will have 3 years of experience by the time I’ll submit the EOI. Will I get 5 points for that? Furthermore, Is there any chance of getting an invitation on 65 points?

    Thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

      Chances of getting invitation for 2333111 Electrical Engineer are low with 65 points. You should try for 70 points.

      The work experience can be judged only after you have the assessment report from Engineers Australia.


      • Loganath Gandhi Janakiraman
        Loganath Gandhi Janakiraman 16 Apr, 19 at 3:08 pm

        Hi Anil, I would like to clarify some points. I am planning to apply for 189 category and my profile falls under electrical engineer visa 233311. Currently, I have points as below:
        1. Experience: 15 pts
        2. Degree: 15 pts
        3. Age: 25 points
        4. PTE : 0 pts as o got only 50 in each band ( appearing again for PTE next month to get high score)
        5. Spouse nomination: 5 pts
        Kindly suggest how to go about to get invited for applying visa. Being an electrical engineer, How fast I could get invited and how many points are minimum required to proceed further?


  156. elveena elle
    elveena elle 15 Feb, 19 at 1:17 pm

    Hi, Anil,

    Could you please tell me what are my visa and job prospects?
    My ANZSCO Code is 241411.

    Thank you,


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Feb, 19 at 1:28 pm

      When did you file your Australia EOI?
      And how many points do you have?


      • elveena elle
        elveena elle 15 Feb, 19 at 1:40 pm

        Not yet, Still in the process of getting my skill assessment.
        i got 65 points.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 15 Feb, 19 at 1:40 pm

          Try to get 70 points to have realistic chance of invitation at this time.


          • elveena elle
            elveena elle 15 Feb, 19 at 1:40 pm

            Alright, Thanks for the advice


  157. Mano Raja
    Mano Raja 14 Feb, 19 at 6:54 am

    HI sir,
    i am manojraja,Bascially i am an indian,I have a little doupt in visa subclass (190),I have calculated my score.I have 65 points upto now,But you mentioned if we have the scoe atleast 70 points will get the PR within short duration ,so to get that ,i have my uncle over ther in western australia & he have the citizenship if there any possibilities to use that relationship to get some additinal score


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 9:48 am

      There are no points for family sponsorship in skilled based 190 or 189 visa.


  158. Abdul Basit
    Abdul Basit 13 Feb, 19 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Good Evening. You are really helping the public over here for the issues related to Australian Immigration, process & issue. Highly appreciate.

    I have a little query. I have applied through a consultant for Australian Immigration (189, 190) after i got my positive skill assessment from EA Australia on 25-June-2018. My total points were 65 that is also because of PTE English (Listening-70, Reading-74, Speaking-71, Writing-67). Before this PTE, i tried IELTS also, but score was much less. I tried second time for PTE to improve score but the result rather decreased badly (Listening-49, Reading-62, Speaking-76, Writing-54). Now the consultant is telling that Australian Immigraiton score is not going down from 70 for Mechanical Engineers (although initially it was communicated to me that 65 is enough). My question to you is:

    Will this Score come down to 65 in near future? becuase as per consultant, in June’19 this complete list will again get revised?

    How much time should i invest to prepare for the PTE test? or should i go for IELTS?

    There is an option they are giving, that is 489 in Tasmania. what are the pros & cons for this category?

    Your detailed response will be highly appreciated.

    Best regards,
    Abdul Basit


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 1:58 pm

      What is your job ANZSCO code?

      For most of the job codes, there is no chance of invite with 65 points.
      Your consultant probably tricked you into paying fees by saying that you can get invite with 65 points.

      The year is reset in July. That’s correct but the existing applications from previous year still remain in queue and if they have more points than you, they will get invitation first. Your consultant is tricking you again here.

      It is better you take PTE again with my notes and tricks and you may get highest score within a week.

      189 or 190 is better than 489. For 489, the invites are being given at 80 points. Not sure how your consultant will handle that.


      • Abdul Basit
        Abdul Basit 13 Feb, 19 at 2:10 pm

        Hi Anil,

        ANZCO Code: 233512

        After your comments, what should i do? Should i proceed with anyother consultant?

        Best Regards,
        Abdul Basit


        • Abdul Basit
          Abdul Basit 13 Feb, 19 at 2:11 pm

          Also what do you mean by “reset in July”? Does it mean that the complete invitations will start from 80 points?


          • Abdul Basit
            Abdul Basit 13 Feb, 19 at 3:17 pm

            Hi Anil,

            One more query, there is written against “Mechanical Engineer – 233512” the line “Pro-RATA”. What does this “Pro-RATA” means?

            Many thanks for your prompt response.

            Best Regards,
            Abdul Basit


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 3:28 pm

            Reset means that a new year total invite quota is issued.
            There is a limit on how many invites can br sent per year.


            • Abdul Basit
              Abdul Basit 13 Feb, 19 at 3:39 pm

              so the old applications are discarded or continued?


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 3:39 pm

                Did you read my earlier response? It has all the answers.


                • Abdul Basit
                  Abdul Basit 13 Feb, 19 at 3:50 pm

                  Dear Anil,

                  Many thanks for your responses. Highly appreciate your selfless efforts.

                  Just last query, As for my case, in the Category of “Mechanical Engineer-233512 (Pro-RATA)”, i received the positive assessment on 25-Jun-2018, by any chance can i receive the EOI with same score (i can wait for another year or two also)? or do i have to attempt PTE/IELTS till i achieve the required score? is there any timeline till when i have to get this 79 score of PTE (i mean like before Jul’2019)?

                  I’m worried about PTE part because i sincerely attempted two times but still unable to score 79 points in PTE.

                  Again will appreciate if you can provide one detailed answer to this query.

                  Best Regards,
                  Abdul Basit


                  • Anil Gupta
                    Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 4:58 pm

                    You should understand that points are calculated on the date of draw.
                    So, as time passes, your might lose points for your age and gain points for your work experience.

                    You can keep using this Australia SkillSelect calculator to see how the time affects your points.

                    I would still suggest you try to increase your points to get an invite as early as possible.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 3:28 pm

          No consultant can get you invite unless you have enough points.


