Australia 189 / 190 visa Invitation Documents and Steps

Anil Gupta  18 Mar, 19      291  Australia Forms

Australia Skillselect PR Invitation 189, 190 Document Checklist

If you have submitted SkillSelect EOI (Expression of Interest) with good skillselect points and have got the invitation to apply for visa, you have 60 days to gather all your documents and submit.

Documents for Australia PR – Primary Applicant

  1. Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) – 

    All countries that you have lived in the past 10 years for more than 12 months (collectively, even if you made multiple trips), need to have a PCC. Apply for USA FBI clearance certificate. Indian PCC with Indian Embassy process. As mentioned on the Australia, for immigration purposes, a police certificate is deemed to be valid for 12 months from the issue date.

  2. English language test report

    Tips on scoring 79+ in PTE in first attempt with a week of preparation.

  3. Skill assessment letter

    Many of you might use ACS (Australian Computer society) for your evaluation.

  4. Medical Test Report

    List of approved physicians. Medical test cost in USA, insurance and HSA FAQs. 

    After you get the invitation, you can generate the HAP ID from Australia ImmiAccount website. 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

    first and last page – color copy

  6. Age proof

    Birth Certificate or PassportIf 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 birth certificate.

  7. Skill Letter from past 10 years employment

    Use the one you submitted as educational qualification proof with ACS or relevant accessing authority.

  8. Income tax Proofs

    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)

    One scanned copy needs to be upload. How to scan and photo specification.

  10. Marriage Certificate – Only if you are married off course 🙂
  11. Qualifying Degree

    Mark-sheets, Transcript & Degree certificate.Use the one you submitted as educational qualification proof with ACS or relevant accessing authority.

  12. Form 80 

    Sample Form 80 for Australia 189 / 190 Visa

    Open Sample form 80 in new window.

  13. Form 1221

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

    This form may or may not be requested in your 189 skillselect 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.

Source: Applicant Documents

Australia 189-190 visa invitation documents
Australia 189-190 visa invitation documents

Documents for Spouse Additional Applicant over 18

  1. Passport – first and last page color scan
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Spouse Proof of functional English. If you are claiming Spouse Points, then spouse needs Competent English score.
  4. Work assessment Report – required only if you you are claiming spouse points.
  5. Police Clearance certificate from all countries where you have stayed more than 12 months in past 10 years
  6. Form 80
  7. Form 1221
  8. Photo – passport size

Source: Dependent documents

Documents for child – Additional Applicant under 18

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

Source: Australia Documents for Child

Australia PR 189 / 190 visa Fees

Check current Australia 189 PR fees.

Australia PR 189 / 190 visa SkillSelect status after Invitation

Once your EOI is selected in the lottery (draw), the status in skillselect will change to INVITED. A new button APPLY VISA will appear on the skillSelect page.

SkillSelect Invited 190 visa
SkillSelect Invited 190 visa

You need to click ‘Apply Visa‘ to go to Australia ImmiAccount website, create an account here and fill your details. Visa fees can be paid on this website itself.

Scanned documents PDF upload size

Each document size PDF file after scanning should be less than 5 MB. Each applicant can upload 60 separate documents i.e. 60 for you, 60 for spouse, 60 for child.

Australia PR 189/ 190 visa processing time

We track current processing times for 189 and 190 visa here.

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  1. Was you able to generate the HAP ID Before submitting application?

  2. Hello! Should I attach a certified copy and translations of docs? How does a officer understand language of original docs? Thank you!

    • Anil Gupta   15 Oct, 18 at 7:40 am

      You have to attach certified copy of original and translation duly stamped (certified) too.

  3. Hi Anil, thanks for the above post. I have one question. If I have applied for 190 visa application, and if I get invitation for 189 visa, can I also apply for 189 visa application. If so, which bridging visa will I be on?

    Also, for instance, 190 visa is granted to me, but on the other side, 189 visa is being assessed and for some reasons, it is rejected, will i lose visa 190?
    I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    • Anil Gupta   11 Oct, 18 at 8:40 pm

      I think you can only get one visa at a time. So, if you apply for both and both get approved, you can only use one of them.

  4. Anil Gupta   10 Oct, 18 at 6:48 am

    You need to first find your ‘assessment pathway’ here based on your degree:

    And then, choose the service.
    For Spouse, only ‘Relevant Skills assessment’ is required. But, if the assessment company is not offering it separately, then you have to go with CDR+Relevant skills assessment option.

    Does that help?

    • Hi, Thanks for the reply. I think that clarifies my doubt. I see that Engineers Australia doesn’t offer only skills assessment, so should go with CDR+Relevant skills assessment option.

  5. Hi Anil, I would like to know if I need to apply for CDR & skilled employment assessment or only skilled employment assessment when claiming for partner skills. We both are structural engineers in India.

  6. Mithun Ivalkar   1 Oct, 18 at 11:48 pm

    Hello, firstly I would like to thank you for putting up such a detailed documentation to help us out. The content is extremely helpful. I was reading this in line with the ACS guideline. I’m having work experience in India (one company) and in Singapore (two companies in total). Could you share details on what documentation and their respective content (perhaps a sample similar to Form 80) that I will need to put together. Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks in advance!

  7. please suggest

  8. Hi , I have total 65 point without PTE, can I apply by myself or consultant is necessary

    • Anil Gupta   24 Sep, 18 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Sunil,
      Not sure what can Consultant do with 65 points that can get you invitation?

      Consultant can only fill your forms and do nothing else.
      The points are given based on your education, English score and other factors. If you follow the above article, you can do everything yourself.

      Have you given any English exam? You said ‘without PTE’. Does that mean you have not given English test or you have score from IELTS or other?

      I think that one can file the PR application on their own and save consultant fees. It is up-to you if you want to engage a consultant or not.

  9. Hello, regarding PCC, are you sure in case of NRI’s or expats staying abroad, Indian emabssy in residing country is the place to get PCC? I’m curious since Police authority will have record of any criminal activities and not the Indian embassy, if so why they have given Indian embassy PCC? Thanks in advance

    • Anil Gupta   21 Sep, 18 at 6:45 am

      Your curiosity is correct.
      When you apply for PCC from Indian embassy, the internally send the request to local Indian Passport office and passport office verifies it with your Indian address’s local police station. Once Indian embassy receives your positive report from Indian passport office, they issue PCC to you.

      You can either visit India and apply for PCC from passport office yourself or if you want it while you are abroad, Indian embassy is the only option.

  10. Christopher Reid   5 Jun, 18 at 4:54 am

    Under what section in immiaccount do we upload our passport photo? Is it under “evidence of character”, “travel”, or something else? I don’t see “passport sized photo” listed on the 189 document checklist.

    • Anil Gupta   5 Jun, 18 at 6:24 am

      Check this:
      You should see ‘other documents’ link on top right corner.
      Click it and choose ‘photograph’.

      Let me know if this helps.

  11. Anil Gupta   1 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

    It all depends on the documents and if their verification can be completed without any follow ups. If your documents seem authentic then case officer may not feel the need of verifying and may issue grant quickly.

  12. Sonam Aggarwal   5 Mar, 19 at 9:08 pm


    We have applied on 75 points
    20- Study
    20- PTE 8 Band
    5- Spouse point


  13. Anil Gupta   5 Mar, 19 at 9:00 pm

    You have not mentioned your PR points.

    Please provide full information while asking your question to help me answer to-the-point. It will save both your and my time.

  14. Anil Gupta   6 Mar, 19 at 8:46 am

    You can expect invite in either March 2019 or April 2019 Draw.

  15. Anil Gupta   6 Mar, 19 at 4:27 pm

    Draw happens every month on 11th day.

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