I am single, 25 years old, software engineer with 2.5 years of working experience. I want to apply for immigrant visa from Pakistan to Australia.

How much money in account is satisfactory for applying "Work and Live in Australia" category?

Applying for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189).

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    Nov 12, 2014 at 9:13
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    Nov 12, 2014 at 10:20
  • thanks for editing it for me. @MarkMayo i am applying for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
    – iAhmed
    Nov 12, 2014 at 11:05

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Conditions for visa subclass 189 do not stipulate minimum funds required, although they advise you should have enough money to settle as there are no welfare benefits for newly arrived migrants for at least 2 years.

In the case of the closely related state sponsored visa (subclass 190), some states have finance requirements for obtaining their sponsorship. For instance Victoria lists in its Offshore table, the value of $AUD 30,000 for single applications, 35,000 for one dependant, 40,000 for two dependants and so on.

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