This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and eligible family members can be included in the application. The Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa replaced both the offshore Skilled – Sponsored Subclass 176 visa and the onshore Subclass 886 visa in 2012-2013 To be able to submit a valid application for this visa you need to first submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. You can do this in or outside Australia. If you are nominated by a state or territory and meet the basic requirements for this visa, you will then receive an invitation to apply.
Applications are by invitation only, to be invited for this category, Individual must:
- Have Experience in a nominated occupation within Australia’s Skilled Occupation List ; AND
- Have a skills assessment with the Relevant Assessing Authority for that occupation
- Submit and EOI (Expression of Interest)
- Be older than 18 and Less than 50 years of age when the invitation is issued
- Meet General Skilled Migration Basic Requirements, including English Language, Health and Character Checks
- Be able to score at least 60 points
Mentioned family members can be included in the application as dependent:
- Applicant’s or Partner’s dependent child
- Applicant’s or Partner’s dependent relative.
This visa allows you and your accompanying family members to:
- Live and work permanently in Australia
- Study in Australia
- Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
- Access certain social security payments
- Apply for Australian citizenship (subject to residency criteria)
- Sponsor family members for permanent residence.
There are some obligations that states or territories will require you to meet. These include that you:
- Stay in that state or territory that nominated you for at least two years
- Keep the state or territory informed of any changes to your address
- Complete surveys and provide information when asked.
Priority processing arrangements apply to this visa. They determine the order in which Australian immigration considers applications regardless of when they have been submitted. To find out more about the priority processing arrangements Australian immigration has in place, please see our Priority Processing page.