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Subclass 189- spouse points

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Old 01-30-2018, 01:23 AM
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Subclass 189- spouse points

My husband and I are in the process of applying for Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189). He will be the primary applicant .

I have 5 yrs experience in IT industry. And have a 4 year Bachelors degree in Non-IT Field.

Considering that ACS will deduct 4yrs from my skill as Software Engineer, "will I still be able to contribute to my husband's SPOUSE Points", now that I would have overall 1 year experience?

Looking forward to your response. Thanks in advance.


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Old 01-30-2018, 05:44 AM
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You are able to contribute Partner points if you have a positive skills assessment and at least competent English.

It would be a good idea to check the information available on the ACS website to see whether you have enough work experience when you don't have a degree in a non-IT field.

Jeremy W Hooper BEng MSc Grad Dip App Finance Dip Australian Migration Law MMIA MMA, MM&EA
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:46 AM
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If your skilled occupation and your husband's skilled occupation are on the same list and you satisfy the other criteria, then probably, yes.

The spouse or de facto partner of the applicant (the primary
(a) is an applicant for the same subclass of visa as the
primary applicant; and (b) is not an Australian permanent resident or an Australian
citizen; and
(c) was under 50 at the time the invitation to apply for the
visa was issued to the primary applicant; and
(d) at the time of invitation to apply for the visa, nominated
a skilled occupation, being an occupation specified by the
Minister under paragraph 1.15I(1)(a) at that time; and
(e) at the time of invitation to apply for the visa, had been
assessed by the relevant assessing authority for the
nominated skilled occupation as having suitable skills for the
occupation and the assessment was not for a Subclass 485
(Temporary Graduate) visa; and
(f) at the time of invitation to apply for the visa,
had competent English

This is not a considered professional opinion or advice about how you should proceed.

Westly Russell
Registered Migration Agent
Number 0316072

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