The Australian Government Issued Invitations Under Subclass 189 & Subclass 491 Family Sponsored on 14 July 2020 … Australia Immigration (Aug 13th, 2020)


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Invitations issued on 14 July 2020

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 14 July 2020.

Visa subclassNumber
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)500
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored100

Invitation process and cut offs

The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa subclassMinimum points scoreLatest date of effect month
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)9007/2020
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored)9505/2020

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 14 July 2020 invitation round.

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous program years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year.

SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189), and thereafter the remaining to Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored . If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 491 visas in these occupations.

SubclassOccupation IDDescriptionMinimum points scoreLatest date of effect month
189/4912212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate TreasurersN/AN/A
1892334Electronics Engineer9012/2019
4912334Electronics Engineer9505/2020
1892335Industrial, Mechanical and Production EngineersN/AN/A
4912335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers9511/2019
1892339Other Engineering ProfessionalsN/AN/A
4912339Other Engineering Professionals9511/2019
189/4912611ICT Business and System AnalystsN/AN/A
189/4912613Software and Applications ProgrammersN/AN/A
189/4912631Computer Network ProfessionalsN/AN/A

Invitations issued during 2020-21 program year

Visa subclassJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)500500
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored100100


The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas.