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Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

A State or Territory Government must nominate an applicant for the permanent General Skilled Migration visa known as the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190.

SkillSelect Only Application

You must first submit an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect in order to be asked to apply for this visa by the Department of Immigration. Additionally, you need to submit the ROI or nomination application for nominating state.

After receiving an invitation to apply for a skilled visa, you have 60 days (about 2 months) to submit your application before the invitation expires. Therefore, it is crucial that you have the necessary papers ready to submit as soon as you receive the invitation.

skilled independent visa

Visa Criteria


To qualify for a Subclass 189 visa, you would need to:

  • Submit an EOI and receive an invitation to apply
  • Pass the skilled migration points test with a score of at least 65
  • Age range of 18 to 44, inclusive
  • Pass the skills test for a job on the list of occupations for skilled independent visas
  • Have at least proficient English
  • Meet the requirements for character and health

This choice does not require sponsorship by a relative or State/Territory Government.

    Do I Apply in Australia or Overseas?


    When submitting a Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa application You have the choice of being abroad or in Australia. You would need to have a substantive visa or a Bridging A, B, or C visa in order to be able to lodge from within Australia. Once you submit your application from within Australia, you will be issued a bridging visa that will allow you to stay in the country while your visa is being processed


      Including Family Members


      You can include the following types of family members in your application:

      • Spouses, defacto partners and same-sex partners
      • Dependent children

        Duration and Conditions


        It is a permanent visa that entitles holders to unrestricted employment privileges while they remain in Australia indefinitely.

        Your family must enter Australia for the first time before your police and health clearances expire if you are outside of Australia when the visa is granted.