Australia SKILLED NOMINATED VISA (Subclass 190)

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Australia Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

Live and work in Australia with this PR work visa. Certain foreign-national skilled workers who hold occupations on Occupations List may be entitled for a Subclass 190 visa. This visa requires the candidates to complete a skills assessment test and be nominated by a state government or territory government.

Benefits of a Skilled Nominated Visa

This visa offers all the benefits of Australian PR for you as well as your family.


  • Live and work in Australia forever without any time period
  • Can study in Australia while working
  • Enrol Medicare facilities
  • Get chance to apply for Australian citizenship
  • Sponsor relatives for PR
  • Travel in & out of Australia as you require

Steps involved in applying Skilled Nominated Visa

Step 1: Check whether your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation Lists or not


This visa is only available to those who have an occupation in occupation list.


Step 2: Make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements


  • Age must be less than 50
  • Knowledge of basic English
  • Should meet the health requirements
  • Should meet the character requirements
  • Should not have any O/S debts to the government of Australia 


Step 3: Complete Skill Assessment


You need to complete a Skill Assessment and get an acceptable score in order to be entitled for the Subclass 190 visa. Your score must meet all requirements specified on your letter of invitation which is explained in step 5. 


Step 4: Through SkillSelect submit an Expression of Interest  (EOI)


Next, through SkillSelect you need to submit an Expression of Interest. This program will ask you a number of questions like your background, your skills & work history.


Step 5: Get a nomination by the government 


This visa class needs you to be nominated by a state government or territory government. Once you submit your Expression of Interest, it will be evaluated by government authorities. 


Step 6: Apply for the Visa


After finding an employer and getting a nomination, you can apply for this visa online through the DHA. You must attach some documents along with your application.


Step 7: Wait for a decision


It can take a number of months for the DHA to make a decision. 


Step 8: Procure your visa & start working


After the approval of your visa, you will get your visa and then you can start working in Australia.

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