I have a couple of questions.
I could see that the minimum points score for 189 visa category is 80 for the invitation round held on 21st April 2021. DHA page also states that 500 people were invited to apply during that round. My question is were people outside of Australia invited during this round or only people who were already residing in Australia were given the invites?
As things stand I am getting 75 points for 189 visa.
Age (29 years) - 30 points
English Language (9/8.5/7/7 in IELTS) - 10 points
Work experience outside Australia (5.5 years after deducing first 2 years) - 10 points
Qualifications - 15 points
Partner skills - 10 points
Total - 75 points
I am certain that I can improve my English Language scores by taking up PTE. Also planning to give NAATI a try. If I am successful with both PTE and NAATI I will get another 15 points which takes me to 90 points. What are my chances (I reside outside of Australia) of getting invited with 90 points for 189 visa category? If I were to get invited how long would it possibly take under current circumstances? If chances are slim I do not want to waste my time and energy on this.