“Partner skills” is one of the areas a primary applicant is allowed to claim points and will be allotted 5 points for this. Australia Spouse Skill Assessment is required from one of the nominated occupations that is listed in the same SOL of primary applicant’s visa. Normally, these points should be claimed by the applicant if they fall short of 5 points to the threshold requirement of the visa or would like to gain as maximum points as possible for visas that go through invitation rounds every month. It is one great thing every applicant can take advantage of.
Filing for Australia PR from outside Australia requires you to score 60 minimum however it depends on the minimum threshold set for the selection of that particular invitations rounds for an application to receive an invitation to apply for visa (based on the visa subclass). You get points for your age, education, overseas work experience, Australian education and employment, and also for your spouse skills , professional year , state nomination, relative sponsorship and community language. Your score can significantly go up on adding your spouse's details to the application.
You can even switch the main applicant and dependant between you and your spouse. If he/she obtains more score than you, then you can file as a dependant. But before all that is done, you and your spouse will have to take Australia Skill Assessment. You can get it done with Keywest.
Keywest employs Registered Migration Agents (RMAs) to assess your profile and that of your spouse accordingly suggest how you can proceed and what subclass to apply for. To have a clear idea of what Australia Skill Assessment - Spouse Via RMA is, Speak to an expert.
If the applicant is applying outside Australia
Skill Assessment fee – AUD$300-AUD$2200 (For applicants, applying in Australia may require to pay GST wherever applicable)
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