PR Points Calculator Australia

Check your eligibility to migrate

The PR Points Calculator for Australia is an invaluable online tool designed to help potential migrants determine their eligibility for permanent residency visas under the General Skilled Migration program.

By inputting personal information such as your age, language proficiency, education, work experience, and other relevant criteria, you can calculate what your total points score might be against the requirements set by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

This score is crucial in assessing your chances of being invited to apply for visas such as the subclass 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa), and subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa).

A minimum score of 65 points is typically required, but higher scores increase the likelihood of receiving an invitation to apply for PR. The calculator provides a clear and immediate indication of where you stands in the competitive process of Australian skilled migration.

PR Visas

Feature 491 Visa 189 Visa 190 Visa
Visa Type Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Skilled Independent Visa Skilled Nominated Visa
Primary Purpose Regional skilled work Independent skilled work State or territory nominated skilled work
Validity Period 5 years Permanent Permanent
Pathway to Permanent Residency Yes, can apply for Permanent Residency after 3 years N/A (Already permanent) N/A (Already permanent)
State Nomination Requirement Yes, requires nomination by an Australian state or territory No, independent visa Yes, requires nomination by an Australian state or territory
Work and Residency Requirement Must live, work, or study in regional area No specific residency requirement Must live and work in the nominating state or territory

PR Visas Eligibility

Eligibility for Permanent Residency (PR) visas in Australia, under the General Skilled Migration program, typically involves meeting several key criteria:

  1. Age: Applicants must usually be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation.
  2. English Language Proficiency: A certain level of English is required, evidenced by scores from approved tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, etc.
  3. Skilled Occupation: Applicants must nominate an occupation on Australia's Skilled Occupation List and have their skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority.
  4. Points Test: A minimum score on the points test is needed; this score is based on age, English language ability, skilled employment experience, qualifications, and other factors.
  5. Health and Character: Applicants must meet health and character requirements, including medical exams and police certificates.
  6. State or Territory Nomination (for subclass 190 and 491): For certain visas, applicants must have a nomination from an Australian state or territory.
  7. SkillSelect EOI: Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be invited to apply for a visa.

The exact eligibility criteria can vary depending on the specific PR visa subclass being applied for. It is essential to check the most current requirements on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website or consult with an immigration professional.

PR Visa Processing Times

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189): Processing times can vary, but as a guide, 75% of applications may be processed within approximately 8 to 9 months.

  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190): The processing times for the 190 visa also fluctuate, with 75% of applications potentially being processed within about 6.5 to 8 months.

  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491): For the 491 visa, the processing time may be longer, with 75% of applications potentially taking around 12 to 14 months to process.

How Much Do PR Visas Cost?

The application cost for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is generally around AUD $4,115 for the main applicant. Additional charges apply for each family member included in the application. It's important to note that prices are subject to change, so applicants should verify the current fees on the Australian Department of Home Affairs visa pricing table.