      • Abdul Basit
        Abdul Basit 13 Feb, 19 at 2:55 pm

        There is one more question:

        https://apps.truvisa.com/australia/skillselect/job-list?a=18&e=0&el=0&es=0&ew=0&er=0&edu=0&edua=0&edun=0&empa=0&empo=0&j=133211&ot=&sa=18&se=0&sel=0&ses=0&sew=0&ser=0&sj=0

        As per above link, against the skill set “Mechanical Engineer – 233512”, there is written “Pro-Rata” what does this mean?

        Highly appreciate your prompt response.

        Best Regards,
        Abdul Basit


  159. Sd
    Sd 13 Feb, 19 at 1:28 am

    Hello Anil,

    I am currently in USA (EB2 priority date – Apr 2016) and got a job offer from Australian IT company who is ready to sponsor my work permit (482) visa and also ready to sponsor PR after completing 3 yrs with them under 186 transition stream. I have recently given PTE-A and scored proficient level (10 pts), my age is 35 (25 pts), BE from India (15 pts), IT experience – 11 yrs (15 pts). Overall I am getting 65 points. My Job code would be some 2613**

    My question is:
    1. If Australian employer is ready to file my PR in direct stream within 1 yr, are there any chance i might not get PR because of low points (65 pts).
    2. Or If they file my PR in transition stream after 3 yrs , are there any chance i might not get PR because of low points (65 pts).

    I am just trying to figure out, if these points will also be considered while processing PR under either of the streams and if low points make me ineligible to PR.

    I am only planning to migrate from US to Australia because of GC issue, and if there are any unforeseen reasons in Australia which will refrain me from PR, then there is no point of moving at first place. So just making sure that I am not leaving any stone unturned.

    Also, consider current HR 1044 bill (which got introduced recently), do you think is it worth taking a risk to stay back in US.

    Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 10:24 am

      You will get extra points if you start working in Australia for Australian Employer in the “Work experience in Australia”.
      So, do not worry about points. You will get more.

      My personal opinion is to move to Australia and get PR.

      I have covered chances of HR 1044 approval here. This same bill has been lingering in US congress for last 8 years. So, do not take any decision based on it. It is more of news than any real substance.

      Use your best judgement. EB2 India does not have any good prospect for your PD date at this time.


      • Sd
        Sd 13 Feb, 19 at 1:21 pm

        Thanks for your inputs Anil,

        Does PR visa subclass Employee Nomination Scheme (186) Direct Entry or Transition Stream entry also consider points while shortlisting for PR ? Or point system is only for 189, 190 & 489 visa subclass only ?

        Also, does it make sense if I apply for EOI by my own with 65 points in both 189 & 190 subclass and wait for whatever time it is going to take, say 10 month to a year — Is there any change of getting invitation in such scenario (as I am not in hurry to migrate, current H1B is good for next 2.5 yrs on approved i140).

        Also a HUGE KUDOS for all the effort you are putting together in running this blog. I just followed many articles in last couple of week, they are really help.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 1:34 pm

          As per my information, you only need points for 189, 190 or 489. For 186 PR scheme, you only need the employer sponsorship.

          The invite with 65 points depends on the specific job code. Most of them have no chance of invite with 65 points at all.

          Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it.


  160. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

    1. It depends on what subjects you studied in your bachelor degree. ACS assessment matters a lot.

    2. If you want to claim spouse points, assessment is needed from the relevant assessment agency for her ANZSCO code.

    3. There are no family points for 189/190 PR.

    4. I can estimate your chances of invite if you can share your ANZSCO code.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 6:18 pm

      Only ACS can judge if its ACT minor or major after looking at your subjects. I cannot guess here with no information about what you studied.

      ACS result is mandatory before filing Australia EOI.
      Its not an option as you need to provide the assessment report number.


  161. SR2000
    SR2000 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

    Hello Anil,

    I am currently scoring 70 points. (Already scored the max I could in IELTS) Can I think of increasing my score to 75 by adding points from spouse.
    She has a BCom degree and a MCa (via distance) and confident of scoring the minimum threshold of Language requirement. (ie IELTS 6.5)
    Will this 2 be alone be sufficient to gain 5 more points or she needs some experience as well in the same JobCode that I hold (ie Systems Analyst) ?
    She currently doesn’t have any experience off-late.
    What are my chances of an ITA and when is the next probable draw ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

      For claiming spouse points, your spouse’s job ANZSCO code should be in the same LIST and not necessarily the same job code as you.
      You can use this calculator to see if your spouse qualifies for adding points to your EOI:
      https://apps.truvisa.com/australia/skillselect/spouse

      To give you any estimate about possible invite, i need to know your ANZSCO code.


      • SR2000
        SR2000 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

        Thanks Anil for the prompt reply. MY ANZSCO code is 261112


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

          Your job code is in Pro-rata category at this time. Your waiting with 70 points would be more than 7 months.
          I strongly suggest to increase points to 75 to have any realistic chance of invite.


          • SR2000
            SR2000 12 Feb, 19 at 4:25 pm

            Thanks Anil. Your advise is appreciated


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 6:18 pm

              You are welcome. Let me know if you need more information.
              Do share the website with your friends if you think it is useful.


  162. Anwar Hossain Rocky
    Anwar Hossain Rocky 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    Hello Anil,
    Please could you confirm if the below points that i am considering is correct.
    1) Masters in professional accounting in an Australian institute for 2 yrs +15 for education + 5 for study in Australia making it +20 .
    2) If i do Professional year than i get +5 points in other points and +5 points for employment in Australia 1 year making it +10 .


    • Anwar Hossain Rocky
      Anwar Hossain Rocky 11 Feb, 19 at 8:10 am

      And Does it make a difference if i apply for Pr from Sydney compared to from a regional place, cause i have heard that they give pr to people applying from a regional place much more easily. And is 80 points enough for an accountant to get called for PR?
      Thank you in advance


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

        What ANZSCO code are you looking at? Accounting codes at this time need 80 points for realistic chance of invite.
        You can choose your ANZSCO code here:
        https://apps.truvisa.com/australia/skillselect/job-list


        • Anwar Hossain Rocky
          Anwar Hossain Rocky 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

          I suppose code 221112, I was asking suppose I have points 80, will it make a difference from which region I apply for PR, suppose will it increase my chances of getting called if i apply for Pr from a regional place as compared to a competitive city such as Sydney.

