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190 Visa

The Skilled Nominated visa program gives skilled workers, nominated by a state or territory government, the opportunity to live and work anywhere in Australia permanently.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

The Skilled Nominated visa program gives skilled workers, nominated by a state or territory government, the opportunity to live and work anywhere in Australia permanently.

This visa is available to applicants who are skilled in an occupation on a state or territory occupation list, where each state/territory has its own individual skilled occupations list to address specific skill shortages.

How do I receive nomination from a state/territory in Australia for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa?

To apply for state nomination, you must first lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) with SkillSelect online. The EOI is a competitive invitation process where you must meet the minimum points test pass mark of 65 points or more. However, some occupations will require higher points for the applicant to be invited. For example, Accountants will require significantly higher points.

At Merit Services, we regularly advise our clients on how to improve their points test scores to give them a competitive edge and increase their chances of receiving an invitation. If you would like to discuss your points test with an experienced Migration team, email us at [email protected].

I wish to submit an EOI for the subclass 190 visa – Am I eligible to apply?

To apply for the subclass 190 visa with nomination from any state/territory in Australia, you must meet the following key requirements:

  • Meet the points test pass mark of 65+ points.
  • Lodged an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply.
  • Be under 45 years of age.
  • Your occupation must be on the relevant state/territory occupation list for the subclass 190 visa.
  • Have a positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation.
  • Have minimum ‘Competent’ English language test scores in the past 2 years (IELTS/PTE).
  • Meet Australian health and good character requirements.

 

Once an invitation is received from the nominating state/territory government through SkillSelect, you have 60 days to apply for the subclass 190 visa with the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Note: Each state/territory government has their own additional eligibility criteria for the subclass 190 visa program, and you must meet all the criteria before you lodge the ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) through SkillSelect online.

 

For a full assessment of your eligibility, to discuss your options for applying for state nomination and the subclass 190 visa application process from start to finish, email our Migration team to book in a consultation at [email protected].