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What is the Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa?

  • The Skilled Nominated visa is a sponsored visa for foreign residents to obtain permanent residency in Australia if they are skilled in a recognised occupation.
  • It allows you to be sponsored by an Australian State or Territory in need of suitably qualified workers.


  • Invited by the Australian Government to lodge an application following a successful Expression of Interest invitation.
  • Be nominated by an Australian territory or State body.
  • Suitably qualified in an occupation dictated by the Department.
  • You must have a Skills Assessment.
  • You must have proof of competent English.
  • Meet the Schedule 6D points test.
  • You must be aged 44 and under prior to an invitation to apply.
  • You must meet the health and character standards set by the Australian Government.



  • You may be onshore or offshore when this application is made.
  • You may be onshore or offshore at the time of the Department’s decision.
  • This visa permits unlimited work and study rights.
  • You are restricted to working and living in the state of your approved nomination, for a period as they prescribe (generally three years).
  • This visa enables you to bring your partner and children to Australia on your visa, or as a subsequent entrant.
  • This visa grants you multiple travel facilities, allowing you to enter and exit Australia.

This visa has a global processing time, which can be found here. (hyperlink to https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times)

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