          Again thank you so much for your help.


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

            Regional and state nominations are decided by individual state based on that job’s demand in their state.
            But, they do look at points too and mostly invite people only with highest points.


            • Anwar Hossain Rocky
              Anwar Hossain Rocky 12 Feb, 19 at 3:56 pm

              In case of visa sub class 189 (Skilled independent visa) does it matter from which place I am applying pr from, i have heard that its easier to get a call with the same points from less populated places compared to Sydney or Melbourne.


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:03 pm

                As i said, it depends on the demand for that job code in that state. Low population area may have higher demand for your job profile and that’s the case, you will certainly get nomination faster.


                • Anwar Hossain Rocky
                  Anwar Hossain Rocky 12 Feb, 19 at 9:51 pm

                  Thank you for your help anil


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

      Yes, it seems that you can claim points if your study was in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement.


      • Anwar Hossain Rocky
        Anwar Hossain Rocky 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

        No No,
        Anil I was Talking about Point number 5 and 6, i did not study in regional Australia, But don’t i get 15 for masters and 5 for completing a degree in an Australian Institution.
        Thank you for replying


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

          Yes, you can claim 15+5.


          • Anwar Hossain Rocky
            Anwar Hossain Rocky 12 Feb, 19 at 3:56 pm

            Thank you for the help


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:03 pm

              You are welcome.
              Do share the website with your friends if you think it is useful.


              • Anwar Hossain Rocky
                Anwar Hossain Rocky 12 Feb, 19 at 9:51 pm

                Sure i will do that


  163. Guest
    Guest 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

    Hello Anil,
    I have few questions regarding the submission of my EOI.
    1) I have degree in Electronics & Communication and working in IT job for 7 years, so I think ACS will give me only 5 points for my education vs work experience as it is ACS Minor ?
    2) With this calculation my points are 65 (including my spouse -5 points), so should i go ahead and at the least submit the EOI and update my file once i get extra 10 points for PTE? Also for claiming 5 points for wife does she also needs to be assessed by ACS for anything?
    3) My real sister is in Australia and she can only help me to get 5 points for family sponsorship i.e 489 visa, but do we get that with 65+5 points at the current situation ?As the scores are almost 70(individual)+5(family).


  164. rumit
    rumit 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    Hi Anil
    I have a Bachelors of Technology in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from a premier Indian institute, but I have worked in IT consulting(Would complete 6 years in June 2019). I am currently working in South East Asia. . I think I have a good shot at English as I had written TOEFL without prep in 2012 and managed 103 then. With a month of prep under the belt, I feel I can get to top bracket in English proficiency.
    The only doubts I have is with respect to the difference between my degree and the occupation that I will be applying for. I tried to use the calculator above and got 80 points. But does this scorecard assume that the degree and the experience are in the same domain?
    Also, I have a first cousin who is a citizen based in Melbourne. Can he be of any help in my application for a PR?


    • rumit
      rumit 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

      Age : 27 years


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:10 pm

        Hi Rumit, I think I have already answered your queries in WhatsApp group discussion.
        Let me know if you need more information.


        • rumit
          rumit 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

          Hi Anil
          I have another question. I have had a new role at work lately which is into pre sales akin to the ICT Business Development Manager which gets assessed by a different organization. In terms of work, there are slight changes in that I will no longer be working in projects but just opportunities at early stage.

          Should I apply to this new occupation instead of the one’s assessed by ACS?

          How can a family member help me in migration?


  165. Alex
    Alex 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    Hi Anil,

    Please could you confirm if the below points that I am considering is correct.
    1) B.Tech in Electronics and Communication outside Australia = 15 points
    2) Job in IT for 7 Years, but since B.Tech was in EC so total years would become 3 and points received are 5


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

      1. B tech points are correct.
      2. Not sure what you mean by ‘EC’. Sorry, i gave up after trying to guess after 3 minutes.


      • Alex
        Alex 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

        EC – Electronics and communication.
        So my BTech was in a different field and I am working in a different field, will that reduce 4 years from my experience?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

          Yes. If you education degree and work experience do not match, then ACS deducts 4 years.


  166. Ambo Ambrosio
    Ambo Ambrosio 9 Feb, 19 at 10:05 am

    Hi Anil,

    Thank you for this lovely summary. I just have a question regarding my circumstance. I graduated with a masters degree in accounting here in Australia and worked as an insurance administrator (processing life insurance application) for more than 8 years back in my home country and had the same job here in Australia for 8 months. Do you think it can be considered to be closely related to accounting? Also, would you suggest filing my EOI if i only have 75 points even if the minimum for accountants is 80? I’m just running out of time that’s why I really wanted to understand whether I should continue or go back home.

    I would rellay appreciate your response.

    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:12 am

      I do not think that insurance application processing can be counted as accounting job experience. Rest can be known only if you get your education and work experience assessed.

      You can file EOI with 75 points and then wait for your chance. You may get the invite. You never know.


  167. Pratik Soni
    Pratik Soni 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    My age is 27yrs , BCOM is my graduation, have 6yrs of work experience as web designer , got 7 band in IELTS also my wife got 7band in IELTS

    So am I eligible for Australia PR?

    If so, then , how much time it can take for invitation / full PR process?

    Help me out guys.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      Did you check your total points using the calculator given above? If yes, then, see the ‘Suggestions’ tab and it shows if you are eligible and when can you get invitation.


      • Pratik Soni
        Pratik Soni 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

        Is BCOM considered as bachelor education qualification?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

          Bcom is considered valid bachelor education.
          But, your work experience will only be counted as 2 years as BCOM is not related to ‘web designer’ occupation.


          • Pratik Soni
            Pratik Soni 9 Feb, 19 at 10:41 am

            so what can i do to gain points in work experience section?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

              Unless your education has the subjects that you have used in your job, you cannot increase work experience points.


