Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa

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Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa

Skilled Nominated Visa 190 allows the nominated skilled workers to stay and work in Australia. It’s a points-tested visa. Skilled employees nominated by the Australian state/territory government can apply for visa 190.


Every State or Territory Government publishes a list of occupation in which workers of different skills are required. This is the State Nominated visa that invites the nominated skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently.


Apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa 190 by following a few steps. You must;

  • Check your eligibility to apply for visa 190 by selecting an occupation on the relevant skilled list.
  • Gather the required documents
  • Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Get your invitation from the Department of Home Affairs to apply for visa 190
  • Apply for visa 190 within 60 days from the date of your invitation

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications take 20 months to get processed.
  • 90% of applications take 31 months to be finalized.

The Department of Home Affairs processes all applications for Australian visas. You must submit complete documents with your visa application. Applications with incomplete documents might take longer processing time than usual.


The Department of Home Affairs has set particular criteria for visa 189. To apply for Skilled Nominated Visa – Subclass 190, you must;

  • Have an occupation on the relevant skilled list
  • Have a valid and positive skills assessment for the occupation you’ve chosen
  • Be invited to apply for Skilled Nominated Visa 190
  • Be able to score at least 65 points in the points test.
  • Be nominated by the Australian state/territory government.
  • Be under 45 years of age.
  • Have competent English at least
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have paid all debts back to the Australian Government if there’re any.
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement to confirm that you’ll be respecting Australia’s way of living and obey Australian rules


Skilled Nominated Visa – Subclass 190 costs nearly AUD 4,115. There’ll be separate charges for each family member applying with you.

Stay Period

Skilled Nominated Visa 190 is a permanent visa. You can stay indefinitely in Australia after obtaining a visa 190.


If you hold a Skilled Nominated Visa 190, you can get different advantages. With visa 190, you’ll be able to;

  • Work in the Australian firms
  • Enroll in a course study
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residency in Australia
  • If you’re eligible, you can apply for permanent residence in Australia
  • Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s public healthcare scheme
  • Travel multiple times from and to Australia for 5 years

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