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. Suraj Basnet   15 Mar, 19 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Anil Gupta,
    I have recently completed my bachelor where my and my spouse working rights are 20 hours per week or 40 hours fortnight. I applied for 485 visa which is still on going process. I got my EOI and applied for subclass 189 visa. I got the Bridging visa which is active from 16th march. My Concern is that can i and my dependent work full time in 189 bridging visa.
    second question i applied 189 soon after 485 is it correct because i got 2 bridging visa one from 485 and one from 189.

  2. Hi Anil, I have 70 point for developer programmer under 189 and 75 for 190. Is there any possibility of receiving an invite under those subclasses?

  3. SSR Events   14 Mar, 19 at 6:04 am

    Hello Anil,

    Systems Analyst – ANZSCO 261112
    DOE : March 10th.

    By when can I expect the invitation for this.
    Points 75 – 189


  4. Mani Megalai S   12 Mar, 19 at 5:26 am

    Looking for 189 Visa. Senior Application Engineer applied for 261313 with 14 years and 09 months of experience and in PTE scored 10 points (65+ in all 4 sections). Date of Birth 28-07-1981. My husband also has same experience and applied in ACS and got the assessment. Got Overall score as 75.
    1) I have got ACS assessed as “comparable to an AQF Master Degree with a Major in computing” on Apr 30 2018
    2) I have got my doctoral degree(PhD) on may 25 2018
    3) I have updated my EOI with PTE score and doctoral degree(phD) on Feb 20 2019 (overall 75 points)
    4) Should I have to update ACS for adding my doctoral qualification and then update EOI with that ACS reference number or I have to delete my phd qualification in EOI till i get my acs assessed with dctoral degree.
    (Likely to get the invite by April 11 2019) Is it mandate to update ACS with Doctoral degree?
    5) When can i initiate Police Verfication process?

    Please suggest What can be done?

    • You should get ACS assessment done for your doctoral degree. You will need to prove it and the ACS report number in your EOI should match it.

      You can initiate your police verification now if you are expecting invite in April 2019.

  5. Vohraameenbhai Ganibhai   9 Mar, 19 at 8:22 pm

    Today Get invited,EOI-DoE 21/2/2019,Points 75,Code 261313,

    • Anil Gupta   9 Mar, 19 at 8:43 pm

      Congratulations and enjoy. Thanks for sharing your invite details.

      • Mohammed Ali   10 Mar, 19 at 10:36 pm


        Is this for visa 189? I assumed that draw happens on 11 March? Is this for 190 ?

        Please correct my understanding.

        • Its for 189 visa.
          190 invites can be sent anytime by state. States do not follow the 11th day rule.

          March 11 draw already happened earlier this month as i think there is holiday in Australia on March 11, 2019.

          • MohammedAli   10 Mar, 19 at 10:55 pm

            Oh I have similar points and my EOI DOE is 19/2/2019 for same job code. I do not see any invite.

            Does it take time to get notified?

            • May be your profile was not picked up. You can expect invite in next round then.

            • Hello
              Hope you doing well.
              I have applied for Australian PR on 21st jan 2019. I am waiting for my EOI. i have apply under
              Software engineer 261313.
              Here is the detail of my pints sub class189 -70 points , sub class 190-75 points and subclass 489 -80 points .

              Is there any chances to get invitation in my case?

            • Anil Gupta   11 Mar, 19 at 7:45 am

              You can expect to get invite for Software engineer 261313 with 70 points in Oct 2019 draw.

            • Hi Anil, May I know the reason behind this ? Just wanted to understand how your arrived Oct 2019 for Software engineer 261313 with 70 points.

            • Anil Gupta   13 Mar, 19 at 8:21 pm

              Please opt for private consultation and then i can explain it in detail.

            • MohammedAli   10 Mar, 19 at 11:09 pm


              Can you guess what could be the reason by any chance.

              Moreover, since the email was received yesterday for him, do you think that it is closed for March month? Or I can expect in a day or so.