              • Pratik Soni
                Pratik Soni 26 Mar, 19 at 12:30 am

                Hi Anil i am trying nw for canada pr via express entry pool ..my wife have done BCOM n LLB and she have 3yr exp as trainee and assistant with reputed lawyer in Notary field so can you guide me which documents(any certificate of training) will be needed? her NOC code is 4112.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 8:10 am

                  This page is not for Canada Questions. Please ask it on our forum.


  168. Mandar
    Mandar 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Anil, age related points are 25 till 39 and 40 onwards 15. I will compliting 39 years of age in aug 2019. My question is at what stage age related points are calculated and how many points will i get if I complete 39 years but not 40 years.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:41 am

      You will get 25 points till the time you are 39 years 11 months and 29 days old.

      Also, the age points will be calculated on the date of draw. So, if you cross 40 on the date of draw, you will get 15 points.


  169. Sakshi Sharma
    Sakshi Sharma 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I submitted my EOI on Sep 7th, 2018 with 70 points for visa 190 NSW with proficient PTE(65+)under occupation ICT Quality Assurance Engineer.
    How soon can i expect an invite?It’s already been 4 months.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:28 am

      Have you filed 189 visa too?
      Chances are low for invite with 70 points at this time.
      You should work to increase points to 80 to have chance of invite.


      • Sakshi Sharma
        Sakshi Sharma 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

        Thanks for your response. I have not applied for 489. Should i apply?
        Also for 190 is there a long wait or i cannot expect at all?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

          Not 489, I asked for 189.
          At this time, the invites are being sent for EOI with 80 points.
          So, it is better you analyze and see if there is scope for increasing points using this calculator:
          https://apps.truvisa.com/australia/skillselect/


          • Sakshi Sharma
            Sakshi Sharma 11 Feb, 19 at 8:11 am

            Ok i am appearing for PTE again this month for increasing my scores to 80 points.Also, i have no idea about Visa 189 as my scores are less. 65 points and got 5 points for state sponsorship so it is 70.What do you suggest applying for 189 with 65 points is good?


  170. Phani Krishna
    Phani Krishna 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I’m in the very initial stage of my process and with the sample skill assessment test that i was checked i’m getting a score of 70, i wanted to check which is the option to select where i have a family member (existing PR living) who can sponsor me ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:28 am

      There are no family sponsorship points for skilled based permanent residency.


      • Phani Krishna
        Phani Krishna 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

        Thank you Anil.


  171. Mian Ali Suhail
    Mian Ali Suhail 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Good afternoon sir.. I have worked at the private company of lather wears in Pakistan for more then 5 years with my studies.. When I have done I Com I started job now I have complete my MBA… Sir does this experience will help me for immigration PR. Is it valid


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:07 am

      Yes, the work experience looks valid.


  172. RV
    RV 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Thanks for the post. I am applying for Business Analyst Code and my wife’s assessment would be in Management Accountant.
    Both ANZSCO codes fall in MLTSSL.
    Would I be eligible for dependent points?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      Yes, you can claim spouse points if your spouse’s job code falls in same list as yours.
      But, there are other criteria too to claim spouse points that you can check here on this calculator in the spouse points section:
      https://apps.truvisa.com/australia/skillselect/


  173. Fazil
    Fazil 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have 8+ years of experience in Software industry and completed my part time degree during this period. Am I eligible to apply PR ?


    • Lisa
      Lisa 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Fazil,

      You have to satisfy the skills assessment criteria in your nominated IT occupation, and that also means looking at the likely deeming date they will determine (which in your case might be 4 or 6 years) so with 8 years total experience, and 4 year deeming date, you can claim only 3 years work experience. If they set the deeming date as 6 years, you would not be able to claim any work experience points – and for most IT occupations, you need at least 70 points to have any realistic chance of an invite during the EOI stage


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      How many points do you have? The whole Australia PR system works on the points.


  174. MEISSA
    MEISSA 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    I need to ask for the age , as I will complete 33 years old on 24th September 2019 , ready to apply but My question is if they will calculate the age band on the date of acceptance or date of submitting my file .
    Kindly


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      The age will be calculated on the DAY of invitation draw and if you pass, you will get those points.


  175. Prashant M
    Prashant M 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Is 190- State Sponsored Visa still open for Victoria and Brisbane?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      Yes, it is open.


  176. Navpreet Kaur
    Navpreet Kaur 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hi,
    I have 3 years work experience. My husband have 2 years work experience both in same field. I want to know how much PTE score requirement for my husband if he wants to fullfill level of
    Competent either he score overall 50 or 50 in each module.

    Can we use State sponsorship points?


    • Lisa
      Lisa 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      You can’t “use” state sponsorship points. Those points can potentially be claimed only if (a) a state invites you to apply for state sponsorship and then (b) the state agrees to sponsor you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      Please use the calculator above.
      It will give you suggestion and answer your question automatically based on your points.


  177. BOKAJ
    BOKAJ 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I am working in Navigation company and interested in applying for PR.
    I have 2 master’s 1st is MSc & 2nd is Master’s Diploma.
    Also I am from very odd job profile (GIS Engineer). What will be the best suitable profile, will be cartographer or surveyor?
    Any help would be great.
    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers,
    BokaJ


    • Lisa
      Lisa 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      Hi Boka,

      without any doubt, 232212: Surveyor (MLTSSL occ) would offer the best options and pathway for you provided you are able to satisfy the criteria (skills assessment) and your employment history matches the ANZSCO criteria.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      I am not sure which would be a suitable job code for you since i have no information about what cartographer does.


  178. Anurag
    Anurag 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Anil,

    What are the chances of getting PR invite if we apply under ICT – Business Analyst Code (261111) with 36 Years age and 3-5 years of relevant experience with MCA degree.

    Please suggest

    Thanks
    Anurag


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      I agree with Lisa’s analysis.


    • Lisa
      Lisa 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      Hi Anurag,

      Realistically, if ICT – Business Analyst is your nominated occupation, and you intend applying for a 189 visa, you need to be able to claim at least 70 points – ideally 75. That means you need at least 8 years relevant work experience (and keep in mind, for ICT – Business Analyst you will have a deeming date that could be 4 or 6 years – so your first 4 to 6 years will NOT “count” as work experience for points).


  179. Gourav Arora
    Gourav Arora 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I need to know if I am eligible to apply for PR to Australia and if there is potential job opportunities. Age= 35, education = B com + PGDM (Post graduate diploma in management, 2 years full time course), yet to appear for IELTS, experience= 8+ years (As Research Analyst: Corporate Action- Debt and equity), so not a domain of finance but financial data research. Spouse, 8+ years of exp but in different domain (NGO: Fund raising and related activities).

    Please suggest.
    Thanks
    Gourav


    • Lisa
      Lisa 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Gourav,

      what occupation do you intend nominating ? There are very few occupations in research / analyst groups that have any realistic pathway towards any GSM visa. Points are one factor, nominating an occupation that has an actual pathway (and a realistic one) to get an invite for a visa is a different thing altogether e.g. even if you get to 75 points, unless you nominate an occupation that is on the MLTSSL or on the STSOL (with solid options for state sponsorship) having 75 points is moot as you will never get an invite to apply for a visa. You might have to look a bit wider and at occupations where you can match up tasks & duties, and where that occupation has a feasible pathway


      • Gourav Arora
        Gourav Arora 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

        Hi Lisa,
        I am not really sure what option do I have in here.


        • Lisa
          Lisa 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

          Hi Gourav,

          what occupation or occupations are you looking at to nominate ?

          that should be the starting point


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:03 am

      Looks like you may be eligible.
      How many points do you get if you use the calculator above?


      • Gourav Arora
        Gourav Arora 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

        65, if I add 10 points for IELTS, and 0 for spouse, since her exp is in different domain.


  180. Bharat Kumar
    Bharat Kumar 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hello,

    I have a query on counting the employment experience. I have an overall 10.5 years of IT experience and recently I have got my ACS assessment under ICT Business Analyst. The result shows that my experience is considered after March 2011. The irony is the ACS doesn’t has option to show that i am still employed with my current organization and the results letter mentions that i am with my current firm during dec 2009 till Jan 2019.
    I am wondering whether I will be awarded 15 points (for 8 plus years exp if I raise the EOI in Mar 2019) or 10 points ( If I raise EOI in Feb 2019).
    Please suggest.
    Thanks
    Kumar


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      You can leave the current employment’s end date blank and EOI will automatically increase your points once you move past 8 years total experience.
      Refer:
      https://www.truvisa.com/t/australia-skill-select-current-employment-period-end-date-eoi-visa-189/571/2?u=anil_gupta

      And
      https://www.truvisa.com/t/will-skillselect-increase-my-work-experience-automatically-after-acs-assessment/810/2?u=anil_gupta


      • Bharat Kumar
        Bharat Kumar 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

        Thanks Anil for the clarification. But the ACS result clearly mentions that I am employed with my current firm till Jan 2019 only. Will EOI look at the assessment letter for awarding points or it will consider the inputs i provide while filing the EOI? Is there any way or possibility that the ACS assessment will be corrected showing that I am still employed with my firm and regenerate the result letter? I may sound tense but any clarification is highly appreciated.

        Thank,
        Kumar


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

          ACS report cannot be corrected. They have strict format and they always put an end date to the current employment. You are not alone. It happens with everyone.

          As I already said, you are allowed to keep current employment’s end date blank to claim the period after ACS end date to current time. This is allowed.


          • Bharat Kumar
            Bharat Kumar 10 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

            This clarifies. Much appreciated your timely response Anil.


  181. Raman Muthu
    Raman Muthu 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hello
    I have query regarding to ACS assesment. I completed my Masters in July 2010 and I was doing some random jobs till Aug 2012. I started my career in sept 2012 as software analyst. now I have total experience in related field for 6+ years.
    Will ACS deduct 2 years in my total experience? or they will calculate from July 2010 and approve 6 years experience. because if it goes less than 5 years, then I will loose 5 points which is crucial for me.
    Please suggest
    Thanks
    Raman Muthu


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      If you can give proof of work experience of your random jobs, then they will consider it. Else, they will count only from Sep 2012.


      • Raman Muthu
        Raman Muthu 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

        Thanks Anil


  182. Amith Naik
    Amith Naik 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hello ,
    I have submitted my EOI date of effect 14 jan 2019 as Software Engineer at 70 Points with PTE superior (79 +) and 6 years overall experience with ACS deduction 2 years. Can i expect my invite in Feb 2019 for 189 and 190 ?

    Thanks
    Amith


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

      My estimate says that you can expect invitation in new fiscal year i.e. August 2019 draw with 70 points and date of effect 14 Jan 2019.


  183. ashu
    ashu 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    Hello, can you please give me the official website where I can apply for the Australian PR..i have a total of 65 points.


    • ashu
      ashu 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      Also i do have a relevant job code, 233915


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:05 am

      You can use this step by step article to apply for Australia Skillselect PR (it has all the links)
      https://www.am22tech.com/australia-skillselect-eoi/


  184. Eileen
    Eileen 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    Hi Anil,

    Thanks a lot for providing the detail guide about the skillselect calculator table. I almost knew nothing about the process before reading your article, now its much more clear, would highly appreciate it if you could kindly help me to better understand below some further questions:
    1. Employment outside and in Australia: I used to work in another country outside of Australia as customer service manager for 3-5 years experiences, not sure whether they will count it in as we declared or will need any proof from any party?
    2. Education – niche skills: master by research means that we will have to do certain field of master or?
    3. Other points: This is asking about whether we are currently studying or working?

    Thanks a lot for the clarification.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      1. You need work experience letter for all the work that you want to claim for points. It is applicable for both in-Australia and outside-Australia work.

      2. If you have done Masters degree by researching in some field of study (could be any).

      3. If you have studied in ”regional Australia” or have spent a professional year working in Australia, then you can claim these points.


  185. Liliana Guzmán M
    Liliana Guzmán M 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    Hi Anil,

    Thank you for all this recent information. I have a question, In the section (Education Max Points – 20) Can I get the 15 for my career and other extra 5 points to have completed a Diploma in Australia as well? I mean can I complete 20 points in this section? or just 15?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      Yes, you can get extra 5 if your education was completed in Australia.


