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Australia Skilled Migration Points – Changes On The Way

Changes coming into effect from November 2019 will affect applicants with a partner and single applicants.

These changes will prioritise applicants who are single or whose partner can demonstrate competent English. The changes will impact subclass 189 and 190 visas.

From November 2019, the points test will be adjusted to award additional points to the primary applicants, where their partner has competent English, but cannot meet the requirements for skilled partner points.

At present, any visa applicant can claim additional points for his or her partner’s skills and English competency.

What about single applicants?

New changes will benefit single applicants also.

Single applicants will be awarded additional points to ensure they are not disadvantaged.

With that said, how the system will calculate points is not clear yet. When it does become more clear we’ll write about it here.

October 2019 – Update – Please see this post: New Australian Points Test – Updates And Clarifications

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As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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