The Skilled Nominated Visa subclass 190 is a 5-year permanent resident visa subcategory granted to eligible skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian State or territory. Certain states of Australia have a huge vacancy in several of its employment sectors. When they believe that the Australian workforce is unable to serve the vacant positions, they depend upon hiring foreign talent from outside. For this, the respective state or territory government nominates an eligible candidate and sponsors them with a Permanent resident visa (subclass 190). This visa holder can migrate to Australia, work for any company within the nominated State or territory, and enjoy benefits as permanent residents.

What Are the Benefits of a Skilled Nominated Work Visa Subclass 190?

Just like any other subcategory of the Skilled Migrant Scheme, the Skilled Nominated Visa offers the following benefits to the visa holder and his accompanying family members:

  1. Freedom to live, work & settle anywhere in Australia
  2. No restrictions on travel within the country
  3. Freedom to work for any sector, company, or job the applicant wishes to
  4. Official permit to accompany family members
  5. Employment freedom & benefits for the spouse
  6. Free education for non-adult children
  7. Medicare sponsors all health and medical-related expenses
  8. Sponsor eligible relatives for Australia PR in future
  9. Australian Citizenship after a continuous stay of 3-4 years

What are the requirements to qualify for a Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190?

To be able to apply for skilled immigration to Australia through subclass 190, a candidate needs to have:

  1. an age under 50 years
  2. Bachelor’s degree
  3. a work experience of at least 3 yrs (relevant to your education)
  4. ability to speak, read, write and understand the English language
  5. ability to nominate a relevant occupation as per skills and qualification from Skilled Occupation List
  6. skills assessed by a relevant occupation Skills Assessing Body of Australia
  7. Overall 65 points (w.e.f. July 1, 2018) under Australia’s points-based system.
  8. good character and have good health
  9. sufficient funds to manage stay

Certain Conditions to be followed by a successful application

The Nominees selected by a respective Australian State or territory to meet its skills shortages are expected to adhere to the following conditions during their stay in Australia:

  1. Reside in the nominated state or territory for at least 2 yrs
  2. In case of change of address, inform the authorities immediately
  3. If required, take part in surveys accordingly
  4. Take part in surveys as required

Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 & Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190- Processing Difference:

The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is specifically for those applicants who do not have any state nomination or sponsorship. While the process of applying for subclass 189 & subclass 190 is interlinked, the application of Skilled Nominated Visa subclass 190 involves an additional stage.


Stage 1 – Skills Assessment

The first stage involves a thorough assessment of the applicant’s skills. This skills assessment helps the Department of Immigration & Border Protection to judge and analyze whether the applicant has skills that are required to practice in the selected occupation of Australia. Each occupation has a different assessing body and the one that is relevant to the applicant’s occupation conducts this skills assessment.


Stage 2 – Expression of Interest

The applicant needs to express his interest in Australian immigration initially. This is done by creating a profile with Skill Select. This profile must feature all authentic and complete information about the applicant, his accompanying family, and their family background. This profile is called the Expression of Interest (EOI).

Stage 3: State Sponsorship Application

This is an additional state that makes a part of the Skilled Nominated Visa processing and is not involved in the process of Skilled Independent Visa. In this stage, the applicant needs to apply for a State Nomination or sponsorship, after proving that you can migrate to Australia and work for the position listed on one of their State Migration Plan of the respective year.


Stage 4- Invitation to Apply

Once the application is accepted, you will receive a state nomination certification from the respective State or Territory Government. This adds a score to your profile. On meeting the eligibility requirements, Australia issues, and Invitation to Apply. This indicates that the applicant is accepted by the Australian government and invites him for an Australian Permanent Residency.


Want to know whether you qualify for a PR through Skilled Nominated Visa subclass 190?

To know whether you qualify for a Skilled Nominated Visa, you need to check your eligibility. This means that you need to pass your profile through an evaluation where our Australia Immigration Experts will analyze whether your age, education, work experience, and occupation meet the demands of Australian immigration. On having a positive evaluation, you can conclude that you are perfectly eligible to apply for the Skilled Nominated visa and can instantly start your immigration process.