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I need more info about the changes to the Points Test for skilled visas in November 2019

Category: Visa for Australia

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I have a query about the changes in the points system is only for new regional visas or it is applicable to 190 and 189 visas.

As, I understand is that in my case I get 25 points for the age and 15 for the education, including two years of Australian education and 10 points for more than three years of experience, which I have got and going to do skill assessment for machinist. Additionally, I have 6.5 bands , which qualifies me to apply for the visa, but will I get additional 10 points as I am single, and I know the new amendments to points are commencing from November 2019, as I’m thinking to apply for 189, 190 visa.



Answer provided by Migration Agent

Hi B.,

At this point based on the information we have received, the new points test rules will come into effect in November 2019 this year and will be relevant to the 189 and 190 visas as well as the new skilled regional visa. If you are single at the time the changes come into effect then you should qualify for an additional 10 points on the points test. If you are able to send through a copy of your CV and date of birth I would be happy to send you a run down of the points score you should expect to receive.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Migration Agent

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