            • Mohammed Ali   11 Mar, 19 at 3:09 am


              The reason for asking is that I was thinking that the EOI invitations has a pattern in which they are picked ie. based on the DOE. So, based on that what factors do you think has not worked in this case.

              Any input from you would be helpful.

              Mohammed Ali

            • Anil Gupta   11 Mar, 19 at 7:45 am

              Applications are indeed picked up on the basis of DOE but there is a limit on the number of invites that are sent in each draw as well.
              So, i am guessing that your applications was probably left due to the numerical limit.

            • Mohammed Ali   11 Mar, 19 at 9:21 am


              Thanks for your input. I still have certain unanswered questions, the reason being the DOE for my EOI was19/2/2019 compared the one which I was referring to.

              So, should I leave any hope of getting an email today or tomorrow? I guess yes 🙂

              In this case, how about the next draw? Can I expect the invite?

              Thanks for all your help.

            • You can expect an invite in next draw.

    • Mani Megalai S   12 Mar, 19 at 6:03 am

      Hi, How much you scored in English test

  6. Nikhil Anadkar   8 Mar, 19 at 8:01 am

    Hi Anill

    Hope you are doing well!

    I am planning to apply EOI for Australia PR under skill immigration programme. Job code is 261314 (STSOL).

    My question to you is ‘ while applying for EOI, past organisation reference letter is required, which should mention my skills and responsibilities. My previous organisations has denied to give me the same’. What should be done in this case?

    I saw your article, which mentioned a letter from co-worker; how much chances I have if I apply using co-worker letter. Just FYI, my points are 80 as explained below:
    Age: 30, Experience: 10, Education: 15, English: 20 and Spouse: 5.

    Your help will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.


  7. Hi
    Is there some thing called as Dept processing fee of AUD 50 along with the application fee 3755 to be paid ?

  8. Manphool Singh   7 Mar, 19 at 9:26 am

    hi Anil
    I lodged my 190 visa application on 09-02-2019. My old HAP Id was due to expire on 26th Feb 2019 (earlier Visitor visa FA600). Now it got expired but I am not able to generate new HAP ID. It seems that only CO will generate it when my application will be looked in. And my case will get delayed for 2-3 months!!!
    Please share your thoughts.
    thank you

    • Anil Gupta   7 Mar, 19 at 10:42 am

      You question is out of scope of this article and hence has been added to our forum.

      It has been answered and you can ask follow up question on forum to get answer within 1-24 hours.

  9. hi

    i have 5 questions :

    1. so normally do the co call for interviews?

    2. and the permanent resident card do they give in hand at the airport or they mail it ?

    3. also the medicare will they mail it or give it at the airport ?

    4. after eoi submission do we have to mail the documents to them education certificates and other documents ?

    5. do we have to mail them the passport for pr grant visa or when pr grant they will send by email ?

    • Anil Gupta   7 Mar, 19 at 9:17 am

      1. There is no call for interviews by case officer.
      2. This question is Out of scope of this article. Please ask it in forum.
      3. This question is Out of scope of this article. Please ask it in forum.
      4. You have to Upload the documents in your Australia immiaccount online system once you get an invite.
      5. No passport mailing is required. You receive the PR grant letter on your email. You can use it to enter Australia.

  10. Hi Anil,
    I submitted an EOI today 6th March 19, for code 261111, with 65 points, 15 for age, 20 for English,15 for bachelor degree, and 15 for experience, can I expect to get an invite? If yes by when ? If no can I still increase my points to get more chance on the same EOI and how?

    • Anil Gupta   6 Mar, 19 at 1:53 pm

      There is no realistic chance of invite for 261111 with 65 points.
      At this time, only EOIs with 75 points are getting invite.

      You can check more options to increase your points on this Australia PR points calculator.

      • Thank you Anil,

        Is it better to submit an EOI for visa type 190? What’s the best option ? And should I do it now in parallel with the 189 or wait?

        • Anil Gupta   7 Mar, 19 at 9:09 am

          You can file both 189 and 190 EOI using Australia Skillselect at the same time.

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