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  22 Dec, 19


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

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

Toefl iBTL-12, R-13, W-21, S-18L-24, R-24, W-27, S-23L-28, R-29, W-30, S-26

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

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

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

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. 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.

  5. Anil.Gupta

    Hi @manoj9k

    You can apply PR as long as your points are at-least 65.

    The invite depends on the higher points though. The minimum points for which we expect an invite to be sent after Dec 2019 onwards is 80 and then 75 starting Jan 2020.

    You will have fair chance with 75 points and may have to wait till April 2020 for an invite.

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  739 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. 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.

  2. 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 ?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Nov, 18 at 7:04 am

      Expect to wait at-least 7 months.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. Twinkle Mongia
    Twinkle Mongia 28 Oct, 18 at 2:34 pm


    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Diego
    Diego 3 Sep, 18 at 8:50 pm

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Glory Prathap
    Glory Prathap 24 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    I will check with them.
    Thanks a lot for your time.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

  19. 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.