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Changes to Age Limit for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visas

The maximum age for General Skilled Migration will  be lowered to 44 years from the current Maximum age of 49, As of July 1st, 2017

At this point of time the below visa types will not be affected  by the changes.

 For Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 – maximum age 49

For Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 – maximum age 49

The new New Zealand  Citizen stream of Subclass 189 – (no age limit)

At present , According to the  Department of Immigration around 1 % applicants for  the 189 Subclass are between 45 and 49. The overall impact on this program is small but for the applicants between 45 and 49 the effect will be significant due to the age  limit which is being reduced to 44 for permanent employer.

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