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.

Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta    Updated  27 May, 20


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 the latest draw. With a Masters’s 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.


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Australia Permanent Residency Immigration Points table given above shows the points for the 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 the case of the 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 have to be verified by the Assessment company to claim points. How to file the 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 – 10

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 – 10


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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 PR

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

Some states do require you to have a valid job offer to show for 190 visa nomination but it is not a hard and fast rule there.

With employer or family sponsorship, you can get the 491 visas to work and live in regional areas but this is not a direct PR. You will be eligible for PR later after you are able to fulfill your 491 conditions.

189 and 190 PR visas do not have any points for family or employer sponsorship.

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.

US based H1B – Australia PR

If you are currently working on H1B in the US and fed up with long waiting for a 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 preferences just because you have worked in the 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 the US can stay active. Remember that Green card in the US is filed for future jobs and your i-140 remains active.

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

Police Clearance Certificate

A 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 the past 10 years.

If you are an Indian, you can apply the 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 the USA, you will need an FBI Clearance certificate along with a US state police clearance certificate. Remember you will need the US FD-258 fingerprint card for the FBI.

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

One of our guests 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.

How Many Points Can i Get for Spouse?

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

10 Points: If your spouse has ANZSCO code in the same occupation list as you and has a positive assessment along with a 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 the 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 the queue with 10 points immediately and will have a much better chance of inviting them 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.


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  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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