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Skilled Nominated (190) Visa

The Skilled Nominated 190 Visa gives permanent residency to points-tested skilled individuals who have been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency to live and work in Australia.

What does "nominated" mean?

Each state or territory has a list of occupations in demand. You can apply to be sponsored in just one state or territory or you can choose to apply to all of them.

Should you accept nomination you may be required to:

  • live in the sponsored state or territory for a specified amount of time.
  • advise the state or territory of your address, both before and after your arrival in Australia.
  • be prepared to complete surveys and provide other post-arrival information as requested.
  • meet any other stipulated requirements.

Skilled Nominated 190 Visa Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the skilled nominated 190 visa the applicant must;

  • have been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
  • be under 45 years of age.
  • obtain suitable skills assessment for their occupation.
  • achieve a passing score set by the points test.
  • meet the relevant English language criteria.

You can include the following family members in your visa application:

  • your partner (married or de facto)
  • yours or your partner’s dependent children 
  • other dependent relatives.

Health Requirements:

You must meet certain health requirements which will depend on personal circumstances e.g. time spent in another country during the last five years, country of citizenship and intended activities in Australia.

Health examinations are valid for 12 months.

Character Requirements:

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.

Visa Obligations

When you are granted a 190 visa, you and your partner can;

  • stay, work and study in Australia permanently.
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.
  • apply for Australian citizenship (when you are eligible).
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.
  • travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted, unless you become an Australian citizen.

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Skilled Visa Assessment

Our free online assessment form is quick and easy for you to complete.

We will provide free advice on your visa eligibility, visa options, and the next key steps.

Complete our free assessment form

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