Skilled Nominated Visa 190

Immigration program for skilled professionals

Skilled Nominated Visa 190

The 190 Visa is a permanent visa that allows skilled workers to live in Australia, based on a nomination by an Australian state or territory. Although the “pass mark” for the points test is 65 points, some occupations will require higher points in order for the applicant to be invited. For example, Accountants will require significantly higher points.

This visa provides the holder with Australian permanent residency with no conditions. The holder can live and work indefinitely in their chosen state. Although the visa is granted based on the holder being skilled in a specific occupation, once granted, the visa doesn’t require you to seek or maintain employment in this occupation. This visa is available to applicants who are skilled in an occupation on a state or territory occupation list. Each state or territory has its own individual list, depending on the skill shortages in that area.

Once you have confirmed you meet the points test, the applicant will need to obtain a successful migration skills assessment outcome in their chosen occupation. The steps required to achieve this will vary depending on the occupation.

Once the above steps have been followed, an applicant can lodge an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect and be invited to submit a visa application by the Department of Home Affairs. An applicant for a 190 visa must be issued with a nomination by their chosen state or territory. The requirements for this differ depending on the state or territory in question, as does the application process an applicant must follow. For example, some states require that you apply separately for state nomination through their website, whereas others simply want you to declare that you are seeking nomination in your EOI.

This is a brief summary intended for information purposes only. It is not a legal advice. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. Please consult with an experienced immigration consultant before submitting a visa application.
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