The Australian immigration department has released the results of it’s latest invitation rounds for skilled visa applicants and as was the case last month, the minimum pass mark required from a points perspective is quite high.
During the January invitation rounds, 2500 invitations were issued; 1490 of these to applicants applying under the skilled independent 189 visa and 10 under the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).
The points spread by volume of applicants can be seen below:
As in the past, the highest ranked applicants by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa first. For applicants who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 January 2019 invitation round.
As in previous months, the number of points required for popular occupations in the Accountancy and engineering space is still very high.
If you are looking to apply for an Australian skilled visa under any of the roles listed above, and you are not reaching these scores, it may be some time before you receive an invitation to apply.
How are you tracking as part of your own application process? Have you reached a similar number of points? We’d love to hear from you in our comments below.