Australia PR 189, 190 Visa Documents, Steps, Form 80, 1221

Australia PR documents for 189/190 visa application. Form 80, Police clearance, Medical, education, work experience assessment required. Pay fees in immiaccount.

Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta    Updated  12 May, 20

Documents for Australia PR – Primary Applicant

#1 Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

A police clearance certificate is required from all countries that you have lived in the past 10 years for more than 12 months. If you have made multiple short trips and they all add up to 12 months, you should get a PCC.

Apply for USA FBI clearance certificate online or with third party agents. You will need US state police clearance as well if you lived for at-least months in a state in the last 12 months. The process for Texas State PCC and California State PCC is simple and can be done online.

Apply Indian PCC with Indian Embassy by postal mail or in-person. Get Indian PCC from Indian Passport office if you are residing in India.

Police certificates are valid for 12 months from the issue date for Australia PR. PCC does not need a notary.

#2 English language Test Report

You need to upload a copy of your test result in your immiaccount. A notary is recommended but not required.

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#3 Skill Assessment Letter

A skill assessment letter is required to prove your education and work experience points claim in EOI. A notary is required for skill assessment letter.

Each ANZSCO occupation code will have its own assessment agency assigned to it.

How to file ACS (Australian Computer society) assessment.

#4 Medical Test Report

Get your Australia PR health examination done from approved physicians. Medical tests like TB, HIV/ AIDS are required.

You can generate the HAP ID from the Australia ImmiAccount website once you have paid the visa fees.

You can get your medical tests done even before getting an invitation and is recommended by Australia DIBP themselves. How to Generate HAP ID for medical before visa invitation or paying fees.

#5 Passport

Passport first and last page color copy. Passport color copies should be notarized.

#6 Age proof

Notarized Birth Certificate or Passport is required.

If you do not have the birth certificate, then you should get it. In the case of India, you can use the 10th standard certificate/mark-sheet in the absence of a birth certificate.

#7 Skill Letter from past 10 years employment

Use the same work experience letter that you submitted as educational qualification proof with ACS or relevant accessing authority. Notary certification is required for skill letters.

You can get a reference letter from a co-worker if your employer is not giving it.

#8 Income tax Proofs (last 3 year)

  • If you are in the USA, you can submit W2 or your tax returns.
  • If you are in India, you can submit form 16 or ITRs.
  • For Singapore or Pakistan or Bangladesh etc., submit the income tax documents that prove you paid government income taxes

#9 Passport size Photo (45mm x 35mm)

How to scan and photo specification for Australia PR.

#10 Marriage Certificate

Notarized marriage certificate is required only if you are married.

#11 Qualifying Degree 

  1. Notarized Mark-sheets or Transcript. Sealed transcripts are not required.
  2. Notarized Degree certificate.

You can use the same notarized copies you may have submitted as educational qualification proof with ACS or relevant accessing authority.

#12 Form 80 

Use this sample Form 80 for Australia 189 / 190 Visa to fill your residence and travel details.

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#13 Form 1221

The information in form 1221 is 99% the same as you would have filled in Form 80.

Form 1221 may or may not be requested in your 189 skill-select invitation. Hence, fill it only if requested by the Case Officer (CO).

Some people upload it without even being asked by CO, just to make sure no time is lost between CO requesting it and then you upload and CO takes time to verify. It is your choice.

As per the official Australian guidance here, Form 80 is not mandatory either if you are applying from outside Australia. But, as a matter of saving time, you should be ready with it if CO asks for it.

#15 Payslips

Salary slips or pay stubs are not required.

You can submit the payslips for the period from the Assessment report date to the current date if you are claiming work experience points this period. You will also need to submit the current employment letter to cover the gap between the assessment report and today.

This employment letter can be a simple letter stating you are currently employed with the company.

Payslips do not need notary.

Documents for Spouse

  1. Passport – first and last page color scan
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Spouse Proof of functional English. If you are claiming Spouse Points, then the spouse needs a Competent English score.
  4. Work assessment Report – required only if you are claiming spouse points.
  5. Police Clearance certificate – See the PCC requirements above. Spouse also needs PCC from all countries and states as given in primary applicant requirements.
  6. Form 80
  7. Form 1221
  8. Photo – passport size

Source: Dependent documents

Documents for Child

  1. Passport – first and last page color scan
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Photo – passport size
  4. Form 1229

Source: Australia Documents for Child

We track current processing times for 189 and 190 visa here. Check current Australia 189 PR fees.

