Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

This permanent residency visa, known as the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa, is designed for skilled workers from overseas. To qualify, they must be nominated by either a state authority or a government agency in Australia and successfully meet the criteria set by the migration points test.

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Perks of the AU 190 Visa

The skilled nominated 190 visa allows you to:

  • Have the ability to reside, work, and pursue education in Australia permanently, free of any restrictions.
  • Access healthcare services covered by Medicare.
  • Submit an application for Australian citizenship.
  • Act as a sponsor for permanent residency for family members or relatives who are eligible.
  • Make frequent visits to Australia for up to five years starting from the visa issuance date.


Ways To Begin?

It’s necessary to file an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and then get invited to submit a visa application.

The EOI is primarily a ‘Point test’ where you need to achieve at least 65 points.

An EOI serves as your way of indicating to the Immigration Department that you are a suitable candidate for this visa.

Below are the primary factors considered for awarding the necessary 65 points to qualify for this visa:

  • Current Age
  • Qualifications in Education (Diploma, Degree, or PhD)
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Professional Experience
  • Skills based on Marital Status (Single or Partner)
  • NAATI Certification
  • A Year of Professional Experience


Additional factors are: proficiency in a community language, education in Australia, your partner’s skills, and completing a professional year in Australia.


Eligibility Criteria

For this visa to be approved, the requirements are:

  • Be under 45 years of age, as per the visa’s age limit.
  • Choose an occupation from the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List.
  • Receive a nomination from a state or territory government in Australia.
  • Have your skills evaluated by an Australian assessing authority.
  • Demonstrate at least Competent English.
  • Meet health and character standards.
  • Reach the score specified in your invitation letter.


Medical Requirements

Although medical requirements depend on individual circumstances, common tests often relate to your activities in Australia, your nationality, and where you’ve been living in the past five years.

This condition affects not only the person holding the visa but also applies to any family members named in the application, whether they plan to migrate or not.

The validity of results from health exams extends up to 12 months.


Character Checks

You are required to provide police clearances from every country where you have resided for at least 12 months during the past ten years, starting from when you were 16 years old.

Financial Obligations to the Australian Government

It’s necessary to settle all your unpaid debts to the Australian Government prior to the approval of your visa.

Proof of English Proficiency

To demonstrate competent English, you need to achieve at least the minimum scores in one of the specified tests.

  • A minimum score of 50 in each of the four parts of the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
  • A minimum score of 6 in each of the four parts of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a similar score in TOEFL iBT, OET, and CAE.


Family Members Eligible for Visa Inclusion

In your visa application, you are allowed to include:

  • Your Husband or Wife
  • Children or stepchildren of you or your Partner

It’s important to have documents ready to show your relationship with them.

If you’re interested in learning about your chances of receiving an invitation from the immigration department or need help with your application, contact Aussizz Group for a consultation booking today!


If your job isn’t on the skilled occupation list (until March 2018), you can still apply for this visa and secure permanent residency in Australia through employer sponsorship.

Initially, you and your family must reside and work in the nominating State or Territory for two years, after which you can choose to live anywhere in Australia.

Processing times for the 190 visa vary based on individual cases. It’s advisable not to make travel plans until you receive a decision from the immigration department.

No, sharing your invitation link with others is not allowed. The Department won’t accept visa applications from individuals who haven’t received an invitation.

The Subclass 190 visa is a pathway for skilled workers nominated by an Australian state or territory government, granting them permanent residency in Australia.

Eligibility requires a nominated occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list, meeting the points requirement, obtaining a nomination from a state or territory government, and satisfying health and character requirements.

You must score a minimum of 65 points on the points test, which considers factors like age, English proficiency, work experience, education, and more.

Nominations are granted by Australian state or territory government agencies, each with its own criteria and occupation lists. You should apply to the one that suits your situation.

Yes, the Subclass 190 visa is a permanent one, allowing you and your family to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely.

Yes, your partner and dependent children can be included in your visa application, granting them the same rights to live, work, and study in Australia.

While not mandatory, some states or territories may require a job offer in your nominated occupation. This varies by region.

Meeting the English language requirement typically involves language proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, or Cambridge for a Subclass 190 visa.

Yes, you can apply for the Subclass 190 visa from inside or outside Australia, provided you meet the eligibility criteria.

There’s no strict age limit, but points for age decrease with age. Once you reach a certain age, usually 45, you won’t be eligible for age-related points.

The Subclass 190 visa offers permanent residency, access to healthcare and social services, the ability to sponsor eligible family members for permanent residency, and the opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship after meeting the criteria.

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