May 22nd, 2019
Skill Select 189 invitation numbers
We have confirmed with DHA that the June 2019 skill select round will again have 100 invites for the 189 and 10 invite for the 489 (family) visa.
That the backlog of undecided 189 applicants was in excess of 15,000 as at April 2019
And that 189 processing times will not increase into 2019/20
“.. As we have held a steady high rate of Skilled Independent (subclass 189) invitations in the first three quarters of the 2018-19 Migration Program year we now have a solid pipeline to take us through to the end of this program year and enter into the 2019-20 program year.
Furthermore, the 2019-20 Migration Program planned ceilings have been announced with the Skilled Independent category reduced to 18,652 places, which includes the subclass 189 New Zealand stream and the points tested stream.
We will now reduce our skilled independent invitation rounds for the remaining last quarter of 2018-19 program year to 100 invitations per month for the Independent Skilled stream and continue with 10 invitations per month for the Skilled-Regional Provisional (subclass 489) Family
Sponsored stream. This will keep us with a good pipeline of applications and the ability to keep inviting each month in 2019-20, and support applicants by not increasing processing times..”
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