190 – Visa

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass190)

Similar to the 189 Visa, the Skilled Nominated – 190 Visa is a points-tested visa that allows skilled workers to stay in Australia as permanent residents, if invited to apply by the Department of Home Affairs.

However, the main difference between the 189 and 190 Visa is that the 190 Visa invitation to apply depends on the applicant’s nomination by an Australian state or territory government agency.

Processing Times: Vary (9 to 12 months, approx.)

Skilled Nominated – 190 Visa requirements

For Skilled Nominated – 190 Visa, you must:

  1. have an occupation listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List
  2. have a suitable skills assessment 
  3. score more than 65 visa points
  4. meet the English language requirement
  5. be under 45 years of age 
  6. be invited to apply

Although the general 190 Visa requirements are the same, each government agency has its own criteria.

Skilled Nominated – 190 Visa Invitation 

The 190 Visa invitation process requires the submission of an Expression of Interest, which is reviewed by a state or territory government agency. If satisfactory, the agency will nominate you and you will receive an invitation to apply.

This process is subject to the 190 Visa invitation round dates of the Department of Home Affairs.

Our experienced team is ready to guide you through the 190 Visa checklist and visa points calculator.

Contact us or visit our office in Sydney, NSW.