The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residence visa for points-test skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia after being nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
To be able to apply for this 190 visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the 190 visa is granted.
If you are invited to apply for this 190 visa, you will have 60 days to do so. Invitations are based on claims made in your expression of interest, so your application must be consistent with the information you provided in your expression of interest and it must be supported by evidence.
- nominated an occupation that is on the relevant 190 skilled occupation list
- obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
- not yet turned 45 years of age
- achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
- at least competent English
- been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
You and all family members must meet certain health requirements. The health examinations you need will depend on your personal circumstances, including your country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years and your intended activities in Australia. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.
You must meet certain character requirements. You must provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age.
This applies to you and all members of your family unit listed in your application, whether they are migrating or not.
Including family in your application
You can include the following people in your 190 visa application at the time of lodgement:
- your partner
- your child/step-child or your partner’s child/step-child.
Points are awarded on the basis of the factors listed in the following table. All factors are assessed as they are at the time you are invited to apply for this 190 visa.
|English language ability
Test results must be no older than three years immediately before the day on which the visa application was made.
Only 20 points can be awarded for any combination of skilled employment in and outside Australia
|Outside Australia: skilled employment in your nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation|
|In Australia: skilled employment in your nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation|
|Qualifications||Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other doctorate of a recognised standard||20|
|At least a bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard||15|
|Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia||10|
|An award or qualification recognised by the assessing authority in the assessment of the skilled occupation||10|
|Australian study requirement||One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet the Australian study requirement||5|
|Specialist Education Qualification||Post Graduate Degree by Research through a course or courses taken for at least two academic years at an Australian educational institution||5|
|Other factors||Credentialled community language qualifications||5|
|Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area (excluding distance education)||5|
|Partner skill qualifications||5|
|Professional year in Australia for at least 12 months in the four years before the day you were invited to apply||5|
|Nomination/sponsorship (where required)||Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only)||5|
|Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only)||10|
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