      • Liliana Guzmán M
        Liliana Guzmán M 9 Feb, 19 at 10:03 am

        Thank you Anil


  186. Nima Sh
    Nima Sh 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    does toefl score given in 2009 is taken as valid?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      No, you have to take English language test again.
      English language scores are only valid for 3 years.


  187. rounak shrivastava
    rounak shrivastava 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    its 2019 is this score is still valid


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      Why do you think its not valid? Has anything changed? I am not aware of any changes that Australia Immigration has made to points recently.


  188. arora s
    arora s 19 Dec, 18 at 3:39 am

    Hi Anil,

    I am an interior designer having 8 years of experience (self-employed). Could you please provide information on the latest trends of “interior designer” under sub-class 190? Also, I have heard that the assessment authority always consider number of years of experience a little less than what you actually have. Kindly clarify.
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 9:48 am

      I do not have any data for 190 visa at this time. The number of years are deducted from work experience and the rules are different for each job code.


  189. vinit
    vinit 11 Dec, 18 at 3:45 am

    Hi Anil, first thank you so much for helping people here, i want to clear that i am BCA graduate and currently an SAP Functional Consultant having 5 years of experience, does my qualification matches with my work experience?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Dec, 18 at 6:30 am

      Yes. It does match. But, you still need ACS assessment.


  190. Tarun Kumar Gujar
    Tarun Kumar Gujar 10 Dec, 18 at 2:32 am

    Hi,
    I had done b tech in education in Computer Science and now i am having a non technical job i.e. Recruitment Consultant.
    How many points I’ll get in Employment ??


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Dec, 18 at 6:18 am

      First question to answer is do you have a relevant job code from the migration Job list?
      I don’t think there is any job code for ‘recruitment consultant’.
      Check full list here: https://www.am22tech.com/aus/australia-pr-skillselect-job-occupation-list/

      The assessment and points will only be useful if you have any job code in the list.


  191. Jatin
    Jatin 9 Dec, 18 at 8:20 pm

    Anil,
    Where would you put your score for IELTS when you have 7 in reading and writing. Is it under 6-7 or 7-8? when I put under 6-7 then it gave 0 score and when I do 7-8 it gives me some score


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Dec, 18 at 8:21 pm

      It will be counted in 6-7


  192. Subuhi
    Subuhi 9 Dec, 18 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I am chairman of small Software development firm where I am heading sales and marketing department also. Can I apply for PR in 190 as Sales & Marketing manager..

    Regards,
    Subuhi


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Dec, 18 at 2:15 pm

      What’s the job code your profile matches with? Have you checked it?


      • Subuhi
        Subuhi 10 Dec, 18 at 1:22 pm

        Thanks Anil for the reply. I am seeking to apply for sales and marketing manager 131112, Assessing authority is AIM. Please advise.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Dec, 18 at 1:33 pm

          Yes, you can apply as long as you have the minimum points to be eligible for EOI. Check your points using calculator given above.


          • Subuhi
            Subuhi 12 Dec, 18 at 2:17 am

            Thanks Anil, greatly appreciated your response. You have been providing a right direction to the lot of people and helping them to take the right decision. In my case, since I am owning software development company and heading marketing & sales. How do I produce my experience certificate. who will be the signing authority.? what is normal response time from AIM. Currently for 190, I am getting 70 points if I get 10 points for my experience.

            Regards,
            Subuhi


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Dec, 18 at 6:33 am

              You will have to produce documents that show that you are owner. Your co-worker can sign the documents listing your work details. You can then get the letter notarized.

              Please check the assessment company’s site for the details about what documents they need to assess your education and work.

              Each assessment company has doffdiffe requirements.


            • Lisa
              Lisa 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

              while you *might* be able to apply as sales & marketing manager, and even potentially pass the AIM assessment, you do not have a realistic pathway to a 190 visa (which is the only visa you can apply for with that occupation).


  193. Arnab Sharma
    Arnab Sharma 2 Dec, 18 at 4:36 am

    Hello,
    If anyone can help me with this.
    1. I have a PTE score of 90, with 90 across all segments
    2. I have a total experience of about 7 years, with 3.5 years in IT and 3.5 in technical evangelism or business analysis. How do i split my experience or apply?
    I am a little confused here, if someone could kindly help me…would much appreciate. Also, what is an employee reference letter? the first 3.5 years were within india and the last 3.5 years outside of india. Needless to say, I cant go back to india and request my previous employers for reference letters now.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Dec, 18 at 8:16 am

      You have to first choose which job code matches your skills and then get work experience letters to prove your claims.

      If you can’t get a letter from old employer, then, you have to get statutory letter (letter from co-worker) to prove your skills.

      ACS will count your either experience as ‘relevant’ for job code you choose based I work experience letters.

      More info:
      https://www.truvisa.com/t/acs-assessment-employer-not-providing-experience-letter/1638


      • Arnab Sharma
        Arnab Sharma 2 Dec, 18 at 7:48 pm

        or, will an end of service or relieving letter work stating the experience and designation?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Dec, 18 at 7:50 pm

          Relieving letter or end of service letter usually does not have the skills mentioned in detail and that’s why it is not sufficient.
          If yours mentions the skills you have worked on, you can use it


          • Arnab Sharma
            Arnab Sharma 2 Dec, 18 at 8:12 pm

            and is there a template in which the skills have to be laid out? apologies for the stupid questions, but doing it for the first time. 🙂 hope you understand


  194. Rajesh
    Rajesh 30 Nov, 18 at 8:09 am

    Thank you Anil for your great support
    My consultant submitted the EOI with 65 points on Feb’15-2018, obviously i don’t have any calls yet. I am not in a hurry, but i must do immigration. I would like to know your opinion on,

    1) Should i wait? or do something to improve the points ( My PTE score is 65, still can try for 79)?
    2) My wife cleared her IELTS with 7 average and 6.5 in each, she got masters but ‘0’ working experience – can we get any points from this background?

    Thanks in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Nov, 18 at 8:37 am

      1. I strongly recommend to get more points with English Test. You can score 79+ easily in PTE. Use my notes:
      https://www.am22tech.com/pte-pearson-english-79-high-score-easy-test-tips-and-preparation/

      2. Yes, you can get points for spouse as well. Her IELTS English score is good enough for spouse points. But, there are other criteria too that needs to be met. Use the calculator given above to find if you qualify for spouse points.


