subclass 190

skilled nominated visa

What is a subclass 190 visa?

The Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa is suitable for skilled workers with occupations on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List and is suitable for individuals that is seeking to attain additional points through state nomination. This might include additional requirements depending on the state that you are seeking to attain nomination through.


To be eligible for the Subclass 189 Skill – Independent Visa under this stream, you will need to attain points through the following conditions:

Occupation on the MLTSSL
English Language Requirement
Relevant Skills Assessement
Specialist Education

Educational Qualifications

Work Experience

Partner Skill & Qualification

Single Applicant

Australian Study Requirement

Regional Study

NAATI Accreditation

Professional Year Accreditation

Additional Points for State Nomination

application process


Skills assessment

The first step for a Subclass 189 is to attain a positive skills assessment. In order to do so, we first need to identify the most suitable occupation and provide evidence for any work experience.



    Expression of interest

    After attaining a positive skills assessment,  we would need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) claiming the points that are relevant to you. The Department will then assess and issue an invitation if they have ranked you to be higher than other intending migrants.



      State nomination

      If your nominated occupation is eligible for state nomination, you will receive an additional 5 points that might put your EOI in a better position than other applicants and in turn increases your chances at attaining an invitation.




        Once you have received a formal invitation from the Department of Immigration, you will be eligible to prepare and lodge your visa application. It is at this stage you would need to prove the points claimed in your EOI.


          What benefits are you entitled?

          Successful applicants and holders of Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa will enjoy the following privileges and benefits:

          permanent residency

          Full work & study rights

          Ability to sponsor

          Partner or immediate family

          government subsidies

          Medicare & Social Security

          Citizenship eligible

          As long as requirements are met to apply

          where can you apply for subclass 190?

          You can be inside or outside Australia when you submit your EOI, Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa or when a decision is made on your application. There is no limitation on this.

          To be able to lodge from within Australia, you would need to hold a substantive visa or a Bridging Visa A, B or C. Once you apply from within Australia, you will receive a bridging visa that will allow you to remain in Australia during processing of your visa application.

          If your current visa is refused or cancelled however, you might not be eligible to apply for the Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa while you were in Australia. 


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