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Subclass 189 Skilled Independent maximum age lowered

Migration Legislation Amendment – lowers the upper age limit at invitation for Subclass 189 Skilled Independent, Points Tested stream applicants to 45 years old at the time of invitation to apply for a points tested stream visa to 45 years.


The amendments made shall apply only to applications made on or after 1 July 2017.

These amendment does not apply to applications, made:

  • in response to an invitation by the Minister given before 1 July 2017, and
  • the application is made on or before 1 July 2017, or, 
  • the applicant claims to be a member of the family unit of the primary applicant and is making a combined application with the primary applicant..

This Instrument will come into effect on 1 July 2017.

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