      • Pete
        Pete 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

        Hi Anil,
        Your post had really helped me in understanding points calculation. I have a question for you. I did my Master in Australia so could I claim 15+5 points for PR?
        Thank you


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

          Yes, you can claim extra points for education in Australia.


  195. Vamsi Krishna N
    Vamsi Krishna N 30 Nov, 18 at 7:42 am

    Hi, I have a question with respect to Spouse Skills Points. As i’m primary applicant and my spouse will be dependent, does it mean mentioning the occupation code for her, she has to do employment in Australia? Just thinking about the significance of occupation for dependents to get more points. Thanks. Appreciate your help.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Nov, 18 at 7:55 am

      It is dependent’s (spouse) choice if she wants to work after getting PR. The points are given in the anticipation that if a person is qualified, then he/she has more probability of working and contributing to income taxes.


      • Vamsi Krishna N
        Vamsi Krishna N 30 Nov, 18 at 8:17 am

        Thanks a lot for your prompt response. Extending on the same question, my wife doesn’t have any work experience with respect to my occupation code though she is holding Master’s degree and Competent in English Test. If I choose the occupation code similar to me, Is it mandatory for her to submit any work experience documents during the PR process. Thanks Again.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 30 Nov, 18 at 8:34 am

          Work experience is not mandatory but the educational assessment is mandatory to prove her education is relevant to job code that you have selected for her.
          You can only claim spouse points if the assessment is positive for her education and her job code.


          • Vamsi Krishna N
            Vamsi Krishna N 30 Nov, 18 at 8:58 am

            Ok. At what stage do we need to apply to get her educational assessment done? Thanks.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 30 Nov, 18 at 9:08 am

              You have to get assessment done before filing EOI (Expression of Interest) if you want to claim spouse points.


              • Vamsi Krishna N
                Vamsi Krishna N 30 Nov, 18 at 9:28 am

                Ok. Do we need to initiate ACS assessment (like new applicant) on behalf of my spouse separately or it could be done along with mine? Thanks for your great assistance.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 30 Nov, 18 at 10:36 am

                  Each ACS assessment is separate for each individual.


                  • Vamsi Krishna N
                    Vamsi Krishna N 1 Dec, 18 at 3:11 am

                    Hi Anil, I have one more question on submitting the ACS. I hold bachelor’s degree in Science and master’s degree in Information Technology and 12+ years in IT industry relevant. Do I need to go with RPL process before ACS submission? Or should I go ahead and submit my ACS and if received any query to go through RPL then to go with it. Thanks.


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 1 Dec, 18 at 11:03 am

                      No, you do not need any RPL (recognition of prior learning).
                      You can directly go for ACS assessment.


  196. Ummulkhair Kadri
    Ummulkhair Kadri 29 Nov, 18 at 5:47 am

    Hi,
    How much points will a bachelor’s degree with 3yr duration get ..is it same as 4yr engineering ?
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Nov, 18 at 6:36 am

      Yes, ita same points.


  197. Gaurangmaheta
    Gaurangmaheta 27 Nov, 18 at 4:50 am

    @SoanT:disqus : Hello Sir,
    I have completed master degree and i have 3 years experience as Software Engineer and my age is 28 and my real sister is PR in Australia so how many points needed from PTE for Australia PR


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Nov, 18 at 9:28 am

      Did you check your points in the calculator we have above? Its an automatic calculator that will suggest you points.
      Check it and let me know if you have any more questions.


  198. Ummulkhair Kadri
    Ummulkhair Kadri 26 Nov, 18 at 6:21 am

    Hi Sir,
    What is the minimum duration one can expect a PR once all the steps are cleared ?
    Thanks,
    Ummul


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Nov, 18 at 7:04 am

      Expect to wait at-least 7 months.


  199. satheesh
    satheesh 24 Nov, 18 at 10:22 am

    I am a software developer having 70 points and i am waiting for my PR invitation. If i switch to a new company, in which way it will affect my invitation. Can you please suggest me?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Nov, 18 at 4:45 pm

      You will have to get new ACS assessment to claim points for your new job.
      If you do not switch job, you can claim the points after ACS report for current employment using payslips.

      If your current employment’s point are not going to help increase your total tally, then it does not make any difference. You can change the job.


      • satheesh
        satheesh 25 Nov, 18 at 9:40 am

        My EOI code is 26132 and i have 70 points curretly, my EOI was updated on 18th October 2018. When can i expect my invitation. What is the probability that i can get my invitation with in April 30th 2019 since the mark for my age may reduce in May 5th 2019.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Nov, 18 at 9:58 am

          The chances are low that you will get invitation with 70 points by April 2019.
          There is a long backlogged queue at this point.

          I can estimate better once the Nov 11 draw results are shared by Australia immigration.

          Come back and remind me later.


          • satheesh
            satheesh 25 Nov, 18 at 7:53 pm

            Sure. Thanks for your quick response.


          • Rslanga
            Rslanga 28 Nov, 18 at 12:40 am

            Hi,do u have any update on the results Nov draw


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 28 Nov, 18 at 7:48 am

              No official results have been published yet.
              But, many people have received invitation with 70 points in Nov draw.


              • Ridhima
                Ridhima 2 Dec, 18 at 12:42 am

                Hi Anil, i have submitted my EOI with 70 points in september 2018, also my acs will complete 2 years in june 2019, can you suggest if i ll be able to get the PR before that. also what is the procedure to renew the ACS.


                • Ridhima
                  Ridhima 3 Dec, 18 at 1:15 am

                  70 points for software programmer; as per the old results..its not looking that i ll get


                  • Anil Gupta
                    Anil Gupta 3 Dec, 18 at 6:29 am

                    People with 70 points and EOI filed in May have been getting invites.
                    You probably filed it a bit late even though you had uoir ACS result with you.

                    Nevermind, just file it and you may receive it before June 2019.


