Skill Nominated Visa (190)
This 190 visa provides an opportunity for skilled workers to come to Australia, live, and work as a permanent resident. However, an Australian state or territory government must nominate the person beforehand.
The 190 visa is a points-tested visa and requires the applicant to be invited to apply through the SkillSelect programme. The applicant may be in Australia or Outside Australia at the time of visa lodgement.
First, you need to contact the state or territory government agency, from which you are seeking the nomination. Then, review their nomination process and requirements. Afterwards, you have to submit an expression of interest (EOI) via SkillSelect. The EOI will contain the details of your nominated profession, skills and qualifications. SkillSelect will estimate a points score; if you score high, the Australian government or territory agency will decide whether they want to choose you or not.
If you are nominated by a state or territory agency, you will be invited to apply for the visa. If you are invited, you will have 60 days to apply for the visa.
General Eligibility Criteria
To apply for a Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189), you must have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Department of Immigration’s SkillSelect programme. If you have been invited to apply (through SkillSelect), then you can apply for the visa.
To be granted for this visa, you must
- Be under 50 years of age
- Nominate a profession that is included on the appropriate Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
- Get your skills evaluated by the relevant Australian skills assessing authority (EasyMigrate can manage this process for you)
- Meet the English requirements
- Meet applicable health and character requirements
The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 190) is a Permanent Residency visa. This visa allows the holder (and any family members included in the application) to:
- Stay in Australia indefinitely
- Work and study in Australia (without restraint)
- Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted
- Enroll in Medicare (Australia’s universal health care scheme)
- Sponsor eligible relatives for temporary and permanent visas
- Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
The above requirements may not be the only requirements for your visa processing. The Australian Immigration Services often change their requirements for visas. For more information & one-on-one visa consultancy, please contact with one of our qualified and experienced Migration Consultants.