How to avoid a skilled visa refusal

Let’s take 5 minutes to discuss how you can prevent the refusal of your skilled visa application. We often talk about things to do – how to get an invitation to apply for a visa, discussing strategies, states/territories and visa conditions, etc. However, we haven’t discussed how to avoid visa application refusal yet, so let’s dive into this topic!

If you’ve received a visa refusal, please don’t lose heart!

I’ve got some encouraging news for you. My team is prepared to thoroughly examine your case and the reasons for the refusal, and we will provide you with free written advice.

For more information, please check out the detailed article on our website.

Let’s start with a statement: 
Even if your Expression of Interest (EOI) has been selected, and you have an invitation, it does not guarantee you get a visa. For example, in the 21-22 financial year, the refusal rate for the Independent skilled visa SC189 was 13.8%.

Information in EOI = information in visa application

When you declare your personal information in the EOI, you will be trusted and awarded points for all your qualifications/skills/etc. These points are what make you eligible and get you an invitation. If you fail to earn the required points during the application process, or if there are inconsistencies between your EOI and the visa application, your chances of visa approval decrease significantly, and the visa fee will not be refunded/

Stay up-to-date with English test results and skill assessments.

Sometimes an EOI can be in the SkillSelect for years, and applicants may struggle to maintain valid documents within 60 days, and achieve the necessary English level or work experience. Irrelevant documents can lead to visa refusals.

You can find the validity periods for all the required documents for the main and dependent applicants in my guide “Skilled Migration to Australia”.

Medical examinations and police clearance certificates are essential.

Remember, if one applicant does not meet the criteria, all applicants will be refused the visa. However, medical tests can be retaken, and additional clarification can be added to existing police clearance certificate (we’ve had such experiences with our clients). By the way, this certificate requirement applies to many Australian visas.

Be mindful of providing correct documents.

The bureaucratic process requires applicants to meet all formalities—this includes getting accurate translations of necessary documents or obtaining the correct form for police clearance certificates (actually many people make mistakes when ordering Australian police clearance certificate). It is also important to consider situations where you may need a translation done by an accredited translator or even notarized.

By being thorough and attentive to details, you can increase your chances of a successful skilled visa application. If you need expert assistance and support throughout the migration process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Yulia Moiseeva & Associates. Wishing you the best of luck with your visa application!

I am asking you to be extremely careful with all your documents when applying for a visa. There are many details to consider, so you may risk not only several thousand dollars, but also your shining Australian future. If you’re not willing to take this risks or facing bureaucracy, I invite you to seek the professional support of my team at “Yulia Moiseeva & Associates”.

We will take care of preparing all the necessary forms and correct documents for skills assessment, EOI, ROI, visa application, and respond to RFIs if required. Where we need your participation, our detailed instructions and document templates will be definitely helpful for you.

You can ask me questions at any time.

Just email me at and describe your migration issues!

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