                    • Ronit
                      Ronit 14 Jan, 19 at 9:49 am

                      We will get to know invitation after logging in SkillSelect and seeing our status-correct? I lodged my EOI in May 2018 and have score of 70 for code:261313 ever since May 2018 but haven’t received any invitation. Do I need to wait further? Where can I see the results of Nov draw?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:05 am

                      You will get an email when you receive invite. You can see the invite in your skillselect profile too.

                      Nov 18 draw results have not been published officially by Australia immigration yet.


                    • Ronit
                      Ronit 9 Feb, 19 at 10:03 am

                      Thanks for the instant response. Any idea when are the results of 11/18 to be published? When do the draw results generally gets published? Also- even Dec 2018 draw should have taken on Dec 11-correct?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:13 am

                      Yes, draw are happening on time I.e. 11th of every month but they are too slow in publishing the results.

                      Normally, they publish results within 20 days of draw but after September, they have got super slow.


  200. Raman
    Raman 3 Nov, 18 at 11:08 pm

    Well, how is it possible that my 5 point of studying bachelor in australia doen’t not counted?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Nov, 18 at 12:08 pm

      Did you choose the Australia study requirement option in calculator?


      • raman
        raman 4 Nov, 18 at 7:30 pm

        Yeas saying I have completed bachelours in australia and than education in australia? how does that work if i have completed bachelour degree in australia 15 point and also at least 1 degree (same degree) in australia 5 point. How many points i am eligible for i though 20


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 5 Nov, 18 at 8:08 am

          Yes, you should be eligible for 20 points then. Is the calculator not adding those 5 points for you?


  201. Himaja Reddy
    Himaja Reddy 30 Oct, 18 at 3:18 am

    I have an gold medal in Bachelors so can it be considered like below :

    5. Education Max Points – 20 :

    A Bachelor (or Masters) degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor (or Masters) qualification, from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard (can be outside Australia). – 15 points (already available)

    +
    An award or qualification recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation. 10 points (M hoping i can apply this under gold medal category for my bachelors degree in BTECH

    So instead of 15 points , can i be considered under award also , so that i can use a maximum of 20 points under this category

    is this really possible ??


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Oct, 18 at 7:09 am

      No, you cannot clam both.
      You are only eligible for 15 points max.


  202. Twinkle Mongia
    Twinkle Mongia 28 Oct, 18 at 2:34 pm

    FOR AGE=30 POINTS,FOR IELTS BANDS=20 POINTS,FOR WORK EXPERIENCE (6 YEARS)=10 POINTS
    THE QUESTION THAT I WANT TO ASK IS BY WHAT OTHER MEANS I CAN INCREASE MY POINTS BCZ I AM NOT A GRADUATE


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Oct, 18 at 5:18 pm

      Check the calculator. it has all the options that are currently allowed by Australia.


  203. Twinkle Mongia
    Twinkle Mongia 28 Oct, 18 at 2:30 pm

    Hi sir,
    my name is Twinkle from delhi,i want to ask if i dont have any graduation but somehow i am able to achieve 8 band in ielts,is there any chance that i can get a pr?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Oct, 18 at 5:18 pm

      Please check the calculator. All the options are provided there. If you do not score at-least 65, then you can’t apply.


  204. Diego
    Diego 3 Sep, 18 at 8:50 pm

    Hi
    I´m a graduated Architect from the University of Buenos Aires (U.B.A), it means I have a degree in Architecture. Should i chek the option described as “A Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or a
    Bachelor qualification, from another educational institution that is of a
    recognised standard.”?

    Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Sep, 18 at 3:41 am

      Yes, you can choose that option.


  205. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 11 Jun, 18 at 10:53 am

    Invitation is NEVER guaranteed. Its a lottery that’s drawn twice a month and people with highest score in the lottery are invited to apply.
    In current time, people with total points 75+ are getting invitation within a month.

    With 60 points, the chances of getting invitation are very low. You should try to increase your points somehow.


    • Jaskaran Singh
      Jaskaran Singh 13 Jun, 18 at 10:45 pm

      if i study from Australia, after 2 years i can drag my points up to 70. how good are my chances to get PR then? Also, based on my current profile should I choose Australia or Canada to be easily eligible for pr?


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 14 Jun, 18 at 5:42 am

        People with 70 points today are getting Australia’s PR invite in about 5-6 months time.
        Canada also follows a similar point system. Did you check how many points are you getting there?


        • Jaskaran Singh
          Jaskaran Singh 14 Jun, 18 at 6:43 am

          Not eligible for Canada right now but if i study there for one/two years then i’ll be eligible. My primary concern is which one should i choose in terms of getting PR invitation more easily: Australia or Canada? There is a general conception i’ve heard that it is difficult to obtain Australian PR than Canadian. Is it iso?or is it just a myth?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 14 Jun, 18 at 6:59 am

            As per my opinion, both are similar with respect to PR process.
            You should look at the job opportunities for your field in each country before taking a decision.

            In some situations, you may be eligible for Australia’s PR than Canada. I know many people who have work experience, but are not eligible for Canadian PR, but have 70+ points for Australia today.

            I can only suggest, the decision has to be taken by you.


            • Jaskaran Singh
              Jaskaran Singh 14 Jun, 18 at 8:11 am

              Thank you so much sir. I am looking forward to study Data Analytics and believe there’s equal scope for me in both countries. I feel I should file for Australian PR and meanwhile study for my masters degree there. Now I know it might take upto 11 months for application to go through at 60 points but after such period (or longer) will i successfully get the invitation or is there a chance of failure?


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 14 Jun, 18 at 8:40 am

                With every year, the points required to get Australian PR invitation is going higher.

                In 2016, anyone with 65 points was getting invitation within 1-2 months. Today, the wait is more than a year.

                Going by this trend, nothing can be said for total of 60 points.

                The best chances to get invitation is to get as much points as possible.

                If you study in Australia, you will get preference and more points than anyone studying outside Australia. So, hope for the best and apply.
                At this time, you have no other choice either.


  206. Jaskaran Singh
    Jaskaran Singh 11 Jun, 18 at 10:29 am

    Hi, I am a B tech graduate (2018), 21 years of age. if I score 79+ in PTE individually, i’ll have a total 60 points for PR application. If I file for PR will it guarantee me an invitation? also, how long might I have to wait?


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