So you not sure for how long is your Skills Assessment Valid?

A Validity Period for Skills Assessments has been introduced.

Recently, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) announced that skills assessments issued by assessing authorities for the purpose of visa applications will only be valid for three years, or if the skills assessing authority has specified a shorter validity period, for that shorter period. Previously, most skills assessment did not have validity periods.

This means that migrants with skills assessments older than three years after 1 July, who haven’t yet lodged their visa application, will need to obtain a new skills assessment in order to lodge a valid visa application under this new rule.

A skills assessment must be valid at the time of lodgement for the following visas:
•Direct Entry stream of the Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) visa;
•Direct Entry stream of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa; and
•Graduate Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

A skills assessment must be valid at the time of invitation to apply through SkillSelect for the following visas:
•Skilled—Independent (subclass 189) visa;
•Skilled—Nominated (subclass 190) visa; and
•Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa.

For Clarifications visit http://www.immi.gov.au


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