To be eligible for the Independent Skilled 189 (New Zealand) Stream, you must provide a copy of the Notice of Assessment (with the tax file number removed or obscured), issued by the Australian Taxation Office for each of the four most recently completed income years immediately prior to application.
As evidence that you also satisfy the residence requirement for this visa you must provide your taxable income for the five income years prior to the date of your application.
Taxable income recorded on the Notice of Assessment must be at or above the income threshold listed in the regulatory instrument for that income year. The income threshold for the Independent Skilled 189 (New Zealand) Stream is set at the same level as the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). A summary of the Income threshold for the past four years can be found in the following table.
Table 1 – Income threshold for the past four years
| Financial year || Income threshold for Skilled Independent 189 (New Zealand) Stream |
| 2013/14 || AUD$53,900 |
| 2014/15 || AUD$53,900 |
| 2015/16 || AUD$53,900 |
| 2016/17 || AUD$53,900 |