Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

The Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa is a permanent visa which requires nomination by a State or Territory Government of Australia. It is an application that must be made via the Department’s SkillSelect system.

You must apply via SkillSelect

To apply for the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa you are required to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be invited by the relevant State or Territory Government to make a visa application with the Department of Home Affairs.

After you have received an invitation to apply for the skilled visa you must lodge your application within 60 days. Invitations issued by SkillSelect are only valid for 60 days until they expire and are no longer valid.

How We Can Help

At Ethos Migration Lawyers, we ensure that we assist our clients with every step of the process ensuring that nothing is left out or missed. All documentation is thoroughly reviewed by our immigration lawyers and registered migration agents, providing you with advice and peace of mind throughout every step of the process.

Our team consists of Immigration Lawyers & Registered Migration Agents who are bound by the Legal profession rules & the Migration Agents Code of Conduct. Our team regularly undertakes Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure we are always abreast of the ever changing Australian migration landscape.

Ethos Migration Lawyers is committed to providing, ethical, fair, and reasonable representation to all our clients. We are committed to ensuring your outcome is stress free and of the highest quality.

Meeting The Criteria For The Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

You must lodge an Expression of Interest and be invited to apply for the visa from the Australian Government. You then must also be nominated by an Australian State or Territory Government as per the guidelines required in each state. Each state and territory have their own requirements that must be met to receive a successful nomination.

You must achieve at least 65 points in the Skilled Migration Points test and be aged between 18 and 45.

A skills assessment is also required for this visa, and your occupation must be assessed by the relevant skill assessing authority as per the occupation list.

You must also have at least ‘Competent English’ or higher and meet health and character requirements.

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How To Receive A Nomination From An Australian State Or Territory Government?

Each state and territory in Australia has a list of occupations that are in demand as per the findings and recommendations of that Government. Some occupations require further requirements to be met such as a higher English language ability, certain amount of work experience, a job offer, or specialised skills.

If you are confident that you meet the requirements for the Nomination from an Australian state or territory you then can apply for a nomination from that State or Territory.

Can I Apply Outside Australia?

You can apply for the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa in Australia or outside Australia however, if applying in Australia you must be the holder of a substantive visa.

If you would like further information on the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa, please contact us at or call our Melbourne office on 1300 083 843.

Skilled Nominated Visa Frequently Asked Questions

The Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa does not require the applicant to hold a valid nomination from either a State or Territory government or eligible family member. The Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa does require the applicant to hold a valid nomination at the time of application.

The Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa is a permanent visa allowing the holder to stay in Australia indefinitely.

In order to be eligible for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa you must provide evidence of proficiency in English. You can do this by providing evidence that you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, the United States, Canada or New Zealand, or by undertaking one of the applicable English tests (IELTS, PTE etc).

The English language requirement for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa is to have competent English. This can be proven by holding a passport of an eligible country or taking an applicable English test.

A migration agent or lawyer will ensure every step is completed to the highest of quality throughout your whole visa application. Your visa is too important not to get it right the first time.

Certain states and territories offer streamlined nomination processing for PhD graduates. You will need to check the requirements of each state and territory.

This varies between the states and territories that offer nomination however in most cases, work is experience is not required but it may be required for your skills assessment depending on your occupation.

In most cases, work experience needs to be post the ‘relevent qualification’ for your particular occupation. It does not always have to be after the completion of your PhD.

Technically yes but strictly speaking no. When you are invited by a state or territory to apply for a SC190 you must have a valid skills assessment at time of invitation. As long as you have it before you are invited you will not have an issue.

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