What is the maximum size of each PDF file for upload to immiaccount?

Each PDF file after scanning should be less than 5 MB for uploading in your immiaccount.
Each applicant can upload 60 separate documents i.e. 60 for you, 60 for the spouse, 60 for a child.

What is the status shown in EOI after a PR Invite?

The application status in your skillselect EOI will change to INVITED if you have been invited for PR.
A new button APPLY VISA will appear on the skillSelect page. SkillSelect Invited 190 visa

How should I accept my Australia PR Invitation?

You should click the ‘Apply Visa’ button in your skillselect system to accept the invite. This will take you to the Australia ImmiAccount website. You should create an account here and fill your details.

Where and When Should I pay Australia PR Fees?

The option to pay PR fees will appear in your immiaccount once you have uploaded all the mandatory documents.

Should I wait for CO to ask for Health Check?

We recommend getting your Health checks done immediately after paying PR fess and submitting your application in immiaccount. You will be able to generate HAP ID once you have submitted it.

Is Form 80 required for Australia PR application?

Form 80 is required for Australia PR application.


Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta           

Recent discussion on forum

  1. Ranjith_Krishnan

    Hi Ashish,

    Do we need PF statement as well, as part of documentation.

    Ranjith Gopalankutty

  2. anil_am22

    HI @Ranjith_Krishnan

    Please read the linked article. It has the complete list of required documents.

    Not sure who is Ashish here.

  3. Ranjith_Krishnan

    Apologies Anil meant you name sorry about that. From the list of documents there is no mention of pf statement, so is it not required then?
    Thanks for your help

  4. anil_am22

    If its not mentioned in the list of documents, it is not required.

    Many people suggest to upload PF statements but they are not really required unless asked specifically by Case Officer.

  5. rahuldinesh

    Hi Anil,

    Thanks for the good work.

    I am applying for VIC SC190 Visa, I have worked in 3 organizations in the past 10 years 2 of them outside India. EA had only approved my current employment (10 points) as I was not able to show adequate proof for the remaining two companies. Now when lodging visa application do I need to upload proof of employment for all the companies or current employment.

    If all 10 years proofs are required what documents will suffice this requirement.

    Many thanks.

  6. anil_am22

    Hi @rahuldinesh

    You can upload any releiving letters, payslips, bank statements or tax return documents to prove Employment in those companies while filing your visa application.

  7. rahuldinesh

    Hi Anil, Thanks for the swift response.

  8. Ranjith_Krishnan

    HI Anil,

    Thanks for your reply, is there any issue if we move to a different country for job after filing the VISA application?

    Also, do you know the percentage of people getting direct visa grant is higher or the other way around?



  9. anil_am22

    Hi @Ranjith_Krishnan

    No issue in moving to other country.
    Lot of people get direct grant if you papers are complete.

  10. pritamb85

    Hi Anil,
    I have offshore work experience from 2008 till 2019 for which I have all years payslip, appointment and release letter (wherever applicable) and bank statement. I have form 16 from 2011 FY till 2019. Do i need to submit all the form 16 or as you mentioned in one of the article only last 3 years is fine.


  11. Sanyukta_L

    Hi @Anil.Gupta,

    1. Payslips and Form16 will only be required for months which are after ACS assessment report?
    2. You mentioned, we can use same notarised document which we use in skills assessment, but ACS website mentions no certification required
    3. Are notarised copies still required for Visa application in 2020?
    4. Since skill letters are soft copies, do we need to get notary done for that too?

  12. nitinkhanna53

    Hi @Sanyukta_L, @anil_am22,
    any update on the above queries? I have the same questions…

  13. negi

    Many people/agents have different views on this. Many say that if you are uploading clear colored scanned copy, then no need of any notarization. Others say that its better to upload notarized copies to avoid any CO Contact. So basically, it all depends on your visa app Case Officer (CO) if he/she asks for notarized copies or not. Better to upload notarized copies as no harm in it.

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