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Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)


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Benefits of the visa 190

  • Grant permanent residency, allowing you to live, work, and study in the country without time limitations
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Access to a wide range of social benefits, including healthcare through Medicare and certain social security advantages
  • Bring your family member to Australia with you
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible


  • You must be aged under 45 when you receive an invitation to apply for the visa
  • Your occupation must be on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • You must lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Skill Select and be invited to apply for this visa
  • You must have an estimated score of at least 65 points to be invited to apply for this visa
  • You must have an estimated score of at least 65 points to be invited to apply for this visa
  • At the time of invitation, you must have at leastCompetent English (IELTS 6.0 or PTE 50)

Visa Fee Charge

  • From AUD 4,640
  • There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa.

Processing Time

  • 90% of the visas are processed in 9 Months

Your Obligations

  • 8504: Initial entry date
  • 8515: Must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entry
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How to Apply for an Australian visa?

  • Step 1: Check the eligibility criteria on the skilled occupation list
  • Step 2: Submit your skill assessment and get a positive outcome
  • Step 3: Submit your expression of interest (EOI)
  • Step 4: Receive an invitation to apply for visa
  • Step 5: Gather your documents (identity, Skills assessment documents, EOI documents, etc)
  • Step 6: Complete the Visa Application Form via the online IMMI Account within 60 days of the invitation
  • Step 7: Pay the Visa Application Fee
  • Step 8: Complete the biometrics collection and health examination

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to receive an invitation to apply for the 190 visa?

Yes, you must have your nomination approved in order to apply for the 190 visa. If you do not receive a nomination approved by either a state or regional area, or an eligible family member, you cannot apply for this visa

How many points do I need for the visa 190?

You will need a minimum of 65 points to submit an expression of interest. If your occupation is in high demand in the state, this may be enough to get an invitation. It all depends on how in demand your occupation is and how many other applications the state has received

Can a visa 190 holder change state?

When you applied for the visa 190 you made a commitment to live and work in that state for 2 years. It is recommended that if you intend to change states you contact the state that nominated you to let them know your reasons for changing state

How long until I can apply for citizenship?

You will need to have lived in Australia for 4 years in order to apply for citizenship. Of the 4 years, you must have held a permanent visa for at least 1 year

Can I include family members on the visa 190?

You should be able to include anyone in your family unit on the visa 190 (your spouse/partner and dependent children).

What jobs can I apply for on the visa 190?

Each state or regional area has a specific list of jobs that will allow you to apply for the visa 190. You would need to check with the relevant state or region

Do I have to be in Australia to apply for the visa 190?

You can apply for the visa 190 from inside or outside Australia.

Do I need an employer to sponsor me for a visa 190?

You do not need an employer to sponsor you for the visa 190. However, many states may require you to work and live in a state for nomination approval.

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