While applying for Australian Permanent Residency or any Visa that takes into consideration the Australian Points based Visa System through Skill Select, Partner Skills Assessment is a very good criterion for increasing your point count.
'Partner Skills' points can be claimed by an applicant if the partner is able to satisfy the key requirements of age, English language ability, has nominated an occupation on the same SOL (Skilled Occupation List), has obtained a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority. The partner should also meet the Australian study requirement or have recent work experience in a skilled occupation which is listed in the SOL as the primary applicant.
However, 'partner skills' points cannot be claimed if the partner is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australian or if the partner is not included in your visa application.
The documentary evidence that need to be provided are that your partner has met all the basic requirements for the particular General Skilled Migration visa you applied for, they meet the Australian study requirement in the last six months before applying, and they have been employed in a skilled occupation for a period totaling at least 12 months in the last 24 months before applying.
A total of 5 additional points are awarded.
Use our free service to find out whether you could qualify for this visa. Fill out the assessment form. Make sure that all information provided is authentic in order to make a proper assessment.